Our Parish Collaborative Mass for Thanksgiving will be held Thanksgiving morning at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church.
Please join us for a time of faith sharing, scripture reading, prayer and discussion focused on the Gospels of Advent, in the ancient tradition of Lectio Divina.
Monday’s, Dec. 3, 10, and 17, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at St. Joseph’s Church.
All are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions!
The Annual Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service will take place at Quincy Point Congregational Church on Tuesday, November 20th 7:30 PM.
St. Joseph’s Parish will co-host with QPCC and special music of the season will be sung during the service by choirs of both Churches. Refreshments will be served, in the church hall, following the service. The Offering will support the ministry of St. Joseph’s Food Pantry.
There will be bus service provided for residents of 1000 Southern Artery who wish to attend.
Please join us in celebration and thanksgiving. All are welcome!
A Special Advent LIFT Worship Night
Worship/Message/Adoration/Free to Attend/Open to all ages
Speaker: David Calavitta
Immaculate Conception Church/Malden MA
Clergy Benefit Trust Collection, the diocese-wide collection will support the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust which cares for the health and well-being of our 590 Boston priests. Our priests are always there for us; they share Christ’s good news, joyfully perform good works, and spread good faith to all they encounter. You can show your gratitude by giving generously to the collection. You are also invited to make your gift online at clergytrust.org. Thank you in advance for your generous and prayerful support of our priests.
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The 2017 Cheverus Awards for the Archdiocese of Boston:
Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley presented 133 Cheverus Award Medals to laypersons, deacons and religious during a Daytime Prayer Service on Sunday 3 December 2017 at Our Lady Help of Christians in Newton.
“The Cheverus Award is our opportunity to express our gratitude to those people whose contributions to the life of the Church go largely unnoticed,” said Cardinal Seán. “Cardinal Cheverus’s motto was Diligamus nos invicem, ‘Let us love one another.’ At the Last Supper Jesus gave us the New Commandment, ‘Love one another as I have lived you.’ On this, the 10th anniversary of this recognition begun during our bicentennial year, the Archdiocese of Boston honors those who are living that motto in a joyful love of Christ.”
Two of our own faithful members received this award – Deacon Leo Donoghue and Mrs. Rita McGowan. Please offer your congratulations when you see them. Their commitment to the St. Joseph Parish community is a real gift to us all.
“From the time our children are born, our job is to take care of them. Changing diapers, feeding, dressing and caring for them are what parenting means. A newborn can’t even smile at us, yet we are committed to that newborn in a mysterious way, one that even a long night of crying or the worst diaper can’t undo.
Then, with wonder, we see recognition in her now-focusing eyes. A smile on his face and a reaction to our voices. The next few years we spend teaching them potty skills, how to hold our hands crossing the street and keeping them safe from the dangers they don’t yet understand.
At some imperceptible moment, our role changes and we realize we have to allow them some independence. All of the skills we have poured our lives into at every moment of the day, begin to change. We have to let go. …
Read the rest of this article from Creighton University at: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/OrdinaryTime/ParentingAdultChildren.html