MAKE THIS LENT ABOUT WHAT YOU DO, NOT WHAT YOU DON’T DO!
During the coming Lenten season, instead of depriving yourself of some type of food or some form of entertainment, join a small group for six weeks! Participate in Live Lent, an opportunity to read Scripture and share your faith with some of your fellow parishioners.
Small groups will meet for 90 minutes once a week on ZOOM for 6 weeks! The faith-sharing also provides meditations for you to use on the other days of Lent. It’s a great way to make Lent a more meaningful season as you prepare to celebrate EASTER!
A great idea is to form your own group! Gather 4 or 5 people together! Materials will be provided for you! Give it a try!
Lent is almost here, and Fr. Mike Schmitz has some advice on picking a "thing for Lent" this year
Spotlight on Walk With Jesus
Lent, like everything during this past year of COVID, is likely to be a different season from any before. As many of you may remember, we have had the tradition at Our Collaborative to challenge ourselves to walk more, be more physically active as well as pray more & serve more to be more spiritually active during the season of Lent. We have called this program the Walk to Jerusalem.
This year our goal is to “keep it simple” and encourage all to simply have the personal goal of increasing activity more each day (walking, exercising, MOVING, etc) and perhaps keep track/journal each day - make that extra effort for Jesus!
Print out this Lenten Countdown Calendar for your children. Mark each day in Lent as we count down to Easter with daily ways your children can prepare for Jesus through prayer, acts of kindness or sacrifice.
The Pilgrim Catholic Collaborative cordially invites you to participate in a Virtual Lenten Retreat to be held via WhatsApp on your phone or other electronic device. The Retreat is based on the book “Transfiguration”, by Father Ignacio Larrañaga, founder of the Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW).
Prayer and Life Workshops are a new form of evangelization. People are taught to pray in a progressive and experiential manner, by introducing them to a personal relationship with God through different types of prayer. At the same time, they begin to overcome anxiety and sadness, control and stress and begin to experience great peace.
The purpose of this Retreat is to become a happier and a more loving person by deepening our relationship with God through prayer.
The duration of the Retreat is four days, February 22 through February 25. Each day the retreat lasts 90 minutes. You may live the Retreat any time during the day at your own pace. The Retreat will begin on February 22, 2021, the Monday of the First Week of Lent at 5:00 p.m.
To register and for more information, please contact Mary Crespo at (413) 478-5141 or by e-mail email@example.com
You may also join the Retreat’s WhatsApp Group using the following link:
As many of our parishioners have not yet returned to Mass due to the pandemic, you may not be receiving the collaborative bulletin. If you would like to see a copy of the bulletin click below for the most recent bulletin. It is always available for browsing on our websites.
On Sunday, February 7th, John Richard Kane entered the Community of God through Baptism at St. Kateri Parish.
On February 7 at St. Peter Parish, Emmett John Curley joined the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ; he is now a Prophet, Priest and King unto eternal life. Please welcome Emmett."
June Frances Costa was baptized and anointed with the Holy Spirit and became a new creation in Christ on February 7th at St. Peters.
Please welcome June as our new Priest, Prophet and King unto eternal life.
Spotlight on A Catholic Response to Racism
Each of us has a narrative that has helped form who we are. Those stories are made up of pleasant experiences as well as tragic and harsh realities. For Deacon Art Miller, the latter have played a large part in shaping both his life and ministry.
Mark dedicates more of his account to Jesus’ miracles than any of the other Gospel writer. For Mark, these miracles were demonstrations of Jesus’ power—His power over disease, the forces of evil, even over nature.
Consider subscribing to Faith and Family each week for suggestions for sharing the Gospel message as a family.
There was a time when I believed that life as a true Christian–one who lovesthe Lord with all my heart, soul, and mind–was too complicated. The notion of surrendering everything to God is something I found daunting. It took a very honest conversation with a good friend to enlighten me. I lamented to her that complete surrender was intimidating to me. I was under the naïve impression that handing things over to God meant losing them.
There is suffering all around us. Some of it is on the global level, while some of it is on a very personal level. No matter the scope, we all suffer in some way. That’s good to remember when we are interacting with people in our daily lives.
There is so much suffering
in the world.
Help me be
a living witness
to your presence
in my daily life.
Let me always remember
is dealing with
some sort of challenge.
Let someone who is going through a difficult time know that you are thinking of and praying for him or her.
Spotlight on Mass
Saturday, 4:PM Mass Live at all three parishes on Facebook. Click the Link below to watch mass live at your parish. Please note, you do not need a Facebook account to watch. (at this time, only the 4:PM Mass will be shown live)
Spotlight on National Marriage Week February 7th-14th
World Marriage Day, sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, is the second Sunday in February; this year, February 14th. It honors husband and wife as the head of the family, the basic unit of society. It also salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life. If you are observing a special anniversary of marriage in 2021, we would like to recognize it, in addition to praying for all married couples on this day. You are asked to contact the parish office with the date of your 2021 special anniversary and we will share that with the parish.
Check Out Raising 8
Michael and Lori Lavigne have been married almost 17 years and have 8 children. The grace available through the Sacrament of Marriage has helped them through the good and the bad. Join them as they talk honestly about marriage and the importance of sacramental grace in this podcast.
All Faith Formation questions or concerns, feel free to reach out by responding to this email and we will be in contact.
Spotlight on The Food Pantry
St. Kateri Parish
Tuesdays 9:00AM-11AM and Fridays 5PM-6PM
St. Peter Parish (Time Change)
(every other Friday)
3:PM-4:30PM - January 22nd and February 19th, March 5th
Spotlight on Knights of Columbus
The Massachusetts Knights of Columbus State Council is trying to obtain donations to support their charities during this difficult time. In lieu of The Tootsie Roll Drive, The Knights have set up a Go Fund Me page. All contributions are greatly appreciated, link below.
They also have an Amazon smile account where Amazon will donate a percentage of the order amount. Go to their website; https://smile.amazon.com , and type in Massachusetts State Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation and make them your favorite charity.
How About Theology on TAP on ZOOM!
Coming March 3, 10, 17th!
With Fr. Rick Gribble, CSC (from Stonehill College)
Come join Fr. Rick Gribble, CSC on Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17th as he presents the Bishop Robert Barron Series SACRAMENTS on ZOOM from 1:00PM to 2:30PM. The 3 sessions will introduce the sacraments of initiation…Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. There will be an opportunity for conversations and questions! To register: Please call St. Peter Parish Office at 508-746-0663 to leave your name and email address. You will receive the ZOOM link via email!
The great sacraments of the Church—Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Reconciliation, the Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders—have endured for thousands of years and structured countless lives. Everything in the Church’s life comes from and returns to them. But there is far more to these ancient rites than meets the eye.
Bishop Barron (and Fr. Gribble) look at the great sacraments of the Church in all their theological depth, spiritual effects, and pastoral promise. The Sacraments will help you understand these signs and channels of grace and discover the secret behind their persistence down the ages: the presence and power of the Savior himself.