We strive to be a warm, welcoming and caring parish in which the gifts and talents of all, young and old, are recognized and graciously used to nourish others. If you are new to the parish, please introduce yourself to Fr. McCarthy after Mass.
FY2014 Annual Report
Fr. McCarthy fell and had surgery on his knee. The schedule for weekday Masses will be as follows:
Monday - Mass @ 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday - Communion Service @ 8:00 a.m.
Friday - Communion Service @ 8:00 a.m.
There will be no Mass or Communion Service on Thursday or Saturday @ 8:00 a.m. for the foreseeable future. Daily Mass schedules for area churches are as follows:
St. Mary, Hanover: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 a.m.
St. Helen, Norwell: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Family, Duxbury:Monday - Saturday 8:15 a.m./Our Lady's Chapel
St. Joseph, Hanson: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ 5:30 p.m.
Our Lady of the Lake, Halifax: Monday & Friday @ 9:00 a.m.
For now, weekend Masses will remain unchanged. We will update the website with any changes to schedules.
Benediction has been moved to 6:15 p.m. on Fridays during Lent. Stations of the Cross will follow at 6:30 p.m. Please join us.
Lenten Regulations -
Abstinence - Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obligation of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all.
Fast - Catholics over 18 and up to the beginning of their 60th years are bound to the obligation of fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the days of fasting. On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed.
Soup & Bread - Join us in the hall on Friday evenings @ 7:00 p.m. (after the Stations of the Cross) for a meal of soup and bread. A suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 per family will help defray costs. Any additional proceeds will be donated to the Pembroke Food Pantry.
Lenten Retreat: Encountering Christ....Becoming Disciples
The parishes of Our Lady of the Lake, St. Joseph the Worker and St. Thecla are having a Lenten retreat. During the retreat, the homilies offered by guest preachers will focus on the encounters we have with Christ in the ordinary experiences of our lives....and the call to discipleship that accompanies those encounters. March 16 - 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 16 @ Our Lady of Lake
Speaker: Aldona Lingertat
Tuesday, March 17 @ St. Joseph the Worker
Speaker: Deacon Dan Burns
Wednesday, March 18 @ St. Thecla's
Mass with Bishop Dooher
We will be having a Memorial Mass in honor of Fr. Brown in thanksgiving for the many years of service he gave us. The Mass will be on Sunday, March 15 @ 10:00 a.m.
REMINDER: IF PEMBROKE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THERE WILL BE NO DAILY 8:00 A.M. MORNING MASS AND THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.