Welcome to Our Parish

How are you all doing?  It's been hard not seeing each other.  I miss your smiling faces, your generosity of spirit, your faithfulness, your humor and warmth.  

I think we have all had enough of this being together apart or whatever the expression is; we are ready to be together, together.  Governor Baker and Cardinal Sean have said we are now allowed to gather once again to pray, to hear God's Word in the sacred scriptures and to receive God's great gift of love in the Holy Eucharist.  We long to open the doors wide and hear the voice of Jesus calling us home.  "Come to me all who labor and find life burdensome and I will give you rest." 

We welcome the news announced that parishes can resume Mass beginning this weekend provided they are able to adhere to the strict guidelines from both the Commonwealth of MA and the Archdiocese of Boston.  These requirements stipulate specific attendance and social distancing parameters, as well as other safeguards intended to prevent people from contracting the coronavirus and limit its contagion.  The necessary steps a parish must follow are contained in the document entitled, Archdiocese of Boston's Plan for Safely resuming Mass at the beginning of Phase One, which can be found by clicking here.  Because parishes must have all of these requirements in place before re-opening, it is understood that "many or even most parishes" will need more time to prepare.  Having just received news about the earliest date allowable for re-opening, as well as the specific requirements of the Commonwealth and the Archdiocese, it is clear that St. Thecla's is not in a position to set a specific date for the resumption of public Masses at this time.  I have made some headway in making preparations already.  Know that both staff members and parishioner volunteers will work diligently to accomplish what still needs to be done to reopen St. Thecla as soon as possible.  We pray that this phased reopening of parishes will not only provide needed spiritual support and strength in these difficult and uncertain times, but also help prevent a resurgence of the virus and keep people safe.  

We will be getting the church professionally cleaned.  Once that is done, the church will be locked until we start having Masses.  We will update this site with more information regarding opening and precautions.

I thank you for your ongoing support of St. Thecla's.  It is greatly appreciated.  Hope to be together soon.

Blessings,

Fr. Joe

 

If you can and would like to, you may send your offertory envelopes in as our parish expenses are the same even though we are not celebrating Mass.  Our address is:  St. Thecla Parish, 145 Washington Street, Pembroke, MA 02359.  Thank you to those who have been sending in their donations!!  We do appreciate it.

If anyone is feeling lonely and distanced from St. Thecla's and would like a call from a member of St. Thecla's Parish Council, please call the office at 781-826-9786 and leave a message with your name and phone number.  We will have them give you a call.  Of course, if you would like to speak with Fr. Joe, he is also available.  Call the above number and leave a message on Fr. Joe's line to call you back.  You are in Fr. Joe's thoughts and prayers.

 

 

PRAYER AT THE TIME OF A PANDEMIC

Lord Jesus, Who promised to remain with us always,

When information overwhelms us
and fear overtakes us,
speak to us again those comforting words,
"Peace be with you."

Though we cannot be physically close to others,
give us the ability and courage
to love as well as we can,
since "perfect love casts out all fear."

Direct your caring gaze on doctors and nurses,
researchers and safety personnel;
Come to strengthen the sick, the vulnerable,
and comfort those who are grief stricken.

And when the pandemic has passed,
and this frightening crisis is resolved,
teach us to know You more certainly
as our dearest Friend and our only Hope.

You live and reign with the Faither and the Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever.  Amen.

(offer one Our Father, One Hail Mary, and the Glory be...)

Our Lady, Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

 

 

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4:00 p.m.

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