May 2017

February 7th, 2016 by pnguyen

Jubilee Year of Fatima

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year ending November 26, 2017.

To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful besides the ordinary conditions (go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father) must:

Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima: To the faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.

 To the faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around, may pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They must also “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.


Mary & Men: A Morning Meditation

Saturday 8:30-12:30P  May 13 Upper Room– Men of all ages are invited to attend this event

What kind of relationship do you have with the Blessed Virgin Mary? Why does a relationship with Mary matter for our personal and spiritual growth? Why does Mary matter specifically to men?

Come join us on the 100th Anniversary of Fatima as we explore the answer to these and many more questions at the Men’s Morning Meditation, sponsored by the St. Clement’s Catholic Mens’ Community. Men of all ages are invited to attend this event, which will begin with refreshments at 8:30am to be followed by a talk at 9am sharp. The day will also include time for discussion, Confession, Adoration, and Mass.  This year’s Men’s Morning Meditation will take place in the Upper Room at St. Clement’s, accessible through the doors to the right of the altar.


Evangelization Series Wednesdays 7-8pm 

May 10, 17, 24 Upper Room

Come join us in the Upper Room  for a special three week series on Evangelization. Each Wednesday, from 7-8pm, there will be an interactive workshop lasting just one hour. These workshops are designed to give you very basic tools for evangelization in the vocation particular to you. 

Part I: Prayer For the first week, we will be covering the foundation of evangelization, prayer.. This workshop will cover the importance of prayer as a foundation for evangelization, as well as give you tools for leading others in prayer and intercessory prayer.

Part II: Testimony For this, the second week of the series, there will be a one hour workshop on the importance of personal witness.. After this workshop, you will come away with practical tools to organize and tell your personal testimony of the ways Jesus has worked in your life!

Part III: Spreading the Gospel For this, the third and final week of the series, there will be a one hour workshop that will train you on a very simple method of explaining what we as Catholics believe. Christ asks us to spread the Gospel to all nations, but what is it that we are spreading? What is the Gospel message and how do you explain it to people who have no contextual background for understanding it? We will explore these questions and present a very simple method that can help you to have these important conversations in the future.

April 23rd

Divine Mercy Sunday

This Feast was originally granted to the nation of Poland and was granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Faustina on 30 April 2000.

Concerning the Feast of Mercy Jesus said:  Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.   I want the image solemnly blessed on the  first  Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it.   This Feast emerged from the very depths of My Mercy, and it is confirmed in the vast depths of my tender Mercies.

On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender Mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.  On that day all the Divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.  I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy.

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

7:00AM – 12:10PM – 7:00PM 

Ash Wednesday & Good Friday

and all Fridays

in Lent are obligatory days of Abstinence/Fasting 

For all who have reached their 14th year Abstinence from meat is obligatory on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday & all Fridays in Lent.

For all who have completed their 18th year and have not yet reached their 60th year Fasting is obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.   Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal.  If necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted.


 Lent is a time of sacrifice for Jesus.  It is a season of prayer, penitence, good works and self-denial, which prepares us for Holy Week’s commemoration of His Passion, Death and Resurrection through which we attain redemption.

 

 

Wondering what to do this Lent?

Want to boost your “prayer, good works & self-denial” all in one swoop?

Commit to 1 Adoration Hour during the Weeks of Lent.

Email your name, phone number and the Lenten Hour you choose to:

AdorationBoston@gmail.com 

or call Jennifer Thomas 617.266.5999 x105


The Light is On For You  

You are Invited to come and experience Christ’s Healing & Saving Love

Beginning on March 8th:  Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm

In lieu of Monday Night, on all Wednesdays in Lent from 6:30-8:00pm,  St. Clements will be offering confessions, together with all the Catholic parishes & chapels in the Boston Archdiocese.

This outreach is called The Light is On For You, and is an effort to highlight the importance of the sacrament of confession in the life of Catholics and to make it as easy as possible for every Catholic to come or to return to this great source of God’s Mercy and healing Love.


Fr. Peter’s Friday Night Stations of the Cross 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Each Friday we will offer an evening of reconciliation and prayer.  We hope that you will join us for one or for all Friday’s during Lent.

 

 

 

 


Holy Week

April 9th Palm Sunday Masses 11:00am and 8:00pm

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday………Masses 7:00am – 12:10pm

 

April 13th Holy Thursday…………..Mass 7:00PM 

Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Adoration until 12:00am in Upper Room

April 14th Good Friday Services… 12:00 noon Stations of the Cross

7:00pm Veneration of the Cross and remembrance of our Lord’s Passion and Death

April 15th Holy Saturday…………..Church will be open for prayer   Easter Vigil Mass 8:00pm

April 16th Easter Sunday……………Masses 11:00am – 8:00pm


Feast of the Mother of God 

New Year’s Eve

Holy Day Midnight Mass  

11:15 PM  

Mass celebrated by

Cardinal Sean

  12:30AM Social downstairs

Sunday – New Year’s Day

Holy Day Masses

11:00 AM and 8:00PM


Christmas Mass Schedule

Saturday, December 24th

Vigil Mass  6:00PM

 

Sunday, December 25th  

Only one (1) Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement and it will be at 11:00AM.                          

There will be NO 8:00PM Mass.


“Nunc Coepi – The Life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri” 

Screening Date:  

St. Clement’s Lower Level Hall

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.

Nunc Coepi  “Now I Begin” and is the new documentary on the life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.  The film was shot on location in Italy and is being shown this year as part of our 200th Anniversary celebration.  Come see Nunc Coepi and engage in interesting discussions with those who made the film.

 

Monday, July 4th Mass Schedule 

There will be no 7:00am or 12:10pm Masses on Monday.  2016 God Bless America

Only one Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement at 11:00AM.

Masses at St Francis Chapel (Prudential Ctr.) will be 9:00am & 12:00pm.

 


Sunday, June 12th, 2:00pm  ERIC GENIUS

fgallery1-25See the world renowned composer and concert pianist in his CONCERT OF HOPE  Tour

No tickets will be sold. A Free Will Offering will be accepted to help defray expenses.  Refreshments Following

Sponsored by Catholic Quest – For more information go to Catholicquest.org


Potluck Brunch  Sunday, May 15th

Join us for a potluck brunch after the 11AM Mass in the Upper Room, sponsored by Adoration Boston. For more information email adorationboston@gmail.com .    Everyone is welcome!

Should you wish to bring a potluck offering, please remember there is no access to a fridge or a stove.


Thursday, May 5th Holy Day of Obligation – The Ascension of Our Lord

Mass Schedule:  7:00am – 12:10pm – 7:00pm 

Saturday April 23rd  Seminarian Scholarship Dinner & Auction

Each spring, the Oblates of the Virgin Mary host a Seminary Scholarship Fund Dinner and Auction to raise awareness of the Oblate mission, share the vision of our Congregation, build community among our friends & benefactors, and invite financial support for the formation of our Seminarians 2016 groupwho will one day minister as Priests or Brothers. 

To purchase a ticket or bid on an auction item,  

visit www.omvusa.org/support

or call  617.266.5999

Deidra Dotsou  extension 129 

Rose Cummings extension 279 

Jen Thomas extension 105

Music of Anguish and Hope – A free choral concert will be given Friday, April 8, at 6pm in St. Clement’s Upper Room. A cappella music of Poulenc, Duruflé, Lotti, and Stanford will be sung by a choir of 24 singers and conducted by St. Clement’s organist, Kevin Neel. Please enter the Shrine at the entrance at 2 Ipswich St.


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

March 20th Palm Sunday Masses 11:00am and 8:00pm

March 21, 22, 23: Masses 7:00am & 12:10pm

Wednesday Evening Tenebrae Service  7:00pm (A meditation on the Passion of Christ)

March 24th Holy Thursday: Mass of our Lord’s Last Supper 7:00pm Adoration until 12:00am in the Upper Room

 March 25th Good Friday Services: 12:00 noon Stations of the Cross, 7:00pm Veneration of the Cross & remembrance of our Lord’s Passion and Death (although not a Mass you will be able to receive Holy Communion).

 March 26th Holy Saturday: Church will be open for prayer throughout the day Easter Vigil Mass will be at 8:00pm

 March 27th Easter Sunday Masses: 11:00am & 8:00pm


2016 The-Stations-of-the-Cross  Fr. Peter’s Friday Night Stations of

the Cross 7:00pm – 8:00pm  

Each Friday we will offer an evening of reconciliation and prayer.  We hope that you will join us for one or for all Fridays during Lent.


Lenten Confessions Wednesdays during Lent from 6:30pm-8pm.

ConfessionalEvery parish in the Archdiocese of Boston, and here at St. Clement Shrine, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on all Wednesdays during Lent from 6:30pm-8:00pm. This is “The Light is On For You”: an annual initiative to highlight the importance of the sacrament of confession in the life of Catholics and to make it as easy as possible for every Catholic to come or to return to this great source of God’s Mercy and healing Love.  This is a wonderful way to participate in the special graces of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.


2016 Blue plateFast and Abstinence: Ash Wednesday & Good Friday   Abstinence: all Fridays in Lent 

Abstinence (for those aged 14 and older)  no meat Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays in Lent.

Fasting (for those aged 18-59)   Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.   Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal.  If necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted.


Wondering what to do this Lent?     Want to boost your “prayer, good works & self-denial” all in one 2016 Lent Jesus2swoop?

Spend 1 Hour with our Lord during the weeks of Lent.

Email your name, telephone number and choice of Day and 1 Hour to: adorationboston@gmail.com or call Jen Thomas 617.266.5999 x127.

March 2nd Wednesday Night Workshop 7:00-9:00pm in the Upper Room

Mindfulness For Christians “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

Improving focus and balance in our spiritual lives.

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Greg Kolodziejczak, Ph.D., Psy.D


February 24th Fiat! Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm in the Upper Room

Fiat is a discernment group for single women            in the Boston area considering a vocation to religious life in the Catholic Church.                      Guest Speaker: Mother Olga and the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth

For more information please contact Sr. Marian Batho, CSJ:   Sr_Marian_Batho@rcab.org

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