Canton Catholic Community News
CANTON CATHOLIC SUNDAY MASS
Live streaming 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday, March 28.
Check out our Facebook page for the broadcast.
A recording of this Mass is also available on YouTube
Please note that due to the latest directive from the Archdioceses of Boston both churches are currently closed to the public.
The Mass that was livestreamed on Saturday, March 21st at 4:00 PM is now available on our Facebook page.
A recording of the Mass is also available on YouTube to be viewed at any time. To view the song sheet for Mass click here.
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ROSARY FOR PROTECTION OF FAMILIES
DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
You can find the readings at usccb.org
Various resources for Lent
AT HOME PRAYER PETITIONS
Let us pray,
For those who are suffering in the current outbreak of sickness that they might be healed, and for the happy repose of all who have died from this sickness in recent weeks.
We pray for doctors, nurses, and caregivers, for public health officials and all civic leaders. May God grant them courage and prudence as they seek to respond to this emergency with compassion and in service to the common good.
We pray that in times of illness our merciful and loving Father will strengthen our faith and trust in his goodness and divine providence.
That our compassionate Father would touch all affected by the current outbreak with healing and peace.
Father, during this time, may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort, and love to all. Grant peace. Grant comfort. Grant healing. Be with us, Lord.
ATTENTION ALL SENIORS:
THE CANTON CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY, The Canton Catholic Youth Ministry, consistent with its tradition of community service and outreach, is extending to all seniors and homebound in Canton an offer to run errands and to pick up prepaid prescriptions or other prepaid essentials.
Please contact us email@example.com with your specific needs and your contact information. You may also call us during regular office hours (Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm) 781-828-3420 or 781-828-0090 or leave a message. We will do our best to assist you during these uncertain times.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Prepare for Sunday Mass readings as a family with videos and fun activities. Holy Heroes
Magnifikid! - This is the children's version of Magnificat, with Sunday Mass readings, reflections, and activities for the whole family!
MEDITATION FREE APP
A Catholic meditation app to help you find peace and grow in your spiritual journey. Check out the Hallow app, which is offering 3 months free! Hallow
Magnificat is offering free digital subscriptions during this challenging time. Check out the link here.
Start an Annunciation Novena beginning today and ending on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25.
Latest on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the Church
March 13, 2020 - Cardinal Authorizes Temporary Suspension of Mass in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
News March 13, 2020
Provides Dispensation to the Faitful; Encourages Participation in the Mass Though CatholicTV
In response to growing public concern and following Governor Baker’s Emergency Order prohibiting most gatherings of 250 or more people, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston, has made the decision effective immediately to temporarily suspend all daily and Sunday Masses and religious services in the Archdiocese of Boston until further notice. This begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, March 14. In announcing this decision, the Cardinal has also issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston.
Cardinal Seán said “We live in times when many people are confused, hurt, and fearful, for many different reasons. In the midst of these challenges Jesus seeks to meet us in the same way He met the disciples on the road to Emmaus, accompanying us on the journey, calming our fears and anxieties and assuring us that He will be with us always in the gift of the Eucharist. This decision to temporarily suspend the daily and Sunday Mass is motivated by an abundance of caution and concern for those most vulnerable and the need to do our part to help limit and mitigate the spread of the illness.”
The directive to temporarily suspend the celebration of Mass applies to all Archdiocesan parishes, missions, and campus ministries until further notice. Baptism, Confirmations, weddings and funerals may proceed but attendance should be limited to only immediate family.
CATHOLIC TV DAILY AND SUNDAY MASS
Cardinal Seán encourages Catholics to participate in the daily and Sunday Masses broadcast from the CatholicTV chapel.
Daily Mass airs live at 9:30 a.m. and is rebroadcast at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Sunday Masses air throughout the day at 10 a.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 11:30 p.m.
The Sunday Spanish Mass airs live at 8 a.m. and is rebroadcast at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Viewers can watch these Masses on demand at any time at www.WatchtheMass.com. For more information about CatholicTV and where you can watch it, visit http://www.catholictv.org/.
Earlier today after conferring with Cardinal Seán, Thomas W. Carroll, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, announced that Archdiocese of Boston parish schools and Archdiocesan elementary and high schools will be closed for two weeks from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27. On an ongoing basis, the Catholic Schools Office will consider whether this period needs to be extended further.
The Archdiocese will provide ongoing updates to parishes, schools and ministries during this period of response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Cardinal Seán said, “Though these are challenging times for our parishes and all members of our communities is important that we not forget the importance of care and concern for those who are most vulnerable, including the poor, our senior citizens and people who are medically compromised. I urge those who can do so to maintain the support for their parish during these difficult days in order to sustain the ministries and outreach services for parishioners and those most in need. We entrust the Church to the intercession of our Blessed Mother as we pray for the return to full celebration of the sacraments and community prayer as soon as possible.”
CARDINAL SEAN’S MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19
March 12, 2020 (2:25 p.m. EST)
My Dear Friends in Christ,
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now part of our public life—our world, our country, our state and our Archdiocese — together we must call on faith and reason to meet this challenge. In support of the guidance of public health officials, I have issued directives for the Catholic community of the Archdiocese.
(1.) Reception of Holy Communion: During this time of public health concerns we are temporarily suspending distribution of communion on the tongue and invite the faithful to reverently receive the Eucharist in their hand.
(2.) Holy Water Fonts: These should be emptied, cleaned and remain empty.
(3.) Public Events: Public gatherings in parishes such as dinners, lunches, and other social gatherings should be postponed or canceled until further notice;
(4.) Celebration of Mass: We will continue public celebration of daily and Sunday Mass. This is an exception to #3 but I judge at the moment this to be a necessary source of support for the community.
(5.) Vulnerable Individuals: Those at particular risk by reason of age or existing health conditions, are excused from the obligation to attend Mass. We encourage participation in the celebration of Mass broadcast on CatholicTV. Please consult your cable provider and network listings for local access.
May God bless our efforts; may Christ be our model of care for others and may Mary intercede for all the sick and suffering.
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Faith and Common Sense
Virtual Catholic Conference
How to Make a Spiritual Communion
The Why and How of making a Spiritual Communion
Editorial: In his finest hour, Pope Francis reminds us to choose faith
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If you missed the first two sessions of Cardinal Sean's retreat you can still watch by clicking the links below:
Monday, March 23, 7 p.m. – Prayer
Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m. – Mercy and Forgiveness
Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m. – Faith: The Key to Meaning and Call to Friendship
Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. – Who is My Neighbor? The Good Samaritan
Friday, March 27 – The Seven Last Words
We will remember this Lent as one “in quarantine.” Social distancing the new norm as daily social interactions are suddenly unavailable to us. Schools are closed. We can’t go out to restaurants. Even public Mass has been suspended to curtail any further spread of this coronavirus. Many people feel alone. Many are scared. And people are thirsting for something good.
The Lord appoints shepherds to lead his flock, to be beacons of light in darkness, and to be instruments of hope to his people in times of despair. This Virtual Lenten Retreat with Cardinal Seán is a means for our shepherd to feed us, to comfort us, and to give us the hope we need right now.
Join Cardinal Seán on this five-part retreat, using this opportunity to enter more deeply into Lent and grow in your relationship with Christ on CatholicTV and online at CatholicTVLIVE.com
Virtual Lenten Retreat ScheduleMonday, March 23, 7:00 PM – Prayer
Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 PM - Mercy and Forgiveness
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 PM – Faith: The Key to Meaning and Call to Friendship
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 PM – Who is My Neighbor? The Good Samaritan
Friday, March 27, 7:00 PM– The Seven Last Words
Additional Holy Thursday Retreat
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 PM – The Eucharist
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper from the
Cathedral of the Holy Cross to follow on Catholic TV at 7:30 PM
Retreat will air/stream nightly at 7:00 PM on: CatholicTV (click here)
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Sheila “Pat” Morgan
Paul Mitchell @ St. Gerard 10 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2020
Ambrose Bonanno @ St. Gerard 10 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020
Barbara A’Hearn - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 11
Nancy Keezer - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 10
Dorothy White - St. John Church - 10 a.m., Monday, March 9
David Priak - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020
Sheila Little - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2020
Barbara Tetrault - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2020
Peter Dickson - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Thursday, February 27, 2020
Mary Kelleher - St. Gerard - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Thursday, February 27, 2020
James Fitzgerald - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020
James P. Farrington - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2020
Ronald Benedetti - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Thursday, February 20, 2020
Blanche Nervi - St. John - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Jacqueline A. DiCenzo - St. Gerard - Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2020