Today, the second Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate a second solemnity, which marks our return to Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar. Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. At one time, this day was called
, the Latin words for “the Body of Christ.” In the most recent revision of our liturgical rites, the name for this day is expanded to be a more complete reflection of our Eucharistic theology. The Gospel for today reminds us that the Eucharist is a memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. We believe that Jesus is truly present to us in the elements of bread and wine. Each time we celebrate this sacrament, we prepare for the Kingdom of God. This celebration, as the Second Vatican Council taught us, is the source and summit of the Christian life.
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This Week's Bulletin
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Our prayer group meets Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima parish’s lower meeting room, also known as the library. All men of the parish are welcome. For more information on The Men of St. Joseph, visit
Our Women's Society invites women of the parish to come together for a Ladies Luncheon. We'll enjoy a fabulous lunch and most of all some in-person camaraderie.
This special event takes place on June 10 at The Refinery in Andover. The cost is $30.00 and includes a choice of beef brisket, chicken with fixings, or BBQ shrimp. Tax and gratuity included. For reservations call Norma Gosselin at 763-4459 or Mary Thayer at 748-0658.
Deadline is today June 4th
. We welcome you!
Our parish is looking for a Religious Education Director. It is a parttime position (15 hours per week) involving the coordination of our religious education program. If you are interested or want further details about the position please contact Father Biron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-4484.
The latest CDC guidelines still require that masks be worn in churches, even by those who are fully vaccinated.
- We must still adhere to 6 foot social distancing, which has the practical effect of limiting capacity in our two churches to about 25%.
Things to do so that all who wish to worship at Sunday Mass can safely take part:
- Even if it is the last place you do it, please wear a mask and use the available hand sanitizer.
- Please be attentive to the Hospitality Ministers.
- If you come by yourself or with one or two others,
make room for late comers to fit in the same pew.
- For families of 4 or more, try to arrive early. It is easier to seat smaller groups of late comers.
on Friday, June 4 at 11:00AM