Lent 2016

Lent 2010

We hope you will join us for some of the many events at the parish as we celebrate Lent.

Lenten Regulations for 2016

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, April 10

This Lent, come and deepen your spiritual life, so that you can feed others and be a channel of God's Peace!!

 Ash Wednesday
Stations of the Cross
Bible Study
Sacred Triduum


Masses at 9 AM and 7 PM
Service with Ashes at 4:30 PM

Mass at 8 AM and 12 Noon


Hosted by various ministries, and held at Our Lady of the Assumption, Our Lady of Victory, and Our Lady of Hope Chapel. Please join us and rediscover this moving experience.

If you haven't been in awhile, and/or would like to experience this beautiful meditation in different ways, we encourage you to attend! This moving experience is guided each week by a different group. Come to one, or all!

Every Friday at Noon at Our Lady of the Assumption.

WEEK 1: Friday, Feb. 12: 6:00 PM
Our Lady of Victory
Hosted by the OLV/OLA Music Ministry

WEEK 2: Friday, Feb. 19: 6:00 PM
Our Lady of Victory
Hosted by Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound

WEEK 3: Friday, Feb. 26: 6:00 PM
Our Lady of Victory
Hosted by the OLV Bible Study Group

WEEK 4: Friday, March 4: 6:00 PM
Our Lady of Hope
Hosted by the GIFT Ministry

WEEK 5: Friday, March 11: 6:00 PM
Our Lady of Hope
Hosted by the Knights of Columbus

WEEK 6: Friday, March 18: 6:00 PM
Our Lady of Hope
Hosted by the OLV/OLA Eucharistic
Ministers and Lectors

GOOD FRIDAY: March 25: Noon at OLV, 3 PM at OLA. Both hosted by Fr. Perry



Experience the Power of Reconciliation
The Light will be on for YOU!

Celebrate this most special healing sacrament with us after all Masses the weekend of March 12 & 13 at OLA, OLV, and OLH..

Ioin us for Mass with our GIFT families on Monday, March 14 at Our Lady of Victory, where Fr. Perry will hear confessions after, and on March 21 at Our Lady of the Assumtpion where confessions will be heard at 6 PM.

Has it been awhile? It's ok!! A quick recap of the process is below, courtesy of the Archdiocese of Boston's "The Light is on for You" initiative. We encourage you to visit the site and gain an even deeper understanding of this healing sacrament.  http://www.thelightisonforyou.org/confession/
This site also has information for helping to prepare children and teens.

And, take a look at these two videos from Busted Halo to familiarize yourself with what happens:
What it is and how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjVck3euhWY
What it is and how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJg29UG6028

Going to Confession
The penitent and the priest begin with the sign of the Cross, saying:
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


The priest urges the penitent to have confidence in God with these or similar words:
May the Lord be in your heart and help you to confess your sins with true sorrow.


The priest may read or say a passage from Sacred Scripture after which the penitent then states:
Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been (however many days, weeks, months or years) since my last confession.


The penitent then states his or her sins. For the confession to be valid, the penitent must confess all of the mortal sins he or she is aware of having committed since the last confession, be sorry for them, and have a firm purpose of amendment to try not to commit the same sins in the future.
After this, the priest will generally give some advice to the penitent and impose a penance. Then he will ask the penitent to make an act of contrition. The penitent may do so in his or her own words, or may say one of many memorized acts of contrition like the following:

Act of Contrition
O My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you, whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with the help of your grace, to do penance, to sin no more and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, suffered and died for us. In His Name, O Lord, have mercy.


After this the priest will absolve the penitent in the following words:
God, the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; through the ministry of the Church may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit.

The penitent makes the sign of the Cross and answers: Amen.

The priest will then dismiss the penitent with a short prayer and encouragement. The penitent should then immediately try to fulfill the penance imposed if it is something that can be done quickly.


Bible Study
Know God, Love God!

Our Lady of Victory: Bible Study will continue on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm in the Parish Center. We also offer Bible Study following the 9 AM Mass each Monday.

All are welcome regardless of Biblical knowledge. We will meet throughout the year, but you may come and go at will, due to vacations and obligations. We will read the Old and New Testaments, from Genesis to Revelation in order of appearance but we will emphasize the relevant passages.

This course is for anyone who wishes to learn more about our God and His words to both Jew and Gentile. Learn about our religious roots, Biblical history, theology, and about our God's love for each and every one of us. The Bible is one more way to hear the Lord and communicate with Him.
For more information, please contact Eleanor Ubaldini at 508 827-7926.

Our Lady of Assumption: Following the 8 AM Mass each Wednesday




Holy Thursday, March 24
Morning Prayer: 9 AM
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7 PM
Eucharistic Adoration until 9 PM

Good Friday, March 25                 
Stations of the Cross:    12 PM
Veneration of the Cross: 3 PM
Holy Saturday   , March 26          
Morning Prayer: 9 AM
Blessing of the Food: 12 PM
Easter Vigil: 7 PM

Easter Sunday, March 27                             
OLV:   7 AM, 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM
PC:    10:05 AM, 12 PM
OLH:   8 AM, 10 AM



Holy Thursday, March 24
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7 PM
Eucharistic Adoration until 9 PM

 Good Friday, March 25
Stations of the Cross:     3 PM
Veneration of the Cross: 7 PM

 Holy Saturday, March 26
Easter Vigil: 7 PM

 Easter Sunday, March 27
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 PM