Weekly Bulletin, Lenten Resources & More
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 – Leviticus 13:1-46
Psalm – Psalm 32:1-11
Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
Gospel – Mark 1:29-39
“Brothers and sisters, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
Do a quick check of your priorities. Where does God rank in that list? If He’s not first, you have some work to do. Putting God first in everything helps us from putting other “gods” (like our pride, ego, money and possessions) before God. Before making a decision, ask yourself, “Am I doing this for the glory of God or for the glory of me?”
Lent begins this Wednesday with Ash Wednesday and is a time to walk with Christ in his passion, preparing to renew our baptismal vows and be united with him in his death and resurrection at Easter. It is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It is a time to simplify and sacrifice. As we observe the Church’s guidelines regarding fasting and abstinence, we also make our own commitments to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as an individual and as a family.
Click the button below to view online resources we have gathered to help you and your family journey through the Lenten season.
Online Lenten Resources
Word on Fire Engage!
We are excited to announce that our parish has signed up for a free trial during Lent which means parishioners have access to premium video content from Word on Fire. Since you are subscribed to Flocknote you can enjoy content such as:
Catholicism 101 Mini-Course
The Sacraments Mini-Course
The Mass Mini-Course
you now have access to the entire Word on Fire digital video library
. You can watch any of Bishop Barron's films or study programs whenever you want, on any device!
Below is an example of one of the many great videos and mini-courses offered.
What is the Church? (hint: it’s not a building)
When Jesus speaks about his “Church,” what is he talking about? Is it a building? A collection of bishops and leaders? A group of Christians? What is it supposed to look like and do?
Find out in this short video:
Parish Neighbors Magazine
Shrewsbury Parish Neighbors is a NEW publication to highlight the Shrewsbury Catholic community including St. Mary's, St. Anne's and Saint Mary of the Hills parishes. The magazine will be published and mailed to the community each month.
If you have not received a copy, and would like to receive it free of charge each month, you can send an email to Shawn Shields @
and he will ensure your name is added to the mailing list!
Deacon Jose Carvajal
Profiles in Ministry" offers brief glimpses into the lives and faith of those in the St. Mary's Seminary community. In this video, we see a familiar face :)
Deacon Jose Carvajal
will be ordained a priest on May 15 and will be an associate pastor in the Diocese of Worcester.
Please help us support our retired priests this Ash Wednesday as a part of our new Collection for Priest Retirement. A recent review of the benefits and expenses of priest retirement for our diocesan priests recommended a number of changes in benefits for those priests who have not yet retired. Bishop McManus accepted those recommendations after receiving the input and agreement of the priests in our diocese. These changes are projected to save up to $12 million through the year 2050. Even with the change in benefits, however, annual deficits in funding for priest retirement as high as $374,000 are projected for another eleven years. Please consider a donation to this Ash Wednesday Collection as a way to express your appreciation of the dedicated service of our retired priests to the people of our diocese.
on Saturday, February 13 at 8:49AM