Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 – Isaiah 45:1, 4-6
Psalm – Psalm 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10
Reading 2 – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5B
Gospel – Matthew 22:15-21
“Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:21) Everything we are and everything we have belongs to God. We aren’t “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given each of us. All God is asking is that we give back a portion of what He gave us. This is the essence of Stewardship. God should be our first priority in everything. All else comes second, especially our money.
Eucharistic Adoration and Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots
Nine Tuesday evenings from October 13 thru December 8 at 6:45pm in St. Mary’s Church during Eucharistic Adoration which will take place from 6:30 -7:30 pm.
During the nine weeks of the Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots, we will lift up the “knots” in our lives to Mary and pray that God’s grace and mercy will untangle them.
You can also participate in the Novena virtually. We will live stream on the parish website
or on the parish Facebook page
Visitation House Virtual Bottle Drive
October is Respect Life Month in the Catholic Church of the United States. As Catholics, we believe that every life is sacred, from the moment of conception until natural death. Every person is made in the image and likeness of God, and so each and every person has inherent dignity.
For this reason our Respect Life Ministry always coordinates the annual Baby Bottle Drive during the month of October. It’s one way in which we put our faith into practice. The funds generated by the Baby Bottle Drive support the mothers and newborn children who receive such high quality hospitality and care through
During this unusual year neither the Respect Life Ministry nor Visitation House can conduct the appeal in the traditional fashion. So the Baby Bottle Drive is being conducted “virtually.” You can learn more or make a donation can be made by clicking the buttons below.
A Benefit Evening hosted by Bishop McManus to recognize diocesan priests and support the
Priest Retirement Fund.
Celebrate Priesthood is an annual event to honor and celebrate the dedication of our retired diocesan priests. Traditionally, the event is held every October in the Atrium at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester.
This year, due to the pandemic, the celebration will be a livestream virtual event.
We invite you to visit
and post comments about your favorite priest or make a donation in memory of a priest who made a difference in your life using the
Online Ticket and Donation Form
on Saturday, October 17 at 7:00AM