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Today begins the season of Advent and the new liturgical year of 2021.

You will find little argument that this past year has been one, long night – and the winter ahead if we listen to many of  the public health officials promises to be even darker. There is hope of daylight, to be sure, but there is still a long, painful night ahead.

So may we take a moment this week to remember a moment of “light” from this year past: a moment when you experienced the warmth and joy of God’s “light” in the generosity and care of another; think, too, of a moment when you might have been the reflection of God’s light that illuminated someone else’s long night – and let’s resolve this Advent Season to bring that light into the new year, to be a sign of God’s compassion in our midst, to bring to birth this Advent the Christ of God.

May we decide that 2021, no matter what happens, will be a year of light over darkness, hope over despair, peace over anger, community over division.

We can choose what 2021 will be.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                     

I understand that these are very challenging times for many people, and it is for the parish as well. We ask

that you please continue to support our parish, if at all possible, as we rely on our weekly offertory collections

and monthly special collections to cover operating expenses (heating and maintaining our buildings, staff

salaries, and healthcare benefits, etc.). Three ways to support the parish:

1. Weekly donations may be mailed to the parish office: St. Gregory Parish, 2223 Dorchester Avenue,            Dorchester, MA  02124

2. Donations may also be dropped off through the mail slot at the Rectory office front door.

3. Online Giving - Please consider switching to online  giving for your weekly or monthly donations.

With online giving, you can support the parish even when Mass attendance is disrupted. You can also

use online giving to make a one-time donation. Please visit our website:  stgregoryparish.com to access

the link to make your online gift. Thank you for your continued support of our parish.

 

                                                            Fr. Jack

 

 

 

 

As the Covid-19 numbers in Boston and other local communities continue to rise it is good for us to continue

to exercise caution.

Please remember that the dispensation from the obligation for Sunday Mass continues and that the Cardinal

and I encourage people to stay safe. I look forward to the day where all of us can again gather, but now

 is not the right time for many.

 

Dress Warmly for Church: While there will be heat in the church during the cold weather, following

pandemic safety precautions, windows and doors will still be kept open as much as possible for ample

ventilation. So please be prepared and dress warmly when you come to church. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Assistance: If you need food or any other kind of assistance, please free to call me (617-686-0290) or Julie

at the rectory (617-298-2460).

 

 

                                                                                                       Fr. Jack

 

                                                                                                                                                                             

         A Message from Cardinal Sean O’Malley

Let Your Voice Be Heard – Again 

“Say No to ROE”

The state legislature has extended the session until January 5th, 2021. Please remind the members

of the Joint Committee on Judiciary that you oppose the expansion of abortion in Massachusetts.

Please call the Committee at 617-722-2396 and let them know you are opposed to H3320 and

S1209 – the ROE    legislation. Every telep

                             Remember these bills would remove:

●  The requirement that young girls obtain consent before an abortion

●   The requirement that efforts be made to save a living baby who survives abortion

●  The requirement that late term abortions be performed in hospitals

●   And the bills would allow abortion on demand for all nine months of pregnancy.

 

For more information about how the ROE legislation would expand abortion in Massachusetts                 visit www.macatholic.org  Thank you!

                                                

                                                         

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

     

         

 COVID-19 Important Information

1.  In keeping with the directives of the  Commonwealth, we are limiting the number

of people who come into the Church. It is not toexceed 40% with additional provisions

for social distancing.

2. Mask should be worn unless one is under the age of two or have an exemption for

some medical reason. Parents should judge for  children between ages two and four.

3. Social distancing is important. Clearly family members can be close to one another.

But in other cases, try to maintain a six-foot  distance.

4. There is no Offertory Collection by basket. There will be receptacles at the doors

for the offering.

5. There will be no Sign of Peace

6. Reception of Holy Communion is only by hand. Both the minister of the Eucharist and the

 communicant will have masks on at the time of distribution.

7. Between Services the Church (including the bathroom) will be cleaned and sanitized.

8. All who attend Mass are invited to write their name and contact information so that

if we learn that someone tested positive  for Covid-19 we can be in touch with you.  If this does happen 

it will also be put on the parish website.

 

   

 

  

Year of the Eucharist  Monthly Eucharistic Adoration  

The Year of the Eucharist is meant to be a time set aside to bolster the faith of those who already 

 believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and to encourage those who struggle with this belief.

 

To assist us a website has been set up that offers differing resources and links. The website is: yearoftheeucharist@rcab.or

On December 5th we will have our monthly  Eucharistic Adoration in the Upper Church.

from Noon to 1:00 pm. It is wonderful time to place ourselves before the Eucharistic Lord and be

touched by is gentle and healing presence. Feel free to come for a few moments or the entire time.  

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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