Category Archives: Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletins
An unofficial Archives of Parish Bulletins for Mary Immaculate of Lourdes hosted by miol.nu. Our complete list of currently archived Parish Bulletins is available here. Also please be sure to visit the official and more complete Bulletin Archives at maryimmaculateoflourdes.org.
FRONT COVER: The nave of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church. (Photo by Tatiana Blanco.)
Today, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, is traditionally known as “Laetare Sunday”, an anticipation of the Easter joy to come. We are at Mid-Lent Sunday: two weeks away from Palm Sunday and three from Easter.
FRONT COVER: The nave of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church with a view of the organ and choir loft. This picture was among those taken at the time of the church’s dedication in 1910. Note all of the decorative painting on the solid organ wall, giving the illusion of alcoves and Windows: also, the decorative railing. (PHOTO of the Archive Photo by Tatiana Blanco.)
The front parlor of the rectory, our Parish House, decorated for Christmas, the day of our Open House on January 10th, 2016, the Sunday after Epiphany. At the Open House Fr. Higgins renewed the house blessing for the New Year, signing the entrance to the rectory with the blessed Epiphany chalk. O God, make the door of this house wide enough to receive all who need human love and companionship, narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride, and strife. Make its threshold smooth enough to be no stumbling block to children, nor to straying feet, but rugged and strong enough to turn back the Tempter’s power. O God, make the door of this house the gateway to Thy eternal Kingdom. We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Thy Son. Amen. (This and other PHOTOs from the Open House by PAUL ELDRIDGE.)
Newly ordained Deacon Stephen LeBlanc (our parishioner), receiving the Book of the Gospels from the hands of Sean Cardinal O’Malley, Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston, January 9th, 2016. Deacon LeBlanc and his classmates will be ordained to the priesthood in May. (PHOTO from the BOSTON PILOT.)
Front Cover: “Henceforth, you will be known as Brother Martin de Porres…”
Postulant Cameron MacKenzie receives the novice’s cassock and his new name in religion from Fr. Roy, the Chaplain of the Brothers of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (MICM), Still River, Massachusetts, on Epiphany Day, January 6th, 2016. Brother Martin is the son of parishioners Neal and Alison MacKenzie. Fr. Higgins and many members of the parish were able to attend the Epiphany Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel. More information in this week’s Pastor’s Note: The “Call”.