A Note From The Pastor...
Ash Wednesday is February 22nd. Even though this is a holy day for the church, it isn’t a Holy Day of Obligation. I’ll be celebrating two Masses that day: 8:00 am in Bristol and 6:30 pm in Plymouth.
I will also be celebrating four fifteen-minute Liturgy of the Word services, in hopes that parishioners and college students will be able to receive ashes throughout the day. These will take place at St. Matthew Church in Plymouth at 10:00 am, Noon, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. These services will include the Gospel, a short homily, and the distribution of ashes.
Please continue to pray for my dad, Donald. He is still at Dartmouth-Hitchcock receiving chemo for leukemia.
There will be containers at each church for the next couple of weeks for you to bring in your palms from last year. They will be burned and used for ashes on Ash Wednesday.