What’s New

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time 3 September 2017

Let my prayer arise before you like incense, the raising of my hands like an evening oblation. Psalm 141:2 
Evening Prayer

Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 pm 
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross 
Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 pm 
Feast of Saint Matthew 
Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm 
Memorial of Saint Vincent DE Paul
Liturgy lasts about half hour. All are welcome! (9/1/17)

Next Week’s Special Collection
Cardinal Seán has authorized a special collection to be taken up next weekend in support of the relief efforts to those areas devastated by the flooding in Texas and Louisiana. Checks should be made out to St. Cecilia Parish with “Hurricane Harvey Collection” in the memo line. Many thanks in advance for your generosity. (9/1/17)

Recovery Awareness Month 
We are hosting a panel discussion on September 24 following the 11:15 and 6:00 liturgies in classroom CL1. Please plan to join us as we listen to parishioners who will share their stories of hope through recovery. (9/1/17)

Saint Cecilia CARES Pastoral Training Program 
The September workshop, entitled Pastoral Care to the Sick and Homebound, is the first step toward expanding your pastoral skills in order to become a member of our CARES team of visiting ministers. This team responds to the growing need for support to the most vulnerable members of our parish and the surrounding community. CARES ministers visit individuals who are sick, homebound, and isolated in order to be a source of pastoral presence and support. The six-week training program will run from September 20 through October 25 at Saint Margaret Parish in the Highlands section of Lowell. This training will provide the foundation of skills to companion individuals through the emotional and spiritual challenges of loss, grief, and suffering. If you are feeling called to this particular form of discipleship and wish to register for the training program or discuss this ministry in light of your gifts, please contact our Coordinator of Pastoral Outreach, Jeanne Bruno, at 617-536-4548 or [email protected] (9/1/17)

Wisdom And Mature Spirituality Group September 24 
All our meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m. and we gather outside the Conference Room in the Parish Pastoral Center. New members are always welcome to our monthly meetings At our September meeting we will discuss the Eight Core Principles of the Center for Action and Contemplation. For more information, please visit www.cac.org/about- cac/missionvision/