There are a lot of activities (liturgical and otherwise) planned for this Lent at St. Augustine Parish. We have provided a guide below with links to additional resources. Please contact the parish office 978 475-0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Join us in the church for the Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours every Wednesday evening throughout Lent and the Easter Season. Click here for an explanation of the Liturgy of the Hours (or Divine Office). For an excellent resource providing access in various formats to the prayers of the Liturgy of the Hours, visit the web site at Universalis.
Also on Wednesday evenings, St. Augustine Parish joins ALL parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston in offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 6:30-8pm in conjunction with “The Light is on for You”.
Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday at 7pm throughout Lent and at 3pm on Good Friday. Can’t make Friday night? Anyone may make their own “Way of the Cross” while the church is open. Please check the metal stand in the vestibule (entrance) of the church for various guides to praying the Stations on your own.
Halleluia Hams! This year’s Religious Education Lenten project, in cooperation with Lazarus House, will provide Easter dinners and baskets to local families in need. Students in each grade are asked to bring in certain items as listed below. On the Wednesday of Holy Week, March 27th, donations of hams to be included with the dinners may be dropped off at the parish center between 8:30am and 2:30pm. All parishioners are welcomed and encouraged to participate!
- Grade 1 – Easter candies and chocolate
- Grade 2 – small soft Easter toy
- Grade 3 – canned corn/peas/string beans
- Grade 4 – boxed rice
- Grade 5 – canned pineapple
- Grade 6 – packaged cornbread mix
- Grade 7 – packaged cake/brownie mix
- Grade 8 – Easter themed paper goods (napkins, plates, cups, etc.)
- Confirmation 1 & 2 – canned soup
Fish Bakes – back by popular demand, the Knights of Columbus offer the Lenten Friday Fish Bakes on March 1st, 15th and 22nd from 4:30-6:30pm in the parish center. Cost is $10/adult $5/child and includes delicious baked fish, french fries or rice pilaf, cole slaw, chowder and choice of beverage. Tickets sold at the door. Pizza available for those who do not care for fish.
Holy Week in the Holy Land - Please join us on March 21, 7-8:30pm in the parish center as Tom Reynolds presents slides of his trip to the Holy Land. Through narratives from Sacred Scripture and using references of the history of the Holy Land, Tom’s excellent presentation will lead the audience on an audio visual tour of the events that led up to and included Holy Week. All are welcome.