Liturgy, in Christian tradition, means the participation of the People of God in “the work of God” (CCC 1069) and it is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the font from which all her power flows. (CCC 1074)
Liturgy is at the center of what we do and who we are. It encompasses our Eucharistic and sacramental celebrations and public prayer gatherings, through which we embody Christ’s continued loving presence.
Regular Mass Schedule
- Saturday – 4pm Vigil Mass
- Sunday – 8am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 5:30pm, 10 AM at St. Joseph (Pentecost-Christmas)
- Monday – Friday at 8am
Holy Days of Obligation – 4pm Vigil, 8am, 12pm, 7pm
Reconciliation – Saturdays 11am-12pm or by appointment, call the parish office at 978-475-0050
Stations of the Cross – Fridays during Lent at 7pm, 3pm on Good Friday
Weather Policy: Mass is always held as scheduled but please exercise good judgement during inclement weather before coming to church. If driving conditions are too hazardous or beyond your capabilities to safely arrive at Mass, do not risk your safety or the safety of others. For all other activities, if Andover public schools are closed or on a delay, so is the parish office.
Holy Days of Obligation
In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation are as follows:
January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God;
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension;
August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
November 1, the solemnity of All Saints;
December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception;
December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Whenever January 1, August 15, or November 1, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.