On behalf of all the priests and the staff of IC, I would like to thank everyone who has sent us cards, gifts, and baked (delicious) goodies during Christmas. Your kindness was very much appreciated. On behalf of the parish, I would like to applaud all those who decorated the Church. It was remarkable and brought so much beauty! Thanks, also, to all the choir members and cantors who made these past liturgies so beautiful. Also, to those who serve and contributed in any way, thank you. Lastly, a word of appreciation to all who congratulated me on being installed as pastor. It was overwhelming all the love and kindness shown by you. The Cardinal was very happy with the mass and the reception prepared by so many of you. So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
DISTRIBUTION OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST
Given recent reports from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC, the Archdiocese of Boston has recommended that all parishes, shrines and chapels within the Archdiocese refrain from distributing the Precious Blood to the faithful until further notice. This is particularly important to us, since in the surrounding area, the rates of the Influenza-like illness activity is “high.” We are monitoring the situation and will resume the distribution of the blood of Christ as soon as possible.
NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR
It is with great joy that we announce the hiring of our new music director, Mr. Jason Gaudette. After looking into countless resumes and interviewing different candidates, our search committee was happy to recommend Mr. Gaudette. He has extensive experience in music ministry and in various parishes since 1991. He is very excited to begin his ministry here at IC and will be writing more about himself, so that we can get to know him. Please welcome Mr. Gaudette into our community. We are grateful for Jonathan Cote, our interim music director, who has led us in music in these past months. Also, a word of thanks to the members of the search committee for their effort (and patience) helping us finding a new music director.
God bless, Fr. Steven
Father Steven Clemence