Pastor's Page - October

Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish Family,

Who doesn’t love the fall?  The oppressive humidity of summer has now been replaced by the dry crisp autumn air that invigorates us.  Fall is the time of year when New Englanders are blessed to view God’s artistic hand transforming the world with brilliant colors ranging from bright yellow and oranges to vibrant reds.  God’s creative spirit is truly amazing, and we are continually blessed with His abundance. 

As pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, I know how abundantly we are blessed.  We are surrounded by the colors and bounty of each of our gifts, witness, faith, talent, and personalities. I thank God for your presence in my life and pray that He continues to guide our parish leaders and community on the path that is most pleasing to Him.

That path, we’ve grown to understand, often involves our need to embrace change.  This past weekend we shared with you the news of Fr. Bill’s new assignment as pastor of St. Maurice Parish in Bolton.  Fr. Bill was pastor there earlier in his priesthood and was very loved by the good people of Bolton.  We will miss his presence, faithfulness, story telling, and compassion.  Luckily, he’ll only be down the road so we’ll make sure he gets back so we can offer our thanks for all he’s done for us.  Please keep him in prayer as he begins his new assignment. 

Fr. Bill’s move will obviously leave us minus a priest.  Fr. Ellis will continue his on-line studies during the fall and spring semester and attend classes full time in Washington, D.C., during the months of June and July.   The clergy of our parish will continue to do our very best to meet the many needs of our large community but please be aware that we’ll depend even more on your time and talents.   Together we’ll make sure our parish continues to grow and thrive.

Thank you Fr. Bill for your eight years of ministry and caring for our community. 

With peace,

Fr. Rick

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Saturday (Vigil) - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30 & 10:30am
Daily Mass - St. Matthew:
(T, Th, F) - 9:00am
Daily Mass - St. Bernard:
(M, W, F) - 8:00am

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