Advent 2019 is in process! 

Read about the ways we practice our faith in liturgy to embrace in our day-to-day lives, the meaning of the four-week liturgical season before Christmas. Learn more.

This Advent page will be updated throughout the season with links to our parish activities and events.

Save the dates: 

December 8, 2019, 3 pm "Lessons and Carols" at Buttonwoods Museum. Fr. Chris will participate along with clergy from other faiths in this traditional ecumentical service. Invite your friends!

Small Prayer Groups are meeting at the following times and locations:

Monday - 3 pm - Catherine Waldron (residence)

Monday - 7 pm - Sue Kiernan (residence)

Wednesday - 6:30 pm - Maureen Cartier (parish hall)

Thursday - 6:30 pm - Julia Sullivan (residence)

. Complete the web form to indicate interest. In the meantime, feel free to print out this page and complete the information below, and leave in parish office or sacristy, or email to [email protected]

Join a weekly Small Prayer Group this Advent!

Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Joseph

For ease of reference here is a guide with "word of the day" and links to the scripture readings online.

Click here to view or download pdf for Week 1.


To learn more, and register online:


Register online by clicking the above "Click Here" link, and you will get email updates as the schedule is finalized.

We still need a few more group host-leaders to volunteer to host groups at different times and on different days, either in their homes or at church, so that everyone will be able to participate. Leader training will be Sat. Nov 23, 2019 at 5 pm (following the 4 pm Mass).

Rejoice journals will be distributed, and group assignments finalized, during the weekend of Nov 30 - Dec 1 (the weekend of the Thanksgiving holiday). If you are away that weekend your small group leader will give you your journal at the first group meeting.


For your reference, here are links to the weekly meditation videos. These are available to view at any time, whether or not you participate in a small prayer group:

Weekly Meditation Videos (each about 10 min)


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Week 2 -


Week 3 -


Week 4 -



There will be paper registration forms for those who do not use computers. 

On the interest form, check the "MAYBE" box if you would consider hosting a weekly Small Prayer Group in your home, but need more detail about what's involved.

For more information, call the parish office or contact Monday Prayer Group host Catherine Waldron, 617-513-6789 or email [email protected]


Full Name:____________________________________________________


email address:__________________________________

Best way to contact you:

__ phone

__ email

Your preferred day(s) of week and time(s) of day for weekly Small Prayer Group:

Day(s) of week:_____________________________________

Will you require transportation, in order to participate in a weekly Small Prayer Group?

Time(s) of day: _______________________________

Would you consider hosting a weekly Small Prayer Group in your home? 

___ YES   ____NO    ___ MAYBE___YES  ___NO  ___SOMETIMES/MAYBE

Would you be willing to provide weekly  transportation to and from a Small Prayer Group meeting for one or more members who need transportation, in order to participate?