May 27, 2010

No Latin Mass this Sunday, May 30

We are sorry to report that there will not be an 8AM Latin Mass on Sunday, May 30th as there is not a priest available to offer the Mass.  The 8AM Latin Mass will resume again next Sunday, June 6.  There will be a special presentation by the children at coffee/ donuts after Mass.

June 6th is also the day of the Latin Mass Community picnic at Otter River State Park.86 Winchendon Rd., Baldwinville MA.  (for directions)
The Pavilion is reserved for our use for the entire day.  Bring picnic food and drinks.  There is a swimming area (no life guards so parents must watch their children), grills for barbeque and plenty of picnic tables.   There is a $5 fee to park- ask the attendant for directions to the Pavilion.

Also mark your calendars for Saturday, June 26 at 5:30PM for an end of the Year for Priests Dinner with Fr. Phillipson at Il Forno Restaurant, 27 Airport Road, Fitchburg.   We will have our own private room.  The restaurant serves Italian food including brick-oven pizzas, and allows for patrons to bring their own wine.   There will be cake for all to share for dessert. 

-From Route 2 East bound:  Take exit 30, Merriam Ave., turn right towards Fitchburg 0.7miles, right at light onto Wanoosnoc Rd.  Proceed through light, —it is 0.3 miles on your right.

--From Route 2 West bound:  Take exit 31 Rt. 12N toward Fitchburg, continue on 12N for 1.5 miles.  Turn right at light onto Bemis Rd.  Proceed 0.3 miles –it is on your right.

May 16, 2010

May Procession and Crowning

A May Procession and Crowning will take place after Mass on Sunday, May 23rd, Pentecost Sunday.  Everyone should bring flowers from their homes to offer to the Blessed Mother.

May 7, 2010

More Details on Confirmations

To those interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation:

Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, S.T.D., will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Traditional Rite to those from the 8th grade and up on Saturday, June 19th, at  the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel (282 Still River Road, Still River, MA) at 11:00AM.
      Here is the list of items, which Father Phllipson will need no later than May 22 (the date of test for the candidates for Confirmation which follows the 8am Mass at St. Ann's).  (see below for more information on the test)
  1. Baptismal Certificate (with seal) of the Candidate for Confirmation along with the address of the Church where the baptism took place.
  2. The Confirmation Name chosen by the Candidate.
  3. The Name of Candidate’s Sponsor.
  4. A Standard form from the Sponsor’s Pastor stating that the Sponsor is a practicing Catholic and eligible to act as a Sponsor. 
  5. For those wishing to be confirmed and who do not regularly attend the Latin Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Fitchburg,  a signed letter/form, similar to the one for the sponsors, is needed attesting to the regular attendance at Mass from the Pastor or priest where the candidate does attend Sunday Mass.
   There will be a practice for Candidates and Sponsors on Thursday, June 17th at 7:30 in the evening at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel.

It would be helpful if the requested information be paper-clipped to the Baptismal Certificate on a single piece of paper (with the parents name and phone number listed on top) and handed in before the test began on May 22nd.
For any questions, please contact Father Phillipson:

After 8am Mass on Saturday, May 22, Father will administer a 50 question test based on the Penny Catechism / Baltimore Cat in which an 80% or higher grade must be obtained to be considered a candidate. A Penny Cat. can be obtained at the IHM gift shop or through Tan Publishers. All 350+ questions will be considered as possible test questions though, as this is preparation for Confirmation and not 1st Holy Communion, many of the more difficult questions will be considered as possible questions. For those being Confirmed, an elementary knowledge of the Faith is presumed. For Confirmation, the Faith must not only be known, but possessed in such a way as to be able to be passed on to others.

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