Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Update -- June 2015
As we begin the month of June, we are all too familiar with changes that come into our lives. These may be high school or college graduations, weddings, job changes, as well as moving on to new homes and meeting new friends. Here at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, we are also experiencing changes this month.
First of all, this past weekend we celebrated in thanksgiving the time that Fr. Michael McNamara has been with us for almost the past four years. As he awaits a new assignment from Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Fr.McNamara continues with his full-time ministry for the Lord Jesus with the Servants of Christ Ministries. Please see the following website for more information: www.servantsofchristministries.org
Secondly, Cardinal O’Malley has assigned Reverend Kwang Lee as parochial vicar (assistant priest) for Saint Joseph the Worker and Our Lady of the Lake Parishes. Father Lee was ordained in 2011 and has come to us from Sacred Heart Parish in Weymouth. This is truly a blessing for both parishes as it has been over 15 years since there has been a second full-time priest assigned to either parish. We look forward to his ministry among us. In addition, we are twice blessed with the summer assignment of seminarian Corey Bassett-Tirrell who will be with us for June and July. Corey is studying and discerning his vocation to the ordained priesthood at Saint Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston.
Last of all, in light of Collaborative Planning for Saint Joseph the Worker Church in Hanson, Our Lady of the Lake Church in Halifax and Saint Thecla Church in Pembroke, as well as recent Mass schedule challenges regarding the overall health and well-being of the priests who assist us, the Sunday Evening 6:00 PM Mass at Saint Joseph the Worker will be discontinued after the last Sunday in June, that being June 28th. Please take special note that there still remains a Sunday Evening Mass for our Collaborative at Saint Thecla Parish in Pembroke at 5:00 PM. In addition, there are several other Sunday evening Masses surrounding the town of Hanson. These can be found at Holy Family Church in Rockland at 5:00 PM and Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church in Hanover at 6:00 PM (Life Teen Mass). Hopefully, not only within our overall Collaborative, as well as on a Mega-Collaborative level, the spiritual needs of all may be accommodated.
It is my earnest hope that this summer may bring spiritual renewal to us all. May you have a wonderful and peace-filled summer. Be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones. God Bless!
Sincerely yours in the Lord,
Fr. Mike Hobson