Ashes To Go is a nationwide initiative that offers the imposition of ashes and prayer on the streets on Ash Wednesday as a reminder to busy passers-by that the Church is still there for them. Fr. Jesse offers ashes to commuters at the commuter rail station in Westborough.
The Panel Discussion on Hunger is organized by our Generosity Committee as part of the recognition of September as Hunger Awareness Month. Representatives from local and regional agencies are invited to join a panel of guests who speak about the reality of food security and ways ordinary people can get involved to help relieve the problem of hunger.
The annual Blessing of the Pets takes place on the church’s front lawn at the beginning of October, near the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. It’s a time to celebrate our animal friends.
Christmas Caroling takes place every December at the nursing homes, with a group of parishioners gathering to spread some holiday cheer by singing Christmas carols with elderly residents. Afterwards we usually gather at the church for a potluck dinner.
The Living Nativity is a reenactment of the Christmas story, told with musicians, narrators, actors, and animals, and it is put on for the community free-of-charge.