Beverly Catholic Collaborative Parish Mission

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From Monday March 13th to Wednesday March 15, there will be a Parish Mission for our Collaborative Parishes at St. John the Evangelist Church. The mission retreat director will be Fr. Michael Warren, OMV. His mission is entitled, “Living the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.”
The first night, Monday March 13th begins at 7pm and will be called “The Human Heart as the Holy of Holies.”
The second night, Tuesday March 14th begins at 7pm and is called “Peter Learns Mercy” which will also include the possibility of Confession. Multiple priests from outside Beverly will be assisting in the Sacrament.
The third night, Wednesday March 15th begins at 7pm and will be a Teaching Mass celebrated and preached by Fr. Warren.

Bishop Barron – All Are Welcome

…A song that has been widely played in Catholic circles these past twenty years or so includes the line, “All are welcome in this place.” Cardinal Francis George once archly remarked, “Yes, all are welcome in the Church, but on Christ’s terms, not their own.” Real love both includes and excludes; real love is both tolerant and intolerant.

To read Bishop Barron’s full article, Love is Both Tolerant and Intolerant, please click here.

Confessions this Lent

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Opportunities for Confession in Beverly

Saturday Afternoons

  • St. Mary Star of the Sea (Lower Church) – 2:30-3:15pm
  • St. John the Evangelist – 3:15-3:45pm
  • St. Margaret – 5:00-5:20pm

Wednesday Evenings

  • St. John the Evangelist – 6:30-8:00pm
    • Every Wednesday during Lent beginning Wednesday March 8th

Tuesday March 14th (During Collaborative Parish Mission)

  • St. John the Evangelist – 7pm
    • Multiple Priests will be available for the Collaborative Parish Mission

What the Church Teaches on Confession

Canon 987 To receive the salvific remedy of the sacrament of penance, a member of the Christian faithful must be disposed in such a way that, rejecting sins committed and having a purpose of amendment, the person is turned back to God.

Canon 988 A member of the Christian faithful is obliged to confess in kind and number all grave sins committed after baptism and not yet remitted directly through the keys of the Church nor acknowledged in individual confession, of which the person has knowledge after diligent examination of conscience.

Canon 989 After having reached the age of discretion, each member of the faithful is obliged to confess faithfully his or her grave sins at least once a year.

 

Beverly Catholic Youth Group

 
 
Upcoming Middle School Youth Ministry
We’ll have a youth night on Thursday March 9th from 6:30-8:00pm in Julie Hall at St. Mary’s Convent (15 Chapman St., enter through back door). Food will be provided. Please let me know if your child will be able to make it.

High School Youth Ministry
Our High School youth night will be on Sunday March 12th from 6:30-8:00pm in Julie Hall at St. Mary’s Convent (15 Chapman St., enter through back door). Food will be provided. Please let me know if your child will be able to make it 
For more information contact David Bearse, evangelization@beverlycatholic.com.

Stella Concert Series – St. Mary Star of the Sea Church – Sunday March 12 at 2pm

This Sunday March 12, The Stella Series continues with a concert by the New England Chamber Players, a professional  woodwind quintet. The concert will feature music by Mozart, Beethoven, and more. Concert begins at 2pm in the church, admission is free and all are welcome! Reception will follow where you can meet the musicians. This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Local Cultural Council.

Collaborative Lenten Mission

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From Monday March 13th to Wednesday March 15, there will be a Parish Mission for our Collaborative Parishes at St. John the Evangelist Church. The mission retreat director will be Fr. Michael Warren, OMV. His mission is entitled, “Living the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.”
The first night, Monday March 13th begins at 7pm and will be called “The Human Heart as the Holy of Holies.”
The second night, Tuesday March 14th begins at 7pm and is called “Peter Learns Mercy” which will also include the possibility of Confession. Multiple priests from outside Beverly will be assisting in the Sacrament.
The third night, Wednesday March 15th begins at 7pm and will be a Teaching Mass celebrated and preached by Fr. Warren.