Stella Concert Series – St. Mary Star of the Sea – Sunday April 30 @ 3pm


The Stella Series culminates next week on April 30 with Music & Mary 2, a celebration of Our Lady in song and music. With our Parish Choir and soloists, this concert will feature Marian music spanning 10 centuries, from chant to a world premiere, and music celebrating the centennial of Fátima.  Concert will be at 3pm, all are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration St. Mary Star of the Sea

“Could you not watch one hour with Me? ”
Imagine Our Blessed Mother, the Pope, or the President inviting you to set aside one special hour each week to be with them. You would feel like the most important person in the world! You would be overjoyed. You would tell all your friends about it. You would be faithrful every week in keeping your scheduled time. Should you respond to Our Blessed Lord’s invitation with any less enthusiasm? “The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night when He went into His agony. But as often in the history of the church since that time, evil was awake, but the disciples were asleep. That is why there came out of His anguished and lonely Heart a sigh: “Could you not watch one hour with Me?” (Mt 26:40). Not for an hour of activity did he plead, but for an hour of friendship.” Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen).

To sign up for an adoration slot, please contact Joanne Wright at 978-745-6712, or Lorrie Doucette at 978-578-6674.

If you don’t feel you can commit to a slot yet, just come in and visit wit the Lord! You will be glad you did!

The Triduum – The Catholic Parishes of Beverly 2017

We Adore you O Christ and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the World!

Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7pm at St. John the Evangelist Church

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross – 12pm at St. John the Evangelist Church

Solemn Good Friday Liturgy – 3pm at St. Margaret of Scotland Church

Good Friday Liturgy – 7pm at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church

Holy Saturday

Confessions – 2:30-3:15pm at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church (Lower Church)

Great Vigil of Easter Mass – 8pm at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church

The Sacrament of Penance – Lent 2017

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
(On Holy Saturday, April 15th, Confessions will only be offered at St. Mary Star of the Sea from 2:30-3:15pm.)

Wednesday Evenings

St. John the Evangelist – 6:30-8:00pm

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.

Middle School and High School Youth Ministry

Upcoming Middle School Youth Ministry
Our next Middle School youth ministry night is Thursday April 6th from 6:30-8:30pm 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.

Upcoming High School Youth Ministry
Our next High School youth ministry night is Sunday April 9th from 6:30-8:30pm 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 please contact David Bearse, evangelization@beverlycatholic.com.

Parish Mission Continues Wednesday Night

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Thank you to everyone for attending the beginning of our Parish Mission on Monday night!

Due to snow, we won’t be meeting on Tuesday.

The Mission will continue on Wednesday March 15th at 7pm and will be a Teaching Mass celebrated and preached by Fr. Warren.
Please note – Confessions will be heard on Wednesday from 6:30-8pm as part of the “Light is on For You” at St. John’s Church.
Location of the Collaborative Parish Mission – St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch St.
Hope to see everyone on Wednesday!