Thank you for voting. Please stay tuned as to election results.
OLOG Religious Education Office will be closed for the Month of July.
2014-2015 Registration for grades 1, 3-8 will open Online from August 1st-August 29th .
Registration for Sacramental Year 2014-2015 (2nd Grade) for First Reconciliation & Penance & First Eucharist will only be conducted through “Special Parent Registration & Information Meetings” in August. 2nd grade parents are asked to come to one of the following meeting dates:
6:30pm Monday August 11th St, Joseph’s Hall
6:30pm Tuesday August 12th St, Joseph’s Hall
6:30pm Wednesday August 13th St, Joseph’s Hall
6:30pm Monday August 18th St, Joseph’s Hall
6:30pm Tuesday August 19th St, Joseph’s Hall
6:30pm Wednesday August 20th St, Joseph’s Hall
Please bring a copy of your Child’s Baptismal Certificate. Registration Fee is $150 per Child.
Registration for Confirmation Process Year 1 & 2 2014-2015 (9th & 10th Grade) Towards the Sacrament of Confirmation will only be conducted through “Special Parent & Teen Registration & Information Meetings” in August. Year 1 & 2 Parents and Teens are asked to come to one of the following meeting dates:
7:30pm Monday August 11th St, Joseph’s Hall
7:30pm Tuesday August 12th St, Joseph’s Hall
7:30pm Wednesday August 13th St, Joseph’s Hall
7:30pm Monday August 18th St, Joseph’s Hall
7:30pm Tuesday August 19th St, Joseph’s Hall
7:30pm Wednesday August 20th St, Joseph’s Hall
Please bring a copy of your Teen’s Baptismal Certificate. Registration Fee is $185 per Teen.
Every blessing for the summer from OLOG Rel. Ed. Office!
Elections will be held at Masses starting Saturday, July 12 - Sunday, July 20.
The purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council is to assist the Pastor in his leadership in planning, organizing, initiating, promoting, coordinating and reviewing the evangelization, worship, religious education and service activities within the parish. Council members serve a three (3) year term.
The Pastoral Council normally meets the first Wednesday of every other month from September through June although there might be times when the Council meets more frequently. There are no Council Meetings scheduled during the months of July and August unless unexpected business warrants a Meeting.
There are 3 adult Council seats to be filled this year by election. In addition, there are 2 Youth Representative seats open to nomination and then appointed by the Pastor. Terms commence July 1, 2014.
1. You must be 18 years or older and a Parishioner to nominate someone, to be nominated, or to vote for the adult reps.;
2. You must be 16 years or older to nominate or serve as a Youth Representative. Youth Representatives are nominated via this ballot, but are appointed by the Pastor, not elected via the ballot process;
3. You may nominate yourself or another Parishioner; all nominees will be contacted prior to the election to ensure their willingness to potentially sit on the Council;
4. Nominations will be accepted during all Masses the weekends of June 7/8 and June 13/14. You may also submit nominations using the on line form available on the Parish website: www.ourladyofgracema.org;
5. Election voting will take place at all Masses the weekends of June 21/22 and June 28/29.
Below is a list of current members of the PPC and their terms of office. Please check this list to avoid nominating individuals who are already serving on the PPC. Those whose names are followed by an asterisk (*) do not wish to be nominated for another term.
Name Term End
Jim Antonellis 2015
Pete Braudis 2015
George Brouillette 2016
Pat Buckjune 2015
Joan Croteau 2016
John Kenney 2015
Connie Langlois 2016
Chris Petroff 2015
Marguerite Talbot 2016
Janice Young 2015
Faith Little 2014*
*Does not wish to be nominated for another term
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Cardinal Sean O’Malley has appointed Rev. Robert A. Poitras as Administrator of Our Lady of Grace Parish effective January 1, 2014. Father Poitras is a native son of Lowell and was ordained to the Priesthood in 2005. He is currently the Pastor of St. Mary Parish serving the communities of Georgetown, Rowley, Boxford and Byfield Massachusetts. The Administrator of a parish has all the pastoral responsibilities, duties and authority that Pastors have in the Archdiocese. It was with the advice of the Archdiocesan Presbyteral (priest) Council that Cardinal Sean, during this transitional time of Pastoral Planning, is appointing administrators for the pastoral care of parishes. I have spoken with Father Poitras and have given him a tour of all parish properties. It is not easy for priests to move and leave one assignment and to begin a new one. I am confident Our Lady of Grace Parishioners will welcome Father Poitras as you have all the priests who have served these communities over the years.
My time here will be ending on January 1, 2014. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to so many wonderful parishioners in the Parish of Our Lady of Grace. You have been most kind and welcoming over these past several months. My months here have been a blessing and I pray that I have been of some assistance in your transition to new leadership. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as I leave for some time away and then I am sure Cardinal Sean will find another parish where I may be of assistance. Thank you for being a blessing to me in my ministry and may The Lord continue to be with you in wonderful ways as the Parish moves forward.
Blessings and Prayers always,
Fr. Michael J. Bova Conti
Our Lady of Grace's Christmas Fair was Saturday, November 16 at St. Josephs. There was music, food, crafts and even a early visit from Santa! Fun was had by all! A huge thank you to all of that help coordinate and staff the event!
It’s time for the Annual PACH Turkey Sale.
Help a Pepperell family enjoy a special Thanksgiving by donating a turkey. Confirmation Students will be “Paper Turkeys” for $10 at the front entrance of the church after the Sat and Sun Masses Nov 2 & 3 and Nov 16&17. 100 % of the proceeds go towards providing turkey dinners to Pepperell families in need during the holidays.
If you know of a family in need of a turkey dinner basket have them contact PACH Outreach by calling 978-925-8052. Make sure they leave their name and phone number for someone to contact them with turkey distribution details!
The Knight and their families recently made needed improvements to the Shrine area at St. James. We invite you to visit the Shrine for meditation and prayer.