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Parish Pastoral Council Elections are Live!

posted Jul 20, 2014, 5:10 PM by Benjamin Krywucki   [ updated Jul 20, 2014, 5:19 PM ]

Directions:  Please vote for up to three (3) individuals to serve on the Parish Pastoral Council by checking the box next to their name. Terms are for 3 years, starting 7/1/14. Voting at Masses on weekends of July 19/20 and July 26/27.  Please submit only one ballot per adult. You must be at least 18 years old to vote.


For more information about the candidates, please see this informational PDF.


Please Vote Here


Parish Council Ballot 2014 Final




OLOG RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2014-2015- Information Update

posted Jul 6, 2014, 12:54 PM by Benjamin Krywucki

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!

Parish Pastoral Council Nominations are now closed

posted Jul 1, 2014, 5:39 PM by Benjamin Krywucki   [ updated Jul 1, 2014, 5:41 PM ]

Elections will be held at Masses starting Saturday, July 12 - Sunday, July 20.  

Parish Pastoral Council Nominations are open!

posted Jun 9, 2014, 5:10 PM by Benjamin Krywucki   [ updated Jul 1, 2014, 5:41 PM ]

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
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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

Cardinal Sean O’Malley appoints Father Poitras as new OLOG Administrator

posted Nov 24, 2013, 11:36 AM by Benjamin Krywucki

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

Christmas Fair - Fun for All!

posted Nov 17, 2013, 2:39 PM by Benjamin Krywucki   [ updated Nov 17, 2013, 2:49 PM by Photos OLOG ]

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!

2013 OLOG Christmas Craft Fair


Annual PACH Turkey Sale

posted Nov 4, 2013, 5:54 AM by Benjamin Krywucki

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
selling 
“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!

OLOG Parishioner Val Prest visits St. Benedict's in Uganda

posted Oct 26, 2013, 6:54 PM by Benjamin Krywucki   [ updated Nov 1, 2013, 10:19 AM ]


    Recently, an Our Lady of Grace Parishioner, Val Prest visited Fr. Stephen and his St. Benedict's school.  Please enjoy the videos that Val has put together at Fr. Stephen's site www.stbenedictkmduganda.org 

    Knights Improve Shrine at St. James

    posted Oct 26, 2013, 5:21 PM by Benjamin Krywucki   [ updated Oct 26, 2013, 5:33 PM ]

    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.

    Oct 2013 Knights improve St. James Shrine


    Food for the Poor Yard Sale - Sat, June 29

    posted Jun 28, 2013, 8:10 AM by Benjamin Krywucki

    Food for The Poor Yard Sale
    When:  Saturday, June 29th from 8 - 1:00 
    Where: Sacred Heart Church 
    Parking Lot in Groton 

    Food for the Poor is an amazing organization that aids hungry children throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.  This yard sale is run by our youth & the Respect Life Group.  If you have any questions, please contact Nicholas Dunsmoor @ 978-433-3397.  Please consider contributing VERY gently used or new items to raise funds for Food for the Poor.  OLOG Church donation drop off date is Friday evening, June 28th from 6:30 -7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Church in Groton.  Your time and generosity is greatly appreciated.

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