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June 1, 2021

Dear Parishioners,

It is with great joy that we announce that our three churches (St. Mary’s in Hanover, St. Helen’s in Norwell, and St. Thecla’s in Pembroke) will officially merge to become one parish on July 1, 2021. After consultation with the parish councils and at our request, Cardinal Seán has approved our new parish, whose temporary name will be St. Mary’s, St. Helen’s, and St. Thecla’s. Father Chris Hickey has been named the pastor of the new parish with Father Joe McCarthy remaining on as parochial vicar.

The parish councils are currently working to put together a new Mass schedule utilizing all three churches which will take effect in July. We ask for your patience and understanding in this endeavor.

In the next few days, you will be receiving more information regarding our Religious Education program. St. Mary’s, St. Helen’s, and St. Thecla’s have held vibrant Summer Religious Education programs in years past, so we are looking forward to joining efforts to offer a combined program this June. More details and registration for both our fall and summer Religious Education programs will be available this week.

We are very excited about this opportunity for our churches to come together as one parish. Along with Cardinal Seán’s blessing comes his promise of prayers as our churches present a paradigm for the Archdiocese of Boston. We ask for your prayers, patience, and understanding in this groundbreaking effort.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Father Chris Hickey                                           Father Joe McCarthy
Pastor, St. Mary’s & St. Helen’s Pastor,                Pastor,  St. Thecla’s

Cardinal Shan O'Malley has reinstated the obligation to attend Mass effective the weekend of June 19 & 20, 2021.  This obligation does not apply to those who are ill; those who have been recently exposed to COVID or any other communicable illness; those who are confined to their homes or to hospitals or other facilities due to illness, infirmity, frailty or age; and those who are not yet able to be vaccinated, due to age or any health consideration.  

If you have been vaccinated, a mask if not necesary.  If you feel more comfortable social distancing, the pews on the right hand side are still marked off with every other row.  

Sign up for Mass is no longer required.  Our weekend Masses are at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.  Daily Mass will be held at 9:00 A.M.  ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY'S.     Confessions will be heard on Saturdays from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.  

To watch Mass at St. Thecla's with Fr. Joe, click here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SaintTheclaPembroke

We will have Benediction on Fridays at 6:00 p.m.  Adoration will start at 5:30 p.m.   On the first Fridays, there will be a healing service with Deacon Jack at 6:30 p.m.  



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