Mass Schedule

Fall-Spring  

Saturday 4 pm-St Anne
Sunday 7:45 am-St Anne
Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 am-St Catherine
Confession:  Saturday 3-3:45pm-St. Anne

Other Local Area Mass Times

Weather Cancelation Information

Dave Lebleu - Thursday, November 01, 2018

If Westford or Littleton Schools are closed due to inclement weather, ALL activities at St Catherine and St Anne Parishes are canceled for the day and evening. This is to allow work crews to remove snow, de-ice our walkways and parking lots, and make our facilities safe for all. Parish closing information will be posted on channel 5 only.

If Westford or Littleton schools have a delay, morning mass is canceled. (does not apply to Funerals)

Religious Education class cancelations for weekends will be posted on tv, channel 5 only.

If dangerous weather occurs on a weekend, please use extreme caution. The Lord does not want you to be injured trying to come to Mass.

Thank you for understanding. 

God Love, Fr Peter

Why am I required to complete a CORI form?

Dave Lebleu - Thursday, September 20, 2018



Why do I need to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form?


At the St. Anne – St. Catherine Collaborative, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our children, youth, elderly and disabled brothers and sisters.   As a part of that commitment, we adhere to all guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Boston.  One of those requirements is annual background checks.  Some of the more frequent questions we have been asked are:

Who needs a CORI check?

The Archdiocese of Boston requires that all clergy, including those not serving in a parish, and all parish staff (full and part-time), together with all volunteers (18 years of age and older) who minister to or have the potential for unmonitored access to children, youth, elderly or the disabled, undergo a CORI check.

Why do I have to fill out a CORI request form every year?

The CORI Policy of the Archdiocese as well as Archdiocesan Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Children require an annual CORI.

If I fill out a CORI form someplace else, why do I have to fill one out for the Church?

Criminal offender record information may not be shared among entities certified to have access to CORI.

Why do I have to provide so much personal information on the CORI form?

The Commonwealth determines what information must appear on the CORI request form.  The specific information ensures that the returned CORI belongs to the person who filled out the request form.

To review all of our volunteer requirements, and other related documents pertaining to our commitment to ensuring a safe environment, please CLICK    Volunteer Requirements-Info page



Sexual Abuse Crisis-Bishop Barron's response

Dave Lebleu - Thursday, August 30, 2018


Friends, many of you have asked for my thoughts on the McCarrick abuse crisis, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and the recent report from Archbishop Viganò.

Friends,

Many of you have asked for my thoughts on the McCarrick abuse crisis, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and the recent report from Archbishop Viganò.

We're all devastated by the horrific suffering of these many victims, and we're all wondering what to do next.

I shared some thoughts a couple weeks ago, in an article, but I thought it might be helpful to have a more candid conversation today, building on the USCCB's statement just released, which I wholly support.

Please watch the discussion, and together let's pray for the victims and the entire Body of Christ.

Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/2MUFQrP

Peace,

Bishop Robert Barron
Founder, Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, PO Box 170, Des Plaines, IL 60016, United States


Faith Community Newsletters

Dave Lebleu - Monday, February 26, 2018

Please click here to view the Fall 2019 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the Summer 2019 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the Spring 2019 Collaborative Newsletter

If you have any comments, questions or concerns about the newsletter, please contact Debbie Rhodes, Stewardship Director, at (978) 320-4212 or email DebbieR@LWCatholic.org.

Please find 2017 & 2018 Newsletters below

Please click here to view the December 2018 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the November 2018 Collaborative Newsletter

Please click here to view the October 2018 Collaborative Newsletter

Please click here to view the August/September 2018 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the June-July 2018 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the May 2018 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the April 2018 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the March 2018 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the February 2018 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the January 2018 Collaborative Newsletter


Please click here to view the December 2017 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the November 2017 Collaborative Newsletter
Please click here to view the October 2017 Collaborative Newsletter









Friends of the Poor Walk

Dave Lebleu - Friday, October 27, 2017
Walk for the Poor Page, click here

Job posting--K-6 Director or Coordinator of Religious Education

Dave Lebleu - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wanted: Director/or/Coordinator of Religious Education for St. Catherine of Alexandria. Westford, MA

St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish seeks a part time (25-30 hours) benefits eligible Director or Coordinator of Religious Education for grades K-6.  Manages and leads a team of 7 volunteer grade level coordinators who work with 100+ catechists to provide sacramental prep. and catechesis for K-6 students. Ideally, candidate would have experience teaching young children, have a good understanding of child safety procedures, and be a certified D.R.E. or C.R.E. or willing to work toward certification.  Candidate should have excellent pastoral and communication skills, work well as part of a pastoral team, be technologically proficient, and a practicing Catholic.

 

Full Job Description

Application for Employment

The Joy of Living Gratefully

Dave Lebleu - Friday, December 09, 2016

                                                      The Joy of Living Gratefully                11/20/2016        

Good evening. My name is Dan Taylor.  I’m a member of St. Anne’s parish. 

I wish I could say that I live gratefully every day, but, unfortunately that isn’t true yet.  I still have a long way to go before I can say that.  But there are moments – just little hints of grace that come to me from time to time - when I’m reminded that everything I call “mine”...  my wife, my kids, my town, my country, my church, and even my own life – all of these things that I call “mine”, they’re all actually gifts that I never earned and I hardly deserve.  In those moments it is easy to see that gratitude is the one truly appropriate response to everything in life.

In those moments when I see everything as a gift, it puts the world into a perspective that makes it impossible for me to be angry or resentful or jealous.  It’s like I’ve stepped back from it all to see this great, elaborate performance where all the actors are ad-libbing – there are no scripts – they’re just doing the best they can with the circumstances they’re in.  Seeing this way makes me empathize so much more with people who have been given less, sometimes far less, than I’ve been given.  It allows me to understand why some people act the way they do, even though I don’t think it’s right.  It gives me patience with my kids (and God knows I need all I can get) and helps me find that right way of explaining why they need to put on a coat, or why they have to help their mother, instead of just saying “Because I said so!”

And in those moments, I can also see clearly that, no matter how bad things seem, they can always, always be worse. 

I believe it’s the Holy Spirit that speaks to me at those times.  Itself, another gift!  And when He does, and I see the world through that lens, there is joy to be found everywhere.

If I try to think about the inverse of “the joy of living gratefully”, I come up with “the misery of living in disappointment.”  This is the misery where I think “I’m owed”... I deserve this and you owe me that.  I worked hard, I spent my time and my money, I expended effort and love... I should get something back for all that.  When you think about it, it’s obvious that living that way will almost always be disappointing.  Especially if everyone else is living that way, too.  Who can keep track of all that credit and debt?

I know I have trouble keeping the first of those two opposing worldviews in mind.  It’s very easy to slip into the second even though I don’t want to...  I have hope that God will help me, will help all of us, get better at hearing his little hints of grace, and so experience more of the joy of living gratefully.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW)

Sue Butterfield Diane Gavel Kathy Mancini - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW)

CORI form FY 2020

Dave Lebleu - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Easter Clergy Health and Retirement Trust Collection

Dave Lebleu - Monday, March 21, 2016
 Thank you to all who contributed to this important effort. The success of the collection is essential to our ongoing efforts to ensure continuing care and quality of life programs for the men who enable us to live out our Catholic faith. We are grateful for your full participation and support of this critical effort.