Update on Lawrence gas explosion donation boxes:
To all our parishioners: We have such a caring and giving community. The donation boxes have been overflowing! The boxes will be picked up tonight (Tuesday) and the final delivery will be Wednesday morning. Still needed are gift cards to local grocery stores (in smaller dollar amounts so that they can be distributed as-is).
The people we have been helping in Lawrence have been overwhelmed with gratitude! Below are the latest photos as we prepared to load up for Lawrence Senior Center where it’s been the hub for distribution and photos of the donations collected in Lawrence and the donation boxes from IC.
Here are a couple of new resources for those in Lawrence who are affected by the explosions and the aftermath, if you would still care to donate:
• A Recovery Resource Center will be open Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on 652 Andover Street.
Or donate online at: https://www.corunummealcenter.org/disaster-updates (Monetary Donations)
Our Pastoral Plan
Comprised of two parishes, Holy Redeemer in Merrimac and West Newbury, and Immaculate Conception in Newbury and Newburyport, the Holy Redeemer-Immaculate Conception (HRIC) Collaborative was formed by the Archdiocese in 2015 to help us better meet the needs of our people in a time of shifting resources. Geographically, the reach of the Collaborative spans over 65 square miles, which are all connected by the waters that flow in and around the communities it serves.
Our strong sense of community is built on our common missions of faith, service, discipleship, and social engagement. It binds us together as our boundaries extend beyond the Collaborative. We share joys and sorrows, prayer and fellowship as we continue our journey of faith.
This love and compassion, in the spirit of the greatest Commandment, form the cornerstone of the mission of our parishes and our evolving Collaborative. We meet people where they are. We minister to personal needs in personal ways. We tend to the body, mind, heart, and spirit of the souls of those whom God has called us to serve. We encounter Jesus in them and, we hope, they in us.
We are very pleased to share with you our newly-approved Local Pastoral Plan. In the months ahead, we will be inviting you to participate in the many new and exciting initiatives that our Plan envisions. It is my hope that every parishioner will find a way to get involved in at least one new activity and outreach. I am confident that many blessings will come from these efforts!
Join us! All are welcome.
Yours in Christ,
Father Timothy Harrison, Pastor
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Welcome to Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception Collaborative Parishes: the Catholic presence in the more than 60 square miles of the four towns of Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury in Massachusetts.
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Catholic Appeal 2018
4:00pm IC, Newburyport
4:00pm alternates every six weeks between St. Ann, W. Newbury and Nativity, Merrimac. See Calendar for dates.
7:15am IC, Newburyport
8:00am Nativity, Merrimac
9:00am IC, Newburyport
10:15am St. Ann, W. Newbury
11:00am IC, Newburyport (June-September)
9:00am St. Ann, W. Newbury
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
7:15am IC, Newburyport
9:00am Nativity, Merrimac
IC: Saturdays 3:00 to 3:30 (or by appointment)
HR: Saturdays before the 4:00pm Mass (or by appointment)