Holy Week 2020

COLLABORATIVE UPDATE April 15, 2020
 

The Lynn Catholic Collaborative of St. Mary and Sacred Heart continues to have all Masses and activities cancelled until further notice, but we continue to share information and live prayer opportunities on Facebook, including:

Sundays – Mass 10am (New time!)
Mondays – Rosary 11am
Wednesdays - Adoration 6-7pm
Fridays - Stations of the Cross 6:30pm

We post updates every day, so please ‘like’ the page and check back regularly.
Click HERE for the Collaborative Facebook Page
Click HERE for information about Making a Spiritual Communion

90 DAY PLEDGE - SUPPORTING OUR PARISHES
A new program has been created by a member of the laity, asking everyone to make a pledge to financially support their parish for the next 90 days. This is done to supplement regular, weekly offertory donations. Please visit this website for more information and to make a pledge:  https://bcatholic.sites.bostoncatholic.org/90DaysYourParish
(To make it easier, type in 'Lynn' when it says to find the parish and both St. Mary's and Sacred Heart will be options.)

These activities are not substitutes for coming together as a community to receive the Sacraments, but as Baptized Christians, we have Christ with us always and can pray and grow as disciples. As the priests and staff continue to plan for the future, we need your help to do so. If you are able to continue your weekly offertory donations, please read below for the different giving options. Continuing our weekly offertory donations is vital for the parishes.

FIRST COMMUNION
The First Communion preparation and Masses have been postponed to a time when friends and family will be able to visit and join in the celebration with us.
Click HERE for information on First Communion Prep and Masses

CONFIRMATION
There will be no more Confirmation Preparation Classes this school year. The last two in April are cancelled. Those candidates who have completed both years of preparation and are planning to be Confirmed in the fall should email Chris Carmody at ccarmody@lynncatholic.org. Those completing their first year should hold onto their books and plan to join us next school year.

FOOD BANKS
Click HERE for information about Food Banks

OFFERTORY DONATIONS
We Depend on Your Financial Support
Between now and returning to our normal schedule, please do not abandon us.  We need your continued flow of financial support to sustain us during this difficult time.  There are several ways by which you may continue to financially support the Lynn Catholic Collaborative of St. Mary and Sacred Heart Parishes:

WeShare Online Giving – With everything moving online, we suggest that you enroll in our online giving program with WeShare.
Click HERE to enroll and make a one-time donation or schedule your monthly donation

Personal Online Banking – Many of us pay our bills via online banking.  You may also make your donations to St. Mary Parish or Sacred Heart Parish in this manner.  Please add St. Mary Parish or Sacred Heart Parish to your online banking account by adding your parish as a new person/company to pay.  Please use the Collaborative Office address – 8 South Common St., Lynn, MA 01902, when adding the parish. This way, you will be able to make a one-time donation, weekly donation or monthly donation directly to the parish.  You may also set up your donation as a recurring event so that the donation is made automatically.

Weekly Envelope Users – Please continue your weekly envelope donations to St. Mary Parish or Sacred Heart Parish by mailing them directly to the Collaborative Office at 8 South Common Street, Lynn, MA 01902. 

Cash/Check Donors – If you usually donate to your parish via cash or check, by dropping it in the collection basket at Mass, kindly consider sending your donation, via check, made payable to either St. Mary Parish or Sacred Heart Parish, to the Collaborative Office at 8 South Common Street, Lynn, MA 01902.

In whatever way that you are able to continue to financially support the Lynn Catholic Collaborative during this extremely difficult time, we would be most appreciative.  Please do not forget us.  We have not forgotten you and continue to pray for you daily.