Welcome to Our Community
We are one community of faith comprised of two parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston - Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Maria Goretti. We serve Catholics in Lynnfield and the surounding areas of Peabody, Lynn, Saugus, and Wakefield. Our parochial school provides an exemplary academic education combined with a strong faith foundation, preparing our students to excel in higher education, to be leaders in their communities, and to model their lives based on Catholic values.
Our Collaborative Purpose
The purpose of the Lynnfield Catholic Community is to welcome all in brotherly love, to build up the community of believers, and to lead all members to a deeper relationship with Christ our Savior.
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Welcome Message from Fr. Paul Ritt, Pastor
Registration now open for Grades K-10 at both parishes
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"Praying Hands" posters are located in both OLA and SMG churches. These cutouts list supplies our Faith Formation program needs. Please take a "hand", purchase the item listed, and return your donation to the blue bins under the posters. Thank you for your support.
Holyday of Obligation
Thursday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Masses in the Collaborative are as follows:
Wednesday, Dec. 7: 4PM at OLA
Thursday, Dec. 8: 7AM at SMG, 9AM at OLA, 7PM at SMG
Both the SMG and OLA Giving Trees will be set up in the churches starting the weekend of November 26/27. Please take a gift wish tag from the tree, and place your unwrapped gifts under the tree.
All OLA gifts should be returned by December 11, after the 11 am Mass. They will be delivered to Catholic Charities in Lynn.
All SMG gifts should be returned by December 18, after the 5 pm Mass. They will be delivered to Lazarus House in Lawrence.
SMG Christmas Events for Kids and Adults:
For the Grown-Ups...Saturday, Dec. 3
Cocktails at 6:00 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm; $25/person
Deadline for Reservations: Nov. 26 Contact Donna Hegan at email@example.com
For the Kids...Saturday, Dec. 10, Breakfast with Santa, 10am-12noon
*Learn about the Magi, enjoy some doughnuts and hot chocolate, and have your picture taken with Santa
*Make a donation towards the "250 beds for 250 kids" initiative of the Mass. Coalition for the Homeless.
OLA Tree-Trimming Party...Sunday, Dec. 11, after the 11am Mass
Bring an ornament, garland, tree skirt, tree topper and help us decorate the "White House" (next to the church) for the season! Refreshments will be served.
Bambinelli Sunday at OLA: Dec. 18 at 9am Mass
Bring the baby Jesus from your home Nativity set to be blessed. This beautiful Italian tradition reminds us all that the gift of the birth of Jesus is the core of Christmas.
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