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Sunday Worship Service:
Sep 15 - Jun: 11:00 am | Jun 23 - Sep 8: 10:00 am
Weekly Pastor's Letter
Some of us remember when school cafeterias would serve fish on Friday. It was a nod to many of our Catholic sisters and brothers, some of whom might have given up meat on the Fridays, as a form of penance. Before Vatican II (1962-65) this was a year-round practice, but then it became primarily a Lenten practice. It's good to think of Lent as a diet for your soul. Lent is kind of a "40 Days to a More Spiritual You."
Ash Wednesday Service
Ash Wednesday is an ancient ritual that helps us remember that each of us is made of finite material, inspired and animated by the breath of God. On March 5th at 7:00pm, we invite you to mark the beginning of our Lenten pilgrimage with a simple, intimate service of music, prayers, candlelight, and blessings.
Lenten Midweek Worship
Need some mid-week spiritual centering and tuning-up during Lent? Want some encouragement in keeping your Lenten devotion? Beginning Thursday, March 13 and continuing through April 10, join us at 6:45 pm in a half-hour meditative, candle-lit worship.
Food for the Hungry -- United Parish will begin following a biblical tradition from the early church when, after communion, the leftovers of the meal were taken to those who needed food. On the 1st Sunday of each month, the day we celebrate communion, we will begin our own tradition of bringing food donations to the community.
The United Parish Mission Giving Committee has made donations totaling $6,500 to five organizations so far this year. In the Fall, we gave $1,500 to the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry that was doubled by an anonymous donor for gifts made by