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Pastor's Corner

“Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.”

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 9/04/18

That quote from St. Catherine of Siena has been taken up as a motto by a group of young Catholic women who have mounted a letter writing campaign to our bishops and the papal nuncio in response to the sexual abuse scandal in the Church. They call their social ... Read More »

Fast & Pray

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/28/18

In my homilies the last couple of weeks I spoke of my intention to increase my fasting and prayer for the Holy Spirit to help the Church drive out the demon of sexual abuse once and for all. Last week I said that despite your maybe feeling that it ... Read More »

Letter to Parishioners

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/28/18

Dear Friends in Christ, Early this week, Pope Francis issued a “Letter to the People of God” in which he acknowledged “the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated ... Read More »

Homily August 19th

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/19/18

I received my seminary formation for the priesthood back in the late 1980s. It was then that the first rumblings of the clerical abuse crisis were being heard. One day I was sitting in my room reading the Boston Globe. I came across an article reporting an incident of ... Read More »

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/19/18

The anniversary of the original dedication of Holy Redeemer Church by Bishop Daniel F. Feehan back on August 27, 1916, is tomorrow. How about coming to Daily Mass at 8 am to celebrate the anniversary. Holy Redeemer was a mission of Holy Trinity in W. Harwich in those days. ... Read More »

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/13/18

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the original dedication of Holy Redeemer Church by Bishop Daniel F. Feehan back on August 27, 1916. In those days the church was a mission of Holy Trinity in W. Harwich. Holy Redeemer did not become its own parish until 1955. The architecture of ... Read More »

Parish Annual Collection Kickoff

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/10/18

Holy Redeemer Parish began its Annual Collection on August 5. The collection will continue through September 30. The Annual Collection is used to supplement the parish budget collection to pay for some of the larger expenses incurred by the parish during the year. This year we have begun several ... Read More »

Parish Annual Collection Kickoff

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 7/30/18

This week parishioners should receive a mailing announcing the start of the Annual Collection. The collection period begins this weekend August 5- September 30. The Annual Collection is used as a supplement the parish budget collection to pay for some of the larger expenses incurred by the parish during ... Read More »

Parish Annual Collection Kickoff

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 7/24/18

Each year the largest fundraiser for Holy Redeemer Parish is our Annual Collection. This week parishioners should receive a mailing announcing the start of the collection. The collection period will run from August 5- September 30. The Annual Collection is used as a supplement to our budget collection to ... Read More »

Rules of Civility

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 7/09/18

We’re all doing a great deal of bemoaning the lack of civility in our discourse both on a national and a personal level but are we doing anything about it? We can’t look to politicians or the talking heads that pervade the media to restore some civility to our ... Read More »

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