Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4:10 PM
Archdiocese suspends all public Masses until further notice. Church open daily for personal prayer 6 am-6 pm. Please share announcements with those who do not have internet.
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Our Lady of Hope Parish is a welcoming community commited to Jesus Christ and to His Gospel. Living His command to love others, we reach out to serve those in need and to become a source of strength and love for our parishioners, visitors, and community.

We have some prayer cards in church for those who visit....

March 23, 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We are all aware of the events of the past few weeks. Things like prohibiting the celebration of Public Mass, social/religious gatherings, fear of touching or talking to another person, et cetera were always things we read about in history books or science fiction books. Today we are living “Present Day Non-Fiction”. It is real.

We will do our best to stay in contact with you on our Parish web-site (www.ipswichcatholics.org), by e-mail,or by the Parish bulletin (available in the church or on-line). If you know of anyone who does not have Internet, please pass this information on to them. It is almost the only way we can communicate.

Hopefully you know that even though public Mass is prohibited, the Church remains open each day from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM for personal prayer. We as Catholics know that the Lord is truly present with us in His Body and Blood (The Eucharist) reserved in the Tabernacle. When you visit the Church to pray, you are not alone. The Lord is present with His people. I have happily noticed this past week the people who have come to the Church, throughout the day, to pray. Hopefully, this time of challenge will build up in each of us a renewed appreciation of the Lord truly present in the Eucharist.      I also hope that an awareness of the beauty of visiting the Lord in the Tabernacle during the day will allow us to keep our Church open everyday from morning to night.     I also want you to know that even though there have been no public Masses for the past week, I have celebrated Mass each day in our Church for you, your loved ones living and deceased. In the meantime, you are encouraged to watch daily Mass on Boston Catholic TV, EWTN, or other Catholic websites.  I am aware that some other Parishes are able to broadcast Masses to their parishioners over the Internet. We will be working on this possibility.

Many times the Lord said, “Do not fear!” or “Be not afraid, I am with you”! Sometimes this seems hard to believe. In reality, it takes Faith. Throughout all of this, I suggest as others have suggested, listen to Federal/State/Medical/Church authorities. Do not be weakened by rumor, fear, ignorance. “The Truth will set you free!

 In Christ,  Tom Keyes

Join Cardinal Seán for a retreat on the Eucharist, beginning on Holy Thursday:

Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m. – The Eucharist
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to follow on Catholic TV at 7:30 PM

The retreat will air/stream nightly on the Archdiocese of Boston’s Facebook page, CatholicTV, and on www.bostoncatholic.org.

   

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our parish's schedule of masses is available by viewing our online calendar. Click Here

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We're glad you asked! We welcome you to contact the church office to meet with our pastor. We've also provided some introductory answers on this website. Click Here

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Congratulations! The first step to being married at Our Lady of Hope is to reach Father Tom Keyes directly, at 978-356-3944. Marriages need to be arranged at least six months prior to the intended date. Click Here

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