Here's a photo of downtown Danvers, MA as I knew it as a child (1950's). My sister and I would do all our Christmas shopping in one night in "the square." Almost all of that shopping was done at Woolworth's five-and-ten, the store on the right hand side of this image. Hair nets for our grandmother, pipe cleaners for my grandfather and costume jewelery or a fancy hanky for our aunts...
Click on the bible for this Sunday's readings and some background notes to help you understand them.
For a pocket cross with this scripture verse, send a stamped self-addressed envelope to Concord Pastor, 55 Church Street, Concord, MA 01742
Music for Winter Prayer
(Click on the image for a prayer)
A daily prayer
A song and prayer for Lent
I need a clean heart this Lent, Lord, so in these 40 days I pray you'll: sweep, dust, cleanse, mend, repair, forgive, purify and strengthen this heart of mine... And because I need a new spirit within me, Lord, I pray you'll: renew my listless spirit, lift up my drooping spirit, rekindle my burned-out spirit, open up my selfish spirit, refresh my failing spirit, energize my tired spirit, pardon my sinful spirit and put a right spirit within me, within this heart of mine...
A blessing of peace for you at the end of your day...
The best place to start is always one of your local Catholic churches. Drop in some Sunday and see what's going on. Then you might speak to the pastor or someone on the parish staff about how they can help you and respond to your questions.