"What then is a parish? It is the smallest section of the one
universal flock which has been entrusted to Peter by the Lord. Under
the authority of a responsible priest who has received the care of
souls from his bishop, the parish is, within the Church of Jesus
Christ, the first community of Christian life; it is a community cut
to human dimensions, in which the shepherd can know his flock and the
flock can know their shepherd ... At the heart of this area, we find the
parish church with its bell-tower, its baptistery, its confessional,
its altar and tabernacle, a symbol of unity and the centre of
— Pope Paul VI
Welcome New Parishioners and Sunday Visitors!
Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish is a regular territorial parish of
the Archdiocese of Boston, which also encompasses the Traditional
Latin Mass apostolate. Both the ordinary form of the Roman Rite (1970)
and the extraordinary form (1962 Missal) are celebrated here with the
blessing of His Eminence Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of
Boston. We encourage new parishioners to please register in the parish
and to introduce yourselves to the Pastor, and we are always glad to
welcome Sunday visitors here to our beautiful, historic church.
We look forward to your coming again.