MASS & PRAYER

The Celebration of Holy Mass is the source and summit of our community’s joy and its life of prayer, fellowship, and service. All are welcome to join us for Mass and to participate in Holy Communion in accordance with personal conscience and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Beginning during the weekend of May 30th and May 31st, the Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport will celebrate Masses according to the following schedule. Come and pray with us!

Saturday Vigil Masses

  • 4:00pm     Saint Ann Church
  • 6:00pm     Our Lady of Good Voyage Church

Sunday Masses

  • 7:00am     Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
  • 8:15am     Saint Ann Church
  • 10:00am   Saint Joachim Church
  • 11:45am   Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
  • 5:00pm     Saint Ann Church (Brazilian Community Mass)

Weekday Masses

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:00am
    Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
  • Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00am
    Saint Joachim Church
  • Saturdays at 8:00am
    Saint Ann Church

Daily Prayer Resources

In addition to participating in the sacramental life of our parishes, all Catholics are called to holiness through daily prayer. As one way of encouraging members of our community to grow closer to Christ through prayer, we recommend the following online resources for daily prayer and reflection which can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

For further suggestions about daily prayer, please see one of our priests or deacons before or after Mass; or contact Cliff Garvey, Minister of Evangelization, at cgarvey@ccgronline.com.

Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation

As sinners, we acknowledge our faults and failures. We also believe deeply in God’s boundless mercy and limitless love for us. The Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation (Confess) offers each of us an opportunity to reconcile ourselves with both God and the Church. The sacrament is comprised of four elements: sorrow for one’s sins, confession of those sins to a priest, absolution by a priest, and an act of penance. The Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport celebrates the Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation according to the following schedule:

  • Saint Ann Church
    Saturday 3:00pm-3:30pm
  • Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
    Saturday 3:00pm-3:30pm
  • Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
    Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm (Lent Only)

Confessions are also heard by appointment with one of our priests. If you cannot participate in the Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation during one of our regularly scheduled celebrations, then please contact our pastoral office at 978-281-4820 or contact Father Jim at frjim@ccgronline.com.

Eucharistic Adoration

  • Saint Joachim Church
    Monday 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saint Joachim Church
    Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-10:30am
  • Saint Ann Church
    Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
    Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm (Lent Only)

Rosary

  • Monday through Saturday before the Daily Masses

Mass Intentions

All parishioners of the Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport are now welcome to schedule one Sunday Mass and one weekday Mass in memory of family, friends, and special intentions at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, Saint Ann Church, and/or Saint Joachim Church through June 30, 2015. The suggested donation for a Memorial Mass is $10.00. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our pastoral offices at 978-281-4820. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and generosity.

Memorial Donations

The sanctuary lamps that signify the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in each of our churches in the Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport can be donated in memory of departed loved ones. The requested donation for a sanctuary lamp is $25. Also, if you or your family would like to donate altar flowers in memory of a departed loved one, the requested donation is $250 per week. For more information, please contact Father Jim at frjim@ccgronline.com. Thank you in advance for your generous support of our parish communities.

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