This is a time for farewells and greetings. A time of parish vitality.
We're wishing Fr. Marcel Bouchard well as he enters retirement.
We're greeting our summer assistant, Fr. Matthew Gill
Saturday, June 23:
4:00 pm: Confessions
5:00 pm: Mass - Fr. Matthew Gill, recently ordained, celebrates his first Mass with us. Fr. Marcel Bouchard will speak at the end ofMass and greet all afterwards.
Sunday, June 24:
8:00 am: Mass celebrated by Fr. Kevin Cody. Fr. Marcel Bouchard will speak at the end of Mass and greet all afterwards.
10:00 am: Parish Center opens as a hospitality center for early-arriving mainland guests.
11:00 am: Mass - Fr. Matthew Gill, recently ordained, celebrates Mass. Fr. Marcel Bouchard will speak at the end of Mass and greet all afterwards.
1:00 pm: Mass of Thanksgiving
As he enters retirement, Fr. Bouchard celebrates this Mass with several priests and deacons. The Nantucket Interfaith Council, other ecumenical guests, and some friends from the mainland will participate. All parishioners are welcome.
2:30 pm: Reception (or directly after the 1 pm Mass.)
In the Rectory Garden, 6 Orange Street. All parishioners and friends are welcome. A tent will allow the party to proceed whatever the weather.
6:30 pm: Mass in Spanish
A 'Children's Mass' celebrated by Fr. Carlos Patiño. Fr. Matthew Gill and Fr. Marcel Bouchard will speak at the end of Mass and greet all afterwards.
Farewell & Welcome
Rev. Marcel H. Bouchard: Pastor here since 2010, Fr. Bouchard leaves us on June 26 and enters into retirement on Cape Cod.
Rev. John P. Kelleher: Currently pastor of St. Joan of Arc in Orleans, Fr. Kelleher arrives here on June 27 as our new pastor.
Rev. Carlos A. Paniño: Currently assisting in the Hispanic Apostolate in three parishes (Hyannis, West Harwich and Nantucket). Padry Carlos, effecive June 27, will be in full-time ministry here as parochial vicar.
Rev. Matthew G. Gill: Ordained on June 9, Fr. Gill arrives June 19, spending his first months of priesthood as our summer assistant.