The Christ Initiative

One Catholic Community, Two Locations

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St. Agnes in Middleton, MA

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St. Rose of Lima in Topsfield, MA

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Immaculate Conception

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation, will be observed on Thursday, December 8

On this day, Catholics commemorate our belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

There will be a morning Mass celebrated at St. Agnes Parish at 9:00 AM, and an evening Mass celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Parish at 7:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

Children's Liturgy of the Word

An Invitation to Children in Pre-School through Grade 5.

Our First Children’s Liturgy of the Word kicks off on Sunday, November 27 at the 10am Mass at St. Agnes. Our Pope St. John XXIII Seminarian, Travis Mecum, will lead our children’s Liturgy of the Word.

Advent Children’s Liturgy Schedule:

Nov. 27 -- 10am Mass at St. Agnes
Dec. 4 -- 8:30am Mass at St. Rose of Lima
Dec. 11-- 10am Mass at St. Agnes
Dec. 18 -- 8:30am Mass at St. Rose of Lima

NOTE: There will be no Children’s Liturgy of the Word on Christmas Day or New Years' Day.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for this ministry, including adults and high school students.  

If you are interested in being a minister of the Word for Children or helping in another way, please contact Deborah Charewicz, our Director of Religious Education, at or call the Parish Office at 978-774-1958.

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Office Hours  (978.774.1958)

Sundays, 8:00am - 1:00pm,
at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall 

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm,
at St. Agnes Parish Office -
22 Boston Street, Middleton

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