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    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/23241/slideshows/homeCustom1116x730/SHJ.jpg New Winter Mass Schedule
    (10/31 to 4/30)
    Weekend Mass Times (2 Masses Only)
    Sat at 4:00 PM & Sun at 9:30 AM at SHJ
    Weekday Masses: Tues at 4:00 PM
    Wed, Thurs, & Fri at 8:30 AM
    All Weekday Masses will be held in K of C Room at SHJ Parish Hall
    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/23241/slideshows/homeCustom1116x730/shhighalter.jpg Welcome to St. Andre Bessette Parish Home of Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Ignatius churches. Learn More /our-churches _self
    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/23241/slideshows/homeCustom1116x730/Mary%20%20Baby%20Jesus%20SV%204.jpg Online Giving Please prayerfully consider donating to our parish! Donate /give _self
    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/23241/slideshows/homeCustom1116x730/SH%20Mary%201.jpg A Letter from Father Paul Dear parishioners, At St. Andre Bessette Parish, each church has one Mass per weekend since July 2019. At present, 90 to 100 people (3 Masses together) per weekend attend. Some will go to Florida for the winter, leaving about 70 people. Three Masses are not needed. Discussing with finance/parish councils and the diocese, a decision has been made that during winter, beginning this November (November to April) there will be two weekend Masses only, Saturday at 4pm in SHJ and Sunday at 9.30am in SHJ. While I know that saving money is a large concern for St. Andre Parish, one way to do this is to conserve fuel is setting the thermostat at 45 degrees at St. Ignatius and St. Vincent churches and to have weekday Masses at the Knights of Columbus room in SHJ hall. So that the parish uses SHJ church two times a week only for weekend Masses. I had to consider the Religious Ed program while making weekend Mass time changes for winter. Our parish has just begun the Religious Education program (including preparation for First Holy Communion) from 8.30am to 10am every 1st Sunday of the month. As I do not have any volunteers for Confirmation preparation, this decision helps me to teach the new Confirmands in our parish which is particularly important, at the same time it helps the parish financially. Sacred Heart Church is chosen because it is in between Lowell and North Troy and it can also handle the social distancing rules. I never intended to close any churches and disappoint anyone but celebrating 3 Masses for 30 people at each Mass during winter is also not needed. These changes are just for the winter months only. I trust my people understand me better. Thank you Fr Paul St Andre Bessette, pray for us! Read More /mass-times _self
    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/23241/slideshows/homeCustom1116x730/aisle-arches-architecture-2938918.jpg The parish is in the process of taking on a few new projects for repairs. Estimates are being made available for viewing. Any donations are welcome in an effort to defray costs. View Estimates /parish-project-documentation _self