On Saturday 10/19, in honor of the Feast of the North American Martyrs (Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions), a special Mass was celebrated in French at St. Andrew Church. It was celebrated by Fr Kenneth Healey SM of Immaculate in Lowell and officiated by Bishop Robert Hennessey. Deacon Gerry Hardy from St William in Tewksbury, and Deacon Michael Charchaflian assisted. Deacon Michael preached the homily. Bishop Hennessey has mandated that periodic French masses should be celebrated outside the city of Lowell.
Scholarships were also distributed to those who will be studying the French language or French cultural history in Catholic High Schools or colleges.This year’s Mass was at St Andrew.
It was a great success with a combined choir from St. Andrew and a French choir from Lowell.
Here are some photos from the day: