Seán Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap, paid a visit to our Parish on Saturday. I was in charge of taking photographs of the Kiddie Choir. None of the photos turned out. The lady shooting pictures for the Lowell Sun got at least one great picture, which ran on Sunday. Unfortunately, the web version of Robert Mills' article does not include the picture. However, you can view a bunch of shots here.
One of the things that was interesting was that Father Nicholas Sanella told us, in introducing Cardinal O'Malley, that he was called and told he was going to the Immaculate Conception Parish on 6 December, which is the Feast Day of Saint Nicholas. And, then the Cardinal's delayed visit--delayed by several months--was on 6 December, the same Feast Day. To that Cardinal O'Malley noted that "Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous." That is an old saying, but it is a good one.
I expect that there will be something about the visit in Cardinal Seán's Blog.
If I figure out the legalities of including the Lowell Sun photos, I will append them to this post.
For those following Feast Days, today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, after which our Parish is named. The phrase "Immaculate Conception" is not to be confused with the phrase "Virgin Birth." They are two very different things.
Regards -- Cliff