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St. Mary Parish, Franklin, MA

The Rock December Events

2016 Advent Calendar

Seasonal Calendar

Immaculate Conception Masses

2016 Grand Annual Appeal

Caring Tree outreach is underway

Christmas Mass schedule


Saturday Vigil:

  4:00 p.m.


  7:30 a.m.
  9:00 a.m. - One Mass, separate homilies for adults 
                     and children
10:30 a.m.
12:00 noon
  5:00 p.m. - (From Sept. to May) Contemporary music  
                      Designed for teens and young adults. 
                      All are welcome.


Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.
Saturday:            8:00 a.m.

Holy Days:

Consult bulletin or calendar

Masses for the homebound:

Sunday Mass can be seen on Channel 56 at 7:00 a.m.
Daily Mass at 9:30 a.m.: 
               Ch 268 (Comcast) 
               Ch 296 (Verizon Fios)
Also check for other Mass times.

St. Mary's upper church is wheelchair-accessible and air-conditioned.
St. Mary's Chapel (lower church) is wheelchair-accessible and

Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Brian F. Manning 

Fr. John Sullivan 
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Christopher Bae
Parochial Vicar

Nan Rafter 
Pastoral Associate / Parish Nurse
Health and Homebound Ministry Coordinator

Rectory Office is open from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 508-528-0020
Fax: 508-528-1641

Religious Education Office: 508-528-1450

Parish Staff more >>>

The Rock Youth Ministry:

If you are new to the parish, please introduce yourself after Mass or at the rectory. We want to know and serve you. We hope you will support your parish by your prayers, your presence, and your talents.




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Our Parish

      Advent Wreath

Confessions available on Wednesday evenings during Advent (5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.), lower church confessional

SVdP Christmas Giving form more >>>

St. Mary's Adult Choir Christmas CD on sale more >>>

2016 Advent/Christmas Weave more >>>

The Rock Youth Ministry December events
more >>>

To be added to The Rock Youth Ministry 
e-mail list
more >>>

CYO Basketball info more >>>

St. Mary Children's Festival Choir rehearsals for Christmas Eve Liturgy:
Dec. 1, 8, and 15, at 5:15 - 6 p.m..  Please check bulletin.

Christmas Pageant Mass rehearsals:
Dec. 3, 10, and 17, at 9 a.m., at the Charter School.  Please check bulletin.

SVdP food collection: Dec. 3/4 more >>>

K. of C. Christmas fundraiser for our SVdP Society: Dec. 3/4 more >>>

Caring Tree gifts due: Dec. 4

Baptisms: Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m.

Baptismal Catechesis: Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m.

Mass at The Estate: Dec. 7

A Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas: Dec. 11, at 3 p.m.

The Rock Youth Ministry neighborhood Christmas caroling: Dec. 11, from 5:45 - 7:45 p.m.  more >>>

CWC meeting: Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

K. of C. Free Throw Championship: Dec. 17, from 3-6 p.m.  Please check bulletin.

The Rock Youth Ministry decorate the church for Christmas: Dec. 18 more >>>

Christmas flower donation envelopes available at the doors of the church

K. of C. coffee and donuts: Dec. 18, after 9 and 10:30 Masses

Thursday is music night at St. Mary's.  The Adult Choir is looking for singers.

Sponsor a Respect Life rose more >>>

If you would like a prayer shawl for yourself, family member, or a friend, please call the rectory.

Attention ministry leaders: update your webpage on our website.  Please check Oct. 2 bulletin.

Parishioners: please patronize the advertisers in our weekly bulletin
more >>>

Assistance with substance abuse disorder more >>> 

Online Giving more >>>

Annual Catholic Appeal more >>>

(RCIA) Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Thursday evenings more >>>

Bible Study: Tuesdays, at 1:30 p.m.

Vocation Crucifix for the purpose of praying for vocations available to take into your home.  Please call rectory.

Book Club: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Sept.-June, at 7 p.m.

Divine Mercy Holy Hour: every Sunday at 3 p.m. more >>>

Year of Mercy 2016 more >>>

Children's Liturgy of the Word Materials more >>>


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