St. Mary Parish, Franklin, MA

4th Nativity Display Exhibit


Peter Brunelli to receive Archdiocesan Cheverus Award and Medal

Grand Annual Appeal, Oct. 3/4;  Oct. 31/Nov. 1;  Oct. 5/6

Check bulletin for rehearsal schedules


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


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. or check for listings.

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

Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Brian F. Manning 

Fr. John Sullivan 
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

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.




To be added to the parish e-mail list ...

Holy Year of Mercy

Disciples in Mission

Papal Vist to USA

Feast of St. Rocco






Of Interest

Advent Novena (St. Andrew's prayer)
more >>>

Liturgical Year more >>>

The Pilot: Cheverus Award more >>>

The Pilot: Cheverus Award recipients
more >>>

The Pilot: Vatican Nativity scene, tree to be unveiled early for Year of Mercy 
more >>>

Christmas on the Common: Nov. 29, at 4 p.m., Franklin Town Common

Franklin Holiday Stroll: Dec. 3, from 4-8 p.m., downtown Franklin

Bishop Robert Barron: 'René Girard, Church Father' more >>>

Susan Abbott: Matter Conference
more >>>

OSV: 365 Days to Mercy free app more >>>

Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father Francis on Care for Our Common Home more >>>

Blog: Whispers in the Loggia more >>>

iCatholic Magazine: Nov. more >>>

Catholics Come Home more >>>

Sign up for Cardinal Seán's weekly e-mail more >>>


Our Parish

The Weave: Advent more >>>

Downstairs chapel closed for major renovations.  Check 11/15 bulletin.

Caring Tree: please return gifts by Dec. 6 

New contact e-mail list needed for The Rock Youth Ministry more >>>

CYO tryouts for boys and girls, Gr. 5-12  more >>>

SVdP distribution of Thanksgiving food boxes: Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 26, Mass at 8 a.m.

Christmas Pageant Mass rehearsals: Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. in the Charter School.  Check Bulletin.

Nativity Display photos (2012) more >>>

Nativity Display weekend: Nov. 28/29 more >>>

CWC ornament sale: Nov. 28/29, Dec. 12/13, Dec. 19/20

Festival Children's Choir rehearsals: 12/3; 12/10; 12/17.  All times: 5:15-6 p.m.

Grand Annual Collection: Dec. 5/6
(third of 3)
more >>>

K. of C. fundraiser for SVdP: Dec. 5/6 more >>>

The Rock Youth Ministry Rock Night: Dec. 6, for MS and HS, neighborhood Christmas caroling more >>>

Lessons and Carols: Dec. 13, at 3 p.m., upper church

EWTN pilgrimage presentation: Dec. 16.  Check bulletin.

The Rock Youth Ministry service activity: Dec. 20, decorating the church for Christmas.  Check bulletin.

Christmas Masses: Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. (3), 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., midnight.  Christmas Day: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

Seminarian Spotlight: Patrick Fiorillo from our parish more >>>

Online Giving more >>>

Annual Catholic Appeal more >>>

Book Club 3rd Tuesday of the month, Sept.-June. Call rectory.

Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Sunday at 3:00 p.m. more >>>

To be added to the parish e-mail
list more >>>

Online Giving Catholics Come Home Catholic TV


The Light Is On For You The Station of the Cross radio 1060 AM The Pilot