Aerial Photo of St. Mary's Church

St. Mary Parish, Franklin, MA

Canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata


5 pm Sunday Mass resumes Sept. 11

Religious Ed. Schedules


2016 CatholicAppeal

Living the Holy Year of Mercy



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.
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.
(Closed Fridays June 17 to September 2)
Telephone: 508-528-0020
Fax: 508-528-1641

Religious Education Office: 508-528-1450

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

A Prayer for the New School Year more >>>

Religious Ed. schedules more >>>

Join a ministry in the fall more >>>

We welcome Fr. John Paul Sheridan from Ireland to our parish for the summer.  Please check July 17 bulletin.  more >>>

Cardinal Seán's Blog: Reflections of a newly ordained priest: Fr. Christopher Bae (click on July 8) more >>>

Rectory office will be closed on Fridays between June 17 and September 2. 

SVdP Newsletter: Happy Summer 2016 more >>>

If you are interested in coaching CYO Basketball, please check bulletin. 
more >>>

First Friday Adoration: Sept. 2, from
7:45 - 8:45
more >>>

First Saturday Devotion: Sept. 3, rosary after 8 a.m. Mass more >>>

SVdP "Rise and Shine" food drive:
Sept. 3/4  
more >>>

Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children: Sept. 10, at St. Mary's Cemetery following 8 a.m. Mass.  Please check bulletin. more >>>

Health Ministry meeting: Sept. 12,
at 10 a.m.

Catholic Women's Club Welcome Meeting: Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

Confirmation Masses: weekend of Sept. 17/18

6th annual SVdP Friends of the Poor Walk: Sept. 24 more >>>

Registration for First Communion 1: Oct. 3 in Rel. Ed. Office from
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
more >>>

Bereavement Support Group begins:
Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.

Ministry Expo: Oct. 16

RCIA program begins: Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m.  Please check bulletin. more >>>

CWC Bake Sale: Oct. 22/23

Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to La Salette Shrine: Oct. 26

Holy Hour of Mercy: Nov. 15, at 1 p.m.

St. Mary's Adult Choir Christmas CD on sale at rectory

Sponsor a Respect Life rose more >>>

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

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

Assistance with substance abuse disorder more >>> 

Online Giving more >>>

Annual Catholic Appeal more >>>

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

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

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

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


Of Interest

Pray for Peace in Our Communities: Sept. 9 more >>> 

The Pilot: Bishop Mark O'Connell: "I plan on being a happy bishop' more >>>

The Pilot: Bishop Reed: Living God's will 'has been the joy of my life' more >>>

Word on Fire: How St. Monica can help your child return to the church more >>>

Blessed are the Peacemakers: Sept. 11, Fatima Shrine (Holliston), 3:30-6 p.m.

Mary Mother of Mercy: Sept. 13, Fatima Shrine (Holliston), 6:30 p.m.

Archdiocesan Justice Convocation:
Nov. 5
more >>>

Fr. Kenneth Doyle: Keeping Lord's Day holy more >>>

The Pilot: Unlocking forgiveness: Vatican tribunal promotes pardon more >>>

The Pilot: Gymnast keeps rosary a gift from her mom – close  when she competes more >>>

The Pilot: Pope: Jesus' compassion is a call to service, not a vague sentiment
more >>>

Fr. Ron Rolheiser: A happy death more >>>

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation: 'Amoris Laetitia' (On Love in the Family) more >>>

Cardinal Seán's Pastoral Letter: God's Mercy Runs to Meet Us more >>>

Catholics Come Home more >>>

iCatholic Magazine: August more >>>

25th and 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral: Sept. 25 more >>>

Archdiocesan Jubilee for Youth: Oct. 22

Novena for Our Nation: Aug. 15 Oct. 7 more >>>

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

Pope Francis: homilies, speeches more >>>

Word on Fire Blog more >>>




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