Lent a Season of Renewal

St. Mary Parish, Franklin, MA

Daily Lenten Schedule

Reflections for Lent

Improtant Feast of St. Rocco News

Adult Spirituality: The Cross of Jesus in John's Gospel

Respect Life Baby Shower, March 25/26

The Light Is On For You


The Emmaus Ministry


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 http://www.catholictv.com 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 bmanning@stmarysfranklin.org 

Fr. John Sullivan jsullivan@stmarysfranklin.org 
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Christopher Bae cbae@stmarysfranklin.org
Parochial Vicar

Nan Rafter nrafter@stmarysfranklin.org 
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
E-mail: parishpublishing@stmarysfranklin.org

Religious Education Office: 508-528-1450

Parish Staff more >>>

The Rock Youth Ministry: therockyouthministry@stmarysfranklin.org

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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Moved by Mercy, Respect Life

Feast of St. Rocco







Our Parish

Knights of Columbus Photos (through the years) more >>>

Please sign up to receive parish e-mails as St. Mary's moves to all-electronic communication.  more >>>

Confessions: Wed. nights during Lent, 6:30-8 p.m.

SVdP food drives for Lent more >>>

Join Spiritual Book Club for retired men.  Please check bulletin more >>>

Catholic Men's Conference in Worcester: Apr. 1  more >>>

A history of our Knights of Columbus taken from our parish history book
more >>>

Adult spirituality talks: The Cross of Jesus in John's Gospel: Mar. 23, 30, and Apr. 6 at 7:00 p.m.  

Respect Life Baby Shower: Mar. 25/26 more >>>

The Rock Youth Ministry MS and HS Rock Night: Mar. 26, Game Night more >>>

Catholic Women's Club Lataere Sunday Communion Breakfast: Mar. 26 after 9 a.m. Mass.  Tickets must be purchased by Mar. 17.

St. Mary Children's Choir rehearsals for Easter Sunday Mass: Mar. 28, Mar. 30, and Apr. 6.  Children in Grades 3-8 are most welcome.  Please check bulletin more >>>

K. of C. coffee and donuts: Apr. 2 after 9 and 10:30 Masses

The Rock Youth Ministry MS and HS Rock Night and Service: Apr. 2 more >>>

K. of C. food card drive to benefit SVdP Society: Apr. 8 and 9 after all Masses.  Please check bulletin more >>>

The Rock Youth Ministry Passion Play and Eucharistic Adoration: Apr. 9 (Palm Sunday) at 5 p.m. Mass more >>>

The Rock Youth Ministry Good Friday Crosswalk: Apr. 14 at 12 noon on the Common more >>>

The Rock Youth Ministry: help decorate the church for Easter: Apr. 14 at 8:30 p.m. more >>>

Easter Sunday: April 16

Bereavement Support Group begins
Apr. 20 at 7 p.m.

First Communion: May 6

Emmaus Ministry Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents: June 10 from 9:30a - 7:30p. at St. Mary's.  Please check bulletin more >>>

SVdP special request: family in need of a car and car seat for 18-month old.  Please call rectory.

The Rock Youth Ministry upcoming events more >>>

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

Rel. Ed.: winter clothing needed more >>>

Health Ministry: Healthful Hints: Winter 2017 more >>>

CYO Basketball info more >>>

Teen Choir in great need of singers/cantors for 5 p.m. Sunday Teen Mass 

Altar-Sanctuary Care Ministry is in need of volunteers. 

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

Sponsor a Respect Life rose more >>>

Free repairs on rosary beads.  Please check bulletin.

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

Attention ministry leaders: please update your webpage on our website.  

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

Assistance with substance abuse disorder: S.A.F.E. 508-488-8105 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 >>>

2016 Grand Annual Appeal more >>>

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

Of Interest

24 Hours for the Lord: Mar. 24 and 25
more >>>

Pastoral Care to the Sick and Homebound Workshop: Mar. 25 and Apr. 1., St. Jude, Norfolk.  Please check Feb. 26 bulletin.  more >>>

Fatima Shrine (Holliston) Floral Crafts and Easter Fun Day: Apr. 1.  Please check bulletin more >>>

The Pilot: US congratulates Pope Francis on his 4th anniversary more >>>

Scott Hahn: Listen to Him more >>>

The Pilot: Pope Francis, Day would have been 'good friends,' says granddaughter more >>>

The Pilot: Bible, like cell phone, should be carried always, pope says, more >>>

The Pilot: Don't worry how it's spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says more >>>

Catholic school information.  Please check bulletin.

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

Fatima and Marian Devotion News
more >>>

Catholics Come Home more >>>

iCatholic Magazine: March more >>>

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

Pope Francis: homilies, speeches more >>>

Word on Fire Blog more >>>

Please pray for our seminarians more >>>

Apostleship of Prayer: Pope's monthly prayer intentions 2017 more >>>




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