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Mass times and office hours at St. Mary's.

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Bulletin

Keep up-to-date with events and announcements.

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Online Giving

You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount. You may also make one-time donations to special causes.

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Religious Education

In our program, the goal of each lesson for each grade is “to teach as Jesus taught.” Jesus is at the heart of all catechesis.

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Parish Plan & Collaboration

We pray that this plan that we offer for our sister and brother disciples at Saint Mary’s will be an instrument of divine grace in all of our lives.

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Directions

St. Mary's is located at One Church Square in Franklin, MA 02038.

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"With One Voice" Capital Campaign

For a number of years, we have considered the possibility of installing a full capacity elevator for those with mobility issues. We plan to install a fully accessible elevator that will allow parishioners to go from the lower level to the upper level of the church. Additionally, we will create accessible restrooms both on the Church and ground level. This will allow greater access for all of our community.

Weekly Reflection

Destined to Be with God in Heaven

11-10-2019Rev. Brian F. Manning

It is common throughout human culture that if you believe there is an afterlife it is often viewed as the fulfillment of the privations and difficulties of this life. Heaven is often seen as a feast of unlimited food and drink; for others, heaven is a warm and safe place free of violence. What about us? We who are primarily overfed, warm and safe people, how do we envision heaven? As our culture often fulfills every comfort and desire that we have, the idea of an afterlife has diminished. Indeed belief in the reality of God has also declined greatly. The “nones” of today are really saying that they believe only in this life, and in fact just in themselves and their singular life. In many ways, the new “temple or church” is the fitness center or gym. In many ways, we have raised our children to come to this belief of themselves as the ultimate focus and end of their lives. Popular culture has made heaven to appear to be a cluster of stained glass “angels” which we hang in front of our windows to capture the sun and make the angels sparkle. What is guiding truth for believers in the Roman Catholic Way of Life is that we do not truly know what heaven is, but by our faith we know that it is. Today’s scripture helps us to deal with the troubling question of eternal life and heaven, which are for some Catholics a difficult question and for other Catholics a clear matter of faith.

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Events

Around the Neighborhood

Events going on outside of St. Mary's parish

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Christmas Caring Tree

The Caring Tree is up and ornaments listing needed gifts are on it. Please take one or two ornaments only, and then return your gifts, unwrapped in gift bags, by Sun, Dec 1 to the church.

Sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society

November Food Pantry Needs

Nov 16/17 Healthy snacks
Nov 23/24 Canned fruits, applesauce
Nov 30/Dec 1 Chicken noodle soup, beef stew

St. Mary Christmas Pageant rehearsals

If your child(ren) would like to participate, please complete this Google Form.

Questions: Please contact director Jody Soeiro at 508-254-0414 or jodysoeiro@gmail.com.

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Blanket Drive for Veterans

Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019

Please drop off new and "like new" blankets in the lower hall of the church Nov 16/17 before or after Mass. Blankets will be donated to Veterans' Organizations.

Sponsored by the Respect Life Commission

Welcome to St. Mary's

If you are new to the parish, please introduce yourself to the priests after Mass. We want to know and serve you.

To register online, please click the "Online Registration" button and complete the contact information. We will forward you our Welcome to St. Mary Parish Packet, which includes our registration form.

Please see the Parish Life tab at the top of our webpage to view all of our ministries and groups. If you are interested in joining one, or more, you can do so when registering.