July 4th, 2017

Parish Staff

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


Father Brian Manning


Father Brian Manning, our pastor, assumed his duties here on May 12. His message to parishioners is that he is "honored, delighted and happy" to be pastor of our graced and wonderful faith community.
A native of Dorchester, he was raised in Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale. Father Brian attended St. John's Seminary, and was ordained in 1974 at The Cathedral in Boston by Cardinal Humberto Medeiros. He has earned a B.A., B.D. and a M. Th. He also earned a M. Ed. from Antioch University.
He served as parochial vicar in Holy Redeemer Parish, East Boston; Church of the Presentation in Brighton-Newton; Immaculate Conception Church in East Weymouth, and the Cathedral in Boston.
After being elevated to pastor, he served at St Catherine's Church in Somerville. He was then transferred to St. Mary of The Nativity Church in Scituate, where he served as pastor, prior to his arrival at St. Mary Church in Franklin.
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Father John Sullivan

Parochial Vicar


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Mrs. Nan Rafter

Pastoral Associate/Parish Nurse
Health and Homebound Ministry Coordinator

Nan is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in health care administration. She is a graduate of Providence College, where she received a master’s degree in theological studies and pastoral ministry. Nan provides outreach to sick and homebound parishioners.
She also coordinates the Pastoral Visitor Ministry, a team of volunteers, who bring the Holy Eucharist to people in hospitals, nursing homes, and their own homes. She co-facilitates bereavement support groups, and works collaboratively with Hospices, to provide end-of-life care to parishioners.
Nan coordinates the Child Abuse Prevention Team, and assists with the parish Health Ministry Team to provide health and safety education programs. Nan supervises seminarians from Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary for pastoral ministry. She is married, and has two adult children.
email: nrafter@stmarysfranklin.org

Religious Education Office:

Office: 508-528-1450

Karen Ackles, Director: reled.director@stmarysfranklin.org
Roger Gullo, Confirmation Director: confirmation.director@stmarysfranklin.org
Liz Bertoni, Secretary: reled.secretary@stmarysfranklin.org 
Paula Baker, Registration: reled.registration@stmarysfranklin.org


Rectory staff:

Paula Coughlin
Administrative Assistant / Desktop Publisher
email: parishpublishing@stmarysfranklin.org

Patricia M. Murphy
Business and Operations Manager
email: businessmanager@stmarysfranklin.org


Music Ministry:

Terry Kerr
Music Director
email: terry.kerr@att.net | phone: 508-541-3286



St. Mary Parish
1 Church Square
Franklin, MA 02038
FAX: 508-528-1641

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