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The Joys of Technology

10-23-2020Rev. Brian F. Manning

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Mary’s,

We are blessed that our Parish of Saint Mary’s strong faith and spirit keep us focused on the important things of our lives. We have our faith in Christ to help center us during these difficult and turbulent times. Although many are not able yet to attend Mass on the weekends, many hundreds literally now participate via our Live Stream Masses or the Masses on Catholictv.org. Who would have envisioned that technology could so support our faith? We are also using technology to assist parents with Religious Education for our Young People. Although every student has a book at home, the Directors of Religious Education are also using ZOOM and Webinar Sessions in limited ways for our young people and their parents. Even our Adult Spirituality programs are using technology for enriching and developing people’s faith.

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Pastoral Reflection

Love God, self, and neighbor

10-25-2020Fr. Brian

We all as humans share common feelings, such as joy, happiness, sadness, or emptiness. We do not always experience the same events that others do, but the commonality of what joy or sadness or any feeling means or feels like lets us relate to another person in their feelings. We do not have to experience exactly what someone else has experienced to be able to empathize with the feelings people are experiencing or have experienced. We like to think that our personal feelings are singular, whereas in reality they are only singular to us, but in common with the human heart of others.

Our first reading from Exodus notes how God reminds the Israelite people that they were once outsiders. He reminds them of their time in Egypt. He tells them that they know how it feels to be foreigners in a strange land, and therefore they should do nothing against the disadvantaged. That remembrance of those common human feelings should impel them to be careful and respectful in how they treat others who are seen as outsiders.

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Events

Let Your Voice Be Heard – Again

Please remind the members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary that you oppose the expansion of abortion in Massachusetts.

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SVDP reminder of Food Resources for Franklin Residents.

A list of free meals to go, Meals on Wheels, and food pantries for local residents.

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SVdP Christmas Caring Tree

Due to the pandemic, we need to make some major changes to the program. There will be no Caring Tree in the church. Instead of gifts as in prior years, we will be providing gift cards to those in need to purchase Christmas gifts.

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Weekly Rosary

Add Mon, Oct 26 @ 7:00 PM (weekly)

Please join our Zoom Rosary Mondays at 7:00pm. If interested, please email Deacon Guy at deaconguy@stmarysfranklin.org.

Knights of Columbus 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Add Sun, Nov 1

Order your Thanksgiving pie by Sun, Nov 1. Pies will be ready for pickup on Tue, Nov 24.

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Welcome to St. Mary's

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