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Men's & Women's Faith Formation

10-16-2020Rev. Brian F. Manning

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Mary Parish,

The Fall Season moves on in our lives as some important activities re-start with the COVID in place. Our Parish will again be supporting the Men’s and Women’s Faith Formation Programs this year via the media of ZOOM. I invite you to consider involving yourself in this wonderful spiritual enrichment program on one Saturday a month for one hour. Please refer to our parish website to learn more and gain access to the program. You can be part of it from your home this year! Our Religious Education Program for our Young People has also started with a parent friendly approach. The Program will work its way out for everyone. With a little patience and a dab of faith, the various parts of the program will work out fine.

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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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Pastoral Reflection

Give Glory to God

10-18-2020Give Glory to God

Sometimes after I finish speaking with someone, I later think if only I had said this or that. Or other times: Why did I not think of that answer yesterday when I was talking? Often I realize that I should have said something more or different. One priest, I know always said, Do not ask me a question when I am standing, I cannot understand or give a good answer. I think as I live a life that this response makes more and more sense to me. In the Gospel passages, Jesus is about the only one who has a corrector good answer or comment when he is asked a question or needs to say something. The rest of the characters in the gospel stories seem to be stymied at times or give incorrect answers.

All through the many, many chapters of the Prophet Isaiah we discover the true greatness of God. We are reminded that not only did God create us and know us intimately, but also this great God of ours is so unbelievably incomprehensible that his glory is greater than anything we know. This means that all the “greatness” we know in this world, whether it be super-wealthy, awesome power, or international fame, could only be accomplished through God’s authority. Thus Paul writes to the Thessalonians that God has created them for great things and that God has the power to transform their lives.

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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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Bikes Not Bombs Eagle Scout Project

Add Sat, Oct 24 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Map Franklin Recreation Department Building, 275 Beaver Street, Franklin, MA 02038

Do you have extra bikes or bike parts laying around? Donate them to a great cause...Bikes Not Bombs! Troop 99 Eagle Scout candidate, Alex Gardenier, will be hosting a Bikes Not Bombs drive on Sat, Oct 24 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Franklin Recreation Department Building, 275 Beaver Street, Franklin.

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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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