St. Mary Parish, Franklin, MA

Ascension Thursday, May 5

Patrick Fiorillo First Mass as St. Mary's

2016 CatholicAppeal

The Rock Youth Ministry Spring Service Opportunities

Jubilee Year of Mercy


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


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 for other Mass times.

St. Mary's upper church is wheelchair-accessible and air-conditioned.
St. Mary's Chapel (lower church) is wheelchair-accessible.

Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Brian F. Manning 

Fr. John Sullivan 
Parochial Vicar

Nan Rafter 
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

Religious Education Office: 508-528-1450

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.




To be added to the parish e-mail list ...

Holy Year of Mercy

Disciples in Mission

Feast of St. Rocco






Of Interest

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

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iCatholic Magazine: May more >>>

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

Word on Fire Blog more >>>


Our Parish

St. Mary's Cemetery more >>>

SVdP car donation needed for a family.  Call rectory.

The Pilot: Cardinal launches 2016 Catholic Appeal more >>>

The Rock Youth Ministry: Steubenville East more >>>

The Ascension of the Lord: Thursday,
May 5.  Vigil Mass at 4 p.m.  Thursday Masses at 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration: May 6, from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. more >>>

First Saturday Devotion: May 7, rosary after 8 a.m. Mass more >>> 

SVdP May food Drive: May 7/8.  Check Apr. 24 bulletin.

The Rock Youth Ministry Community Harvest Project Farm: May 7 more >>>

First Communion: May 7, at 10 a.m. and noon 

Baptisms: May 8

Last day to buy tickets for CWC annual banquet: May 9

St. Rocco booth chairpeople meeting: May 9, at 7 p.m.

Mass at Forge Hill: May 11

New Eucharistic Ministers training session: May 11.  Call rectory.

Baptisms: May 15

Baptismal Catechesis: May 15, at 1:30 p.m.

CWC end of year banquet: May 18, at The Lake View Pavilion.  Check bulletin.

Prolatio Concert: May 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Rock Youth Ministry Season Wrap-up Social: May 22 more >>>

Mass at nursing home: May 24

Patrick Fiorillo's First Mass for St. Mary parishioners: May 28, at 4 p.m., reception after Mass

Baccalaureate Mass and reception: May 29, at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Day Mass at cemetery: May 30, at 9 a.m., weather permitting

Next The Weave deadline: June 22

2016 Feast of St. Rocco: Aug. 11-14
more >>>

Living the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy: Sept. 25, following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  More info to follow.

Sponsor a Respect Life rose more >>>

St. Mary's evening walkers: Mon., Wed., Fri., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Check Apr. 3 bulletin.

Donate or request gently used baby items.  Check Apr. 10 bulletin.

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

Seminarian Spotlight: Patrick Fiorillo from our parish more >>>

Town of Franklin offers two support groups for families struggling with addiction and recovery.  Check Apr. 24 bulletin.

Become a Hospice volunteer.  Check Apr. 10 bulletin.

Online Giving more >>>

Annual Catholic Appeal more >>>

Divine Mercy Holy Hour: every Sunday at 3:00 p.m. more >>>

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




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