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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

Life Is More with God

01-19-2020Rev. Brian F. Manning

We may not realize it, but there is often a lot of formal ritual in our lives. We celebrate the dedication of a new building with a formal event. When someone new moves to our neighborhood, we often bring over a dinner to say welcome. When we visit a newborn at home, we bring a special gift to note the new beginning of life. We all know that a new beginning means a lot; it is for most of us a wonderful sign of hope. Indeed we have heard the saying that “hope springs eternal” and we believe this to be true. Oftentimes the past is clouded and difficult, but we still believe that the future is full of hope and light. In our scripture today, that beautiful newborn baby of Bethlehem is now shown to us as God’s most Chosen: God’s Son.

Our reading from the book of Isaiah was actually written by a second writer who was then named Isaiah. He spoke when the Jews had returned from Babylon and the people were in disarray. They had a lot to do; they had to feed themselves, provide shelter, and also start to rebuild a temple for worship. Their future was unsecured and they were afraid and depressed. They were at an end and also at a new beginning. They were seeking to rebuild Israel, but Isaiah told them the Lord God had a greater plan for them. Indeed Israel as a country and people was to be much more than a rebuilt nation: it was to be a light for the entire world. Isaiah tells the people that through this new Israel, God’s salvation would reach to the ends of the earth. This message became the vision of the people, and it was certainly a bigger vision than they had made for themselves.

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Events

Help Wanted: Church Coordinator

We are seeking at least 2 people to fulfill a paid position on alternate Sundays at St. Mary's Church to coordinate our Mass Activities.

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Knights of Columbus Coffee Hour

after the 9:00 and 10:30am Masses in the Lower Church Hall

Witness to Life pilgrimage

Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020

This is a great opportunity for parish groups to go on pilgrimage together, pray, and March for Life!

For more details, please visit bostoncatholic.org/witnesstolife.

Holy Hour for Life, Forgiveness, and Healing

Jan 26, 2020: 1:15pm - 2:15pm

This holy hour is held annually in parishes in conjunction with the national observance of a Day of Prayer and Penance marking the January 22 anniversary of the Roe v Wade decisions legalizing abortion on demand in the United States.

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.