Divine Mercy Sunday 2016

St. Mary Parish, Franklin, MA

May 22: Last Sunday Youth 5 p.m. Mass

Deacon atrick Fiorillo's First Mass at St. Mary's, May 28

Baccalaureate Mass Sunday, May 29 10:30 a.m.

2016 CatholicAppeal

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 http://www.catholictv.com 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 bmanning@stmarysfranklin.org 

Fr. John Sullivan jsullivan@stmarysfranklin.org 
Parochial Vicar

Nan Rafter nrafter@stmarysfranklin.org 
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
E-mail: parishpublishing@stmarysfranklin.org

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.




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Holy Year of Mercy

Disciples in Mission

Feast of St. Rocco






Of Interest

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

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The Pilot: Cardinal publishes Pastoral Letter on mercy more >>>

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Susan Abbott: Ordination, vocations, and plan writing more >>>

Thomas Lester: The first confirmations of the Archdiocese of Boston more >>> 

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The Pilot: Ordination class of 2016:
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Catholics Come Home more >>>

Relay For Life 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 >>>

St. Mary's Health Ministry Spring/Summer Healthful Hints more >>>

SVdP car donation needed for a family.  Please call rectory.

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

SVdP Mother's Day gift bag collection throughout May.  Please check bulletin.

Donate extra fresh produce or flowers from your garden.  Please check bulletin. 

The Rock Youth Ministry: Steubenville East more >>>

Mass at nursing home: May 24

Deacon 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.

No 7 a.m. Mass on Memorial Day

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

First Saturday Devotion: June 4 more >>>

SVdP monthly food collection: June 4/5 more >>>

Next The Weave deadline: June 22

SVdP Freedom from Hunger Food Drive: June 24-27

2016 Feast of St. Rocco: Aug. 11-14
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SVdP bookbag/school supplies drive: Aug. 20/21

SVdP Friends of the Poor Walk: Sept. 24

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.  Please check Apr. 3 bulletin.

Donate or request gently used baby items.  Please check May 22 bulletin.

Parishioners: please patronize the advertisers in our weekly bulletin
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Seminarian Spotlight: Patrick Fiorillo from our parish more >>>

Town of Franklin offers two support groups for families struggling with addiction and recovery.  Please check May 22 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 >>>




Online Giving Catholics Come Home Catholic TV


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