Anointing of the Sick

07-31-2020Rev. Brian F. Manning

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Mary’s,

Parishioners and neighbors who have been able to come to our Weekend Masses comment on how our Masses are very safe and most reverent. Please know that we will be here whenever you are able to return. I wish to thank all those involved in helping our Masses to be available to those who come through the doors of our church.

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Mass Times

Mass times and office hours at St. Mary's.

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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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Pastoral Reflection

Nourished by God’s Word

08-02-2020Fr. Brian

The Business Community knows very well that nothing is for free, even when they announce “it is free!” They know, and we should know that somehow or somewhere along the chain of buying and selling, someone, usually we the buyers, will have to pay. The bald truth is that the ways of God are very different. Grace is free. God’s life is freely given. What this truth means for us is found in this weekend’s readings. The prophet Isaiah and the gospel writer Mat-thew tell us so much. The readings today reiterate this revelation. We are told this in the poetry of Isaiah, a letter from Paul, and a story from Matthew.

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Events

Religious Education

Children:
Grade 1: Call the Religious Education Office for information
Grades 2-10: held in the St. Mary Center, Mon - Thu

Adults:
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meets Wednesdays at 7:00pm October - Easter

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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Sacraments

Baptism, Penance, Marriage, Sacrament of the Sick

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St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Needs

SVDP and the people we serve thank you for your continuous donations to the food pantry during this turbulent time. Our pantry remains well stocked with the exception of certain items. Please consider making a donation.

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The Lord Answers all our Needs

(Psalm 145)

R. (cf. 16) The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.

The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness.The LORD is good to all and compassionate toward all his works.

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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.

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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.