We have moved to the Nashoba Valley Catholic Collaborative website
Read more

Welcome to St. Mary's Parish

We have moved to the
New Collaborative Website

 

Please click NVCC-MA.ORG

To visit the
Nashoba Valley Catholic Collaborative

 

 

A Message from our Pastor
Pope Francis challenged the People of God with two questions.  First, he asked, “What have you done today to make the church holy and then what have you done today to make the church welcoming?”

Since the beginning, the Church has understood that the Gospel of Christ is not just about God, it is also about us.  It guides us to a life that is faith-filled, but also service-orientated.  We are a we” and those in need are part of that “we” whether we know them or not.

Christ gave us His Church, the poor, the hungry, the lonely and the naked as special gifts to be nurtured, loved and protected.  These “poor of God” are meant to inspire us to reach into our hearts and use our skills so that we may help them find God and recover their human dignity.

In service, we make the Church holy by being holy ourselves.  One human heart reaching to another in Christ’s name is holiness of a great order.  In service, we make the church welcoming for how can we feed the poor without reaching out our hand? How can we say we come in the name of Jesus and not pay attention to them?  In service, we can teach our young and show them what it means to be a Christian in deeds not just in words.

We invite you to answer our Holy Father’s Call to be holy and welcoming by giving of your talents and your precious time to be ambassadors of Christ.  We can all do something. What will you do?

Father Edmond Derosier

Catholic News

Vatican publishes schedule for papal visit to Abu Dhabi

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Pope Francis travels to the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5, he will meet with the international Muslim Council of Elders, participate in an interreligious meeting and celebrate Mass for the local Catholic population, the vast majority of whom are foreign workers. [Read More]

Cardinal Pell found guilty of sex abuse, expected to appeal, reports say

MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) -- Australian Cardinal George Pell reportedly has been found guilty on five charges related to serious sexual misconduct involving two boys at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s. [Read More]

USCCB welcomes Treasury Department guidance on 'parking lot tax'

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' committees welcomed a new explanation from the Treasury Department that relaxed rules on the payment of taxes by churches and nonprofits that offer employee parking. [Read More]

Catholic social teaching held up in efforts to overcome polarization

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis' repeated invitations to practice mercy and charity have become the focus of efforts to defuse the widespread polarization that has wracked society and has crossed into Catholic circles. [Read More]

 

 

 

Event Calendar

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

PARISH STAFF
Pastor:
Rev. Edmond M. Derosier 978-425-4588
Senior Deacan:
Raymond Gagnon, 978-425-9271 
Pastoral Associate:
Sr. Joan Guertin, S.U.S.C. 
978-772-2414
Faith Formation Coordinator:
Donna Vaira  978-772-7474 
Business Manager:
Sally Nappila  978-425-4588 
Office Manager:
Betsy Diskin  978-772-2414


MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday: 4:00 PM
St Anthony of Padua
Sunday: 8:00 AM & 9:45 AM 
at St Mary's

Sunday: 11:15 AM
at St Anthony of Padua

Daily Masses
at St Anthony of Padua

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
at 8:30 AM

Holy Days as announced in bulletin

Sacrament
Sacrament of Reconciliation: After weekend masses or by appointment

Baptism: First Sunday of the Month Contact parish office for preparation requirements
Marriage: Contact the parish office at least 6 months in advance

Archdiocese of Boston
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184-3839

 www.BostonCatholic.org
617-746-5832

Maps and Directions

 


Catholics Come Home