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New Collaborative Website Launches
1st week of November!

 

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

John Paul II, youth minister

Pole that he was, Karol Wojtyla had a well-developed sense of historical irony. So from his present position in the Communion of Saints, he might be struck by the ironic fact that the Synod on "Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment," currently underway in Rome, coincides with the 40th anniversary of his election as Pope John Paul II on October 16, 1978. What's the irony? The irony is that the most successful papal youth minister in modern history, and perhaps all history, was largely ignored in Synod-2018's working document. And the Synod leadership under Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri seems strangely reluctant to invoke either his teaching or his example. [Read More]

Beyond Criticism and Anger -- The Invitation to a Deeper Empathy

Recently I attended a symposium where the keynote speaker was a man exactly my age. Since we had both lived through the same cultural and religious changes in our lives, I resonated with much of what he said and with how he felt about things. And in his assessment of both the state of affairs in our politics and our churches today, he was pretty critical, even angry. Not without reason. In both our governments and our churches today there isn't just a bitter polarization and an absence of fundamental charity and respect, there's also a lot of seemingly inexcusable blindness, lack of transparency, and self-serving dishonesty. Our speaker was plenty eager to point these out. [Read More]

World Mission Sunday and the Reform of the Church

Among the harmful consequences of the multidimensional clergy sexual abuse crisis is the way that it disfigures the face of the Church and impedes the Church's mission. [Read More]

The rush to publish

I wonder if I am alone in worrying about a side effect of our two most recent public discussions of sexual abuse. [Read More]

 

 

 

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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

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617-746-5832

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