Weekend Masses: Saturday at 4pm | Sunday at 7am, 9am, 11am
Daily Masses: Mon-Sat at 9am
Confession: Sat 1pm-2pm
Eucharistic Adoration: Fri 9:30am-12:00pm
Guidelines for Mass attendance:
- There will be no communal singing.
- Masks must be worn throughout the Mass.
- Please bring your own hand sanitizer. A limited quantity is available for those that forget.
- Follow the flow of traffic indicated by the arrows on the floor.
- Those who are not feeling well must stay home.
Mass Intentions and Sanctuary Candle
September 20 7am St. Mary's
September 27 7am St. Mary's
Sanctuary Candle is lit in memory of Vincenzo DiMunno
|Sanctuary Candle is lit in memory of Arthur and Gertrude Butler, Edward and Teresa Aries, Charles Staula
September 27-October 3
Blessing of the Backpacks
Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Blessing of the Backpack Mass! Each year, the students and educators of our parish are invited to bring their backpacks to this special mass for a blessing by Fr. Matt. This year we changed things a bit. Paper backpacks represented those who requested a special blessing but the sentiment remains the same. Fr. Matt also blessed Holy Spirit zipper pulls that can be used on backpacks or jackets or anything with a zipper. There are some still available at the Rectory. God bless everyone as this new school year begins.
It is time to complete the annual CORI form. Please call or come to the Rectory Monday-Thursday 9:30-3pm and bring a valid MA license or passport.
Protecting God's Children
Every volunteer must take this class at least once. If you have not taken this class in the Archdiocese of Boston, please click here for information concerning an online class. The Archdiocese has not allowed online classes of PGC in the past, but will do so now due to Covid restrictions. Please take advantage of this! If you are unsure if you've taken this class, call or email Laurie at the Rectory; [email protected]
Red Cross Blood Drive September 23
Christmas Fair November 8 & 9
The year 2020 has been a year like no other in recent history. We all have had some uncertainty in our lives, but our faith helps us get through these uncertain times. Although a traditional Christmas Fair is not possible due to the current state guidelines, there is still a need for this type of fundraising for our parish. The 2020 St. Mary’s Parish Christmas Fair will look a bit different this year and will be held from Friday, November 6th through Sunday, November 8th. This year the Fair will be featuring our popular Raffle Festival, Theme Basket Raffles and Silent Auction keeping social distance guidelines and safety in mind.
We are currently seeking donations to be used as prizes for our Raffles and Silent Auction. Parish families, please consider supporting our local restaurants and retail stores by purchasing a gift card to be auctioned off at the Fair. We will also accept new merchandise. We would greatly appreciate any donation you can make. This year’s Fair depends on donations.
Please consider supporting the Fair and in exchange our community businesses will benefit, and you will be helping raise funds for our various programs and initiatives at St. Mary’s Church.
Gift cards and merchandise can be dropped off at the Church Rectory (83 Central Street) or email one of the co-chairs to arrange a pick-up. For more information, please contact the Silent Auction co-chairs, Laura Howe – [email protected] or Dana Fossella - [email protected]
The Christmas Fair Committee
Celebration of the Priesthood Dinner
On September 29, 2020, former Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford Jr., will headline the Celebration of the Priesthood Dinner, an annual fundraising event that honors the nearly 540 active and senior priests in good standing who have worked tirelessly to strengthen their communities across Greater Boston. All proceeds from this event go to the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust – an independently managed trust with a majority lay board of trustees, overseeing funds used for the sole benefit of the health and well-being of active and senior priests in good standing.
“General Joseph Dunford is an American hero who has led the men and women of the armed forces with great dignity and a deep faith and trust in God,” said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston. “Boston born and raised in Quincy, General Dunford is the product of our Catholic schools who dedicated more than forty years of service to the defense of our nation. We are blessed by his service to God and country and his admiration and support for the priests who had a positive impact in his life.”
To read General Dunford’s bio please click here.
For complimentary registration and information on viewing platforms for the virtual event, which begins at 7:00pm on September 29, 2020, please click here.
Clergy Health & Retirement
Please help support our priests this September by donating Clergy Health & Retirement collection. Click here to offer your donation today!
90 Days Now
Please join us in making a special daily commitment to Saint Mary's for the next 90 days.
CLICK HERE to support our parish directly during this crisis and to make your contribution.
Please support St. Mary's in any way you can during this trying time. You can support St. Mary's with a one time donation through our online giving link which you can find below. There is a quick give feature at the bottom of the page which makes it very easy to give a one time donation. You can also mail a check to the address below:
St. Mary's Parish
83 Central Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
In absence of a weekly collection and in order to keep our lights on and pay our bills, any little bit you can spare will be more than sufficient. If you can't support St. Mary's financially, please keep us in your prayers.
For those of you who have given, we thank you most abundantly.
May God bless and keep you!
Saint Mary's Livestream
Nota bene: Live-streaming will begin shortly before the Sunday 9am Mass.
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The rectory office personnel are operating on an adjusted schedule. If you need assistance, please call the main number as messages are checked daily and someone will be in touch with you.
God Bless you for your patience!