Get your Flu Shot!
The Foxboro Stop and Shop Pharmacy and the Knights of Columbus Council 6063 are teaming up to have a FLU CLINIC. There will be people at our parish on October 4th giving flu shots. Since most if not all insurance covers these, they are basically free. The event will start at 5:30 and the Knights will provide Pizza and beverages following. At 7:15 the Knights will have a Rosary that can be attended by all Parishioners. Our regular meeting will follow.
Saint Mary's Parish is a Roman Catholic community of faith established in 1859 in Foxboro, within the Archdiocese of Boston. We are a parish committed to worshipping together, to publicly living, teaching and sharing our faith, and to working at becoming a community with a shared responsibility for meeting the challenge of being Roman Catholic in a modern world.
Daily Mass Readings
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Christmas Fair Items Needed
The Christmas Fair is typically attended by about 1,000 community members. We auction off merchandise or gift cards for products and/or services generously donated by local businesses and parish families. Got some sporting event tickets, a signed item from a certain pro athlete, a unique skill or experience? Our goal is to gather many diverse items for the auction. We would greatly appreciate any donation you can make. For more information, please contact the Silent Auction co-chairs, Laura Howe at [email protected] or Dana Fossella at [email protected] Thank you!
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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
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7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fatima Prayer Cells
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Disciples in Mission
Disciples In Mission: St. Mary’s Pastoral Writing Team Continues to Discern Our Parish’s Vision
At its third meeting last June 13th, the Team took its first steps into creating a vision statement for the parish. The Team recognized that a vision statement is essential in providing a description for our parish of what “success” will look like in three years. It needs to be concise, inspirational, and attainable.
With this effort in mind, the Team tried to pin point the focus areas on which to develop the themes for the vision. “If someone came to visit our parish three years from now, what would they physically experience on a Sunday, or on any other given day of the week?” This was the key question that helped refine their insights. The pivotal areas that came up were small groups, parish events, evangelization, hospitality, and charitable works.
The Team also recognized that there is a “widespread hunger for deeper purpose and meaning, especially among the many ‘spiritual but not religious’”. This is one of the issues that resonated with the Team and, through the Archdiocese’s Disciples in Mission, is trying to address for our parish.
The Pastoral Writing Team’s next regular meeting is scheduled for September 19th. Please continue to pray for their success.
How does Disciples in Mission help parishes live out the New Evangelization?
The Archdiocesan pastoral plan Disciples in Mission seeks to spark the New Evangelization in our time and place by helping parishes to work more efficiently administratively and financially, be guided by a local pastoral plan, create a culture of vocations, and educate the lay faithful in evangelization and lay leadership. Disciples in Mission can help us make the most of the gifts God has given to us.
What does Disciples in Mission mean for My Parish?
Disciples in Mission presents the opportunity for our parish to enter into a new stage of their history. As a collaborative under Disciples in Mission, the parish community will be focused on forming disciples and evangelizing, i.e., bringing people back to a relationship with Jesus. Part of bringing the parish to this new focus is writing a local pastoral plan for evangelization. In preparation for writing the plan and implementing it, all are invited to attend and engage in Archdiocesan workshops in Evangelization and Leadership. Explore the plan, the process, resources, and much more at www.disciplesinmission.com.