Saint Mary's Livestream
Nota bene: Live-streaming will begin shortly before the Sunday 9am Mass.
Recordings for previous masses can be found here.
Parish Reopening Weekend
- 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.
- When entering, give your name to the ushers so we have a roster of who is registered and attending.
- Those who are not feeling well must stay home.
- Those with any underlying condition are expected to stay home.
- Those who are over 65 are very strongly encouraged to stay home.
- Those who can't or won't comply with these instructions are expected to stay home.
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!
COVID-19: Cardinal Seán message regarding Special Alert Petition for Catholic Schools 4.30.20
Knights of Columbus Food Donations
We have all heard about the need for help in these strange times. I believe we should take care of our loved ones and our community first. The YMCA is handing out food to families in need. A week ago they handed out 170 bags of food. This comes from people dropping off food. Your Foxboro Knight of Columbus wants to help you help people in need. When you shop if you can pick up a couple of extra items it would go a long way. You can drop off at the Foxboro YMCA or drop the items off at the St Mary's Vestibule and the Knights will get it to the YMCA. Since the church is open for limited adoration, that would be a great time to drop off food items. Even if you wanted to get out and drop items off that is ok. Just practice safe social distance procedures. What they need are items that I see in the store: Baby Food, canned Tuna, Canned Vegetables, cereal, pasta, sauce, soup, mac and cheese.
Let us show again how our parish is there for those in need.
Frank Nelson Grand Knight Council 6063
Into the Breach
Inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation for Catholic men written by Bishop Olmsted of Pheonix, the Knights of Columbus produced a video series which seeks to answer the question of what it means to be a man and how to live as a man in today's world.
On KofC Website: https://www.kofc.org/en/campaigns/into-the-breach.html
St. Mary's Women's Guild Scholarship
St. Mary’s Women’s Guild Scholarship Committee is once again offering two scholarships.
In order to apply for this scholarship, you must have completed at least one year of formal education beyond high school, but are not yet engaged in post-bachelor’s graduate study. Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2020
Letter From Fr. Hynes
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Every summer for the past five summers I had been given a summer assignment as a seminarian. They were usually about eight to ten weeks long and, with the exception of my last two summers, always in a different location. I never imagined that my summer assignments would continue once I was ordained a priest; however, in God's good providence, I have been given one more summer assignment on the North Shore of the Archdiocese of Boston.
It is, of course, unlike any summer assignment I have ever had. For one thing, I have had the great honor of celebrating Mass for the Discalced Carmelites in Danvers who could no longer admit priests to their Carmel because of the ongoing pandemic. By the grace of God, the last day outside priests were able to say Mass at their convent was the first day Fr. O'Hanlon and I arrived for our ministry to this area; we have been celebrating Mass there ever since that day.
Another unique aspect of this assignment has been the great pleasure of sharing a rectory and ministering along side one of my classmates, Fr. Brian O'Hanlon, who normally serves the parishes of St. Mary and Sacred Heart in Lynn, MA. His connection to the area, along with my own two years of ministry in Peabody as a deacon have made this an ideal team. We've been able to build upon our existing relationships to reach out to those most in need of a priest in the nursing homes and hospitals. Since we arrived we have received a request for the Sacrament of the Sick every day, and to date we have been able to administer this Sacrament to thirty-five men and women in the nursing homes and hospitals of the North Shore.
Perhaps one last thing that sets this summer assignment apart from those past are the prayers of St. Mary's, Foxboro. Many of you have sent me emails and cards to let me know that you are praying for me and for this I am most thankful. I am certain that your prayers have proven especially fruitful in opening up the nursing homes to our ministry. Though initially some have been reticent, not one of them has denied us entry to any resident or patient who has requested a priest and the Sacrament of the Sick. This has been a great grace not only for these men and women who have received the Sacrament, but also for Fr. O'Hanlon and myself who have the privilege to administer it. Your prayers have played an important role and surely the Lord will not fail to reward you for your dedication.
Thank you for these prayers and please be assured of my own continued prayers for you all.
Until we meet again when this summer assignment ends, sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Hynes' Address
Please send all correspondence for Fr. Hynes to:
Our Lady of the Assumption
4 Grove St.
Lynnfield, MA 01940
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