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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

Mass. bishops back earned sick time ballot measure

BRAINTREE -- Bishops of the four Catholic Dioceses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts urged a "Yes" vote on Question 4 in a statement, Oct. 16, bearing the signatures of Boston Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, Bishop of Worcester Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Springfield Mitchell T. Rozanski, and Bishop of Fall River Edgar M. da Cunha. [Read More]

Pope Francis' Address to the Synod Fathers

Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided us in the past days, with the light of the Holy Spirit. [Read More]

Terrorism in Mideast has reached 'unimaginable proportions,' pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing "terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions" in which the perpetrators seem to have absolutely no regard for the value of human life, Pope Francis said. [Read More]

Archbishop Kurtz urges more transparency at next family synod

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, said the October 2015 world Synod of Bishops on the family should return to the practice of previous synods in publishing participants' interventions, for the benefit of their discussions and the information of the outside world. [Read More]

 

 

 

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PARISH STAFF
Pastor:
Rev. Edmond M. Derosier 978-425-4588
Deacon:
Raymond Gagnon  
978-425-9271
Pastoral Associate:
Sr. Joan Guertin, S.U.S.C. 
978-772-2414
Business Manager:
Betsy Diskin 
978-772-2414
Religious Education Coordinator:
Donna Vaira  978-772-7474 


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

Maps and Directions

Editorial: Modern-day prophet

10/15/14

by Editorial Board, OSV Newsweekly What an extraordinary time to be looking back at the pontificate of Pope Paul VI, who will be beatified at... Read Catholic News & Perspective

Pope urges open, honest dialogue at meeting

10/15/14

by Austen Ivereigh, OSV Newsweekly The two-week extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family that opened Oct. 5 in Rome is proving to be as... Read Catholic News & Perspective

 


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