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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

Comprehensive account of Salem witch trials offers lessons for today

"A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience" by Emerson W. Baker. Oxford University Press (New York, 2014), 400 pp., $29.95. [Read More]

Book explores Franciscan connections of famed Trappist writer

"The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought and Writing" by Daniel P. Horan, OFM. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2014). 288 pp., $16.95. [Read More]

Penguins of Madagascar

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The holiday season turns out to be the time for the "Penguins of Madagascar" (Fox) to come to the fore -- and into their own. [Read More]

From Cardinal Seán's blog

Friday (11/14), I celebrated the funeral Mass for Father Bob Boyle who had been retired for many years, but is still fondly remembered by many of his former parishioners. He had also served as the principal of Cathedral High School, among the other posts that he held during his long and fruitful ministry as a priest of the archdiocese. [Read More]

 

 

 

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PARISH STAFF
Pastor:
Rev. Edmond M. Derosier 978-425-4588
Pastoral Associate:
Sr. Joan Guertin, S.U.S.C. 
978-772-2414
Parish & Cemetery 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

 www.BostonCatholic.org
617-746-5832

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CD showcases talents of boys choir

11/26/14

by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, OSV Newsweekly “Angelic” is a word not normally associated with boys in fourth through eighth grade,... Read Catholic News & Perspective

Our brother's keeper: Fighting apathy in our world

11/26/14

by Emily Stimpson, OSV Newsweekly In 1831, after touring the fledgling United States, the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville observed that... Read Catholic News & Perspective

 


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