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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

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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

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617-746-5832

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