If We Build It, They Will Come

As you arrived for Christmas Mass at Saint Mary’s Church, you may have noticed that the area surrounding the shrine of Our Blessed Mother has become an active construction site. We have finally begun to build a ramp that will provide access to the church for everyone! When I told my sister two years ago that I had been appointed pastor of the Parishes of Saint Mary and Saint Martha, the first words she spoke Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from all of the priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. The Christmas collection supports the retirement, medical and financial needs of priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. These priests have given their lives to faithfully serve Christ, the Church and you. Please be generous to this important collection. For more information , please visit: www.clergyfunds.org.

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Are you an adult who has not been confirmed?

Confirmation together with Baptism and Eucharist(Communion), completes our initiation into full membership in the Catholic Church. Would you like to receive this sacrament and be strengthened by the gift of the holy spirit in your daily life? Confirmation is required before we can be a godparent for someone to be baptized, and it is most appropriate to complete our initiation before embracing a
sacrament of vocation like Marriage. We will be offering a short program of preparation for Adult Confirmation starting soon. Please speak with one of our deacons or priests, either in person or by calling our parish office soon, to learn more about this special opportunity.

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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass Schedule

 St. Martha’s Parish:
Christmas Eve: 4:00 pm with Christmas Pageant
6:00 pm
Christmas Day: 8:00 am
St. Mary’s Parish:
Christmas Eve: 4:00 pm both upstairs and downstairs
6:00 pm
Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00 am

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The Xaverian Missionaries

All are invited to come and enjoy “The Annual Christmas Lights Display at the Fatima Shrine”. The lights will run from November 29th till January 1st. Daily 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST

On Sunday, December 21, 2014, the St. Martha Knights of Columbus are hosting a pancake breakfast in the parish hall. Please come take a break from your holiday preparations and join community parishioners in fellowship. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausages and home fries, along with coffee, tea, juice. Service will commence following the conclusion of the 8:00 AM Mass and will continue after the 10:00 AM Mass. A $5 donation is suggested. We hope to see you there!

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JESUS & MARY GIFT CARDS FOR THE RETIRED SISTERS

As a parish we are blessed with the presence and support of a community of retired Sisters of Jesus & Mary. They enrich our parish with their works, their examples, and their prayers. In gratitude for this support we once again ask the parishioners to prepare some simple Christmas gifts—candies, soaps, note cards, etc. Gift cards are available in baskets at the entrances to the church. Please take one or more cards and return gifts (wrapped or unwrapped with the cards attached). By Sunday, December, 21st.

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My Brothers’ Keeper

My Brothers’ Keeper is asking your support in helping to purchase groceries for Christmas dinner for local families in need who would otherwise go without. My Brother’s Keeper, based in Easton, will serve over 2,800 families in December. Forms and envelopes for Christmas dinner donations can be found at the back of the Church. Thank you for supporting our mission “to bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve.”

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CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE

The St. Martha Conference of The St. Vincent de Paul Society is sponsoring a Christmas Giving Tree to benefit both the Sisters of Jesus & Mary and needy families in our community. In December, baskets  filled with wish list requests Continue reading

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Upcoming Cursillo Weekends

Cursillo (pronounced kur-see-yo) is a Spanish word meaning a short course It’s not a theoretical course, nor is it a retreat. It is first and foremost Continue reading

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