Bulletin

Mass Times

Weekend Mass
Sat 4:30 PM Georgetown
Sun

7:30 AM        Rowley
9:00 AM        Rowley
11:00 AM Georgetown

Daily Mass
Mon, Tues,
Wed
8:00 AM
Rowley
Friday
9:00 AM
Georgetown

Saturday

 

9:00 AM  Georgetown Last Friday of the month only

 

 

See the bulletin for details

 

Reconciliation

Saturday
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Georgetown or by Appointment


 

Adoration

Rosary & Eucharistic Adoration

Thurs 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Georgetown

 

Mass Schedule

The Mass Schedule beginning May 30 is as follows:

Sunday Masses

Saturday 4:30 Georgetown

Sunday 8:30 am Rowley

Sunday 11:00 am Georgetown

Daily Masses

Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am 

Friday 9:00 am

No Saturday Daily Mass

2nd Letter from Father Dan

 

May 4, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 
I participated in my first drive-by birthday celebration Sunday afternoon. A caravan of festively
decorated vehicles driving by someone’s home with car horns beeping and shouts of happy birthday has
taken the place of happy gatherings of children and adults alike.

Many parishioners inquire about my mother. She is doing very well at the assisted living facility. I
cannot visit her but every two weeks I drop off a care package. This week’s package in addition to
Hershey’s Bars and small bottles of Ginger Ale will include Maybelline lipstick – I never thought as a
celibate man I’d be buying lipstick!

With the restrictions in place, it is very easy to feel disheartened over what we cannot do. But I would
like to tell you about what we continue to do: we are burying the dead, tending to the sick, registering
new parishioners, hearing confessions, scheduling baptisms, and meeting with couples who wish to get
married. In a very real sense life has changed, but from the standpoint of offering pastoral care, life has
not changed.

Thank you to those of you who have continued to support the parish with your donations.

I am grateful to parishioners who have reached out to me with concern for my own personal welfare
during this crisis. I am very much a people-person. I do miss the daily buzz of people ringing the
doorbell at the parish office and even more so the weekend interaction with parishioners and visitors.
This year, I will tell you in all honesty, that I dreaded celebrating Palm Sunday and the Triduum without
your presence in our churches. But so you know, all of our masses were offered and continue to be
offered with you and your intentions in mind. If you have any special intentions, please email me.
The principal question on everyone’s mind is when our churches can resume normal programming and
the celebration of public masses. The answer in a nutshell – nobody knows.

This month’s Catholic TV Magazine has these words on its cover: staying connected apart. I hope
during this on-going shutdown and period of social distancing that I can stay connected to you. I will
write again in a couple of weeks. In the meantime let us be mindful of the redemptive suffering of
Christ. Redemptive suffering is suffering that does not go to waste. We can offer our suffering no matter
its source or type for others just like Christ offered his suffering for you and for me. Let us remember
one another in prayer. It is the greatest thing we can do for each other.

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Deacon Ray via the main number of the parish (978) 352-
2024 or by email: Deacon Ray - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Father Dan – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In Christ,

Father Dan

 

Scholarship Applications

Rev. Paul V. Sullivan Scholarship Applications

are now available. 

Click on link below:

 

Rev Paul V Sullivan Scholarship Application

 Applications are due by May 26, 2020

COVID 19 Update

April 13

Based on all of the recent information coming out regarding Covid 19 and the anticipated uptick on confirmed cases over the next few weeks our churches will be closed completely until further notice.   

We will update our sources to you as we get more information on opening the churches back up and when we can continue with our ministries, classes, Confirmation and 1st Holy Communion plans.

For Daily Virtual Evangelization Resources, sign up for Flocknote.com/bostonThe Office of Spiritual Life, as well as other options listed, gives you daily ideas for continued study and prayer during this Lent.  Please also visit our updated bulletins that can be accessed from this web page from the upper  left corner.

 

Letter from Father Dan & Deacon Ray

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

During these trying times we need to focus on what is truly important – our families, and the needs of the most vulnerable among us in the community. Our faith is also truly important and never more so than in a time of crisis – both personal crises and communal crises. 

Saint Paul states in Romans 5:5 that "hope does not disappoint." This hope that Paul calls us to does not reside in human institutions or in human beings, but in Jesus Christ, the one who gave his life for us. Paul in his own testimony of the trials and tribulations[i] he endured makes it clear that hope does not evade suffering but encompasses it. Suffering, as you know is part of life. We don’t always understand why and we don’t make excuses for it. But God the Father, and Jesus, his Son is with us every step of the way.

We clergy are here to support you in remaining steadfast and full of hope that God will indeed protect us, that the impact of the crises will be lessened, and that we and our loved ones will safely endure to the end. What is of most necessity right now is that we remain calm, focus on what is needed for support for ourselves and our families, and to pray.

The Eucharist, Communion, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ are the source and summit of our Catholic faith.  So you know, Father Dan continues to celebrate Mass every day for your intentions, as well as for the protection and safety of healthcare providers and first responders.

Finally, I have to make a plea … Your continued financial support is desperately needed. Our employees rely on their income as much as you rely on your income as they too have bills to pay. And, the utilities expect payment no matter what. Please mail your envelopes and/or checks to Saint Mary’s Parish – 94 Andover St. Georgetown, MA 01833. Or you can drop them off at the office Monday through Friday 9 AM to 1 PM. Each church also has an offering box near its front entrance for cash donations while the church is open. Thank you in advance.

Please do not hesitate to contact either one of us via the main number of the parish (978) 352-2024 or by email: Deacon Ray - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Father Dan – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Sincerely yours in service to the Lord and to you, with love and assurance of prayer,

Father Dan & Deacon Ray

 


[i] 2 Cor. 12:8-10

 

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