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Lynn Catholic Collaborative

Lynn Catholic Collaborative of St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart
is a Collaborative of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.

 All people are welcome at Saint Mary’s
and Sacred Heart in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Regardless of your status in the Church, regardless of your marital state, regardless of your prior religious experience, regardless of your personal history, background, or sexual orientation, please know that you are invited, accepted and respected at our Lynn Catholic Collaborative!

We are building an integrated website for our Lynn Catholic Collaborative.  Until then, please stay on this website for Lynn St. Mary’s information and visit Lynn Sacred Heart at www.sacredheart01905.com.  Thank you!

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Grand Annual Collection

Grand Annual

Grand Annual Collection at St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart

As you may know, this is this time of the year that parishes throughout the Archdiocese initiate their Grand Annual Collection. Although St. Mary’s Church did not have a Grand Annual Collection last year and Sacred Heart Church has not had one in several years, in keeping with Archdiocesan guidelines, we believe that it is vital to our Collaborative to reinstate it. 

Sacred Heart Please Note: This Collection is in lieu of Fall and Spring Collections. Thank you!

The Grand Annual Collection is very important to our Collaborative as your donations are used to support the many programs and services offered at both St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart. This week, you will receive a Grand Annual Collection packet in the mail.
We kindly ask that you consider donating whatever you feel is appropriate for you. No donation is ever too small.
Please know that donations made to St. Mary’s Church will
remain at St. Mary’s and donations made to Sacred Heart
Church will remain at Sacred Heart.

Thank you for your most generous contributions.

All parishioners are welcome to register with our online giving option, ParishPay. There are several advantages to ParishPay registration. For example, you can review your donation history, save your personal and payment information and set up recurring (weekly, monthly or annual) donations. Parishioners have the flexibility to make one-time and recurring offertory gifts, donate to special collections (like our current Grand Annual Collection), or contribute to capital campaigns and appeals; all from one convenient, easy-to-use donor platform. For FAQs and to register for ParishPay, please visit ParishPay at https://www.parishpay.com/


Pantry Merger

Food Drive

Tree Of Life Food Pantry

For St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart Food Pantries Merger Information, please view Fr. Brian’s column in the bulletin dated October 12, or click HERE to be taken directly to his Pastor’s Letter page. Thank you!

Candidate Forum


Remember to Vote

Tuesday, November 4

 “Responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”

– Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

 By our baptism, Catholics are committed to following Jesus Christ and to be “salt for the earth, light for the nations.” As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, “It is necessary that all participate, according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This is inherent in the dignity of the human person … As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life” (nos. 1913-1915).


 Sunday, October 26, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

 Seth Moulton, Richard Tisei, Christopher Stockwell

Candidates for U. S. Congress in the Sixth District

New Ministries

We have two new Adult Faith Formation
ministries at our Collaborative!

Our weekly series “Reflection on Sunday Readings” started on September 28-29, Mondays at 9:00am to 11:00am in the Collaborative Office (8 South Common Street), and Tuesdays 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Sacred Heart Teacher’s Room. We invite you to come and reflect on the Scripture readings for the following weekend. Come, bring your Bible, grab a cup of coffee – or tea – and gather with fellow parishioners to examine the readings.
No experience necessary!

Our 6-week series, “What is the Bible?” will start October 27, Mondays 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Mulligan Room at St. Mary’s Plaza. Please pre-register for this course. The course is the first in a series of works called Series Exploring the Bible, The Dickinson Series by Rev. Anne Robertson. Materials cost approximately $10.00 for the book, which is available in regular, large print and a digital version through Amazon. This is open to adults of all ages and backgrounds and require no experience, only a desire to get to know the Bible better. To register, or for more information, please email Fran Taylor at ftaylor@lynncatholic.org, or call the Collaborative Office at 781-598-4907. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

We invite everyone to attend both. Hope to see you there!

5:00pm Masses

Special Mass

Special 5:00pm Mass

St. Mary’s Spartan’s football team will offer a special Mass the day before their weekend games. These Masses are open to the Collaborative and to the Public. Please join us at this special Mass at St. Mary’s Chapel at 5:00pm on Friday, October 24.

(All November games are TBA because of MIAA playoff format.)

Online Calendar


We have many ministries at our Collaborative. Please stay up to date with our meetings and events by bookmarking our Online Calendar page by first clicking here (to be taken directly to the calendar page), then save to your bookmark list.  We have newly scheduled meetings, i.e. ECCO, Faith Formation, Reflection on Sunday Readings, Ministry Trainings, Sacraments, etc.

Visit our Online Calendar Page by clicking here, or on the left hand column click on “Online Calendar.”


Youth Ministry

an event for our Collaborative Youth Ministry

CryOut is a Night of Praise and Worship, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, Dynamic Speaking and Faith Formation. CryOut is held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in St. Mary’s
Chapel on the following dates:

Friday, November 14
Friday, December 12

Sacred Heart Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Sacred Heart Parish Hall
(School Gymnasium)
581 Boston Street, Lynn, MA 01905

Friday, November 7, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday, November 8, from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Pasta/Meatball Dinner on Friday, November 7, $6.00 per person.

Jewelry, Handbag & Umbrella Table, Books, Movies, Music, Games & Puzzle Table, Knitting, Bakery, Christmas Craft Table, Gift Basket Table, Children’s Arts & Crafts & Games, Straw Table, Face Painting, Raffle, Kitchen will be Open

We are in need of donated items for the Gift-O-Rama Table. Suggested donations are certificates to local restaurants, themed gift baskets, tickets to a sporting events. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Donna Field at 781-593-0437. Thank you very much for your generosity!

The chance books for the Sacred Heart Harvest Festival may be dropped in the collection basket at any Mass (labeled for Harvest Festival), or mailed to our Sacred Heart Office at 571 Boston Street, Lynn MA 01905, or dropped off at the Sacred Heart Office on Thursday mornings between 9:00am and 12:00pm.  Thank you for your continue support!

For further information, please contact the Collaborative Office at admin@lynncatholic.org, 781-593-8047 or 781-598-4907.

The 3rd Annual MGH Bloodmobile will be at the Sacred Heart Harvest Festival on Saturday, November 8, from 9:00am to 2:30pm. Sign-up sheets are now available, and we are booking in 15-minute increments (:00, :15, :30, :45 marks). Please contact our Blood Drive Coordinator, Deacon Dick Field, at dfick2@verizon.net or 781-593-0437, or the Collaborative Office at admin@lynncatholic.org or 781-598-4907, and leave a message with your preferred time slot.

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St. Mary’s Christmas Fair


St. Mary’s School Cafeteria
35 Tremont Street, Lynn, MA 01902

Friday, December 5, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Ham & Bean Dinner Served from
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Thank you for those who joined us in our Kick Off meeting. We are in need of the following donations: Jewelry, Books, DVD Movies, CDs (Music), Craft items, Knitted items, Homemade Jams and Pickled items, Baked Goods for our Bake Table. New items for our new table this year “Boutique Table”, and Raffle items over $25 value for the Gift-O-Rama Table. Please note, there will be no White Elephant Table this year.

Artists and crafters may rent a table for $20.

For further information, please contact the Collaborative Office at admin@lynncatholic.org or 781-598-4907.

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CORI Forms


It is that time of year! We ask all Collaborative volunteers, new and returning, to fill out a CORI. We appreciate the cooperation of all those required to complete the annual CORI and we particularly thank you for keeping the pledge to protect those among us who are most vulnerable. To fill out a CORI, please stop by the Collaborative Office Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:00pm, or Sacred Heart Office on Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Please call the Office if you have questions or need help filling out a CORI Form.



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Do you know any adults who may be thinking about becoming a Catholic or completing their sacraments? Lynn Catholic Collaborative offers a welcoming, gentle and prayer-filled path to a (deeper) relationship with Jesus and to full-fledged membership in the Catholic Church. So that they can find out more about this process (which is known as the RCIA), please urge them to speak to one of our pastoral staff or to call the Collaborative Office at 781-598-4907 or Admin@LynnCatholic.org. Although the RCIA is an on-going process, we will be meeting formally later in the fall. Now is a good time for you to let us know of possible candidates for RCIA.

The Saints and You


The Saints and You

Would you like to talk about the Saints’ stories and their relevance to your own personal journey? Do you realize the great gift you are given in the Saints? We are, the Letter to the Hebrews tells us, surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses
(see Heb. 12:1).

The Followers of our Saints’ Lives would like you to join their group on Wednesday evenings in the St. Pius V Pastoral Center, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, to meet these living friends who are concerned about us, friends with whom we can form relationships, friends we will meet in eternal life,
and friends who yearn to help us.

2014 Extended Schedule

October 22 Saint Martin de Porres
November 5 Saint Catherine Laboure
November 19 Saint Peter Canisius
December 3 Saint Dorothy Day
December 17 Saint Peter

Text:  The Saints In My Life: My Favorite Spiritual Companions
by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Vincent de Paul


Please do not forget to place your offering in the boxes in the Church and Chapel.  Your support goes a long way in our efforts to assist those most in need in our community.  We also extend a word of sincere thanks to the men and women who comprise the St. Mary’s Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society.

We truly appreciate all your efforts on behalf of those in need.

BINGO at St. Mary’s


Bingo is a fun and inexpensive night out! Bingo is held on Saturday evenings at 6:00pm in St. Mary’s Cafeteria.

Approximately 65% of the money collected at St. Mary’s Bingo returns back to players as prizes! The remainder helps support our parish!  Come join us!


    Contact Us:

    Lynn Catholic Collaborative
    St. Mary and Sacred Heart

    8 South Common Street
    Lynn, MA 01902
    Main: 781-598-4907
    Fax: 781-599-2088
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm

    We are building an integrated website for our Lynn Catholic Collaborative. Until then, please stay on this website for Lynn St. Mary’s and visit Lynn Sacred Heart at www.sacredheart01905.com. Thank you!

    Mass Schedule

    Monday, Tuesday, Friday:
    8:15 AM - SH Church
    12:05 PM - SM Chapel
    7:00 PM - SH Church
    12:05 PM - SM Chapel
    9:00 AM - SM Chapel
    4:00 PM - SM Church
    4:00 PM - SH Church
    7:00 AM - SH Church
    9:00 AM - SM Church/Family
    10:00 AM - SH Church/Family
    11:30 AM - SM Church
    1:30 PM - SM Chapel/Haitian
    3:30 PM - SM Chapel/Congo
    6:00 PM - SM Church

    SM = Saint Mary
    SH = Sacred Heart


    2:45 PM to 3:30 PM St. Mary's Reconciliation Room Church (near the main doors)

    3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Sacred Heart Reconciliation Room Lower Church

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