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 Parish information and visit Lynn Sacred Heart at www.sacredheart01905.com. Thank you!
Our beloved Fr. Frank Cloherty is featured in an article by Susan Abbott, Pastoral Planning, Disciples In Mission. Here is the beginning of the article:
“The bumper sticker speaks volumes: ‘God Bless the Whole World. No Exceptions.’ After just a few minutes with Father Frank Cloherty it is obvious that this is not just a slogan, it is his prayer. Time with Father Cloherty is time well spent. Father Francis Cloherty was ordained February 1962 and has served in many parishes in the archdiocese, north, south, suburban, and urban, by the shore and near the mills”
To read the full article, please click HERE.
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.
Collaborative Evangelization Photo Contest and Collage
Please join us in our fun Collaborative project this summer. Take a photo of you and your friends or family evangelizing, i.e. at a cookout or at the beach having fun! Take a Selfie with your fellow pew buddies! All photos must be submitted by Friday, August 29. We will feature all photos in a collage on a COVER of our Collaborative bulletin in the month of September with the title, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation!” Send your photo in via:
♦ Facebook www.facebook.com/LynnCathColl
♦ Twitter twitter.com/LynnCathColl
♦ Collaborative Office Email Admin@LynnCatholic.org
We will have a prize for the Most Unique Evangelizer! If you have an entire album, please be sure to pick out your best photo and send it in. Get your cellphones and cameras out!
Ready. Set. Go!
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.
We are excited to announce that our new Collaborative email is active. Please add us to your contact eList firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Fr. Brian will be walking down the catwalk as a model at the Fashion Forward for Education at Danversport Yacht Club on Thursday, October 2. The event is from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Join Catholic Charities for a high energy runway show, dinner, and fabulous ladies night out! The evening will include fashions from Ann Taylor, Carlisle Collection, Chico’s, French Lessons, Jos. A. Banks, and Plum Consignments. There will also be several unique raffle opportunities and the chance to get an exclusive bracelet made just for Catholic Charities for this event!
All proceeds from the event support education and training programs for Lynn area youth. More registration details to follow – keep an eye out for your invitation! Questions? Contact Michelle Kurkul at 781-593-2312 or email@example.com.
AC, FAN or NOT?
During the hot months of July and August, it is a challenge to keep everybody comfortable in the church and chapel buildings. If you find it to be too cold or too noisy by a fan or air conditioning unit please be considerate of others and do not shut them off. Instead, please consider moving your seat to another area of the building where you too can be comfortable.
Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
Youth Ministry Summer Activities
- July 29, High School Boston Harbor Cruise
- August 4-7, Witness to Hope (WTH)
- August 4-9, Soulfest Summer Camp
- August 4-9, CAMPS Summer Camp
Please visit our Youth Ministry Page by clicking here to see details on all of the Summer Events listed above!
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
Wednesday, July 30………………..Saint John of the Cross
Wednesday, August 13…….…….Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Wednesday, August 27……………Saint Bernadette Soubirous
Wednesday, September 10….….Saint Therese of Lisieux
Wednesday, September 24………Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Wednesday, October 8……….……Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Text: The Saints In My Life: My Favorite Spiritual Companions
Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
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. Vincent de Paul Society here at St. Mary’s Parish.
We truly appreciate all your efforts on behalf of those in need.
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!
SAINT MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL!
Congratulations to the graduates of Saint Mary’s High School who received their diplomas on Thursday, May 22, in the Lynn Memorial Auditorium. This year’s graduates have compiled an amazing list of college acceptances and scholarship awards.
Well done class of 2014!
Ad Multos Annos!