St. Mary’s Parish in Lynn, MA is a Parish of the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.
All people are welcome at Saint Mary’s
Parish 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 St. Mary’s Parish!
Volunteer Opportunities: We need you help to continue the great work that Fr. Mike has done for our parish and for the greater Lynn Community.
We specifically are looking for help in the following areas:
1. Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinator
2. Food Pantry Pick-Up Volunteers
3. Bingo Kitchen Help Volunteers
We have many people who help in all of these areas but are looking for more to assist us in maintaining these ministries.
For more information on these volunteer opportunities please contact Fr. Brian at the parish office 781-598-4907.
A Message from Fr. Mike and Fr. Brian
(from May 19, 2013 Bulletin)
Approximately one month ago Fr. Michael was notified that he was up for a new assignment in the Archdiocese of Boston. This is rather shocking to all as he has been such a staple here at the parish as well as in the City of Lynn. However we have seen that there are many changes at the churches in Lynn beginning three years ago with our own Msgr. Garrity who left after 18 years and now with the departures of Fr. Derrane at Sacred Heart and Fr. Rossi at St. Pius. Out of concern for Fr. Mike we have been in an ongoing discussion with the archdiocese to see
if there would be any other options.
We have determined that the best path to take at this time is for Fr. Mike to finally seek the temporary health leave that he so desperately needs. This will allow him to receive the necessary care for those painful knees and shoulders and other joints that are in need of repair. It will also allow him to take the needed time off to help him fully recover from the
effects of his illness last year.
In this situation and to assure that Fr. Mike receives the proper rest and care, the diocese is requesting that he leave St. Mary’s. A number of options have been presented to him as to where he will live and that decision, which is Fr. Mike’s, has not yet been made. The diocese will continue to help him and be in conversation with him during his medical leave. When he is fully recovered they once again will explore with him his future, a new assignment or perhaps other options that may be available.
We all know that he has resisted taking this step in the past for very unselfish reasons. He has always thought of others before thinking of himself. So many have mentioned over this past year how he has slowed down and that finally it may be time for him to take care of himself. It is still difficult for him and for us to think what St. Mary’s will be without him but it is good to know that this faithful and dedicated man will get the
necessary care that he so greatly needs.
God brings us to many places on our journeys through life. We have been blessed at St. Mary’s to have been a part of Fr. Mike’s journey for so many years. And of course our journeys have been greatly enriched by his presence. But his journey like all of ours often takes different paths from time to time and that time has now arrived. We pray that God continues to bless Fr. Mike and walk with him on his journey and we ask the Lord to help us as we seek to continue the good work that he has
done for so many in our community.
PS – We are praying for a miracle!
We await the arrival of Fr. Tamiru who has been assigned as a parochial vicar for St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart Parishes. He is coming to us from Abington and should be here on Tuesday. I know he looks forward to meeting you and hopefully over the next few weeks you will have a chance to introduce yourself and say hello. This past week Anthony Cusack, a seminarian entering his third year of theology arrived here at Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s. He is with us for eight weeks this summer and will be a part of our parishes in varying ways for the next two years.
Please keep your eyes on the bulletin as it is the place where I will keep you informed as to what is happening as we move for-ward with this new venture. I will be seeking your input and help as we transition into this pastoral plan. Much work lies ahead but with your help and through the guidance of the Holy Spirit we will all be strengthened in our relationship with God and in our efforts to bring others to know him too.
God Bless. Fr. Brian
Please fill out the below PDF permission slip for the St. Mary’s Campus Ministry BEACH PARTY. All are welcome! Beach Party is on June 30, 2013 from 2:00pm to 10:00pm.
Additional Events this Summer:
YOUNG ADULT PRAYER GROUP, June 27 – July 11
COOKIE FUNDRAISER, July 6-7, July 13-14
HIGH SCHOOL HARBOR CRUISE, July 15
LIFT, July 16
STEUBENVILLE EAST, July 21 – July 23
SOULFEST, July 31 – August 3
CAMPS, August 12 – August 17
HARBOR CRUISE WITH SEAN FORREST, August 19
Please click on the PDF below for full details on these events!
St. Mary’s Parish 150th Anniversary
Many of you have purchased the beautiful ornament created especially to honor our 150th Anniversary. They are still available for purchase at the Rectory during regular business hours. Each ornament comes with a stand for year round display.
The cost is $25.00.
Makes a beautiful gift!
St. Mary’s Parish Cookbooks Are Here
The St. Mary’s cookbook contains our parishioner’s and friend’s most treasured family recipes. These are not recipes that you can find in any standard cookbook. This is definitely a KEEPSAKE.
Makes a perfect gift, too!
The cost is $12.00 per cookbook, cash or personal checks made out to St. Mary’s Parish Cookbook. You may stop by the Rectory during regular business hours and purchase a cookbook, Monday – Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm.
To get cookbook(s) mailed to you, please contact the Rectory at 781-598-4907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
St. Mary’s welcomes the Class of 2017!
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
Please contact Carole Frederick at 781-586-2009 or email@example.com.