Welcome To Lynn Catholic Collaborative

Visit our 2014 Season of Lent/Easter page by clicking here.

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!

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  Thank you!

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Holiday Notice

Happy Easter

In observance of Patriot’s Day Monday, April 21, 2014, the Collaborative Office will be closed. Have a Blessed Easter.

Please note in observance of Patriots Day there will not be a 12:05pm Mass Monday (April 21). Join us at Sacred Heart for the 8:15am Mass on this day.

The Great Easter Vigil

Lynn Catholic Collaborative at the Service of Light with St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Lynn Common on Saturday, April 19, 204.  Immediately following was our community Easter Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s Church.

Please check out our Facebook photo album of
the evening’s events!

Photo Album Link

Service Light Collage

Easter Flowers Memorial

Easter Flowers

Thank you to everyone who submitted names of loved ones for our Easter Flower Memorial.  Our altar will be adorned with beautiful flowers on Easter Sunday with donations of parishioners, families and friends of St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart memorializing their loved ones.  A future bulletin will include an insert listing those who were memorialized. Deadline to submit names was Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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).

Join Dr. Ray Bastarache, retired Head of School at St. Mary’s and longtime Lynn educator on Wednesday evenings in the St. Mary’s Chapel Conference Room, 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 Schedule

Wednesday, April 23……………….Saint Augustine

Wednesday, May 7 ………………..Saint Monica

Wednesday, May 21 ……………….Saint Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, June 4 …..……………Saint Clare

Wednesday, June 18 ………………Saint Catherine of Genoa

Wednesday, July 2 …………………Saint Thomas More

Text:  The Saints In My Life: My Favorite Spiritual Companions


Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.

Our Daily Brew

Our Daily Brew

The Lynn Catholic Collaborative of  St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart is hosting an event at Tatiana’s Restaurant! Join Fr. Brian on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:30pm for “Our Daily Brew.”

Quench your spiritual thirst with Ryan G. Duns, S.J. from Boston College, as he discusses Pope Francis!  Open to the public. This event is free to participate, however the drinks are cash bar. Seating is first-come-first-serve.  Mark your calendar!

Pope Francis

CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl


During the past six weeks, our community at Lynn Catholic Collaborative has prayed, fasted and given alms with a special focus on the poorest members of our global community. Our lives were touched by stories from Kenya, Guatemala, the Philippines, Malawi, Haiti, and the United States. Through our Lenten prayers and donations, we have touched the lives of millions of people served by Catholic Relief Services, our representative to the poorest communities in the world.

Please return your Rice Bowl at the back of St. Mary’s Church/Chapel or Sacred Heart Church.
Thank you for your generosity.

2014 Catholic Appeal

Forward In Hope

2014 Boston Catholic Appeal

In Parishes across the Archdiocese of Boston, parishioners are asked to pledge support to the 2014 Catholic Appeal, Forward in Hope. For more information on the 2014 Catholic Appeal or to pledge online, please visit Thank you for your prayers and support as we all help further Cardinal Seán’s mission as we move forward in hope.

VIRTUS Training 2014

 VIRTUS Training

The Office of Child Advocacy will be offering VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children Trainings at the Pastoral Center throughout the months of May and June for those parishes and schools unable to complete these trainings by the end of the USCCB Audit period (June 30, 2014).

We encourage all staff and volunteers who have not yet attended this mandatory training to register for a class.  Click here to see the full listing of training schedule
and contact information

Thank you for your commitment to keeping children safe!


Book Club

Lynn Catholic Collaborative
Book Club

Calling all of you who like to read!  The next meeting of our Lynn Catholic Collaborative Book Club will be on Thursday,
May 1, 2014
at 7:00pm in the Teachers’ Lounge
at Sacred Heart School.

This month we will be reading Innocence by David Hosp.


Coffee and goodies are on the agenda along with a lively discussion.  New members are always welcome! Please join us!


St Mary’s Choir

If you are an adult singer and interested in singing at the 11:30am Mass, then Betty Lautner would enjoy meeting you. The choir will be singing from the loft each week. We will practice after the 11:30am two Sunday’s per month in the church choir loft.  SATB voices are encouraged to come join us and of course vocal skills are a plus for any chair.

If you have a singing voice that you want to share with others in praise of our Lord, come and Make a Joyful Noise!! Please call Betty Lautner for more information at 781-631-1953.


Stewards of Our Parishes


Stewards of our Parishes

Stewardship is more than just our treasure and helping with the financial operation of our parish. It is also about taking ownership and taking care of our parish by sharing our time and talent. It is another way of giving back to God what God has shared with us. With the becoming of true stewards in mind please consider volunteering at our Collaborative.  Please click here to view a listing of our opportunities available.
Thank you for your time and talent.

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. Vincent de Paul Society here at St. Mary’s Parish.

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 Tuesday and Saturday evenings in St. Mary’s Cafeteria.  Game begins Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 6:00pm.

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

SMHS Open House


St. Mary’s School will host an Open House on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for students and families interested in grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and transfer to grades 10, 11, 12. Please join us to learn more about how St. Mary’s empowers students to be young men and women who are leaders, well prepared for college, and the world beyond. At St. Mary’s, students can access a challenging curriculum of Honors, AP, and online classes, answer the call to serve through our vibrant campus ministry and community service programs, develop talents and explore interests though our many clubs, and compete on championship athletic teams. When we ask graduates, “Did St Mary’s prepare you for college?” The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” This year alone, our students have been accepted to Harvard, MIT, Tufts, University of Lowell, Fairfield, Notre Dame, Cornell, Amherst, McGill, College of New Rochelle, and the American University of Dubai, to name a few. Merit scholarships and need based aid is available to those who qualify.

To learn more, visit our web site or call the Admissions Office at 781-586-2008.