Monday, February 19th First Week of Lent Daily Masses 7:00 a.m. (Chapel) 12:10 p.m. (Mary Hall)
Session 4 of the Sacraments ~ Confirmation: 4:30 p.m. (Parish Center)
IN OBERSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT'S DAY ~ THE PARISH OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dedham, MA Dolores Johnson
Welcome to St. Mary’s Parish
We are so happy and blessed to have you visit our website. St. Mary’s is a parish deeply rooted in the mission of the Church, where prayer and the sacraments are at the center of what we do. Our magnificent upper Church, dedicated in 1900, is the heart of our parish. In the lower level of the Church you will find Mary Hall, where many parish events take place. There you will also see the Life House, the location of our very vibrant Life Teen Youth Ministry Program, which is in it’s 20th year. The Parish Center houses the parish offices, and is located in the brick building behind the Church. The rectory is next to the Church. It is the residence of the parish priests, as well as for other priests with responsibilities throughout the Archdiocese. The priests and entire staff are here for you.
Church & Chapel
The Church is open daily from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Saint Joseph Chapel is open daily
from 6:00 am – 9:00pm.
There is a ramp for handicapped access to the upper Church located in the rear parking lot as well as for the Chapel.
Make St. Mary’s Your Spiritual Home
We would like to extend an invitation for you to join our parish. Each parishioner plays an important role in our life together. The celebration of the Eucharist is the heart of all activities. Come share your faith experience and yourself in one of our parish ministries. Please know that the doors to this Church and our hearts are open to each of you at all times.
All Day/Night Eucharistic Adoration
Please join us Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. for the beginning of Eucharistic Adoration that runs all day and night in St. Joseph Chapel. Adoration ends Saturday morning at 7:45 a.m.
The next book for the Parish Book Club is written by Bishop Robert Barron entitled: “To Light a Fire on the Earth.” We will meet Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00pm in the Parish Center. Please read Chapters 6,7,and 8.
The Stations of the Cross will be celebrated each Friday during Lent. Stations will be prayed immediately after the 12:10 daily Mass, then at 5:00 pm in the Chapel during Adoration, and finally at 6:00 p.m. in the Church followed by a simple Lenten supper of soup and bread in the Parish Center Dining Room. Please join us for one of these special times of prayer.
Stations of the Cross
Lenten Confessions ~
Please note that during Lent there will be additional confession hours.
The schedule is:
Tuesday: 11:30-1:00 pm. (Mary Hall Confessional)
Tuesday: 3:00-4:00 pm. (Parish Center Confessional)
Wednesday: 6:30-8:00 pm. (Parish Center Confessional)
Friday: 3:00 -4:00 pm. (Parish Center Confessional)
Friday: 6:00 -7:00 pm. (Church Confessional)
Saturday: 2:30-4:00 pm (Church Confessional)
A closer look at the Sacraments . . .
Join Fr. Wayne on a journey through the sacraments. Each session we will explore the history, scripture, and teachings behind the sacraments of the Church. The schedule is as follows:
Session 4: Confirmation (February 19th)
Session 5: Marriage (February 26th)
Session 6: Holy Orders (March 5th)
Session 7: Anointing of the Sick (March 12th)
Each session will take place in St. Joseph’s Chapel at 4:30 p.m. and conclude by 5:15 p.m. Feel free to come to each of the sessions or any individual one.
A Sacramental Course
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