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    Saturday, October 21st at 5:00 pm in the church hall. Tickets are $13 per adult/ $6 per child (12 and under), and can be purchased after Masses on the weekends of October 8th/9th and 14th/15th, in the parish offices or online by clicking here. The DEADLINE to purchase tickets is Sunday, October 15th. The Menu includes... Carved Ham* in Raisin and Pineapple Sauce, Beans with Barbeque Pulled Pork, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, Assorted Homemade Pies, Hot & Cold Beverages. *A heartfelt THANK YOU to Alpine Butcher for their generous donation of 4 bone-in hams!


    Treasured by Catholics around the world, The Rosary will be brought to life at St. Mary's at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 24th . The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary will be celebrated through prayer, music and candlelight. A meditation will be read at the start of each mystery, and youth readers, representing the beads of the rosary, will recite with the community joining in. Click  HERE for flyer. Please sign up to participate as a reader or bead using the sign-up Genius link... 

  • OUR FATHER presented by FR. BRIAN
    Has it simply just become too rote? Do we really pay attention to what we just prayed? 'The Lord's Prayer' is THE perfect prayer, as defined by Jesus Himself when it was His answer to the request of His disciples... "Lord, teach us to pray." How much attention do we pay to this simple, yet bountiful, prayer? How aware are we of the directives that Jesus has given us?  Over 2 consecutive Monday evenings, October 23rd and 30th, at 7:00 pm at St. Mary's, Fr. Brian will dissect each line of this 'all-inclusive' prayer, found in scripture (Luke 11:2-4), so that we may truly appreciate what we are saying to, and asking of, God, our father.

    Hear ye! Hear ye! You are hereby cordially invited to the  2017  St. John the Evangelist Ministry Fair!  Not just some ho-hum everyday run-of-the-mill affair, but a showcase of what stewardship in our parish looks like. Nestled among ministry tables, there will be activity tables and game stations of differing sorts; milling about the floor will be town criers, servers and maybe even a jester or two; in a very prominent place will be a Castle in the Clouds, which we will build brick by brick as we add people to our number (Acts 2:47b). Mark your calendar  and DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! Saturday, November 4th following the 4:00 pm Mass and Sunday, November 5th following the 8:30 and 10:30 am Masses.

  • LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR… beginning October 12th

    *Do you want a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ? *Do you want to open to the power and blessings of the Holy Spirit in your life? *Do you want to be a witness to the Reign of God? If so, you are invited to attend a LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR. We will meet on Thursday evenings (at St. John's) beginning October 12th through December 7th (omitting Thanksgiving). For more information, contact Nancy at (978) 692-5181 or Click HERE for a flyer.

Other News...


    Basketball Program is expanding this year to include a 5th/6th grade boys team, 7th/8th grade boys team, and a 5th-8th grade coed cheer team. If interested in the Cheer Team, please join us for a meeting on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 pm in the St. Mary Parish Center Meeting Room 5. If interested in playing basketball, join us for a meeting on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm in the St. Mary Parish Hall.


    All Catholic students in public, private and parochial schools grades 8-12 are invited to participate in the  2017/18 Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. Students are encouraged to write a  500-750 word essay on the theme of “The Importance of Religious Freedom”. The contest will be open to  students in the Chelmsford Catholic Collaborative, St Anne/ St Catherine Collaborative, Notre Dame Academy, and children and grandchildren of council members. Essays will be judged in November. First place winners at each grade level will receive a monetary award, and their essays will be submitted to the K of C State Council for judging and awards from the State Council. Participants are required to furnish a written parental consent form. For entry forms and additional information, visit either the St. John or St. Mary websites. Contestants must attach their essay to the ENTRY FORM and mail to (postmarked by November 6, 2017): Bishop Ruocco Council/ PO Box 65 / Chelmsford, MA 01824-0065.