Welcome to Fr. Richard Erikson, St. Mary's New Administrator
Fr. Richard M. Erikson will be taking over as Administrator of our parish on April 19, 2018. He comes to us from Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Sudbury, where he has been pastor since 2012. A native of Watertown, Fr. Erikson was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston on June 8, 1985. Over the past 32 years, he has followed the Lord’s call in a variety of settings and ministries. He served as parochial vicar at St. Mary’s in Lynn (1985–1988); Chair of the Social Science Departments and Professor at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA (1992–1999); an active duty Air Force chaplain (1999–2006); and as the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Boston (2006–2011). While on active duty, Fr. Erikson served as pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Community at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Community at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. He was deployed to Iraq from July through September, 2004. Fr. Erikson served nine years with our Special Operations Forces at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and ten years at the Pentagon. He served in the Air Force Chaplain Corps as a reservist and on active duty for 35 years, retiring in April of 2017 with the rank of Brigadier general. He is an avid lover of music and has composed liner notes for over a dozen compact discs. He is the author of Late Have I Loved Thee: Stories of Religious Conversion and Commitment in Later Life. In both civilian and military ministries, Fr. Erikson has sought to build strong and enduring ecumenical and interfaith relationships.
4 pm: Saturday Vigil Mass
8 am, 10 am & 11:30 am: Sunday Liturgy
6:45 am: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
9 am: Tuesday & Friday
The Rosary is prayed 30 minutes before weekday Masses.
Holy Week schedule in brief (details here)
March 25, Palm Sunday
Interfaith Blessing of the Palms on Winchester Common at 9:30 am.
Wednesday, March 28
Confessions 6:00–7:30 p.m.
March 29, Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:30 pm
March 30, Good Friday
9:00 am: Morning Prayer
3:00 pm: Living Stations of the Cross
7:30 pm: Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord (with "Passio")
March 31, Holy Saturday
9:00 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 pm: Easter Vigil
April 1, Easter Sunday
Masses: 8:00 am (Upper Church), 10:00 am (Upper and Lower Church), 11:30 am (Upper and Lower Church).
Mass times at St. Eulalia Parish can be found on the St. Eulalia website.
Holy Days of Obligation normally include the following solemnities: Mary, Mother of God (January 1); the Ascension of the Lord (Forty Days after Easter); the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15); All Saints (November 1); The Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8); Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] (December 25).
Parish Phone: (781) 729-0055
Monday through Friday
Office Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Religious Education Office
Monday through Thursday
Phone: (781) 729-1965
8:00am to 3:00pm
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Information about Father Dick Messina can be found on a separate page.
- What a joy it has been for me to serve the community here at St. Mary Parish! Last weekend at the Masses we experienced the difficult challenge of doing our annual pledge for the Catholic Appeal. LeiLanie D'Agostino did a wonderful job of leading us through the process. When we opened up…
- Thank you all for your warm welcome this past weekend. It was my first set of Sunday Masses at Saint Mary Parish and I was certainly impressed with the quality of all that was done: music, lectors, communion ministers, ushers, and the children's Liturgy of the Word. The whole experience expressed the talent…
- Dear Parishioners, May I offer my heartfelt greetings to the faith community of Saint Mary Parish. Just back from my retreat in warm Florida, I got a call asking me to be the interim Administrator of your beautiful parish. I said yes to that request not so much because my bishop was asking…
- Dear Parishioners, My last few words before departure. Putting these few words on the screen brings the reality of my leaving into focus for me. Being asked to come as the Administrator last May by Cardinal Sean was another assignment in my priestly journey. Since June 1, 2017 I have come to know once again many wonderful…
We are a very proud recipient of the Cummings Grant "100K for 100" for our peace and justice initiatives! Please visit their website at www.cummingsfoundation.org