Welcome to Fr. Richard Erikson, St. Mary's New Administrator
Effective March 1, 2018, Fr. Richard M. Erikson has been appointed as Administrator of our parish. 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
Weekday Liturgy (see below for New Year's Day)
6:45 am: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
9 am: Tuesday & Friday
The Rosary is prayed 30 minutes before weekday Masses.
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.
- Dear Parishioners, My appointment here at St. Mary Parish as Administrator is ending. Next Sunday will be my last day with you, and by Monday I will be on a plane to warmer places. My time here, as I shared before, is a blessing to me in my priestly ministry to God’s Holy…
- Greetings St. Mary Parish Family, Many of us watched Punxsatawney Phil last week predict six more weeks of winter. In the age of sophisticated technology used to predict forecasts and weather patterns, tradition still has us turning each February 2nd to a rodent from western Pennsylvania for a glimmer of relief from as…
- Ash Wednesday this year also happens to be St. Valentine’s Day. Most of us associate Valentine’s Day with hearts, flowers, chocolates, cards and for some a date night. We express our love for others in many differing ways and sometimes miss the mark even though our intentions are sincere. Saint John in his…
- Waiting for the January thaw!......even though our days are getting longer as we proceed towards Spring I am still waiting for the January thaw, it should be here soon or maybe even this weekend. This past week I received my official letter from Cardinal Sean indicating the ending of my assignment here as Administrator on March 1, 2018. He also…
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