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.

MASS SCHEDULE

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

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Phone: (781) 729-1965
Office Hours
8:00am to 3:00pm

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162 Washington Street
Winchester, MA  01890
Phone: (781) 729-5515
Website:
http://www.stmaryswinchester.org/

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  • NOTE FROM FR. MICHAEL – JANUARY 14, 2018
    Good News! Cardinal Sean has appointed Rev. Richard Erikson as the new Administrator of Saint Mary Parish effective March 1, 2018. Fr. Erikson is currently the Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Sudbury since being appointed there in 2012. This brief bio may help you to know a little of his…
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  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: Jan. 28, 2018
    The annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will take place on Sunday, January 28 at 4:00 in the School Hall. The caterer has been engaged, the wine and beer ordered, and the DJ is ready to entertain. All adult volunteers are urged to attend, and to bring a spouse of "significant other." Unfortunately, because alcohol…
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  • NOTE FROM FATHER MICHAEL – DECEMBER 31, 2017
    Tempus Fugit!.....time flies.  Hard to believe that  2017 is ending and we begin a New Year.  It happens whether we are here or not. Last weekend we celebrated the Joyous Solemnity of Jesus’ Incarnation with Christmas Masses. I wish to express my sincere appreciation to our Music Ministry, our Lectors/Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers,…
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  • Message from Fr. Michael – December 10, 2017
    Our Advent journey continues to provide opportunities for prayer, works of charity, and reflection on the Birth of Christ. The Advent candles burn brightly not only in our homes, but also in our hearts as we prepare a way for the Lord. Often we hear the words to make ready the way of…
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