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NOTE FROM FR. MICHAEL

Dear Parishioners, This past Monday our Archbishop, Cardinal Sean, celebrated the funeral Mass for Fr. Richard Messina here at Saint Mary Church. It was with sadness we learned of his death on October 12. The time from his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer in the spring of this year until his final committal and burial was…
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NOTE FROM FATHER MCGOWAN

Father Dick was in the truest sense what it meant to be a servant for God.  No matter what the time or place he was always the servant priest.  I know he will be missed by the Early Morning Christians at the 6:45.  
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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM FR. MICHAEL

Dear Parishioners, With great sadness we learned of Fr. Richard Messina’s death on Thursday. As the parish, his family, friends and others prepare for his wake and funeral on Monday, we feel this loss deeply. We are keeping his sister, Theresa, and other family members in our prayers and thoughts.   Over the many years he…
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NOTE FROM FATHER RICK

Dear Friends Eighteen years ago I had just finished up a two-year stint on active duty as an Air Force Chaplain.  I came back to the Boston area from Alabama and I had heard that Fr. Dick Messina was looking for a “Parochial Vicar’” (PV). We had a long talk, and he requested that the…
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