Charlestown Catholic Collaborative

The Roman Catholic Parishes of Charlestown, Massachusetts: St. Mary - St. Catherine of Siena and St. Francis de Sales

The Parish Families of

St. Francis de Sales and St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena

Below are the special information links this week

Please donate!

Sr. Nancy’s page.

Welcome Fr. Patrick

Marriage Banns

From June 10 through Labor Day Weekday 8am Mass on Tuesday and Thursday is NOT being offered.

Regularly scheduled Mass times

From June 10 through Labor Day Weekday 8am Mass on Tuesday and Thursday is NOT being offered.

St. Francis de Sales Church,
313 Bunker Hill St.

St. Francis Rectory
617 242-0147

Led by the Holy Spirit, the Parish Family of Saint Francis de Sales seeks to know and celebrate Jesus through Mass, Prayer, Sacrament and Service.
Saint Francis de Sales Church is the oldest consecrated church in New England, the oldest in the city of Boston in continuous service, and the fourth oldest in America, built in 1859, on the top of Bunker Hill. Saint Francis is known affectionately as the Firefighter’s church – The statue of St. Florian, patron saint, is located in the bell yard next to the church.

St. Mary Church,
55 Warren St.

Parish Center and
Eucharistic Center
46 Winthrop Street
617 242-4664

Our Mission is to make active disciples of Jesus Christ by creating a welcoming community rich in spirituality and by moving people to share their God-given talents in the service of others and the care of creation.  We are an intentionally inclusive Roman Catholic parish that welcomes all those who make up our diverse community in a way that reflects God’s love. Nourished by the Gospel and the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, we strive to build a vibrant parish that strengthens our faith and elevates our worship.

The Sanctuary Lamp

This week the Sanctuary Lamp at St. Francis de Sales church is lit for
Colleen Devlin.

The Sanctuary Lamp
To light a Sanctuary Lamp in memory of a loved one, please call the Parish Offices
at (617) 242-4664

The work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society continues in our parishes.
The Society helps a number of individuals and families in Charlestown.
Please remember the good work with a gift to the Poor boxes
at the back of the church. Thanks so much!


The month of July traditionally honors the
Most Precious Blood of Jesus.

It is the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, which cleanses from sin, therefore the Church developed a devotion to Jesus’ physical blood and its mystical power, just as it did for his
Sacred Heart from which his blood poured out on the Cross.
The Precious Blood of Jesus courses through the Church spiritually, giving eternal life to the Body of Christ through the sacraments. Many saints had a devotion to the Precious Blood
of Jesus, most notably St. Catherine of Siena. Devotion to the Precious Blood spread greatly through the preaching of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo, a 19th century priest and founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, and was later approved and recommended by the Holy See.

I am Patrick MPETE Ebalaling, born on 7/6/1984 in Lakas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am from a Christian family of ten children, including 2 girls and 8 boys, and I am the ninth in the family. My father passed away in 2014 but thank God and my mother is still alive in her old age. I had my vocation since my childhood when the Oblate missionaries came to celebrate with us. I entered the seminary in 2006. After a preparatory year (2006-2007), I did three years of philosophy (2007-2010), 1 year of the spiritual year (2010-2011), a pastoral year (2011-2012) and three years of theology (2012-2015). I was ordained deacon on 6/20/2015 and ordained a priest on 5/8/2016. After my ordination, I studied agronomy (2017-2022).  I like to read, I also like to work especially in my agricultural field, I like to listen to people as a priest, to accompany young and old people.