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

Special information this week

Please donate!


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 in remembrance of
Florence & Eugene Connors.

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!

An Easter Dinner prayer

Good and gracious God, we welcome your presence among us
as we gather together to share our Easter meal.
We thank you for the many blessings you bestow on us each day,
especially for the gift of Your Son, Jesus.
His resurrection assures us of your love for us
and stirs up hope within us, for we trust in Jesus’ promise
to be with us always.
He sustains us each day throughout the ebb and flow of life.
May He fill us with His love, shape us into faithful disciples,
and guide us on our life’s journey.
Please bless this gathering and the food we are about to share.
May the gift of this day and the love that we share fill our hearts
with gratitude and compel us to reach out to those in need
as we live the grace of Easter each day. Amen.