From our Pastor

150 150 Charlestown Catholic Collaborative

Be born in me, be born in me.
Trembling heart,
somehow I believe,
that You chose me.
I’ll hold You in the beginning,
You will hold me in the end
Every moment in the middle,
make my heart Your Bethlehem.
Be born in me.

written by Nichole Nordeman, Bernie Herms

Saying goodbye is one of the harshest things about life, and as we walk from Ascension this week ahead to Pentecost and Jesus’ promise fulfilled in the Holy Spirit, I think of all the people I’ve loved in my life who’ve passed. At the same time, I am grateful for everything all these wonderful people who have given me so much, taught me so much, modeled the Christian faith to me so well. I will never forget them, and our faith reminds me I will, be it God’s will, see them again, see their smiles and hear their laughter forever.

It’s beautiful that, as we mark Mother’s Day, celebrate our Blessed Mother, and honor all the women in our lives, those with us, and those who have gone before us, who have taught us all that truly matters, we may follow their lead of courage, grace, and love. Mary, Queen of peace, pray for us.


We are collecting clothes for our St. Vincent de Paul Society- we’re taking in clean, lightly worn clothes (new underwear and socks in packages only, please), at the Masses, the St. Mary- St. Catherine Parish Center and Harvest on Vine food pantry located in the basement of St. Catherine’s Rectory. Thanks for your generosity!

At St. Francis, we’re building an updated list of addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Our collection envelope list is getting updated, so if you haven’t received envelopes, you’re new to the family or if you’re not sure that you’re registered, drop us a note at or call Dianne Ludy at 617-242-4664 with your info (please specify that it’s for St. Francis) and we’ll get you onboard! Soon we’ll have online giving!

Pentecost is May 27-28. Please make sure to wear red- any shade- at all the Masses that weekend!

Pentecost is May 27-28. Please make sure to wear red- any shade- at all the Masses that weekend!
Please note that the 6 pm Mass will be suspended on June 4.