Newsletter, March 29, 2023

Charlestown Catholic Community

Holy Week Masses

Palm Sunday Masses


4:00 pm St. Mary

4:00 pm – St. Francis


8:00 am – St. Mary

9:30 am – St. Francis

11:00 am – St. Mary

6:00 pm – St. Mary


8:00 am – St. Francis


8:00 am – St. Francis


8:00 am – St. Francis

Holy Thursday

9:00 am Morning Prayer at St. Mary

5:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Francis

7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Mary

Good Friday

9:00 am Morning Prayer at St. Mary

3:00 pm Stations of the Cross

5:30 pm Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion – St. Francis

7:30 pm Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion – St. Mary

Holy Saturday

9:00 am Morning Prayer at St. Mary

5:30 pm Easter Vigil – St. Francis

7:30 pm Easter Vigil – St. Mary


Resurrection of Our Lord


8:000 am – St. Mary

9:30 am – St. Francis

11:00 am – St. Mary

NO 6:00 PM



His Love Endures Forever


Lenten prayer and Reconciliation service    


Thursday, March 30 at 6:30pm


As Easter approaches, consider setting an hour aside and come to our Lenten evening of prayer.  In a serene and reflective atmosphere, we will pray together as a community of faith, contemplating God’s love, mercy and action in our lives.  The evening will conclude with an opportunity for individual confession.


It helps now and then to step back and take a long view.  The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is beyond our vision.  We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work.  Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.  No statement says all that could be said.  No prayer fully expresses our faith.  No confession brings perfection, no pastoral visit brings wholeness.  No program accomplishes the Church’s mission.  No set of goals and objectives include everything.


This is what we are about.  We plant the seeds that one day will grow.  We water the seeds already planted knowing that they hold future promise.  We lay foundations that will need
further development.  We provide yeast that produces effect far beyond our capabilities.  We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing this.  This enables us to do something, and do it very well.  It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter to do the rest.  We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.  We are workers, not master builders, ministers, not messiahs.  We are prophets of a future not our own.

by Bishop Ken Utener in  memory of Oscar Romero.

It Takes A Village…


Every pastor and pastoral staff know that a parish cannot run without the involvement of its parishioners. And so, this is a call to all of our  parishioners to volunteer your time in various ministries and activities in our Parish. Some of the ministries in need of your presence are:


The Baptism Committee, The Funeral
Team, Hospitality Committee, Faith Formation, Liturgical Ministries and more!


Please contact Sr. Nancy at 617-242-4664 or for more information. We look forward to your involvement in continuing to make our Parish a vibrant and welcoming community.