News from St. Francis de Sales

Mass Intentions

Saturday, May 20th, at 4 pm

Sunday, May 21st, at 9:30 am + William “Billy” J. Boyle — 9th anniversary

Monday, May 22nd, 8:00am – Weekly Mass For Vocations to Consecrated Life, the Permanent Diaconate & Priesthood –

Tuesday, May 23rd, – 8:00am

Wednesday, May 24th, 8:00am – Weekly Mass for the Sick Members of the Parish

Saturday, May 27th, at 4 pm + Mary “Sis” Connell & Phyllis Connell

Sunday, May 28th at 9:30 am – Pentecost—Veterans Mass


The Sanctuary Candle on the Blessed Sacrament Altar is a visible sign the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is present in the Tabernacle. Here in Saint Francis de Sales the Sanctuary candle burns daily in the Upper Church and in the Chapel of All Souls in the lower Church. The Sanctuary Lamp is a seven day candle. If you wish to donate a Sanctuary Candle that burns for one week in Memory of a Loved One or in Honor of a Family Member or friend, kindly contact the Rectory Office at 617-242-0147 or see the Ushers at the weekend Masses. The suggested offering is ten dollars. This week the Saint Francis de Sales Sanctuary Lamp is lit for the Sick Members of the Parish.


For All the deceased Priest and Sisters who have served Saint Francis De Sales Parish; For all the deceased members, benefactors and friends of the Parish; for all those enrolled in the Saint Francis de Sales Memorial Building Fund Society and for all the souls in purgatory,
we pray to the Lord


If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please come before the 4 pm Mass on Saturdays.


We are grateful to you for your offerings from the weekend of May 7
$1,001 contributed to the Weekly Collection, and $155 for the Religious Education Collection


Be mindful of the poor among us by assisting the Saint Vincent de Paul Society by way of their collection boxes at the doors of the Church. The weekly offerings given to the Parish Conference of the Society are their main source of income in assisting the needy of the Parish.


It is always encouraging to see new faces at Mass. We warmly welcome all of you who are newcomers to Charlestown and to Saint Francis de Sales. We receive many requests for recommendations for individuals who are asked to be sponsors for Baptism and Confirmation. It is necessary, for us to know you to comply with these requests for letters of recommendations. It is important, too, that you are on the Parish Mailing List for Sacramental Records as an active practicing Catholic. We invite you to fill out the Registration Form.

Register as a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales