Monday, May 20, 2013
St. Bridget Church in Framingham will have a new Mass schedule, among other changes, thanks to a decision by the Archdiocese of Boston Personnel Board.
The Archdiocese of Boston has decided that St. Bridget Parish can operate with just its pastor Monsignor Francis Strahan. The Archdiocese Personnel Board voted to transfer Father Mark DeAngelis from St. Bridget Church to Methuen, where he will be the parochial vicar for two parishes - St. Lucy and St. Monica. Rev. Strahan, in a letter to parishioners this weekend, described the news as "distressing." "I have been informed that no one will take his place here at St. Bridget Parish," wrote the Monsignor. He told parishioners the Archdiocese personnel board made its decision based on the number of baptisms, first Communions, Confirmations, marriages and funerals at the Roman Catholic Church. "The fact that we have a vibrant school with all …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Archdiocese of Boston issues statement regarding Mass this weekend.
Attached is a statement issued by the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston regarding the Blizzard and Mass this weekend. St. Bridget Church has already cancelled a few activities. For updates, visit the Framingham Patch Storm Center report, at this link.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Archdiocese of Boston is taking steps to stop the spread of the flu.
Parishioners at St. Bridget, St. George and other local Catholic churches may notice something different for weekend Masses. The Archdiocese of Boston announced this week that it is allowing priests to suspend the distribution of wine during Communion as a precaution because of the recent flu outbreak, reported The Boston Globe. Churches were also notified that parishioners could exchange a sign of peace by “bowing to nearby parishioners instead of shaking hands,” reported The Globe. Earlier this week, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a state of health emergency because of the flu outbreak and earlier this week the Town fo Framingham ran out of flu vaccines.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Archdiocese of Boston said Saturday it had sold the properties of St. Jeremiah’s for $2 million to the Syro Malabar diocese, a part of the Eastern Catholic Church. Parishioners had been holding a vigil since 2005.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Archdiocese of Boston announced it will close 6 churches, turn an Everett church into a Brazilian oratory and will continue negotiations with the Syro-Malabar Church to purchase St. Jeremiah Parish in Framingham.
Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, in a press release, announced six churches will close and two churches "have been designated or transferred by the Archdiocese for other future ecclesial uses." St. Jeremiah Framingham will be transferred to the Syro-Malabar eparchy, said the Archdiocese. Terms are still being discussed. The Syro-Malabar Church is an East Syrian Rite in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. The Syro-Malabars have allowed the use of the Church by the former parishioners of St. Jeremiah Parish. The local Syro-Malabar priests will be responsible for making any further accommodations for a Latin Rite Mass, said the Archdiocese. For information on the Syro-Malabar Church, visit www.smcim.org. St. Jeremiah, dedicated on July…