Saint Stephen Parish
221 Concord St,
Framingham Massachusetts 01702.
Parish Information Center
Saturday: 4 p.m,
Sunday: 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m
Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m.
Wednesday: 7 p.m. (in Spanish)
Saturdays from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Thursdays before First Friday 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Rev. Francisco J. Anzoátegui, Pastor
Rev. Gabino O. Macias, Parochial Vicar
Deacon: Pedro L. Torres
Deacon: Alfredo Nieves
Seminarian Deacon: Bruce Barnett
Kim Lisbon and Gonzalo Galan
Religious Education Coordinator:
James J. Drummey
Maria M. Nieves
Secretary: Gloria Villamil
Financial Manager: Mary Sanning
Sacristan: Mily Nieves
Building and Grounds Supervisor:
Cemetery Director: Joseph Vielick
— At the request of Pope Francis, we will recite the Prayer to St. Michael at the end of all Masses in the New Year to counter the power of the Devil.
Here is the prayer. Let’s try to learn it by heart:
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, drive into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
The Five First Saturdays
Would you like to see peace in the world and have the Blessed Mother’s assistance at the hour of death? Then you should make the five First Saturdays. During her appearances in Fatima a century ago, Our Lady promised peace in the world if people, “on the First Saturday of five consecutive months, go to Confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the mysteries of the rosary”.
Thy five First Saturdays? Because, as Jesus explained to Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia, there are five kinds of blasphemies against His mother: First, blasphemies against her Immaculate Conception. Second, against her perpetual virginity. Third, against her divine maternity, denying that she is the mother of all humanity. Fourth, implanting in the hearts of children indifference to and even hatred for Mary. Fifth, desecrating her sacred images.
Have you ever made the five First Saturdays? Even if you have, why not make them again, beginning next Saturday, February 2nd, at the 8:00 a.m. Mass and continuing until June? This is a wonderful devotion to our Blessed Lady that can bring you closer to her and make you an instrument for bringing peace to our troubled world. Imagine having her at your side at the hour of your death!
Family Day at Saint Stephen Parish, in Framingham Massachusetts. Family day celebrated on August 26, 2018. Homily by Father Paco. Video recorded and edited by OMC. Osvaldo & Margarita. C.
Beware of Those Seeking Money Outside
Church — We have noticed people outside the Church
after Mass asking for money. Please do not give them
anything. We have resources here at the Parish to help
those who are truly in need, and those seeking assistance
must contact the Parish Office. We have no way of knowing
if people soliciting funds after the weekend Masses
have a genuine need, so please do not give them anything.
Tell them to call the Parish Office.
Children’s Choir — Our Children’s Choir will sing at the 8:30 a.m. Mass today, October 14th, as well as on November 11th, and December 9th. Rehearsals for those in grades 1-8 will continue on Sundays from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. in the St. Paul Room of the School, except for the days when the choir will be singing. We need more good singers, so we invite you to join the choir if you are in grades 1-8.
Saint Stephen Parish - Framingham Massachusetts