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  • Parish Office: 114 High St, Medford, MA 02155 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - Noon

    Contact Us: Phone: 781-396-0423 Email:

    Daily Mass: St. Joseph Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:30am St. Francis of Assisi Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 8:30am

    Weekend Masses: St. Joseph Saturday at 4pm & Sunday at 8am & 10am St. Francis of Assisi Saturday at 4pm & Sunday at 9am & 11am

    Confessions: St. Joseph Saturday from 3pm-3:45pm St. Francis of Assisi Saturday after the 8:30am Mass and from 3pm-3:45pm

    August 16, 2020

    We welcome all to our public Masses!

    If you are attending Mass, please review the following guidelines issued by the Archdiocese of Boston to ensure everyone’s safety:

    To allow for social distancing, we have limited capacity at our churches.

    If you plan to attend weekend Mass, please sign up in advance by visiting our website at or by calling our office at 781-396-0423 x 103 by Friday at Noon. Thank you!

    Please wear a mask, and practice social distancing.

    For your safety, surfaces are sanitized regularly.

    If you are not feeling well, please stay at home.

    The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will continue for the foreseeable future. Cardinal Seán strongly encourages people in vulnerable populations, especially the elderly and those with complicating physical conditions, to continue to watch Mass from their homes.

    Sunday Masses will continue to livestream on our website on Sunday at 10am.

    St. Joseph - St. Francis of Assisi Parish & St. Joseph School


  • Page 2 St. Joseph - St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Medford, MA

    Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    A very heartfelt thank you for your generous and continued financial support of our parishes through your offertory

    contributions! Your donations help us continue our ministry and service to our parish community during these challenging times.

    St. Francis of Assisi August 9 Offertory including Online Giving: $3,277 Weekly Budget Requirement: $4,615 Monthly Collection: $823

    St. Joseph August 9 Offertory including Online Giving: $4,790 Weekly Budget Requirement: $7,560 On-going Maintenance: $753

    Parish Merger Update

    Cardinal Sean O'Malley has approved our request to merge our parishes and has issued a Decree of Merger, which makes our union effective on August 1, 2020. As a result, our two parishes have come together to form a new entity for canonical, sacramental, financial and legal purposes so that we can be stronger together as a Catholic Community.

    Our new Parish has a temporary new name: Saint Joseph – Saint Francis of Assisi Parish. When making financial donations to our new Parish, please make checks payable to: Saint Joseph – Saint Francis of Assisi Parish. Parishioners who use the envelope system will receive their envelopes with the new Parish name in the coming days. In the meantime, please continue to use the envelopes you have.

    We are currently conducting a survey to select a permanent name for our new Parish. We expect the survey to conclude by mid-August of 2020. Based on the results of the survey, Father Paul Sullivan, our Pastor, will petition Cardinal Sean O’Malley to assign the new name.

    During this transitional time, our on-line giving systems will remain unchanged. In the coming weeks, once the permanent name has been selected, our on-line giving system will also merge and will change. We will reach out to all those who participate in on-line giving to guide you through this change.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact our Parish Office by phone at 781-396-0423 or by e-mail at if you have any questions or need assistance.

    Josephine Bradanese Joseph P. McGonagle

    We remember in our prayers, Josephine & Joseph and all our

    parishioners who have passed away during this difficult time. Please see the Memorial Wall on our website.


    Congratulations to our newly Confirmed!

    Ian Luis Angudelo and Joanna Garrity received the Sacrament of Confirmation on July 30, 2020.

    Mass Assistants - We are looking for volunteers to join our Mass Hospitality Committee to help as greeters and ushers at all our weekend Masses. We would be so grateful for your participation in making every Mass a welcoming, safe celebration. If you would like to join this committee, please call our Parish Office at 781-396-0423 x 103.

    Parish Office - Due to the pandemic, the office is closed to the public. In-person visits are by appointment only. Please call or email the office Monday - Friday, 9 am - 12 noon for assistance or to make an appointment.

    CATHOLIC APPEAL - Due to the shutdown of Churches for COVID-19, parishes were unable to launch the 2020 Catholic Appeal this past March with an in-pew presentation. However, as the work of our Church has continued amidst the pandemic, the more than 50 ministries funded by the Catholic Appeal are in need now more than ever. The success of the Appeal is vital in funding these ministries that provide assistance to our parishes, schools, and communities in a variety of ways. Please consider making your gift to the 2020 Catholic Appeal in one of the following ways:

    If you receive a letter or email, respond using the pledge card or donation options.

    Visit to give online

    Following is a summary of your support to this campaign: Gifts/ % of Goal Pledges Goal Reached St. Francis of Assisi $ 8,710 $21,159 41% St. Joseph $18,425 $38,216 48%

    Every gift, regardless of the size, is meaningful and can make an impact. Your participation in our parish Appeal is very much appreciated by our parish and the thousands that are served through the Archdiocesan Central Ministries. This is our Church and when you support the Appeal, you support us!

  • Page 3 St. Joseph - St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Medford, MA

    August 16, 2020

    Saturday 8/15/20

    8:30 am 4:00 pm

    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    For the People Gerald DiPrima

    Sunday 8/16/20

    9:00 am 11:00 am

    Virginia Wilson Kevin Soldani

    Tuesday 8/18/20

    8:30 am

    Frank LoScuito

    Thursday 8/20/20

    8:30 am

    John & Harry Barrett

    Saturday 8/22/20

    8:30 am 4:00 pm

    For the People William Anderson

    Sunday 8/23/20

    9:00 am 11:00 am

    John Miele Daniel P. Donahue

    Saturday 8/15/20

    4:00 pm

    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Gerard Kenny

    Sunday 8/16/20

    8:00 am 10:00 am

    For the People Eugene, Helen, Eugene Jr. & Eugene III Cataldo

    Monday 8/17/20

    8:30 am

    Cordeiro Family

    Wednesday 8/19/20

    8:30 am

    Angelo D’Aguanno

    Friday 8/21/20

    8:30 am

    Maria Capone

    Saturday 8/22/20

    4:00 pm

    Robert Consolmagno, Jr.

    Sunday 8/23/20

    8:00 am 10:00 am

    For the People Patricia Galasso

    St. Joseph Mass Intentions

    St. Francis of Assisi Mass Intentions

    Adoration at St. Joseph Church - Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9am - 8pm (lower church) As our world is in upheaval and uncertainty, we must cling to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Spending one hour per week in Eucharistic adoration is an excellent way to draw closer to Him. If you are a returning adorer, or have never spent time in Eucharistic adoration before, we hope you will prayerfully consider committing one hour per week to our Lord. In order to open and maintain Adoration, we need a commitment of two adorers per hour to ensure the Blessed Sacrament is never left alone. If you are interested in volunteering for a time slot, please contact Mary Ann Harold at Legion of Mary - Wednesdays 6:30pm-8pm at St. Joseph (lower church meeting room) St. Francis of Assisi Marion Movement of Priests Prayer Group - meets Mondays at 7pm at St. Francis of Assisi (upper church) for Adoration and to pray the Rosary. Weekly Rosary for Peace, Healing & Health - All adults are welcome. Feel free to invite a friend! Every Wednesday Night at 7pm. Great community to learn and grow in the devotion to the rosary! Meeting on zoom: Go to: - Click on join a meeting - Meeting ID: 898 8639 1043 Password: 253482 For more information, please email or call the office at 781-396-0423 x 118

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