Changing Mass Schedule
After comprehensive consultation we have decided to add a THURSDAY 9AM DAILY MASS at St. Theresa’s Parish. This will begin on October 1st, and it is quite providential that Thursday, October 1st is the Feast Day of Saint Theresa of Lisieux.
Another change beginning in October will be that Most Precious Blood’s Sunday 9:30am mass will return to 9AM. The St. Theresa’s Sunday 10:30am mass will remain. The reason for this slight alteration is in order to enable a single priest to celebrate both masses.
Please use the links below to sign up for Mass or review the guidelines for in-person attendance.
Let Your Voice Be Heard – Again
“Say No to ROE”
The state legislature has extended the session until January 5th, 2021. Please remind the members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary that you oppose the expansion of abortion in Massachusetts. Please call the Committee at 617-722-2396 and let them know you are opposed to H3320 and S1209 – the ROE legislation. Every telephone call helps!
Remember these bills would remove:
- The requirement that young girls obtain consent before an abortion
- The requirement that efforts be made to save a living baby who survives abortion
- The requirement that late term abortions be performed in hospitals
- And the bills would allow abortion on demand for all nine months of pregnancy.
For more information about how the ROE legislation would expand abortion in Massachusetts visit www.macatholic.org
To read Cardinal Sean's statement on the ROE Act click here: Cardinal Sean Statement
Father Blaney’s First 3 Weeks
What a quick and wonderful first three weeks these have been for me since arriving in Dover/Sherborn on September 1st!! It has been great to meet many of you at both St. Theresa’s and Most Precious Blood. Being able to be here with families who are mourning the loss of loved ones and with families who are joyfully welcoming new children into their lives and into the church has been a privilege. I thank you for the warm welcome!!
Welcome Father Robert J. Blaney!
Father Robert J. Blaney is honored to have been appointed by Cardinal O’Malley the Pastor of Most Precious Blood Parish & St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish. He was born and raised in Framingham where his parents Jim & Carol still reside. He is a graduate of Boston College with a B.S. in Business. For 13 years Fr. Blaney was a professional actor in New York City. His comedy show How Old Is Your Cat?, which he co-wrote and starred in, ran there for over a year. From 1998 to 2001 he starred in the 2-man play 2 Pianos, 4 Hands on Broadway, in the Canadian production, and on the U.S. National Tour. Responding to God’s call to the priesthood, he gave notice on his contract, entered St. John’s Seminary in Boston, and was ordained a priest 6 years later in 2007. Since his ordination, Fr. Blaney has served at St. Mary’s in Franklin, St. Theresa’s in West Roxbury, Gate of Heaven, St. Brigid’s, St. Monica’s & St. Augustine’s in South Boston, Sacred Heart & Our Lady Help of Christians parishes in Newton and most recently at St. John’s & St. Paul’s parishes in Wellesley.
Click here for a short video from Father Blaney:
SUPPORT OUR PRIESTS IN SEPTEMBER
Healthier priests mean stronger communities for all. This September please support our priests through a special collection for the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust (CHRT). CHRT offers programs for the health and wellness of all our priests in good standing. This special collection is a primary source of funding for these programs.To give now go to clergytrust.org. Our priests selflessly care for all of us and we need your help to care for our priests. As a thank you for your support, please be our guest and learn more about the life-changing work of our priests at the 12th Annual Celebration of the Priesthood Virtual Gala on September 29th at 7pm. Register for free at 2020cop.org
WeShare - online weekly contributions
This program allows you to plan your giving and make your weekly contributions using your credit card or transfers from your checking or savings account at no cost to you. It is easy for you to sign up, manage your account and change your gifts as you see fit.
2020 Catholic Appeal
Daily and Sunday Masses
Cardinal Seán encourages Catholics to participate in the daily and Sunday Masses broadcast from the CatholicTV chapel.
- Cable: Comcast Ch 268, Verizon Ch 296, RCN Ch 85
- Livestream: CatholicTVLIVE.com
- Daily Masses: WatchtheMass.com
Pope Francis Encourages
Faithful to Pray the Rosary
Most Precious Blood Parish
Monday, Wednesday, Friday-9:00 AM
Saturday - 4:30 PM - sign up required
Sunday - 9:30 AM - sign up required
Sunday evening - No Mass
St. Theresa Parish
Thursday - 9:00 AM
Saturday - No Mass at STP
Sunday - 10:30 AM - sign up required
Sunday evening - No Mass
Sunday Evening Mass Schedule
Most Precious Blood
Sunday 5:30 pm
To reserve a weekday or weekend Mass for a deceased loved one or a special intention, please contact the parish office ten days to two weeks ahead of time.
Whenever Dover-Sherborn schools are canceled because of bad weather, daily Mass and Religious Education classes will be cancelled and the Parish Offices will be closed at St. Theresa and Most Precious Blood Churches. On the weekends, cancellations will be announced on tv (channels 5 and 7) and there will be a recorded announcement on the parish phones. In the event that there is no power or phone service, the parishes will be closed. Father Grimes urges everyone to stay off the roads during severe storms both for personal safety and to give town crews ample time to clear roads.