SUNDAY MASS: Sat. 5:00pm, Sun. 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 5:00 PM  |  DAILY MASS: Mon-Fri. 7:00am, Sat. 8:00am  |  ADDRESS: 10 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA 02025

Pastor's Blog


The Parish Pastoral Council and Its Evolution in Collaboration

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Dear Parishioners, Almost every parish, business, agency and entity of any kind in recent years has drawn up a mission statement, and indication of the mission of the entity and the vision for its future. One of the first items on the agenda of our Parish Pastoral Council some years ago was the drawing up of our parish mission statement. This statement is posted in t ...Read more

Cardinal Jean Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus

Sunday, December 02, 2018
Dear Parishioners, Jean Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus was born in Mayenne, France on January 28, 1768. The eldest of six children, he was educated at the local college in Mayenne and studied at Saint- Magloire Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in Paris on December 18, 1790 just as the French Revolution was gaining momentum. He refused to take the oath required ...Read more

St. Anthony & St. Mary Collaboration - Update on Timeline and Process

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Dear Parishioners, Last Monday evening a meeting was held in our Parish Center with the first halting steps being taken in the journey toward collaboration between St. Anthony Parish and St. Mary Parish in Hull. Directed by representatives of the Archdiocese, the meeting was composed of members of the Parish Pastoral Committees, the Finance Committees and the staffs  ...Read more

Parish Collaboratives: Understanding the Background and Process

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Dear Parishioners, In January 2011, Cardinal Sean established an Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning Commission and stated that the particular work of the Commission was to develop a recommendation for a pastoral plan for the Archdiocese that identifies the resources available for the foreseeable future. The Pastoral Plan recommended by the Commission is entitled "Discip ...Read more

Evolution of the Parish Pastoral Council in Addressing the Church's Sexual Abuse Crisis

Sunday, October 07, 2018
Dear Parishioners, Last week we spoke about our Parish Pastoral Council, the history of such Councils and what the future of the Parish Councils is. I mentioned that the Parish Council is a consultative body made up of the Pastor, Deacon and the Religious Ed Directors, ex officio and supplemented by remaining members elected by a parish-wide vote. At last week&rs ...Read more

The Parish Pastoral Council and the Upcoming Collaborative with St. Mary Parish in Hull

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Dear Parishioners, St. Mark, in his Gospel, quotes Jesus when he says: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the good news to all creation." This command of Christ has inspired countless men and women throughout the Church’s history to give themselves to the work of spreading the good news. The Second Vatican Council repeated and renewed this mandate of the Lord ...Read more

The Role of the Parish Pastoral Council In the New Collaborative

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Dear Parishioners, In January 2011 Cardinal Sean O’Malley established an Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning Commission. The group was comprised of a bishop, pastors, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers and members of parish staffs, school leaders and parishioners with families. The work of the commission was to develop a recommendation for a pastoral plan f ...Read more