Public Masses Have Resumed at St. Anne's Church

In accordance with the safety regulations published by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for public worship and with the guidelines approved by Bishop McManus for the Diocese of Worcester, St. Anne's Church has resumed daily and Sunday Masses for the public.

Please review St. Anne's COVID-19 web page for details on the safety precautions required during public celebrations of Holy Mass.

Please also continue to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and recite Pope Francis' prayers after praying the Rosary.

Welcome to St. Anne's Parish

We are a Catholic Christian community rich in a tradition of giving and caring for its Church and its people.

Through the course of each year, hundreds of parishioners volunteer their time and talents for the many special events and celebrations within our Parish.

In addition, many of our parishioners are active on an ongoing basis in the ministries we see and experience every week as well as in those ministries that are not so outwardly visible.

2 Corinthians 9:6 "Whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully."

From the Pastor's Desk

As we enter our seventh month of the coronavirus, I'm sure we are all a little bit sick of the considerable disruption, the sickness, the anxiety, and the separation from our friends and neighbors. I don't have the greatest memory in the world, so if I don't recognize you when I see you again, please don't take offense! Yes, it's been THAT long! Seriously, I very much miss so many of you and I hope you are doing well. This pandemic has certainly changed our lives for the time being, but this too will eventually go away. We live in hope, not in fear.

At the beginning of this whole mess, I asked you to keep St. Anne's in mind, as I was certain that with the absence of so many parishioners at Mass, our income would drop dramatically. I am happily surprised to say it has not!!! Your generosity and support have been remarkable. But then again, why should I be surprised? You have always been so.

As I begin my twelfth year at St. Anne's, I realize how blessed I have been with good people such as yourselves. So many of you have been doing, and continue to do, things for your friends and neighbors to make their lives a little bit easier, and for this, I would like to thank you.

We may be partially shut down, but we haven't gone away. If there is any way we can help you or if you know of anyone in need of help, please be sure to let us know.

Stay well and be hope-filled,

Fr. Foley


Fr. John Foley
Last updated: August 3, 2020 1:52pm
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  • For the repose of the souls of Marion Feeney, Rosa Maria Usuga, John Mahassel, Pauline Buckley and God's peace and comfort for their loves ones.
  • For the healing of Maryann Dumont
  • For the healing of Paul C.
  • For the healing of Pat H.
  • For the healing of Tim Mahoney
  • For a good surgical outcome for Kenny Carville
  • For a cure for the coronavirus and a swift end to the pandemic
  • For the front-line workers who are risking their lives during the coronavirus pandemic
  • For all who suffer from COVID-19, especially St. Anne's parishioners, their families, and friends
  • For all who died from COVID-19, that their souls rest in peace, and for all who mourn the loss of their loved ones
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We find ourselves in darkness, yet we live in the light; we know sorrow, yet we have joy; we are burdened, yet we have wings to meet our God, the eternal light and life of all creation. This is our joy now, and in this joy we shall remain. We must fight; we must hold the standard high; we must let the light shine forth. We must never be discouraged.

Author: Christopher Friedrich Blumhardt & Johann Christoph Blumhardt
Source: Now Is Eternity