Altar Server

Boys and girls from grade 3 and above assist the priest at the liturgy.

Baptism Preparation

To help prepare parents for the formation of their child’s faith. Last Sunday of the month for baptisms the following month (or a future month) right after the 12:00 noon Mass in the rectory.

Bereavement Group

St Mary's holds a Bereavement Group meeting on Wednesday evenings. ALL ARE WELCOME!  Please call Janet 617-462-9235 for more information.

Book Club

The Book Club meets the last Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the rectory conference room.  Check the bulletin for more information.

Eucharistic Adoration

Fridays following the 12:10 p.m. Mass concluding with Benediction at 1:30 p.m. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by volunteers who sign up for one hour or more to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the monstrance.

Eucharistic Minister

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.


Reader who proclaims the scriptures at Mass and other services.

Mothers Prayer Group 

We meet with our young children in the lower church two Mondays of each month at 10:00 a.m.  Check the bulletin for dates.  For more information contact Erin at

Music Ministry

ST. MARY CAMPUS:  Join together in song under the talented direction of our choir director. Rehearsals on Sunday morning at 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the choir loft. Sing at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass as your schedule allows. Contact the Arthur Rishi at 617-734-0444 ext. 9 or email

ST. LAWRENCE CAMPUS:  New members are welcome. The choir meets at 8:30 a.m. to prepare for the 9 a.m. Mass. Optional periodic evening rehearsals. With limited rehearsals, musical training and/or willingness to work on your own will be helpful. Contact Warren Hutchinson at 617-734-0444.

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the donations collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about once a month.

Parish Finance Council

Advises the pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. Responsible for monitoring all income, expenses, and approving the annual budgets.

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs affecting the liturgical and spiritual life of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish.

Parish Prayer Line

The St. Mary Prayer Line prays every day for the needs and intentions of our parishioners and friends.  If you would like to have a name added to the prayer line, please email (include the name(s) of the person(s) who needs prayer; you may also include the particular need or intention.  If you would like to become a member of the Parish Prayer Line, please contact us at the email address above.  To be a member, you would commit to praying daily for the needs of the people in our prayer line.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – preparation of adult candidates for entry into or full communion with the Catholic Church.  For more information, fill out and submit this RCIA Interest Form and Deacon John Nicholson will get back to you.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The parish St. Vincent de Paul group helps those who are needy.  New members are welcome. Please check the bulletin for meeting dates.

Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent. Please see the bulletin and calendar for times.

Sunday Rosary Group

Every Sunday after the 12 noon Mass (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass in July and August).


Volunteers who assist people to their seat if necessary. They also take up the collection at Mass.




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