Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:01 PM
Sacred Heart Parking Lots will be closed for Sealcoating & striping from Sun. May 27 6pm to Wed. May 30 8am. Sacred Heart morning daily Masses will be held at Sts. Martha & Mary's in Lakeville.

Sts. Martha and Mary

We are a Roman Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Boston (Massachusetts). We are located at the southernmost point in the Archdiocese in the land of cranberries, farms, forests and ponds! We are a rural and diverse populace full of love for our growing faith community and our neighbors. We are a part of the Cranberry Catholic Collaborative formed in June 2013. The CCC is formed by Sts. Martha and Mary in Lakeville, Sacred Heart in Middleborough, and St. Rose of Lima in Rochester. The collaborative was formed in response to the Archdiocesan Plan Disciples in Mission.

Our Catholic Church

On May 12, 1958, the parish of Sts. Martha and Mary came into being. In early May of 1958 Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, signed the decree that formed the parish of Sts. Martha and Mary to encompass the towns of Lakeville and Rochester. Cardinal Cushing named Rev. Francis J. Greene as Sts. Martha and Mary’s first pastor. Fr. Greene’s first task was to find a place to celebrate Mass in Lakeville and then to build the church. Fr. Greene celebrated his first Mass in Lakeville at the Lakeville Sanitarium where he was also the chaplain. The following summer Fr. Greene decided to take advantage of the warm summer months and arranged for a 60 ft. by 40 ft. tent to be placed on the church grounds next to the parish house, the site of the current church building. The outdoor Masses soon became impractical as the colder weather moved in. A barn happened to be attached to the rectory and was quickly renovated into a makeshift place to celebrate Mass. The average attendance was 1,000 parishioners. While far from complete, on Palm Sunday, 1959, the upper church was finished so that Mass could be celebrated. On May 22, 1959, the church was formally dedicated as a parish church. Read more here...

 

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Weekend Masses

 

Sts. Martha & Mary (Lakeville)
Saturday Vigil, 4:00pm
Sunday, 7:00am & 10:00am
Sacred Heart (Middleborough)
Saturday Vigil, 4:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am & 11:00am
ASL Mass 8:00am
St. Rose of Lima (Rochester)
Saturday Vigil, 5:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am


Weekday Masses

 

Mon.-Wed. Sacred Heart 8:00am
Th.-Fri. Sts. Martha & Mary 8:00am
Sat. Sts. Martha & Mary 9:00am

Holy Days

As scheduled. Please call office at 508-947-0444 for times.

 


 

Sacramental Info


Confessions*

 

Sts. Martha & Mary
Saturday 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart
Saturday 3:00-3:45 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima
Saturday 4:00-4:30 p.m.
*also by appointment

Baptisms
Middleborough- Second Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Rochester- Third Sunday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

Lakeville- Fourth Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Please contact the respective Parish Office for arrangements. Baptism Preparation. Classes are held on the first Saturday of every month at 11:00 a.m. in Lakeville.

Marriage- Arrange at least six months in advance at the respective Parish Office.

Sacrament of the Sick
Please notify the respective Parish Office if anyone is ill, in the hospital or at home or when someone is unable to get to church because of illness, handicap or age.


 

About the Cranberry Catholic Collaborative

 

We are a collaborative of two Roman Catholic parishes (three churches) of the Archdiocese of Boston serving the faith community of Lakeville, Middleborough and Rochester, Massachusetts.  We are a rural faith community full of love and hope for one another.

Deeply committed to Jesus Christ and the teachings of His Church, we are working to become a united collaborative of faith, worship, and service. We strive to be warm, welcoming and caring families in which the gifts and talents of all, young and old, are recognized and graciously shared to nourish others.

 


 


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