Saint Stephen Parish - Framingham Massachusetts, USA, Chatolic Parish, Church

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Mass Hours

English Mass

Mondays - Saturdays  8:00 AM

Saturdays 4:00 PM

Sundays 7:00 AM y 9:00 AM

Espanol: Domingos 11 AM




Team Ministry

Rev. Francisco J. Anzoátegui

Rev. Albert H. Stankard

Rev. Gabino O. Macias, Parochial Vicar


Senior Deacon:

Guy J. Spiri



    Pedron L. Torres

    Alfredo Nieves and Mrs. Maria Nieves


Religious Education Coordinator:

James. J. Drummey

Assistant Coordinator: María M. Nieves


Pastoral Associate:

Enrique Méndez.



Gloria Villamil

Financial Manager:

Robert Percheski



Pat Robison

Building and Ground Supervisor:

Julio Alonzo

Cemetery Director:

Rick Diamond



Sins That Cry Out to Heaven for Vengeance

Today’s reading from the Letter of St. James says that God heard the cries of the workers in the fields who were unjustly deprived of their wages, and He punished those who were guilty. There are three other places in the Bible where we find grave sins mentioned — murder, sodomy, and oppression of the poor — that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Here they are: Willful murder — After Cain killed his brother Abel, God said to Cain: “What have you done! Listen: your brother’s blood cries out to me from the soil” (Genesis 4:10). Sodomy — Before He destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of the homosexual behavior of their habitants, the Lord said to Abraham: “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave, that I must go down and see whether or not their actions fully correspond to the cry against them that comes to me. I mean to find out” (Genesis 18:20). (To those who say that the sin of Sodom was inhospitality to angels, St. Jude [1:7] says that the people of the city “indulged in sexual promiscuity and practiced unnatural vice” and suffered “a punishment of eternal fire.”) Oppression of the poor — After the flight of Moses from Egypt, “A long time passed, during which the king of Egypt died. Still the Israelites groaned and cried out because of their slavery. As their cry of release went up to God, he heard their groaning and was mindful of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” (Exodus 2:23). These are not necessarily the four worst sins — in the early Church, the worst sins included adultery, blasphemy, and apostasy — but they have been singled out in Scripture because the cries of their victims were heard by God.

Those in Need at Thanksgiving and Christmas

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is once again inviting your generosity in aiding members of our Parish who in need of assis-tance during the holiday season. We will be providing a full dinner at each holiday, as well as children’s gifts at Christmas. We will be as discreet as possible and treat all requests with confidentiality. If you are aware of a parishioner who needs help, please call the Rectory Office at 508-875-4788 before October 29th for Thanksgiving and before November 28th for Christmas


I. On All Souls Day (November 2), a

plenary indulgence that is applicable only

to the Poor Souls is granted to those who

visit any parish church and there recite

one Our Father and one Apostles' Creed.

This act can release one soul from Purgatory

if all of the conditions that are listed below are met.


II. On all the days from November 1st through November

8th, inclusive, a plenary indulgence applicable

only to the Poor Souls is granted to those who visit a cemetery

and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed.


Here are the conditions for both indulgences:

1. Only one plenary indulgence can be granted per day.

2. It is necessary to be in the state of grace at the time

the work is completed.

3. Freedom from attachment to a particular sin, even

venial sin, is necessary, or the indulgence is only partial.

4. Holy Communion must be received each time the

indulgence is sought.

5. Prayers must be recited for the intentions of the Holy

Father on each day the indulgence is sought. For example:

the Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and at the end,

"Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual

light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen."

6. A sacramental Confession must be made within a

week of completion of the prescribed work. One Confession

made during the week, made with the intention of

gaining all the indulgences, is sufficient.

Petition to End Public Funding of Abortion —

There will be petitions at the doors of the Church next

weekend to ask the State Legislature to stop public funding

of abortion in Massachusetts. To sign the petitions, you

must be a registered voter in Framingham. Please support

this petition drive to end the use of taxpayer money to

pay for the killing of unborn children in this state.

Call for New Catholics —

We will be starting classes for those interested in joining the Catholic Church on November 15th. Classes in English will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sunday and will be taught by Deacon Jonathon Frels. Classes in Spanish will take place at 12:45 p.m. on Sundays and will be taught by Deacon Freddy Nieves. For more information, please call the Rectory office.

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