St. Francis

Thanks for visiting our Memorials Page.

 

   

St. Francis Parish offers several ways to memorialize loved ones, ranging from Mass cards (available in parish office) to an engraved paver on the cross-shaped walkway of Our Blessed Mother Prayer Garden (above). 

 

The garden was installed to commemorate our 50th anniversary. 

  

Nestled in a field among our 15 acres of former farmland, the setting is a beautiful one of serenity, peace and prayer among God's glorious creations. 

 

 

Parishioners and guests are often seen seated on the benches quietly reflecting, meditating, praying or reading the memorial stones.

 

 

  

In 2013, a 300-foot boardwalk was constructed across the protected wetlands that divided the main church property from the prayer garden. 

 

 

Now parishioners and visitors are able to park in the lower parking lot and walk across the quiet boardwalk for easy access to the garden.

  

    

 

There are only a limited number of pavers remaining.   For a donation of $250, a paver will be inscribed with up to three lines of a sentiment of one's choice to honor or memorialize a loved one (16 characters per line including spaces).

 

 

A Monthly Mass is offered for those who are honored or remembered and those who have contributed.

 

Some examples of inscriptions include: 

 

In loving memory of .....

 

In honor of.....

 

In appreciation of/for....

 

A Gift of the (name) Family

 

....or a short Biblical verse.

 

Please call the parish office at 978-452-6611 or email Sharon Chelton

at schelton@saintfrancis.net if you'd like more information.

 

TO DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE/APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.

Memorials Brochure

 

 

Indoors, we offer the "Embraced by His Cross" Memorial in the parish hall.

 

  

 Some prefer the attractive indoor memorial due to higher visibility all four seasons. 

 

The cross in the center was removed from the old church on Methuen Street and carried in procession to our current site during the kick-off of Dedication Week in 1996.

 

Today, loved ones are honored or memorialized through inscribed plaques that surround the cross.

 

For a donation of $500, up to four lines (25 characters including spaces) will be inscribed.

 

A Monthly Mass is offered for those who are honored or remembered and those who have contributed.

 

Please drop by the parish office or give us a call if you are interested. 

 

TO DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE/APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.

Memorials Brochure