Welcome to Saint Cecilia Parish

Serving the Community of Ashland, Massachusetts

Greetings from St. Cecilia Parish in Ashland, Massachusetts. We invite all who seek the warm embrace of solace and friendship in the Lord to join us in fellowship.

If you are new to St. Cecilia Parish, please consider introducing yourselves to our Pastor, Father Cornell after Mass. You may also call the office at (508) 881-1107 or submit a request here to register.  We encourage you to become active members of our Parish Family.

Our Church (side door) and our Family Center are both handicap accessible. All are welcome.

- ATTENTION:  We have received notice from several parishioners of St. Cecilia Parish that an email  that appears to be from Fr. Cornell was sent to them. These are coming from a Gmail account, which Fr. Cornell does not use. If you receive this, please delete the message. It is an attempt by malicious parties to scam you out of money. Thank you


The 2018 Parish Advent/Christmas Calendar is Available


Important Notices

Christmas Pageant Change!

Please note that the Children's Christmas Pageant, originally scheduled for Sunday, December 16th, has been changed to take place as part of the Annual St. Cecilia's Music Ministry Christmas Concert at Fatima Shrine in Holliston. The concert starts at 3pm.

Listening Session

Regarding Recent Scandal

There will be a listening session regarding the recent abuse scandal for those who would like to voice concerns:
December 4th, 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Family Center.
The presenter is Vivian Soper, LICSW, the Director of the Office of Pastoral Support and Child Protection of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Crafts Wanted!

Please start making crafts for our annual Christmas Craft Sale. The Craft Sale takes place during the St. Nicholas Breakfast, December 9th. Handmade items may be brought to the Family Center or left on the Rectory porch. We will NOT be asking for used Christmas items this year.

Grand Annual Collection

St. Cecilia Parish Grand Annual Collection began on November 24/25, 2018 Every registered family should have received a mailing with information regarding this year’s Grand Annual Collection. Please call the Rectory at 508-881-1107 if you have not received one. Grand Annual envelopes are available in the Church.

St. Nicholas Breakfast and Bazaar

Our annual St. Nicholas Breakfast will be held on December 9th at 10:00 a.m. The Knights of Columbus will again sponsor this event. Tickets will be on sale starting on November 17th, after the Masses, in the Family Center, and from the rectory. Tickets are $5.00 each. Children under age 3 are free. Religious Education will also conduct a bake sale. The Christmas Bazaar will be held in the Family Center starting on December 2nd until December 16th. Crafts, and Christmas decorations will be on sale.

Christmas Collection

As always, the Collection taken up at the Christmas Masses this year will benefit the Archdiocesan Clergy Health & Retirement Trust, which funds care for the active and retired priests of our Archdiocese. Please see this page (with a video) to learn more about how to donate and what your donation helps fund.

Our Archbishop, Cardinal O'Malley, has made statements regarding the scandals in the Church. Please CLICK HERE to see our links to them.



Event Calendar

Pope Francis


Maps and Directions





7:00 a.m. (No Choir)
9:00 a.m. (Youth Choir)
11:00 a.m. (Adult Choir)

4:30 p.m. (Teen Choir)

Weekdays: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m.

Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction: Every Friday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass

Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Every Wednesday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass

This Week at St. Cecilia Parish

Photos courtesy of Jill Morazzini

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