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St. Mary Parish  
31  Shirley Street  
Ayer, MA 01432  

St. Anthony of Padua Parish
14 Phoenix Street
Shirley, MA 01464


Central Office

Located at St. Mary's Parish House
31 Shirley St. Ayer, MA
978-772-2414  |  [email protected] 


Parish Staff

Rev. Edmond M. Derosier, Pastor (home ph: 978-425-4588)
Senior Deacon Raymond Gagnon
Julie M Murray, Executive Assistant to the Pastor
Donna Vaira, Faith Formation Coordinator
Sally Nappila, Business Manager
Betsy Diskin, Office Manager
Doris Champagne, Office Assistant
Dave Cibor, Facilities Manager

*Mass Schedule*

Saturday, 4:00 PM at St. Anthony, Shirley
8:00 AM at St. Mary, Ayer
Sunday, 9:45 AM at St. Mary, Ayer
Sunday, 11:15 AM at St. Anthony, Shirley
Daily Masses: 8:30 AM at St Anthony on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday



Baptisms: Will be celebrated on the first Sunday of the month at either St. Anthony's or St. Mary's Church. Catechesis is on the Monday evening prior to the first Sunday of each month. To schdedule contact the office at 978-772-2414 or emailing [email protected].

Reconciliation: To request the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please see Fr. Derosier before or after Mass, or call Father D directly at 978-425-4588 to make an appointment.

Marriage: Please call the Central Office at 978-772-2414 at least six months in advance.
Visit for Love and Marriage Preparation classes.

Faith Formation: Please contact Donna Vaira at 978-772-7474, or [email protected]

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult (RCIA) Call 978-772-2414, or [email protected]

Cemeteries: St. Mary: Contact [email protected]
                    St Anthony: Contact [email protected]



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