Parishioners told to end vigil at Scituate church by March 9 - Patriot Ledger 2/9/15

Miracles do happen, but we need your help

Please help save our church from demolition!

Only with your help can we preserve our spiritual home from being destroyed.

Please donate anything you can!
The Friends of St. Frances X. Cabrini, Inc. is a 501(c) 3, non-profit entity.

Welcome to The Friends of ST. FRANCES XAVIER CABRINI, Inc.
PO Box 129 • Scituate, Massachusetts • 02066 • 781.544.4544
St. Frances X. Cabrini
  Above: Vigilers at the Annual Spaghetti Supper, November 13, 2006.  

food pantry

  Above: Some of the donations The Friends of St. Frances collect for outreach initiatives such as a local food pantry, and the Uganda Outreach Mission.  
  “The phone could ring
right now.”

-Jon Rogers,
commenting on whether or not the Vatican tribunal would agree to hear their case to reopen St. Frances.
  “We built and paid
for our parish and it should be
returned to us.”
-Maryellen Rogers

Our Story

Who We Are

The Friends of St. Frances X. Cabrini, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 2004 to save the St. Frances X. Cabrini Scituate parish that was officially "closed" by the Archdiocese of Boston on October 26, 2004.


The mission of The Friends of St. Frances X. Cabrini is to be a vital, loving and effective Catholic faith community, inspired by the Holy Spirit and committed to the spiritual enrichment of its parishioners through the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The members of St. Frances believe that we have been unjustly shuttered via the flawed process of reconfiguration introduced by the Archdiocese of Boston and that this misguided decision was based solely on the value of our parish property - 30.3 acres of prime coastal real estate. We are unwavering in our commitment to reach a fair and equitable solution for the parish of St. Frances and the Archdiocese of Boston. The Friends of St. Frances are even open to discuss the option of purchasing St. Frances church, in essence purchasing our church twice.

We are resolved as disciples of Jesus Christ and as a faith community; to participate fully in the celebration of the Liturgy, to address the spiritual needs of our congregants and those in most need. Consistent with the mission of Mother Cabrini, we are committed to reaching out and offering support to all through various ministries and social programs.

The St. Frances faith family is a caring and vibrant Catholic community that welcomes all.


The Friends of St. Frances X. Cabrini are a dynamic and spiritual Catholic faith community whose parishioners continue to this day to operate St Frances as a vibrant parish.


Happenings...What We've Been Doing!

Besides maintaining a 24/7 peaceful and prayerful vigil, embracing a flourishing spiritual life, fundraising and pursuing civil and canonical relief, our stewardship has included, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Outreach Ministries and Programs
    • Scituate Christmas Giving Tree - provides for the community of Scituate
    • St. Frances Christmas Giving Tree - provides for families in our parish
    • The Boston Hope House
    • Calendar Recycling Project
    • Chernobyl Children’s Assistance
    • Festival of the Trees - “The Dove Tree” - for Cranberry Hospice
    • Katrina Relief Collection
    • Katrina Relief Collection
    • Lord’s Outreach Ministries – providing supplies for a homeless shelter
    • Scituate Food Pantry - official drop off location
    • Get Well Gift Baskets for the sick
    • Tsunami Relief Collection
    • Uganda Outreach Ministries – providing school supplies
    • Veteran’s Book Drive
    • Warm-Up America Project
    • Regularly provide Mass cards, holy water, rosary beads to local nursing home
    • Get Well Gift Baskets for the sick
    • St. Frances Lending Library - spiritually themed books
    • Providing food, warmth and companionship throughout the day and early evening at St. Frances
    • Annual Spring Plant and Bake Sale
    • Annual Summer Parish Picnic
    • Annual Children’s Craft Workshops - Sunday before Christmas and on Palm Sunday
    • Annual Christmas Fair
    • Annual Evening Under the Stars Fundraiser Gala
    • Book Club
    • Knitting Circle
    • Weekly Sunday Communion Service at 10:00 with Family Story - including a coffee social after each service
    • Lent Holy Week Schedule including Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper
    • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Celebrations
    • Additional services provided on Christmas Eve, Easter and Holy Days of Obligation
    • Vigil Prayer Service - October 26th (commemoration of the day the vigil began)
    • CCD – Religious Education
    • Youth Group Ministry
    • Rosary and Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
    • Weekly Prayer Group
    • Parish Council
    • Liturgical
    • Finance
    • Fundraising
    • Hospitality
    • Maintenance
    • Public Relations
    • Art and Environment
    • Vigil/Occupancy
    • Parish Meetings - twice a month on Tuesdays at 7pm

The Friends of St. Frances X. Cabrini, Inc. is also a founding member of the Council of Parishes.

The St. Frances Gift Shop - talented vigilers have creatively crafted and graciously donated the following items for sale to support the church:
• dove dishes, • jewelry, • small quilts, • afghans, • scarves, • hats, • pocketbooks, • magnets, • pins, • Mother Cabrini bracelets, • note cards • and other craft items

The Friends are a strong, vibrant Catholic faith family who welcome all to participate in our numerous activities or to serve on one of our many committees. Our faith has enabled us to make this experience a dynamic and spiritual journey- we are growing by leaps and bounds…in numbers and spirit!


vigiler and parishioner Christine

Above: Vigiler and parishioner Christine tends to flowers.

Our vigil ended
May 30, 2016
11 years
7 months
5 days