St. Mary of the Annunciation Church 24 Conant St, Danvers, MA01923 St. Mary's is one of two Catholic churches in town, the other being Saint Richard's on Forest Street. The parish opened…More its parochial school on Otis Street in 1958 and built a convent next door to the school two years later. St. Mary's pastor is Rev. Michael J. Doyle.
Parishioners are active in a variety of ways, whether serving on the Liturgy Committee, as an altar server or engaged in a group Bible study, rosary group or serving at the People to People Food Pantry. Visit the website for more information. Religious education classes are taught from first grade through twelfth. Contact the Religious Education Office at 978-774-8605. St. Mary's Cemetery on Sylvan Street and St. Mary of the Annunciation Cemetery on Hobart Street are both owned by the parish.
St. Mary's was founded in 1859 with the purchase of a wooden church building on High Street. That building was used until 1937 when it was torn down to make way for construction of Route 128. The new church was built at the corner of Conant and Franklin streets with a total seating capacity for 1,270 parishioners.