St. Mary of the Annunciation School 14 Otis St, Danvers, MA01923 This parochial school, first opened in 1958 by the St. Mary of the Annunciation parish with the Sisters of Notre Dame de…More Namur, delivers a Catholic education to students from preschool up to eighth grade. St. Mary's annually enrolls about 400 students from Danvers and 26 other communities. Full-day and half-day kindergarten is offered and an extended day option is available for four-year-olds in the preschool program; there is also an early bird program. Students can receive individual or small group assistance in all core academic areas at the learning center. The Notre Dame Center next door is used by the religious education office at St. Richard's. There is a playground behind the building and across the way is Great Oak Elementary School, a playground and four baseball fields.
Notre Dame Center 20 Otis St, Danvers, MA01923 Originally serving as a convent for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur teaching next door at the St. Mary of the…More Annunciation School, the Notre Dame Center is used these days as the rectory and Religious Education Office for Saint Richard's Parish. Parents are asked to not allow their children to play on the property - there is a playground behind the school and another across the street at Great Oak Elementary.
St. Mary's is one of two Catholic churches in town, the other being Saint Richard's on Forest Street. The parish…More opened 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. Gerard L. Dorgan.
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 John Pension at 978-774-8605 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
St. Richard's, one of two Catholic parishes in town, was established in February 1963 by order of Cardinal Richard…More Cushing. While the new church was under construction, the members of St. Richard's gathered in the auditorium of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church.
Today, Rev. Bruce G. Flannagan is pastor of the parish, which engages in numerous ministries both within the church, such as the children's choir, and in the community, providing financial support, food, clothing and school supplies to those in need. The religious education and other parish offices are located at the Notre Dame Center on Otis Street. For more information on marriage ceremonies or funerals, contact the parish office.