Sunday Masses 

 

Saturdays: 4:00 PM Vigil Mass
Sundays: 8:00, 10:00. 11:30 AM

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM
Fridays, during Lent 7:00 PM
Saturdays, during Lent 8:00 AM

 

“A Welcoming Catholic Community promoting our faith, sharing our gifts, and serving all, in the name of Jesus Christ.”

WELCOME

Welcome to Saint Mary Parish! As the pastor, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our parish website. The parish of Saint Mary’s is a vibrant community of faith that seeks to know Jesus by bearing witness to his presence in the world and participating in the Mission to spread the Gospel, the Good News. That is our baptismal call and sharing it should bring us immense hope and joy.

There are many “ministries” and ways that our parishioners can give and receive. It is my sincere hope that as you get to know the community, you will be moved by the Spirit to find a way to “fit in” and make yourself at home. If you are new to Saint Mary’s and would like to register as a new parishioner, please click “registration” to fill out the form or to print a registration form that you can mail in, we will respond in writing. You can also pick up a registration form at the main entrance of the church should you wish to register in that fashion.

If there is any way that I might assist you or if you have any questions or concerns, I would encourage you to seek me out or any member of the parish staff. I am only a phone call or an “email” away and serving the needs of this portion of God’s Vineyard brings me great joy.

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Dear Parishioners,

In April 2015, Bishop da Cunha created a Parish Pastoral Task Force and a Catholic Education Task Force to study and make recommendations for the future or our diocesan parishes and schools. The Task Forces are made up of priests, deacons, and lay people selected by the Bishop based on consultations and recommendations with and from people around the diocese. With the creation of the Task Forces, the diocese embarked on a serious pastoral planning effort in order to ascertain the health of each parish and school in the diocese.

The Parish Pastoral Task Force, created to study our diocesan parishes, has created two surveys, which will help further the study of the parishes of the diocese. The Parish Evaluation of Criteria for Planning survey will be completed here in the parish by a core pastoral team selected by (me). The other survey is to be completed by you our faithful parishioners. Both surveys focus on the following measures of church life: Sacramental Life; Catholic Faith Formation; Community; Serving Those in Need; and Effective Administration. It is highly encouraged that all parishioners, young and not so young, complete this survey.

The parishioner survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed by clicking here. Instructions for completing the survey are on the landing page of the survey. The survey is completely confidential. I ask you to take the survey seriously so that the Task Force can better understand your perspective on the life of our parish. Please complete the survey by Tuesday May 31, 2016. Results of the survey will be shared sometime in the fall after careful analysis.

Please join me in praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we complete our surveys in the continuation of the study of the parishes of our diocese. Please contact us if you have any questions.

                                                                                               Thank You,                            

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2016 Catholic Charities

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 2016 Confirmation Class

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POPE ST. PIUS X YOUTH AWARD

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 – CONGRATULATIONS TO ST. MARY’S 2016 YOUTH RECIPIENT –
MATTHEW GONSALVES 

 

61 to Receive Pope St. Pius X Youth Award from Bishop

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1 Year Anniversary of Bishop of Fall River

Welcome to the Diocese of Fall River Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.

Installed as the 8th Bishop of Fall River 24 September 2014 

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Learn more about our Bishop by clicking here

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Have ideas or suggestions on how we can grow and strengthen our parish community?  We want to hear them!  Click here to submit your thoughts!

 

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Welcome Home Catholic

October 31 & November 1, 2015

 

Pastor Rev. Rodney Thibault, St. Mary’s Dartmouth

 

Want more information about our Faith or our Welcome Home Weekend?
Click here to view our Welcome Home Page.

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 Vatican News
Following Pope Francis

Encyclical Letter: Lumen Fidei
June 29, 2013

   Laudato si' Special Edition - 1200Encyclical Letter: Laudato Si’
May 24, 2015

What is an encyclical? “14 Things you need to
know
about Pope Francis’ new Encyclical.”

“Pope Francis’ new document,
Evangelii Gaudium:
9 things to know and share.”

 

 

Donate Now:
A safe and convenient way to support St. Mary’s.

 

Annual Collection Letter and 2014-2015 Financial Report

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 2016

Sunday, May 1
Breakfast Social after 8:00am and 10:00am Masses

Mondays in April 
Adult Faith Formation ~ 10:00am

Monday, May 2nd
Parish Picnic Meeting ~ 6:30pm

Thursday, May 5th
Holy Day~ Ascension of the Lord
Masses 8am, 12pm and 7pm

Saturday, May 7th
First Holy Communion ~ 10am and 1pm
Baptismal Preparation ~ 5pm

 

 

 

JOIN OUR TRADITION

The Bells  of St. Mary’s

The Bells of St. Mary’s will ring the daily Angelus, the Call to Mass and on Holy Days.

Those wishing to contribute to the Carillon of Bells
please pick up a special envelope at the entrances of the church and contribution of $100 in Memory of Deceased loved ones will be acknowledged on a plaque

Envelopes may be found at any of the entrances to the church and returned in the collection basket at any of the masses.