Sunday Masses 

 

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

Monday through Thursday: 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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Lifeline Youth Ministry Program Needs Your Help!

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As I mentioned this past weekend, I recently sat down with our Director of Faith Formation and our Youth
Minister for a final 2016-2017 review session. Peter informed me that we really are in need of volunteers for the Middle School Ministries and Confirmation Programs – this program is for our 7th & 8th graders and for our 9th graders who are in our LifeLine Program which helps them to prepare for confirmation. A person who wishes to share his or her faith with the youth of our parish might have the ability to have a transformative impact on someone struggling with their faith. Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to help the youth of our parish.  Please email lifeline@stmarysdartmouth.org or call the Faith Formation Office at 508-992-7505.
Thanks,  Father Rodney.

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2016 Personal Care Product Drive
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Thanks you, the St. Mary’s Parish community, for your outstanding support of our Personal Care Products Drive to help the homeless and needy people in our area. With your very generous and thoughtful donations throughout the month of July, five very grateful New Bedford agencies each received large baskets and boxes filled to overflowing with muchneeded items that will fill their cupboards and be given out directly to their clients. Because of you overwhelming generosity, we were able to increase the number of agencies that received your donations and put smiles on so many faces. Thank you for taking time this summer to think about those people
less fortunate than ourselves.

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GOING AWAY THIS SUMMER? 


Check out Masstimes.org

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 Find a Mass near you, anywhere around the world!  Mobile App also available.

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2016 Catechetical Sunday – September 18th

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This series focuses on the theme “Prayer: The Faith Prayed” Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

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2016 Vacation Bible Camp

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Vacation Bible Camp by clicking here!
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NEED PRAYER?

Our prayer team is committed to pray for you.  

If you would like to have someone prayed
for submit your prayer request by clicking here
and your intentions will be added to our
Prayer Line. 

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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

 

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.”

 

 

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                                 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                     

August & September 2016

Month of August
Backpack and School Supplies Drive
Donations may be left in the designated baskets at the church entry throughout the month

Mondays in August & September
Adult Faith Formation ~ 10:00am

Weekend of August 27 & 28
Blessing of the Backpacks at every Mass 
Bring your backpacks to Mass this weekend to be blessed for the new School Year

Tuesday, September 13th
Ladies Guild Meeting at 6:00PM

Saturday, September 17th
Luau at the Parish Center – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
$20 per person Contact Gail Costa for tickets at 508-993-5716

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting ~ Parish Center at 6:30pm

St. Vincent de Paul  Society Meet ~ Parish Center at 6:30pm

Wednesdays beginning September 21, 2016
New Bedford Area Bereavement Group at Parish Center 6:30pm
Group meets every Wednesday for 7 Weeks 
Contact Beni at 508-992-7505 for more information

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Social Concerns Meeting ~ Parish Center at 2:00pm

 

 

 

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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.