First Reconciliation for 2nd Graders has been rescheduled to 2/27/2016 


Sunday Masses 

Beginning Sunday, October 4, 2015 there will no longer be a 5PM Mass.

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 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.

Inclement Weather


It has been the practice at St Mary’s in past years that when school is canceled in the Dartmouth School District the 8am Mass will likewise be canceled. Please note that this practice was established in an effort to ensure the safety of parishioners. The Mass intention will always be satisfied at a later date. We also would like to ask our Daily Communicants attending the 8am Mass to please park in the back parking lot and use the Door on the West side of the church which has our handicapped ramp during inclement weather so that not all sidewalks and stairs would have to be shoveled and ice melted by 7:30 am. Thank You !

Lent 2016 -Ash Wednesday – February 10,2016

Masses: 8:00am    –     12:00pm    –   7:00pm
Ashes will be distributed at each Mass

lent cross and heart Lenten-Pic

Click here for the Bishop’s Lenten Message and Lenten Regulations 2016


2015 St. Mary’s Parish Awards 


Left to Right: Marian Medal Recipient: William Julevich, St. Mary’s Award Recipient: Jeannette Houbre, Pastor: Father Rodney Thibault, St. Joseph’s Award Recipient: John Machado, and St. Pope John Paul II Award Recipient: Krissy Salvador






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 

Learn more about our Bishop by clicking here


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!



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.



 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
about Pope Francis’ new Encyclical.”

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



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Annual Collection Letter and 2014-2015 Financial Report




February 2016

Saturday, February 6
Baptism Prep ~ After 4:00pm Mass

Sunday, February 7
Monthly Social after 10:00am Mass
Soup Sale after all Masses by Ladies Guild

Mondays in February 
Adult Faith Formation ~ 10:00am

Wednesday, February 10th
Ash Wednesday Masses ~ 8:00am, 12:00pm, and 7:00pm

Fridays during Lent
Reconciliation ~ 6:00pm-6:25pm
Stations of the Cross ~ 6:30pm
Mass ~ 7:00pm

Saturdays during Lent
Mass ~ 8:00am






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.