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Sunday, January 17, 2020

Time Away

Fr. David will be away next week: Jan 18th thru Jan 22nd. Wednesday evening (Jan. 20th) Adoration will still take place from 6PM to 7PM, but the Sacrament of Reconciliation will not be available.

Parish Office Holiday

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

St. Marys Parish Survey -  New Beginnings

   Last Fall, we did a short survey to get a better description of the demographic of the Parish. This week we have begun a survey to assess where we are currently.
   This survey may be accessed online
   In addition, paper copies of the survey may be picked up at the side doors of the Church or at the Parish Office (these copies may be placed in the baskets with the collection or sent in/dropped off at the Office).
   Later this winter and spring we will hold a series of parish assemblies to analyze the data and will release a finalized plan to the parish in the Fall.

Solanus Casey Food Pantry

With the holidays approaching, your donations are greatly needed. Canned goods and other non-perishable food items are needed. The following items are requested:

•Breakfast Cereal
•Canned Meats
•Canned Soups
•Canned Tuna
•Canned Vegetables
•Dry Beans (1 lb. bags)
•Macaroni & Cheese
•Pasta & Pasta Sauce
•Peanut Butter
•Rice (1 lb. bags)

Opened boxes or containers or any items past their expiration date will not be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at the Parish Center. Please place your donation in the Food Pantry Donation bin.

Msgr. A. G. Considine Scholarship 2021

   Applications for this scholarship are now being accepted. The 2021 Scholarship Committee will be awarding up to three (3) scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
   Applicants must be a graduating high school senior accepted to either a college or university undergraduate program. The applicant must also be a son or daughter of a registered parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Dartmouth, MA. Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 24, 2021, to be considered.
   The application form can be found on the St. Mary's Parish website here.

Inclement Weather Update

Dartmouth schools are closed or a determination has been made that we should close due to weather, an announcement will be made on social media, by email, and on St. Mary’s myParish app.

Stewardship of Treasure - Secon Collection

   A collection is not taken during the celebration of Mass. There are boxes/slots for collections at each of the doorways of the Church and baskets by the side doors as you leave. Also, we will not be taking second collections anymore.
   This weekend there is a national collection for Catholic Communications Campaign, 5% of the offertory will be sent to this fund this weekend. If you would like to contribute more, you may send it in to the Parish Office.
   Thank you for your spiritual and financial commitment to our parish.

Important Announcement

   The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requests that we share this information with you. You should not attend Mass or any activity in the Parish if any of the following are true:
· Member or worker is experiencing any symptoms such as fever (100.0 and above) or chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, runny nose/congestion, new loss of taste or smell, or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
· Member or worker has had “close contact” with an individual diagnosed with

   COVID-19. “Close contact” means living in the same household as a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, caring for a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, being within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, or coming in direct contact with secretions (e.g., sharing utensils, being coughed on) from a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, while that person was symptomatic.
· Member or worker has been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by their doctor or a local public health official.

   Persons who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control (e.g., due to age or underlying conditions) are encouraged to stay home.

Prayer Requests

Prayer Line: If you would like to have someone prayed for please either call the Parish Office at 508-992-7505, submit the prayer request on our website, or email:


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South Dartmouth, MA 02748




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St Mary’s Catholic Church
789 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748