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A Small Group is a group of 6-12 individuals who gather on a regular basis to help one another on the journey of faith and grow deeper in faith and love of Jesus Christ. 
Our next series of Small Groups kicks off April 12, 2021.  Click below to learn more. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ST.MARY'S SMALL GROUPS

Sunday, April 18, 2021

 Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed this Monday, April 19, for the holiday.
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sunday to Sunday

   The Sunday to Sunday Group reviews and discusses the readings for the next weekend's Masses. Meetings are held in the Parish Center on Monday mornings, from 10:00am to 11:30am.
   All are welcome to join in on the discussion and gain an appreciation of the message from the scriptures shared. We look forward to seeing you there!
   (All COVID-19 guidelines are observed: masks must be worn at all times.)

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)
•Jelly/Jam
•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.

Stewardship of Treasure  
Special & Second Collection

   A collection is not taken during the Mass. There are boxes/slots for collections at each of the doorways of the Church and baskets by the side doors as you leave.
   If you wish to contribute more, you can leave a donation at the Parish Office or use e-giving through our website.
   Thank you for your spiritual and financial commitment to our parish.

Ministry Teams

As you are aware, even during the restrictions of the past year due to COVID, Parish life didn’t pause. Many new initiatives were started and as we move forward help is needed to continue these initiatives and to better accommodate the increasing number of people returning to Mass.

You are invited to prayerfully reflect on participating in the following ministries in our Parish:
a. Greeters (The St. Mary’s Greeter ministry is generally the first interaction newcomers or visitors to the parish encounter. The number one reason newcomers come back to church is hospitality. Duties are simple: Greet people who walk into the Church; wish those leaving at the end of mass a great week ahead.)
b. Online Hosts (Provide hospitality to those joining in for the celebration of Mass through the livestream.)
c. RCIA Team (Accompany those adults seeking Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation.)
d. New Movers (Writing notes of welcome to those who have recently moved into the area.)
e. St. Mary’s Gardeners (Care of the flower beds around the Church and Parish Center.)
Information on these and other opportunities may be found at:
http://www.stmarysdartmouth.org/ministryteams.html


Bereavement 

    This Christ-centered ministry is offered to anyone who is dealing with grief. When your loved one went home to the Lord, did you think that God was calling you to a new life in him, too? And this new life held much more than pain and sorrow?
   Sr. Cynthia Bauer, OP, MA is offering this ministry at St. Mary’s for parishioners or anyone seeking support at this time. Sr. Cynthia is a Dominican Sister of Hope, certified in Spiritual Direction and Bereavement.
   If interested, please contact Sr. Cynthia directly at #508-996-1305 or by email: cbauer856@gmail.com

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 

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: prayer@stmarysdartmouth.org

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ADDRESS

789 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748

PHONE

508-992-7505

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Monday - Friday : 9AM -5PM

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