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Sunday, July 3, 2022

HAPPY FOURTH!

The Parish Office will be closed on July 4 for the Independance Day Holiday.

WELCOME

     Please welcome Deacon Chris Hughes and Fr. William O'Donnell as they join St. Mary's staff. Deacon Chris will be with us through the summer until mid-August before returning to seminary to complete his final year.
     Fr. William O'Donnell will serve as Pastoral Vicor for St. Mary's assisting Fr. David at St. Mary's Parish, as well as working with the UMass Dartmouth Newman Campus Ministry.
   When you see them, please extend a warm welcome as they begin their new roles.

ANNUAL APPEAL 

  “Journeying Together in Faith & Love”
   The Catholic Appeal ends on June 30, 2022! To date St. Mary's has raised $81,005.00 for the Catholic Appeal.
   There is still time to participate. Your contribution helps the Diocese fund vital programs and ministries that serve those in need across southeastern Massachusetts, one person and one family at a time.
   Your gift makes a difference – it can help a child who needs food, a youth who is discovering the value of his or her faith, an unwed mother struggling to cope, housing for the homeless, a man discerning a calling to the priesthood, and much more.
  You can make a gift/pledge online at www.GiveFRDiocese.org through Thursday, June 30th.

PENNIES FOR CAMP

   The Social Concerns Ministry is accepting donations again this summer during the month of June to provide area students with scholarships to Kennedy Day Camp at Fort Taber. These scholarships (at $115.00 each) provide two weeks of camp, transportation and two meals per day.
   Please make checks payable to Social Concerns Ministry. Donations should be marked Summer Camp/SCM and can be left in the offertory boxes at church entrances.
   Thank you for your continued and generous support as a member of the St Mary's Parish Family! 

ST. VINCENT de PAUL MEEETING

   St. Vincent de Paul will be meeting on Tuesday, June 14th, at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. Please feel free to drop in and see what we are all about!
   See you there!

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HOSPITALITY TEAMS NOW FORMING

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS THAT BUILD THE CHURCH!
Our Hospitality Teams are a huge part of wht makes St Mary’s feel warm and welcoming on Sunday mornings. We take some time to prepare our church and we love to meet and greet new and old friends. We are buliding our hospitality teams and we need you. If you are able to help out, please click here to let us know of your interest. Thank you!

THE NEED IS GREAT! YOU CAN HELP!

Canned goods and other non-perishable food items are needed to restock the Solanus Casey Food Pantry at Catholic Social Svcs. in New Bedford.

Non-perishable items needed most are:
Breakfast Cereal
Peanut Butter
Canned Soups
Canned Veggies
Canned Fruit
Canned Meats
Canned Tuna
Pasta Sauce and Pasta
Macaroni & Cheese
1lb. bags of Rice
1lb. bags of Dry Beans

Any donation made—large or small—will directly benefit families in need.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to storage issues, please do not donate any fresh vegetables or fresh fruit. The Greater Boston Food Bank provides necessary fresh produce. Also, the Pantry cannot accept opened boxes or containers or items past their expiration date.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

   We are incredibly blessed to have thoughtful and generous parishioners who support the good works of St. Mary's. This weekend, June 25th/26th, there will be a second collection.
   The second collection of 5% of our offertory collection will be allocated to the Church in Latin America.
  Many thanks for your continued spiritual and financial commitment to our Parish and community!

MANDATED REPORTING

 All members of the clergy, Directors of Religious Education and teachers in our schools are Mandated Reporters in Massachusetts and required by law to report any suspected child abuse. Many children will not tell anyone they are being abused. Because the Diocese believes in our moral obligation to protect children, we extend the safe environment training to all who minister, work or volunteer. Watch for signs of abuse and, if you are concerned about a child, share those concerns with a mandated reporter at your parish or school. Let us all be a voice for children who may not be able to speak for themselves. 

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 by clicking here.

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THESEARCH

THE SEARCH - STARTING IN THE FALL

Searching? 

Take some time to learn about who God is, who we are and how faith helps us live fulfilling, joyful lives!  

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to walk the journey of faith?


A Small Group is a group of 6-8 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 next week.  Click below to learn more. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ST.MARY'S SMALL GROUPS

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789 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748

PHONE

508-992-7505

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Welcome Center open after all weekend Masses.

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