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Sunday, November 27, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS!

 Congratulations to our wonderful Parishioners:
 
Marian Medal: John Machado
(Recognition for this award will be held on Dec. 4th at 3pm, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River. Presented by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V.)

Awards given at St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Dinner
St. Joseph Award: Ken Charros
St. Mary Award: Cheryl Santos
Pope John Paul II Award: Ben Moniz
St. Mother Teresa Award: Marjorie Bourgeois

SOCIAL CONCERNS CHRISTMAS TAG COLLECTION

Social Concerns is working to bring hope to families in need this season. We have begun our Christmas Gift Tag collection. Please take a tag off one of the trees and return any cash donations (in an envelope marked "Social Concerns"), checks (made payable to "Social Concerns"), and/or Target gift cards to the church by December 14th.

Donations can be put in the collection baskets or in the black collection box on the wall of the vestibule of the Church, for safety. They can also be brought or mailed to the Parish Center at 789 Dartmouth St.

Thank you for your support!

AWAY THIS WINTER?

  If you are planning on being away for the winter, please call the Parish Office at 508-992-7505, to provide the timeframe in which you will be away.
  Thank you!

THANK YOU!

   Social Concerns Ministry is grateful to our generous parishioners, for your participation in providing non-perishable food items and grocery gift cards to families in need for Thanksgiving. We were able to provide 104 families with a Thanksgiving Dinner.
   This is a testament of the generosity and kindness of St. Mary's Parishioners. Thank you!

 



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SMALL GROUPS FOR ADVENT

Looking to deepen your Advent experience this year? Why not consider joining one of St. Mary's Small Groups?
New sessions begin this week, the theme is REJOICE! This series will run the length of the Advent Season. [Register]

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION

First Friday Adoration, December 2nd, from 8:30am to 5:00pm, ending with Benediction Prayer.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

  We are incredibly blessed to have thoughtful and generous parishioners who support the good works of St. Mary's.
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This Week's Collection:

Weekly Offering for November 20th : $4,634.10
egiving from Nov 16th -Nov 22th: $ 1,697.15
Fall Clean Up a/o 11/22/22: $1,620.00
Campaign for Human Development: $408.23

St. Mary's Annual Appeal a/o 11/21/22: $34,779.00
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Many thanks for your continued spiritual and financial commitment to our Parish and community!

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.

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 - COMING SOON

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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Interested in meeting with others
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