Parish News Updates

Happy Anniversary Deacon Joe!

On October 8th Deacon Joe celebrated his 12th anniversary of ordination. His service to us as a parish has been a true blessing! God Bless You Deacon Joe! Here’s to many more years of dedicated diaconal service!

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Columbus Day, Monday, October 14th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the Parish Center. FREE Car Wash given by our local Boy Scout Troop #43 for those who donate blood. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call 1-800-RED CROSS, or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Faith Formation News

Blessed Bags
This year, our Faith Formation program will be collecting items to create Blessed Bags. Each child is asked to bring in items to support the construction of these bags and the bags will be constructed in class on November 5th. The Blessed Bags will then be given to support organizations this November. Students should send items labeled “Faith Formation” with his/her name into the church or Faith Formation Office by November 5, 2019. Suggested items include Travel-sized shampoos/body washes ∙ snack items such as granola bars, cereal bars, peanut butter crackers, hard candies ∙ White socks (new) ∙ Travel toothpaste/toothbrushes ∙ hand warmers ∙ gloves and/or hats. Thank you for your support!

Harvest Fair!
Thank you to all those who volunteered time and donated items to make our Harvest Fair on October 5th a great success! We enjoyed spending the afternoon with so many friends from our community and look forward to sharing many more events in the future!

St. Vincent De Paul Society

Meeting: There will be a meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Society on Monday, October 21st, at 7:00pm in the Parish Center. All members are urged to attend.

Thanksgiving & Christmas Food Baskets
Once again SVDP is asking for your help with the holiday food basket donations. Items needed are: Canned corn, canned peas, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, turkey stuffing, and gift cards (used for fresh food items). Thank you for your continued support. Items may be left in the Church.

Personal Hygiene Drive
Throughout the month of October, we will be collecting personal hygiene items to be donated to the SVDP Food Pantry. Suggested items include but are not limited to: Shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, body wash, liquid hand soap, deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, shaving cream, razors, women’s feminine products, band-aids, cotton balls, Q-tips, comb & brushes. All donations may be dropped off in the bins located at the doors of the church (*church is open after the morning Mass until 3:00pm daily*)

Coffee & Donuts This Weekend

Coffee & donuts are available after the 8:00am and 9:30am Masses. We would like to thank Sharyn & John Pasquale, Claire Cote, and Pat Sadlier for assisting this weekend. We are grateful to Bev Morgan for agreeing to coordinate this activity. We are currently looking for adult helpers, it’s a nice way to make friends and meet new people. If you would like to help please call Bev Morgan at 508-823-9183.

Candlelight Rosary Procession In Honor of Our Lady Of Fatima

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 103 Center St., Bridgewater, will host the sixth and final of the 2019 season’s Candlelight Rosary Processions on Sunday, October 13th, at 7:30pm. The guest speaker for October 13th will be Reverend Edward Riley, St. John’s Seminary, in Brighton. The October 13th procession will feature the very moving FATIMA FAREWELL to bid a fond “Goodbye” to Our Lady. We especially urge Families to attend this service-” The Family That Prays Together Stays Together.”

St. Mary’s Catholic School

Interested in Catholic education for your child?

Come to our Fall Open House on Sunday, November 3rd from 10:30am to 12:00pm!
330 Pratt Street, Mansfield, MA 02048  www.StMaryMansSchool.org508-339-4800 


Please visit our website to learn more about how to request information, schedule a tour, and apply for admission. Our application for the 2020-2021 school year will be available starting in January 2020.

Interested In Becoming An Altar Server?

The duties of those girls and boys and young women and men who serve at the altar are integral to the celebration of the Mass. They must be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out with appropriate reverence. They must have received First Holy Communion and they must attend Mass on a regular basis.

If you are interested in becoming an altar server and, in the fall, will begin fourth grade or higher, please contact the parish office to indicate your interest – 508-823-9833. You will then be notified concerning mandatory attendance at two training sessions, to be held in the November-December time period. In those sessions we will review the duties one performs as an altar server and address any questions you may have about your responsibilities. A second opportunity to express interest in becoming an altar server will be offered in October, when a presentation and a sign-up sheet will be offered to the fourth grade formation classes.

Adult Confirmation

Are you 18 or over and have never been Confirmed? If so the Diocese of Fall River is beginning an adult Confirmation Program. If you are interested please contact Fr. John.

St. Ann’s Choir News!

St. Ann’s choir is seeking new members for the upcoming Christmas season. Anyone from high school age to retirement age is welcome to join. No auditions are necessary. We meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the choir loft.

The choir sings at the 9:30am Mass throughout the Christmas and Easter seasons. I know there are some great voices out there. Why not put them to good use and become part of the choir! Rehearsals begin Tuesday, October 8, 2019. If you have any questions please feel free to come upstairs and talk to Paul Bowen or speak to one of our choir members. If you enjoy singing why not give St. Ann’s Choir a try.

St. Ann’s Sociable Seniors

The next meeting of the Sociable Seniors will be on Tuesday, October 15th at 10:30a.m. Following the meeting, we will carpool to HomePlate for lunch. The cost is $20 per person. Choices include: Fish & Chips, Chicken Parm, Pot Roast or Baked Haddock. Please mail your check with meal choice to Joe Bettencourt by 10/8.

St. Vincent De Paul Thanksgiving & Christmas Food Baskets

Once again SVDP is asking for your help with the holiday food basket donations. Items needed are: Canned corn, canned peas, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, turkey stuffing, and gift cards (used for fresh food items). Thank you for your continued support. Items may be left in the Church.

Knights of Columbus – New Members Information

The St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the St. Ann’s parish center at 7:30 PM. Any practicing Catholic man 18 years of age or older wishing to join the Knights should contact Grand Knight Ron Pagels at 774-281-2429 or email rnpnekvt114@gmail.com. For additional information about the Knights of Columbus, visit our website www.kofc.org/join.

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