“Bringing The Community Together”
Prophett Funeral Home “Bringing the Community Together” Series, May 18th 8:30am to 2:00pm. Visit the International Museum of WWII, located in Natick. All expenses paid, bus will leave St. Thomas Aquinas Parking Lot 8:30am. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The international Museum of WWII is the most comprehensive collection in the world. There are more than 7,500 artifacts, letters, documents, on display; everything from a Sherman Tank to personal letters of Churchill. It is a global perspective, yet very intensely personal. Call John Cowan to reserve your seat – 1-774-259-1351.

35th Lakeside Family Festival
Friday, May 24th to Monday, May 27th
Memorial Day Weekend
St. John Neumann Church, Camp Cathedral, Rt. 18 – 157 Middleboro Rd., E. Freetown. Huge Barn Sale, Blessing of Bikes (Saturday), Classic Car Show (Sunday), Midway Rides, Live Entertainment, Food, Games. Free Admission. Need more info? Go to: sjnfreetown.org/lakeside-family-festival.

Friends of Raynham Library
The Friends of Raynham Public Library closes out this year’s Raynham Reads 2019 with the Delvina Theatre Company presenting “Murder Mystery a la Carte” in the Promenade Room at Raynham Park, 1958 Broadway in Raynham on Sunday, May 19th at 1:45 PM. This is an exciting, live, comedic, interactive murder mystery performance in Luigi’s Ristorante featuring Lynne Moulton, Joseph Zamparelli and Fran Baron in multiple roles. Come put your “super sleuth” on …..having much fun along the way. Token prizes will be awarded. The Delvina Theatre Company has been doing to – go shows for the last several years at various venues throughout the New England area and prior to ”going on the road” performed at different locations throughout Massachusetts. A buffet dinner catered by the Italian Kitchen in Brockton will be served at 1:00 PM. Dinner and show are $25.00 per person and tickets are available at the Raynham Public Library and the Raynham Senior Center.

Parish Prayer List
Every other week the names of those for whom we are praying will be listed in the bulletin, with the permission of the person who is sick or their family. Please forward your prayer requests to Roberta Santos (jachan499@comcast.net). When making the request please leave your name and phone number. Should you wish to keep the name private, that will be honored.

Looking for Adoration?
One of the wonderful experiences through the Eucharist is being able to spend time in prayer before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration. Holy Family Parish in East Taunton has Adoration occurring every Monday through Friday in our Parish Center Chapel (438 Middleboro Ave.) from 11:00am to 10:00pm to which all are welcome to take part in. Many people from different parishes pop in even for just a few minutes to spend some time before Jesus, which is wonderful to see. The more people taking part, the more Adoration hours we can offer for everyone in the Taunton Deanery. With our current days and times we are occasionally in need of people to substitute cover for our regular Adorers, and sometimes we are in need of people covering on a consistent basis. If you are able and interested in helping cover with Adoration please contact Tracey at Holy Family Church at 508-824-5707. Our long-term hope is to offer for everyone in the Deanery a place for perpetual adoration but we will need more people willing to cover to accomplish this.

Tact – Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center
The Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center is located at 378 Bay Street, Taunton. TacT is a community-based meal center dedicated to providing free delicious, healthy meals to individuals and families in a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere. All are welcome. No questions asked.

The TacT Meal Center is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for lunch from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The “Family Café” is open Thursday evenings from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Breakfast is served on the third and last Saturdays of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am.  For more information, please call 508-386-3807, or visit our Facebook page or our website at www.tactmealcenter.org.

Hospice Volunteer Training
Hospice Services of Massachusetts is in need of volunteers to provide supportive care to hospice patients and their caregivers who are facing a life-limiting illness in your area. Volunteers are invited to participate in a comprehensive training program that will be offered in late February, at the Hospice Services Office in Wareham. After completion of the training, volunteers will be assigned to care for hospice patients and will be offered on-going training support and educational programs for specialized volunteer roles. For further information and registration, please contact Kate Mahoney, Volunteer Coordinator, at 508-291-0049.

St. Vincent De Paul –  Car Donations
Do you have a used car, truck, or boat? It doesn’t matter if it’s running or not. Please consider donating it to the SVDP Car Donation Program. Proceeds from your donation will directly benefit SVDP of Raynham helping to serve those in need. You’ll receive the maximum allowed tax deduction, in accordance with IRS guidelines. It’s simple to do. Call 1-800-322-8284 and schedule a pickup within 1–2 business days or go to the website www.svdpusacars.com for instructions.