Fall River Diocese 2019 Women and Men’s Conference
It’s not too early to make your plans to attend the annual Lenten Women and Men’s Conference sponsored by the Fall River Diocese, set for Saturday, March 9, at Stonehill College in Easton. The Conference will feature talks by three dynamic speakers and an opportunity to interact with them through a group panel discussion. On the program is CatholicTV Network President Bishop Robert Reed of Boston; Scripture scholar and author Dr. Mary Healey of Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit; and Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann, a writer, producer and radio/TV host from Salt + Light Media of Canada. In addition, the Conference includes prayer, music, time for reflection, vendors, lunch, and more. It concludes with Mass celebrated by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. Join Catholics from throughout the Diocese for this day of spiritual renewal and enrichment. For details, pick up a registration form at the parish or visit www.fallriverdiocese.org.
Caring for the Community
There will be a Healing Mass for those Affected by Addiction on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30pm at St Mary’s Cathedral 327 Second Street, Fall River. Celebrant will be Fr Edward A Murphy. At 5:45-6:25pm, there will be a Social Gathering, Sacrament of Reconciliation and Rosary. From 6:30-8:00pm Healing Mass, Healing prayers and Benediction. All are invited.
Are you, or someone you know, interested in becoming Catholic? If you’ve never been Baptized, Baptized in another Christian Church or Baptized in the Catholic Church but never received First Communion then please let us know. We can assist you in becoming a member of the Catholic Church or completing that journey. Please contact the parish office (508-823-9833) or email Fr. John (email@example.com). We look forward to walking this journey with you!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.