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THE SEARCH - Begins July 20, 2021


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


Announcement on the dispensation of Holy Mass obligation

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., and regional Catholic bishops have together decided to inform the Catholic faithful that the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation will be lifted on Father’s Day, June 19-20.

The bishops saw Father’s Day weekend as an appropriate time to encourage Catholic faithful, especially families, to return to the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, the center of every Catholic life.

The obligation does not apply to those who are ill, recently exposed to COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses, those confined to their homes or other facilities for various reasons, and those who are not able to be vaccinated for specific reasons.

2 42Groups

Interested in meeting with others
to walk the journey of faith?

Still time to join a group!

A Small Group is a group of 6-12 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 April 12, 2021.  Click below to learn more. 


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Catholic Youth Day - August 14, 2021

   The Diocese of Fall River is sponsoring a day long event for the high school youth with Bishop da Cunha on Martha's Vineyard. This event is free for participants and will include transportation, lunch, opportunity to visit shops, activities, talks, music, adoration and Mass with the Bishop. The bus will pick participants up at Bishop Stang High School at 9:30am and return by 10:00pm.
   If you are interested, please contact Youth Minister, Bea Furtado (, for details and registration, by July 26th.
   (Group Registration must be done by the parish – students may not register individually.) 

Employment Opportunties
at St. James – St. John School

     St. James – St. John School is currently hiring. They are looking for a Middle School English Language Arts Teacher (full-time), Substitute for Social Studies and Religion, grades 6-8 (September and October), Foreign Language Teacher, grades K-8, and Extended Care Worker (part-time 2:30pm – 5:30pm)
    Any interested candidates please contact Cristina Serra at or (508) 996-0534.

The Knights of Columbus Hogan Council Invites You to Save the Date!

   The Knights of Columbus Hogan Council will be sponsoring our 3rd Annual Golf tournament and fundraiser on Sunday, August 8th, to be held at the Back Nine Club, 17 Heritage Hill Drive, Lakeville, MA.
   Registration is from 11am to 12pm, starting at 1pm with dinner, raffle, and prizes to follow. The registration fee is $80/Golfer and $320/Foursome. (Hole Sponsorships and Tournament Sponsorships are also available.)
    Past events have been very well attended. If you are interested in playing, sponsoring, or just joining us for dinner, please reach out to Grand Knight, Tony Rose @ ph# 508-840-1186 - email: or Tournament Chairman, Bill Boles at
   Please support the Knights as we support several local faith-based charities in the Diocese of Fall River.

Knights of Columbus Hogan Council’s
Annual Clam Boil

     The Knights of Columbus Hogan Council is hosting its annual clam boil. It will be held on Sunday, August 22nd, at Lepage’s Seafood, 439 Martine St, Fall River, MA.
     Tickets are $30/person, if interested please call Grand Knight, Tony Rose, at ph# 508-840-1186 for more details. Proceeds will go to several local faith based charities in the area.

Volunteers Needed!

In September, St. Mary’s Catholic Parish will be hosting an Open House. If you’d like to be part of the planning committee please contact John Price,  Next meeting will be held on July 14th at 7:00pm.

Time to Gather, Time to Heal, Time to Grow

    We are healing, building, and loving...together! St. Mary's Catholic Parish's total for this year's Catholic Appeal is $160,311.00.
     Thanks to you and the generosity of our faithful parishioners, the 2021 Catholic Appeal surpassed its goal of $4 million in gifts and pledges to sustain its longstanding mission of serving those in greatest need.
     We encourage support for the Catholic Appeal at any time. We continue to welcome donations (which will now be counted as “new money” toward the 2022 Appeal) online at, by mail to the Catholic Appeal office at 450 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720, or dropped off at your parish.   
     It is more important than ever that we spread the mission and the message of the Catholic Appeal every day. We can’t thank you enough for your loving support.

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, or email:

Stewardship of Treasure - Second Collection

     A collection is not taken during the Mass. There are boxes/slots for collections at each of the doorways of the Church and baskets by the side doors as you leave. You can also mail in or leave a donation at the Parish Office or use e-giving through our website.
     The next Second Collection, 5% of which will be allocated from our offertory collection, is:

•July 31st/August 1st - "Peter's Pence”
 Thank you for your spiritual and financial commitment to our parish. Your support is greatly appreciated!


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