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Sunday, November 6, 2022

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

REMINDER: This Sunday, Nov. 6th, Daylight Savings Time ends and the clocks fall back one hour!  

VETERAN’S DAY

The Parish Office will be close on Thursday, November 10th in observation of the Veteran's Day holiday.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL ANNUAL REPORT

   From October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, the St. Vincent de Paul Society served 104 people at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and during home visits to determine need.
   At each visit, the Society gave Stop & Shop gift cards for a total of $4,240.00. The Society also paid $4,372.00 in back rents, $2,958.00 in gas & electric payments, $748.00 in heating oil deliveries and $900.00 in Wal Mart Christmas gift cards for the children of "those we served”.
   The society could not have helped "those we served" without the generous contributions from you, the Parishioners of St. Mary's, and from other miscellaneous donations for a total of $7,787.00.
   Should any Parish family be in need or know of any family in need of the society's services whether from St. Mary's or from the Greater New Bedford area, please call the Parish Office at 508-992-7505 and a member of the Society will contact you. All calls are confidential.
   God bless you for your continued donations.

MONTH OF THE DEAD

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Special Thanksgiving Mass & Dinner Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 5:30PM

All are invited to our annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner. It will be a chance before the busyness of the holiday to take time as a family of faith to give thanks to God, to enjoy one another’s company and to recognize the efforts of those in our community who serve us in the various ministries in the Parish.
The dinner is free, we just ask that you RSVP by calling the Parish Office, stopping by the Welcome Center after Mass, or RSVP here.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

   We are incredibly blessed to have thoughtful and generous parishioners who support the good works of St. Mary's.
This Week's Collection:
Weekly Offering for October 30th : $ 5,870.78
egiving from Oct 26th - Nov 1st: $ 1,591.50

St. Mary's Annual Appeal a/o 11/01/22: $31,459.00
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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

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Our next series of Small Groups kicks off next week.  Click below to learn more. 

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789 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748

PHONE

508-992-7505

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Monday - Thursday : 9AM -5PM
Welcome Center open after all weekend Masses.

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