Around the Diocese

All are welcome to join the monthly gathering of the Connie Harvey Chapter of the Father Peyton Guild on Sunday, August 20 at 5 p.m. at the Father Peyton Center, 518 Washington Street in North Easton. They will begin by praying the Rosary, followed by a presentation and reflection, “The Assumption of Mary: What Difference Does it Make in Your Life?” by Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. Light refreshments will follow. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 508-238-4095.

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop, 18 Davisville Road in East Falmouth is now open! The shop hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shop is affiliated with St. Anthony’s Parish and will be offering a Bedding Sale for the back-to-college set and thrifty homemaker on Road Race weekend, August 25-26. For more information, call 508-457-0085.

A Pro-Life Breakfast sponsored by the Cape Cod Chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life will take place on Saturday, August 26 beginning at 9 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 6A in Brewster. Admission is free. For more information, call 508-385-7867.

Come celebrate the parish of St. Mark’s 50th anniversary at its annual fair on Saturday, September 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The day will include a wide variety of activities, music, and foods, with DJ Nate Adams providing lively music throughout the day. There are all kinds of foods including: hot dogs and hamburgers; doughboys; chowder and clam cakes; meatball grinders; pizza; pastries and ice cream sundaes. For kids of all ages, there are outdoor game booths, a train ride, and a photo booth. There are also arts and crafts, a “What-Not-Shoppe,” toys and games room, book room, stitch and knit, baked goods, and religious articles for sale. There will be cash raffle prizes totaling $1,750 and a raffle table with various items donated by local restaurants and businesses, including an Apple iPad Pro and an Apple Watch. St. Mark’s Fair is a traditional “end of summer” ritual.  Come and join the fun at 105 Stanley Street in Attleboro Falls.

The St. Vincent de Paul Store located at 141 Washington Street in Taunton will be having an indoor end of the season yard sale on Saturday, September 16. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All families facing challenges are invited to come pray together during an afternoon Family Healing Mass starting at 1 p.m. with adoration, Reconciliation, Rosary and ending with Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 17 in the St. Joseph Chapel near the Father Peyton Center, 500 Washington Street in North Easton. The event is free and family-friendly, handicap-accessible, and open to all. For more information, call Family Rosary at 508-238-4095.

American Heritage Girls Troop MA 3712 will hold an open meeting and registration on Thursday, September 21 from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue (Route 44) in Seekonk. American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. They welcome all girls, ages five to 18, of all denominations. Incorporating a six-pronged emphasis on girl leadership, life skills development, social development, character development, Spiritual development and building confidence and teamwork, they work on badges, serve the community, and have fun together. For more information, visit or call Troop Coordinator Liz Day at 774-991-0729.

Nancy Valko, R.N., from St. Louis, Mo., will present “Fighting Back: One Nurse’s Battle with the Culture of Death,” during two sessions in the Fall River Diocese on September 23. The first will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Holy Name Parish Center, 850 Pearce Street in Fall River, sponsored by the Holy Name Respect Life Committee and the Greater Fall River Chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. Then from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. she will offer the same program in the parish center of Corpus Christi Church in East Sandwich. This event is sponsored by the Cape Cod Chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life.

A Day of Recollection will be held on Saturday, October 7 beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m. and coffee. The conference begins at 10 a.m. and will include reflections on Joy, Eucharistic Adoration and conclude with Mass at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, 3012 Elm Street in Dighton. To register, please call Donna Costa, M.A., at 774-644-5878 or email Early registration is encouraged due to limited seating. The event is free and lunch is included.

Corpus Christi Parish will present “A Country Christmas Bazaar” on Saturday,November 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 324 Quaker Meeting House Road in East Sandwich. The event will offer something for everyone to make their holiday special: handmade crafts, home baked treats for your holiday table and gift baskets for your loved ones. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the café and take a chance on the Noella Raffle. Stop by to see your favorite vendors inside the parish center and classrooms. For more information call 508-888-0209.

A Holy Hour will be held every Monday (with the exception of holy days or holidays) beginning at 7 p.m. at Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover Street in Fall River. It will include Benediction and Confession (once a month) and every week will feature the Rosary, novena, and prayers for vocations to the priesthood will be recited along with a short meditation. All are welcome.

The Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program needs more team couples — both newly-married and veterans (age is not a consideration) who would like to enrich their Marriage while helping engaged couples prepare for their lifetime together. The Diocesan Marriage Preparation program meets in three locations: Mansfield, Dartmouth and Harwich on Cape Cod. In each location there is a team of volunteers that facilitate three to five sessions per year. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, contact Claire McManus at 508-678-2828, extension 19 or email her at



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