Around the Diocese

On Saturday, February 22, the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy warmly invite you to a Divine Mercy Retreat, a day of recollection with Mass, an opportunity for Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, prayer, and a talk entitled: “The Divine Mercy Image – A Gift from God for Us” given by Sister Alicja Zelmańska. It will be held at the Bethany House of Prayer, 17 Loon Pond Road in Lakeville.  The program begins at 11:30 a.m. with Mass and ends at 3:10 pm. For more information, visit or call the Sisters at 617-288-1202.

Our Lady of the Cape Parish in Brewster invites all to join them for an upcoming Bible Study on the origin of the parts of the Mass. They will explore the Liturgy in a program entitled “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass.” The group will meet monthly on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 11 a.m. on February 23, March 22, April 26 and May 24 in the parish center hall, located at 456 Stony Brook Road. The program will consist of prayer, Scripture, a video lecture and small group discussion. Cost of materials is $20. If you would like to participate but cannot attend, there is the option of doing so remotely. Please contact Kathy at or 508-385-3252, extension 14 to sign up or for more information. 

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 1359 Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford, will present a Lenten parish mission entitled “An Encounter with Jesus and Mary” on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring speaker Roy Schoeman. Schoeman was born outside New York City of Jewish parents who had fled Nazi Germany and later converted to Christianity. He has become a popular guest on EWTN and discusses his personal witness testimony and the role of Judaism in Salvation history. The cost for the mission is $25 per person and includes a bag lunch. To register or for more information, visit or call the parish rectory at 508-993-1691.

A non-residential Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience will be taking place at Our Lady of the Cape Parish, 468 Stony Brook Road in Brewster on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. This is a non-residential weekend, but discounted accommodations are available on a limited basis. For more information, please call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME or visit Space is limited, so please call today!

A Monthly Healing Service is offered at St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High Street, Wareham on the first Thursday of every month. Services offer God’s healing touch through Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing of the Sick and prayers for healing and peace for those recovering from addictions, reconciliation in relationships, Marriage issues, for the sick and suffering and those grieving the loss of loved ones. Services start at 6 p.m. with Reconciliation (Confession) followed by Rosary at 6:30. All are welcome. For further information, contact Father Rowland, 508-295-2411, or

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