Around the Diocese

There will be a Healing Mass at St. Anne’s Shrine, 818 Middle Street in Fall River, on Thursday, January 16. Holy Rosary begins at 6 p.m. and will include the Sacrament of Confession. Holy Mass will begin at 6:30 p.m. It will include praying over people individually and conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome. 

Winter is here. The shelter at Sister Rose House, 71 Division Street in New Bedford, will activate its Extreme Weather Overflow Shelter. The overflow opens when temperatures drop below 28 degrees. Volunteers are needed to help assemble cots with pillows and blankets from 4 to 5 p.m.; serve shelter guests and residents from 5 to 7 p.m.; and to monitor bathrooms and sleeping hall in two- to four-hour shifts from 6 to 10 p.m. Volunteers can sign up alone or sign up as a team of co-workers (all must be over 18). Many hands are needed. Please contact Robin Muise to volunteer at or call 774-553-5490.

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. 

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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