Around the Diocese

Christ the King Parish in Mashpee will host A Day of Prayer for Life on Tuesday, January 22, immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, inside St. Jude’s Chapel. Attendees will observe the day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will open the hours of adoration and benediction will be at noon. All are welcome.

St. John the Evangelist School in Attleboro welcomes interested students and parents to come and see what makes the school special at its Annual Open House on Sunday January 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Located at 13 Hodges Street in Attleboro, the school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and includes Pre-K through grade eight with a full-day Kindergarten and an After School Program. Interested students are welcome to come and shadow for a day. For more information, visit, call 508-222-5062 or email Applications are available on the website.

Sunday, February 10 is World Marriage Day. A day of Marriage Enrichment will be held at St. John of God Parish in Somerset beginning at 1 p.m. and concluding with Mass at 5:15 p.m. This Marriage Enrichment is open to all couples, whether they were married in the Catholic Church or not. For more information, contact Doug and Debbie Sousa at

A Divine Mercy Cenacle group meets every Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South Street in Somerset. Meetings are held in the parish center, except for holidays. Meetings include formation on the Divine Mercy message from the “Diary of St. Faustina,” readings from the Bible and “Cathechism of the Catholic Church,” and praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. All are welcome. For more information call 508-646-1019 or 508-672-1523.

St. Anthony of Padua Church on Bedford Street in Fall River will host a recitation of the Holy Rosary and Litany with the Divine Mercy Chaplet every Monday evening at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call the rectory at 508-673-2402.

Holy Rosary Fraternity Gatherings are held in the hall of St. Jude the Apostle Church, 249 Whittenton Street in Taunton on the second Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 508-695-5430.

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, please contact Claire McManus at or call her at 508-678-2828, extension 19

Have you suffered a reduction in income? Are you having difficulties making your mortgage or rent payment on time? Facing foreclosure? Have you made a late mortgage payment in the last six months? Need help budgeting? Catholic Social Services, a non-profit, approved housing counseling agency, is offering financial capability workshops and one-to-one counseling to all at its three locations: 1600 Bay Street in Fall River (508-674-4681); 238 Bonney Street in New Bedford (508-997-7337); and 261 South Street in Hyannis (508-771-6771). The counseling is confidential and free-of-charge.


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