Welcome Bishop Edgar da Cunha
8th Bishop of Fall River
It has been announced that Pope Francis has accepted Bishop Coleman's resignation and Bishop Edgar da Cunha, Auxiliary Bishop in Newark NJ, will become the 8th Bishop of Fall River on September 24.
May God bless Bishop Coleman in his retirement and let us pray for Bishop de Cunha as he makes his transition to lead the Diocese of Fall River.
PRO-LIFE BREAKFAST: Tickets for the annual Pro-Life Breakfast, which will be held on
Saturday, September 6, from 8:30 - 10:00AM, will be on sale after all Masses starting on AUGUST 23-24th weekend. Tickets will also be available from members of the Pro-Life Ministry and at the rectory. Please see insert in this weekend's bulletin.
SAVE THE DATE! The Knights of Columbus will be holding their AMAZING MEAT PIE
SUPPER and RAFFLE on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 26th!!!!! Tickets sell fast for this so, watch the Bulletin for further announcements on ticket sales!
REGISTRATION FOR THIS YEAR’S CCD PROGRAM: Registration for the 2014-2015 Religious Education Program in our parish will take place by mail for students in Grades 2-8. All registrations must be mailed back to the Parish Rectory, or may be dropped into the Registration Box at the back of the church by Sunday, September 12th. The registration fee for regular classes will be $20.00 per student, three children or more in one family will have a maximum fee of $45.00.
ALL NEW STUDENTS (FIRST GRADE AND NEW TRANSFERS INTO THE PARISH) ARE TO PICK UP THE REGISTRATION PACKET AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH. PLEASE FILL THEM OUT AND DROP THEM INTO THE REGISTRATION BOX ALSO AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH.
TEACHERS NEEDED: We are in need of teachers for our Faithways Programs (Grades 6-8)! Classes do not meet every week, so you will only need to volunteer your time no more than twice a month. We’ll provide plenty of support and your participation would be of great value to the children of this parish and to us! Please consider joining our Religious Education Team. Contact Fr. Joe or Barbara Domingue at 508-675-7206 as soon as possible!
MANDATORY TEACHER’S MEETING:
Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. This meeting is for all teachers Grades 1-8. Teachers in the Confirmation program are invited as well.
CATECHETICAL SUNDAY: Our parish will celebrate Catechetical Sunday, on September 21st. We celebrate the ministry of our parish catechists at the annual Catechetical Sunday Liturgy. Please plan to be with us at the 11:00am Mass to recognize and bless our catechists. The theme of this year’s Catechetical Sunday, "Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness." Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.
Our parish offers many catechetical opportunities throughout the year. Come and hear more about these vital programs and help us celebrate all those who serve in this ministry. All Religious Education Teachers (Grades 1 – Confirmation Program) are invited to be commissioned at this11:00am liturgy.
Our liturgy and the refreshments following will be prepared by the members of our Youth Council.
Thank you to all who participated in our Festival.
A great time was had by all. Thank you to all of those who assisted in the planning and operation of the festival.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us…made us alive together with Christ…” Ephesians: 2:4-5 (NRSV).