Luke Larkin, a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Seekonk, recently completed a Police Appreciation Community Service Project in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this fall. The service project for local law enforcement received great support from the Seekonk community. Backpacks filled with various items for every member of the department were delivered to the Swansea Police Department on August 6. From left: Patrolman Andrew Pelletier, Larkin, Sgt. Mark Foley, and Patrolman Keith Lake. It was an effort to show people are grateful to all the officers who watch over and protect their community. A special thank you went out to major donors: The Ice Cream Barn, Chick-fil-A and the CornerStone Bakery.

As part of a Community Service Day for Holy Trinity Parish youth in South Yarmouth, the students recently helped at a Street Reach Ministry to the Homeless Summer BBQ at Sea Street Beach in Hyannis. About 60 homeless were fed and given bags to gather clothes, flip-flops and sneakers to take with them. Approximately 40 volunteers assisted to make the day a success.
Msgr. John Oliveira, Director of the Diocese of Fall River’s Office of the Propagation of the Faith, meets with Bishop Nirajan Sualsingh of the Diocese of Sambalpur, India, who was in the Diocese of Fall River to meet with the Sacred Heart Fathers in Fairhaven. He visited Msgr. Oliveira to brief him on the situation of the Diocese of Sambalpur, which is in the Province of Orissa, where Christians have recently had to suffer much for the Catholic faith.
Students from St. Pius X School in South Yarmouth and St. John Paul II School in Hyannis served as greeters at the 25th annual FACE Summer Gala, held at the Wianno Club in Osterville on August 4.