Around the Diocese

A sale featuring a variety of new, used, vintage and fine jewelry plus jewelry cases, handbags, and more will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Julie Billiart Church Hall, 494 Slocum Road in North Dartmouth. The sale is sponsored by the Ladies Guild of St. Julie Billiart Parish.  

A Divine Mercy Celebration will be held at St. Margaret’s Parish, 141 Main Street in Buzzards Bay, on Sunday, April 28 beginning at 3 p.m. featuring the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Our Lady of the Cape Parish invites all to a Divine Mercy celebration on Sunday, April 28. The celebration will take place as follows: 1:30 to 3 p.m. – Sacrament of Reconciliation; 2:50 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; 3 p.m. – Chaplet of Divine Mercy in song, followed by Benediction, and then veneration of a relic of St. Faustina. Our Lady of the Cape Church is located at 468 Stony Brook Road in Brewster. For more information, contact Kathy at, or call 508-385-3252, ext. 14.

The Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 4256 Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford, on Sunday, April 28 beginning at 3 p.m. with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, adoration, recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy based on the Sorrowful Mysteries, and Benediction. Refreshments and pastry will be served immediately following in the parish center.

All are welcome to a spring Day of Silence with the Masters on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church, 157 Middleboro Road in East Freetown. Come spend some time in silence reflecting on the teachings of St. Josemaría Escrivá, whose teachings are especially relevant to those with full and busy lives who want to infuse a deep Spirituality into daily life as “contemplatives in the middle of the world.” For registration or more information, contact Karen Howard at or 508-947-0193.

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


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