Parish News

School Open House

Catholic Schools Week is coming up and as part of it we always have an open house day at our school, with the opportunity to tour and meet teachers, parents, and students. We are rightly proud of our excellent school and would like you to encourage any of your family …

Pro-Life Holy Hour

On Friday, January 21st from 7pm-8pm in the church we will have a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration for reparation and healing. On that day, the national March for Life will take place in Washington D.C., as our nation marks the 43rd Anniversary on January 22nd of Roe v. Wade, …

Rwanda Shoes Fundraiser

TOTAL GIVING FOR SHOES FOR RWANDA: Thank you to all who made donations for the purchase of shoes for children in a Rwandan village. We raised $5,390.00 for shoes for the children and this amount will be forwarded to Father Leonard along with your prayer intentions to be delivered to …

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Our parish Saint Vincent de Paul Society is collecting food for Thanksgiving through Friday, November 5th.  Please participate in this Corporal Work of Mercy by purchasing food for the homebound and the local needy for Thanksgiving baskets. SVDP is presently putting together the food baskets/boxes for delivery for the holiday.  …

Baby Bottle Campaign

Our 2021 Respect Life Baby Bottle Fundraiser bottles will be collected the weekend of October 30 & 31.  Please place your “filled” baby bottles in the basket at the entrance of the church. Proceeds from this baby bottle drive benefit a local pregnancy resource center.  Your financial support helps the …

Welcome Fr. Ryan Healy

We welcome Fr. Ryan Healy as the new Administrator of St. Francis Xavier! Following is his introduction… I was born on December 25th, 1992. (Yes, by your calculations that does make me only 28! And yes, the irony of a future priest being born on Christmas Day is not lost …

Fr Riley Williams, Administrator

A Farewell Message from Fr. Williams As I prepare to move to my new assignment as Pastor of Holy Name Church in Fall River on 18 August, it is with a mixture of pride and sorrow that I will have these last few weeks with all of you.  Pride, because …

Updated Mass Guidelines

Guidelines for Liturgical Practices (Effective 29 May 2021) *The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays in the Fall River Diocese will be reinstated on the weekend of Father’s Day, June 19-20, 2021 (see Bishop daCunha’s statement). Indoor seating capacity is increased to 100%; therefore, any previously “roped off” pews in …

Lenten Spiritual Resources

While this Lent will be a little different from what we would like, we still want to make sure you have an enriching spiritual experience with these following resources we have produced! Visit Our Prayer Resources page below… Prayer Resources View our Sunday Mass online on either our parish website …

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