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Parish News Updates

Fr. John Away

Fr. John will be away on vacation from the afternoon of May 28th until June 9th.

Youth Choir

Lynne Curnyn, who has been leading our Youth and Teen Choirs will be leaving the “post” of the Youth Choir. This will be her last weekend. She and her husband have moved to Wareham so it’s a long commute for a Sunday morning. She will still be joining us for the 5:00pm Mass. Thank you, Lynne, for your work with our kids. We look forward to seeing you at the 5!

VBS & Parish Cookout – Save The Date!

Save the dates: Sunday, July 30th will be our Annual Summer Parish Cookout.  Vacation Bible School will be July 24th to 28th this year.  Registration dates for Vacation Bible School will be posted in next weekend’s bulletin

Catholic Charities Appeal 2017

We are approaching the half-way mark of the Appeal and the initial returns are encouraging! As of this past Monday, May 22nd, we have received $39,975.00 from 196 parish families. This is another example of the generosity of our parishioners. We want to thank you for your response. For those who have not yet contributed, please give careful consideration to this important diocesan endeavor. Donations may be mailed to the parish, dropped off at the Parish office, or placed in the collection basket on the weekend. For those who did not receive an envelope in the mail, they are available at the church entrances.

The online donations page offers additional options and is located at https://fallriverdiocesedonate.org/catholic-charities/

Watch the 2017 Appeal video here.

Welcome Home Collegians!

We want to extend a warm welcome home to our collegians that have completed their studies for the year. We look forward to their presence among us. To those who graduated, we extend our heartiest congratulations, and we wish them the best for the future.

Taunton Catholic Cemeteries Memorial Day Mass

A Memorial Day Mass for all those buried in the Taunton Catholic Cemeteries will be celebrated at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 249 Whittenton Street, Taunton on Monday, May 29th, at 10:00am. All Parishioners are invited to attend.
In addition, a clean-up of the Catholic Cemeteries will begin early on June 5, 2017, therefore if you wish to retrieve artificial decorations or potted plants, please do so by June 4, 2017. All will be removed and disposed of at the landfill; nothing will be retained at the Cemetery.

Volunteer To Teach Our Children Their Faith

It is that time of year when we are looking at our needs for the fall. Thank you to all of our teachers who have agreed to come back and teach next year! If any of you still have a teacher manual could you please let us know or bring it into the office. We do reuse them each year. Classes will start in September.  If you are interested or have any questions for us, please contact Lisa Donahue or Kristin Kreckler at (508) 824-9021 or religioused@stannsraynham.org. Thank you!

ClassTeachers
Needed
Day & Time
Kindergarten1Meets Sundays from 9:30am to 10:15am 1-2x mo
Grade 15Meets every other Sunday from 9:30am - 10:45am
Grade 32Meets every other Monday from 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Grade 41Meets every other Monday from 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Grade 52Meets every other Monday from 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Grade 74Meets every other Tuesday from 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Grade 85Meets every other Tuesday from 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed

Adult volunteers needed – July 24th to July 30th from 9:00am to Noon!
We are looking for adult volunteers to help with this year’s Vacation Bible School. All adult volunteers must be CORI’d before June 29th at the parish center. The CORI hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9:00am to 2:00pm. For more information please contact Darlene McAuley at 774-501-1176 or email darlene.mcauley@gmail.com.

Great News for Our Diocese And Parish!

On Saturday, May 27th Bishop da Cunha will ordain three men to be Transitional Deacons. This means they will be deacons for just about a year as they prepare for ordination to the priesthood next year. Please keep Daniel Nunes, Juan Carlos Munoz and Matthew Gill in your prayers. This is great news for our Diocese. We have great news as well for our Parish. Matthew Gill, after his ordination, will be spending the Summer with us. He will also spend his weekends with us once the school year resumes. This is wonderful for our Parish and for Matt. I know he will serve us well. I know this will be a great experience for him as this Parish Community has always been supportive of the clergy who have served here. I look forward to welcoming Matt here sometime in early to mid-June. He is looking forward to being with us. Please pray for these young men who will be ordained very soon and certainly for all those in formation for ordination and religious life. Fr. John

Faith Formation Work Due

All Students in our Faith Formation Home School program, as well as those with makeup work due because of absences, must turn in all work immediately in order for them to be promoted to the next grade level. Work can be turned in at either the Church or in the Parish Center foyer, in the “Home School & Makeup work Drop Box”. If you have any questions please contact Kristin Kreckler at the Faith Formation Office (508)824-9021.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to our high school students who are graduating in the next few weeks!

Coyle & Cassidy – Thursday, June 1st
Bristol-Plymouth – Saturday, June 3rd
Bridgewater-Raynham – Sunday, June 4th
Taunton High School – Sunday, June 4th
Bristol County Agricultural – Thursday, June 8th

We extend our congratulations to them, and we will keep them in our prayers as they go to college,
join the workforce, or enter the service.

Knights of Columbus Annual Baby Shower

For Mothers in need and Expecting Mothers

For the entire month of May we will be collecting Baby Item donations in the baskets located at the entrances of the church. All donations will go to BirthRight of Taunton & Abundant Hope of Attleboro. Both are pregnancy resource centers that reaches out and provides assistance to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting mothers within our Deanery. Their mission is to give hope to women who are pregnant and to let them know Life is a Precious Gift. Suggested Baby items: disposal diapers sizes 1- 4, small bottles of baby lotion, powder, baby shampoo, baby wipes, diaper rash ointment, bottles, baby books, maternity clothes, nursing bras, nursing pads, receiving blankets, sleepers one-piece (newborn-3 months 3-6 months & 9-12 months).  Clothing New or Gently Used

For more information call Paul Spearin at 508-567-7155.

July and August Mass Schedule

Last Summer we reduced our Mass Schedule by one Sunday Morning Mass (9:30am) for the months of July and August. While I know this was a sacrifice for some it worked well overall – especially on the weekends when I had no assistance. We will be doing the same thing again this Summer – only for the months of July and August. So, beginning the first weekend of July  (July 2) through the final weekend of August, there will be no 9:30am Mass. I am always very grateful for your flexibility and prayerful support. This is an opportunity for us to reflect upon our need for priests. God bless you all.

Lectors / Eucharistic Ministers / Altar Servers

We ask that you consult your schedules and let us know when you will NOT be available during the months of July, August, and September. Please send us a note via email at office@stannsraynham.org, the mail, or the basket with the dates by Sunday, May 28th so that the new schedule can be drafted.

Servers for  9:30am Mass
With the change in the Mass schedule for the months of July and August please let us know if those who ordinarily assist at the 9:30am Mass would be willing and available to assist at one of the other weekend Masses. Your willingness to assist is always much appreciated. Thank you!