Novena of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
November 30th to December 8th, Holy Family Church (370 Middleboro Ave., East Taunton) will be celebrating their annual Novena to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Each evening at 7:00pm in the church they will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a talk by a different priest, Confessions available, praying of the Rosary, and Benediction. This year’s reflections will meditate on the Ten Commandments and how we can learn to live them a deeper way (and how Our Lady can help us with that). This is a beautiful way to spend time in prayer, grow in one’s faith and foster our devotion to Mary. This also helps us prepare for the holy day of the Immaculate Conception, and experience Advent in a very joyful and peaceful way.
Parish Prayer List
Every other week the names of those for whom we are praying will be listed in the bulletin, with the permission of the person who is sick or their family. Please forward your prayer requests to Roberta Santos (email@example.com). When making the request please leave your name and phone number. Should you wish to keep the name private, that will be honored.
Looking for Adoration?
One of the wonderful experiences through the Eucharist is being able to spend time in prayer before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration. Holy Family Parish in East Taunton has Adoration occurring every Monday through Friday in our Parish Center Chapel (438 Middleboro Ave.) from 11:00am to 10:00pm to which all are welcome to take part in. Many people from different parishes pop in even for just a few minutes to spend some time before Jesus, which is wonderful to see. The more people taking part, the more Adoration hours we can offer for everyone in the Taunton Deanery. With our current days and times we are occasionally in need of people to substitute cover for our regular Adorers, and sometimes we are in need of people covering on a consistent basis. If you are able and interested in helping cover with Adoration please contact Tracey at Holy Family Church at 508-824-5707. Our long-term hope is to offer for everyone in the Deanery a place for perpetual adoration but we will need more people willing to cover to accomplish this.
Tact – Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center
The Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center is located at 378 Bay Street, Taunton. TacT is a community-based meal center dedicated to providing free delicious, healthy meals to individuals and families in a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere. All are welcome. No questions asked.
The TacT Meal Center is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for lunch from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The “Family Café” is open Thursday evenings from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Breakfast is served on the third and last Saturdays of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am. For more information, please call 508-386-3807, or visit our Facebook page or our website at www.tactmealcenter.org.
Hospice Volunteer Training
Hospice Services of Massachusetts is in need of volunteers to provide supportive care to hospice patients and their caregivers who are facing a life-limiting illness in your area. Volunteers are invited to participate in a comprehensive training program that will be offered in late February, at the Hospice Services Office in Wareham. After completion of the training, volunteers will be assigned to care for hospice patients and will be offered on-going training support and educational programs for specialized volunteer roles. For further information and registration, please contact Kate Mahoney, Volunteer Coordinator, at 508-291-0049.
Car Donation Program
Do you have a used car, truck, or boat? It doesn’t matter if it’s running or not. Please consider donating it to the SVDP Car Donation Program. Proceeds from your donation will directly benefit SVDP of Raynham helping to serve those in need. You’ll receive the maximum allowable tax deduction, in accordance with IRS guidelines. It’s simple to do. Call 1-800-322-8284 and schedule a pickup within 1 -2 business days or go to the website www.svdpusacars.com for step by step instructions.