Healing Mass
St. Andrew the Apostle will have a Healing Mass on Thursday, October 12th.  The Holy Rosary begins at 6:00pm and will include the Sacrament of Confession.  Holy Mass will begin at 6:30pm. It will conclude with healing prayers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

Candlelight Rosary Procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 103 Center St., Bridgewater, will host the sixth and last of the 2017 season’s Candlelight Rosary Processions on Friday, October 13th, at 7:30pm. October 13th is the 100th Anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun.”  The guest speaker will be Reverend Thomas Sullivan, Parochial Vicar of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood.  The October 13th procession will feature the very moving FATIMA FAREWELL to bid a fond “Goodbye” to Our Lady at the end of the 100th Anniversary year.  ”The Family That Prays Together Stays Together.”

Pilgrimage Saturday, October 14th
Pilgrimage to Shrine of North American Martyrs – On Saturday, October 14th, Holy Family Parish in East Taunton will be running a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, New York. The feast day of the North American Martyrs is October 18th. We will take a coach bus to the Shrine (a little over 4 hours away) where we will have Mass, lunch, receive a tour of the grounds, have some time of quiet prayer and praying of the rosary where St. Rene had prayed just prayed the rosary when he was martyred. Then we will go to the Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha where she was baptized, and then on the return trip stop for dinner. The cost will be $50 for the bus ride which includes a light breakfast on the bus and lunch at the shrine. On the return, there will be a stop for dinner at a sit-down restaurant. Departure time will be 7:00am from Holy Family and returning that evening around 10:30pm. Please email Fr. Cook at frcook@holyfamilytaunton.org if interested. Space is limited. All are welcome.

Support Group For Separated & Divorced
The La Salette Retreat Center in Attleboro is the location for a new bi-weekly support group for separated and divorced persons.  Our next meeting will be Tuesday October 10th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and subsequent meetings will be held every other Tuesday evening.  For more information or for directions, please contact Dottie at 508-642-1928 or dojale@icloud.com.

Gingerbread Craft Fair
The Women’s Guild of St. Jude the Apostle is hosting their annual Gingerbread Craft Fair on Saturday, October 14, 2017, between 10:00am to 2:00pm. There will be a variety of crafters selling their crafts along with the kitchen open serving Chow Mein or Meatball Subs, with Gingerbread or pudding and punch for $5.00. Come look around maybe you will see some nice holiday decorations or you might be able to do some early Christmas shopping and enjoy a nice lunch.

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.