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Pastoral Planning 



It is with a heavy heart that the Diocese of Fall River announces the death of the Most Reverend George W. Coleman, who faithfully served as the Seventh Bishop of Fall River from July 2003 to September2014.  The full announcement can be found on the Diocesan website:


Calendar of Events/Activities for St. Dominic’s & St. Francis of Ass

June 7 & 8-First Friday and First Saturday will be held at St. Dominic's at 8:00AM.

June 19-MHCC Parish Rectories will be closed in observance of Juneteenth.

June 19-St. Dominic Women's Guild Banquet at 6PM at McGovern's Restaurant.

June 20-4th Degree Knights of Columbus - 6:30PM St. Dominic Center.

July 9-Fr. Thomas Costa, Jr. 19th Anniversary of Ordination.

July 27-Knights of Columbus Charitable Fundraiser-Clamboil Dinner and Raffle 5:30PM at St. Dominic's.  Donation:  $30.

August 15-Thursday, The Assumption of Mary - Holy Day of Obligation - Mass Schedule:  8AM at St. Francis of Assisi and 5:30PM at St. Dominic's

August 17-2nd Annual Clamboil will be held at St. Francis of Assisi.  Additional information coming soon.


August 24, 2021


We are pleased to introduce Father Thomas Costa to the Mt. Hope Catholic Community.

Father Tom grew up in nearby Seekonk and later gradutated from University of Hartford.  After a career in business, he entered priestly formation and completed his Theological studies at Pope John the XXIII Seminary in Weston, MA.  He was ordained on July 9, 2005.  He served as Pastor of Annunciation of the Lord from 2012 to 2019 and has had assignments as Chaplain of Bishop Feehan High School as well as Our Lady of Lourdes School.  Along with experience in Family Ministry, he also brings with him experience ministering as a Hospital Chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital.  He arrives from the Taunton Catholic North collaborative, where he served as Co-Pastor of St. Jude The Apostle, St. Anthony's, and St. Mary's since 2019.

He looks forward to meeting parishioners and getting to know the life of our parishes more closely.  As he settles into his new role as Pastor, Father Costa would like you to know that he will be praying for all of us.  He asks that you in turn pray that the Holy Spirit guides his arrival so that this community  continues to grow in the faith, hope and love of Jesus Christ.

Our parish  community welcomes Fr. Tom, and we pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him and bless his time here with us.



Diocese of Fall River - Office of Safe Environment

Our Parish is committed to providing a safe place for all the faithful.  Therefore, we follow a strict policy of The Essential Three for all who minister, work or volunteer in our parish.  We ask for your cooperation and support.  The safety of our community depends on all of us doing our part.  Please visit the Diocesan Safe Environment page for more inforrmation: 

Diocese of Fall River - Protection of the Faithful

Diocesan Policy for the Protection of the Faithful July 2020

Diocesan Ministerial Review Board Policy July 2020




Mass Times

St. Francis of Assisi Liturgical Celebrations
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.




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Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Thursday & Friday

Office / Rectory / Mailing:
270 Ocean Grove Avenue
Swansea, MA 02777

St. Francis of Assisi Church

St. Francis of Assisi Rectory