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Pastoral Planning 


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

July 1-5-Mount Hope Catholic Community of St. Dominic and St. Fancis of Assisi parish offices will be closed, their will be no weekday morning Masses at St. Dominic and St. Francis of Assisi.  Also, First Friday and First Saturday will not be held in July.  Parishioners are asked to attend morning Mass at one of the local Catholic Churches in the area.

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

July 13-Ticket go on sale for the 2nd Annual St. Francis of Assisi Clamboil - available after the 4PM Mass and 11AM Mass, ticket price $35.

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

August 6-St. Francis Family Life Ministry will be meeting at 6:30PM in the parish hall.

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