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Pastoral Planning Task 

November 28, 2021

 Advent 2021 Prayer and Reflection Schedule for Parishes

 Sunday November 28th -First Sunday of Advent/ Blessing of the Advent Wreath at all Masses

 Friday December 3rd- First Friday Mass at 8AM at St. Dominic

                                    First Friday Adoration from 830AM to 12Noon at St. Dominic

 Saturday December 4th -First Saturday Mass at 8AM at St. Dominic

 Sunday December 5th- 2nd Sunday of Advent

 Wednesday December 8th – Holy Day of Obligation / Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

 8AM Mass at St. Dominic

7PM Mass at St. Francis

Saturday December 11th- Breakfast with Santa at St. Dominic

Sunday December 12th -3rd Sunday of Advent/ Family Homily at 930AM Mass &

11AM/ Advent Gift for Children

Sunday December 12th- Confirmation Retreat at St. Francis

Sunday December 19th  - 4th Sunday of Advent/Confessions at St. Francis from 4PM to 8PM

Friday December 24th- Christmas Eve mass at 4PM at St. Francis & 6:30PM at St. Dominic

Saturday Christmas Morning- 8AM Mass at St. Dominic & 10AM Mass at St. Francis 



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





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Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.




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Swansea, MA 02777

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