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

October 3-Scripture Study at St. Dominic's Parish Hall from noon to 1:30 PM.

October 3-Family Life Ministry Meeting-St. Francis Parish Hall 6:30PM.

October 4-St. Dominic-Anointing of the Sick after the 8:00AM Mass.

October 5-MHCC Book Group-No Meeting this Week.

October 5-Outside Mass at St. Francis Grotto In Honor of St. Francis Feast Day-at 6:00PM.  Bring your lawn chairs.  All are welcome.

October 6 & 7-St. Dominic's First Friday & First Saturday will be held at 8:00AM.

October 7-St. Dominic Women's Guild-Meat Pie Dinner will be held 5:30PM-8:00PM.

October 9-MHCC Parsh Offices will be closed in obervance of Columbus Day.

October 10-Scripture Study at St. Dominic's Parish Hall from 12-1:30 PM.

October 10-St. Francis-Swansea Community Band Concert, 7:00PM in church.  Free concert, but tickets required.  Get your tickets at the three doors at St. Francis from the Hospitality Ministry Greeters.

October 12-MHCC Book Group-No Meeting this Week.

October 14-Annual Feast of St. Francis Dinner will be held again this year.  Tickets are on sale at St. Francis at the three doors, $25 for adult and $5 for children.

October 17-Scripture Study-No Meeting this Week.

October 19-MHCC Book Group Meeting 6:30-8:00PM.

October 24-Scripture Study-St. Dominic 12-1:30PM.

October 26-MHCC Book Group Meeting 6:30-8:00PM.

October 28-St. Francis-Deacon Gary's 10th Anniversary of Ordination Celebration after the 4:00PM Mass.

October 28 & 29-Family Mass at 4:00PM at St. Francis and 9:30AM at St. Dominic's.

October 31-Scripture Study-No Meeting this Week.

November 1-All Saints Day-Holy Day of Obligation-Masses:  8:00AM at St. Dominic followed by the Anointing of the Sick, and 4:00PM at St. Francis of Assisi.

November 2-All Souls Day-8:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi.

November 3 & 4-First Friday & First Saturday will be held at St. Francis of Assisi at 8:00AM.

November 5-Daylight Savings Time Ends-time to roll back the clocks 1 hour.

November 7-Scripture Study-St. Dominic-12-1:30PM.

November 9-MHCC Book Group Meeting-6:30-8:00PM.

November 14-Scripture Study-St. Dominic-12-1:30PM.

November 16-MHCC Book Group Meeting-6:30-8:00PM.

November 21-Scripture Study-No Meeting this Week.

November 23-MHCC Book Group-No Meeting this Week.

November 25 & 26-Family Mass at 4:00PM at St. Francis of Assisi and at 9:30AM at St. Dominic.

November 28-Scripture Study-St. Dominic-12-1:30PM.

November 30-MHCC Book Group Meeting-6:30-8:00PM.




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