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

May1-82nd Annual Catholic Appeal through June 30th

May 24-St. Dominic's St. Vincent de Paul Society meeting at 6:30PM

May 27-Swansea Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Green at 10:00AM

May 28-Pentecost Sunday-wear red in honor of the Holy Spirit

May 28-St. Dominic Holy Spirti Society will host a Pentecost Sunday Lunch-eat in or take out - $10 donation

May 29-Mt. Hope Catholic Community rectory offices of St. Dominic's and St. Francis of Assisi will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

May 29-Swansea Memorial Day Parade will begin at 1:00PM from St. Francis of Assisi Church

May 31-Ordination of New Priests-Deacon Brian Connors, Deacon John Garabedian, Deacon Christopher Hughes, and Deacon Thiago Menezes Santos will be ordained as priests today at 7:00PM at Holy Family Church in East Taunton.  Keep these men in your prayers.

June 2 & 3-First Friday and First Saturday will be celebrated at St. Dominic's

June 4-St. Dominic-Deacon David Gaspar will be preaching at St. Dominic's 9:30AM Mass

June 7-Anointing of the Sick will be done the first Wedneday of the month starting June , 2023 after the 8:00AM Mass at St. Dominic's

June 13-St. Francis of Assisi - St. Vincent de Paul Society - Mass at 6:00PM at St. Francis

July 22-Knights of Columbus-All You Can Eat Chowder and Clamcake Dinner at St. Dominic's-donation $20 



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