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Pastoral Planning Task Force Research Briefing


Bishop da Cunha Letter - MA Abortion Legislation


Spring 2021

Eagle Scout Project Letter - Dylan Pacheco


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:



Thanksgiving Message from Fr. Hamel - November 25, 2020

To All of the Members of our Mt. Hope Catholic Community both at St. Francis of Assisi and St. Dominic:

Know that each and every one of you are in my prayers daily, but particularly on this Thanksgiving Day!  While most of this year 2020 has been challenging due to the ongoing pandemic, I am particularly grateful to Almighty God for all of the wonderful parishioners here in greater Swansea with whom I share our Catholic faith.  These aren't the easiest of days, but thankfully with each other, we'll continue our pilgrim journey of knowing God, loving God and serving God.  I pray for God's blessings upon all of you and your families!

Fr. Hamel



From Fr. Hamel:  It has come to our attention that budget envelopes that have been dropped in the collection in one of the parishes of the Somerset/Swansea Catholic Collaboratives (St. Thomas More/St. Louis de France/St. Patrick) are not being returned to either of our parishes.  One of our parishioners asked because he was concerned.  Because his family donated via a personal check, the envelopes, while opened, still had the checks in them since the other parish could not cash them. (One of the checks went back to August!)  The checks were not returned to us until we inquired about them.  They were the only envelopes returned.  Knowing that parishioners from St. Dominic and St. Francis of Assisi are attending Masses on the other side of the collaborative divide should be aware that if you are using budget envelopes, they are not being returned to your parish, nor will you be receiving a tax benefit as we would have no way of knowing if, or what you may have contributed to the church.  If your intent is to support your parish, but for some reason are attending Mass elsewhere, I would ask you to kindly drop your parish support off at the rectory or drop it in the mail.


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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St. Francis of Assisi Liturgical Celebrations
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 7, & 11 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m.




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

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Swansea, MA 02777

St. Francis of Assisi Church

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