Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.
Office / Rectory / Mailing:
270 Ocean Grove Avenue
Swansea, MA 02777
St. FRANCIS OF ASSISI , 530 Gardners Neck Road
is sponsoring “The Shredder Truck” on Saturday, May 28th 9am-noon in the church parking lot
DON’T KEEP IT! SHRED IT!
Secure shredding of sensitive and confidential documents
Shred-it events gives you the opportunity to have these documents destroyed on site, for a minimal donation to St. Francis. Whether it’s small business documents you no longer need or personal papers you want to dispose of safely, Shred-it trucks contain cutting-edge proprietary paper shredding technology that can handle the job.
HOW IT WORKS: You simply drive up to the mobile shredder truck, your vehicle will be unloaded, and documents shredded right before your eyes! Small metal items such as paper clips and staples can be shredded on the paper.
Permanent Diaconate Aspirancy Phase 11th Diaconate Class
New Permanent Diaconate Class Formation to Begin
His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, Bishop of Fall River, has authorized the formation of a new class of Permanent Deacons beginning in September 2022.
A series of Information Nights will be held in the months to come. Zoom sessions will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022, Monday, March 21, 2022 and May 29, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. In person sessions will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022, and Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Registration is required and may be completed on our website. All the sessions cover the same material. If you are Interested in learning more about the process for becoming a deacon in the Diocese of Fall River, please join us for one these Information Nights. You may register for one of these sessions by visiting our website – frpermanentdiaconate.com.
Those interested in pursuing a vocation to the diaconate, scheduled to begin the Aspirancy phase in September 2022, are invited to submit a preliminary application and a letter of support from your pastor. The deadline for submitting these materials to the Office of the Permanent Diaconate is August 1, 2022. Additional details and the preliminary application are available on our website – frpermanentdiaconate.com.
If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Frank Lucca or Rev Robert Oliveira, Co-Directors of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at email: [email protected] or contact the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at 508-990-0341.
Family Life Ministry January 12, 2022
Dear Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi,
The Family Life Ministry is once again active and going forward to assist our Parish. The pandemic took its toll on every aspect of our lives, and we are ready to go forward and help our Church.
The Christmas Calendar Fundraiser was our first event, which was a huge success, $2400.00 was raised for St. Francis. Thank you, to all that participated.
The next event is the fabulous Corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday March 12th, this will be take out only in order to keep everyone safe. Tickets will be sold February 12th through March 6th.
Other events in the planning stage are a May Breakfast, a June Barbeque dinner, a Spring Shredder truck event, another calendar fund raiser. The Feast of St. Francis Dinner in October.
As you can see, we have wonderful events planned for our Parish, and events we haven’t thought of yet. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please think about joining the Family Life Ministry, we do meet in person once a month, if you would rather not attend in person you can become an email member, if you would rather just volunteer to help with the events that would be great also, any help would be greatly appreciated.
God Bless Us,
The Family Life Ministry
If you are not a 50 week club member, the annual Banquet is April 23rd, at White’s of Westport. There are guest tickets available, includes dinner, live band, and raffle, it is always a fun event, and great way to meet other Parishioners!
August 24, 2021
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW PASTOR:
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