ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
The Our Lady of Grace Chapel (separate entrance on right side of the Church) is open Monday – Friday for Adoration from after the 7:00 a.m. Mass until 9:00 p.m. For more information call Don Rogers at 508-673-7842.
Our Adult Choir sings at our 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday (Sept. – June) and on major Feast Days. We welcome new members. Call Erik Thompson, Director of Music Ministry at 508-361-4288.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Programs are presented throughout the year to assist adults to continue to grow in their Faith. Contact Mr. John Pietruszka, Director of Adult Faith Formation at 508-678-7532 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many ways in which parishioners are able to be involved in the life of our parish; young people of our parish being an altar server is one such possibility. Any boy or girl, who has received Holy Communion, in Grade 3 or above is invited to become an Altar Server. By attending training sessions these young people learn to serve at Sunday Mass and other Liturgical celebrations Being an altar server brings the youth of the parish together and helps them to know one another. For information please contact Fr. Jay at 508-679-6732.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL
Our Catholic Charities Appeal funds agencies of the Diocese that minister to tens of thousands of people all across southeastern Massachusetts. This annual appeal is the only time the Diocese of Fall River asks its parishioners to come together to fund the charitable works of its agencies that benefit those who are in need. For more information contact the Parish Office at 508-679-6732.
Our Children’s Choir sings at special Liturgical celebrations throughout the year. We welcome new members. Call Erik Thompson at 508-361-4288 for more information.
CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION
An integral part of our Church Mission is to assist our parents/grandparents in raising their children in the Catholic Faith. For more details about our Faith Formation Program contact our Director, Mr. John Pietruszka at 508-678-7532 or at email@example.com
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Each Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. Mass (10:30 a.m. during July and August), our young children are invited to go with Adult Volunteers to the Church Sacristy (right on the side of the Sanctuary) where they hear the Scripture Readings in language that is understandable for them and have their own experience of see what the Word of God should mean for them in their lives. Adults wishing to volunteer to assist in this ministry are asked to call Christ McCarten at 508-673-6462.
Every Friday, volunteers assist our sacristans in cleaning our church in preparation for our celebration of Mass. There are several “teams” so the commitment is for about an hour, once a month. If you are willing to assist please call Donna at 774-644-5878.
CYO ATHLETICS (Basketball and Futsol)
This is a very active program at Holy Name. Registration takes place in September and October. We are always in need of adult coaches. If interested in helping and/or for more information call Paul Doiron (basketball) at 508-675-0405 and/or 508-674-9131 (school office for Futsol).
The Rosary is prayed after daily Mass, Monday through Saturday. If you would be willing to help lead the Rosary, please call Don Rogers at 508-673-7842.
Holy Name has an Annual Dinner Club to bring people together for a nice evening each year, to give them the opportunity to win monthly prize money (10 months per year) and to assist the Parish Treasury. All are invited to join. For more information call Jacqueline Duhancik at 774-309-4505.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
This ministry involves helping to distribute Holy Communion to our brothers and sisters at Mass and/or at nursing homes. (on Sunday mornings). For more information call Fr. Jay at 508-679-6732
HOLY NAME HARVEST FESTIVAL
This annual Parish Festival (usually held the first Saturday of October) brings together parishioners and people from many communities for a day packed filled with food, fun and entertainment. It takes many volunteers for this day to be successful and support our Parish School. To learn more visit the Festival Website at www.HolyNameHarvestFestival.org or call the School Office at 508-508-674-9131.
HOLY NAME SCHOOL
Our HolyNameSchool has been in existence since 1959. We provide a Catholic Education for students in Pre-K through Grade 8. For more information visit the School website at www.holynamefr-school.com or call the School Office at 508-674-9131
This ministry is open to those who are willing to proclaim the Word of God to their brothers and sisters and Mass on the weekend and/or during the week. For more information call Fr. Jay at 508-679-6732.
MINISTRY TO THE SICK AND/OR HOMEBOUND
We are blessed to be able to bring Holy Communion to those who live in nearby Nursing Homes as well as to parishioners who live in their own homes but due to illness are not able to participate at Mass each week at Church. If you are in that situation yourself and/or have a relative/friend who wishes to receive Holy Communion, please call the Parish Office at 508-679-6732. If you or a family member/friend is seriously ill and/or facing surgery, and would like to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick please call the above number.
MONDAY NIGHT HOLY HOUR
Each Monday evening at 7:00 p.m., a Holy Hour is prayed in Church. It includes
praying a Novena, the Rosary as well as prayers for Vocations. For more information call Donald Rogers at 508-673-7842 or Denise Coloumbe at 508-675-2492.
Our parish nurses provide free blood pressure and pulse checks once a month after all the weekend Masses. This is a free service. Any registered nurse interesting in volunteering to be part of our Parish Nurse Ministry is asked to call Gerry Silvia at 508-676-0426.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
The purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council is to offer the Pastor the wisdom of the parish family. Members accomplish this by discerning through prayer and study, how the parish can best collaborate with our Bishop in carrying out the mission of the Church. Long range planning is an essential part of the work of this consultative body. For more information on the Council call Fr. Jay at 508-679-6732
Prayer is an essential component of our Faith. We are blessed to have people willing and able to pray for those who are in need. If you are willing to offer prayers each day for the people on our prayer line, please call Carole (508-646-1387) or Marge (508-678-6480) If you have a person whom you would like to add to our Prayer Line, please call Carole or Marge at those same numbers.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of people who knit or crochet shawls and/or small blankets that can be given to people who live in Nursing Homes or who live in their own homes but are not able to join us each week for Mass due to health reasons. The members of the Shawl Ministry do this work together at periodic gatherings and/or in their own homes. The Shawls are blessed at Mass and distributed through our Ministry to the Sick. Members also knit/crochet small Baptismal Shawls that are given to the families of babies baptized here at Holy Name. If you are interested in being part of this ministry and/or for more information contact Jackie Thran at 5-8-673-2725
RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
These are parishioners who work to promote a greater respect for the Dignity of all Human Life, from conception until natural death. They sponsor educational seminars throughout the year and seek to encourage people to pray for a great respect for human life. If you are interested in being part of this Ministry please contact Fr. Jay at 508-679-6732.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of lay person, founded in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam. Under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, members of the Society seek to bring material and spiritual assistance to people in need on the local level. The Society is open to men and women of the parish who wish to help meet the needs of others. We meet once a month (except in July & August), at the ParishCenter. For further information please contact President Russ Pichette at firstname.lastname@example.org
MASS GREETERS, COLLECTORS AND USHERS
This ministry is carried out at all weekend Masses and Holy Days of Obligation. Greeters welcome people to Mass, help answer any questions they may have and pass the collection basket during Mass. Anyone interested in being part of this Ministry is asked to call Fr. Jay at 508-679-6732.
The parish offers Youth Ministry especially to our Middle School and High School students. For more detailed information please contact Mr. John Pietruszka, our Director of Youth Ministry at 508-678-7532 or email@example.com