Around the Neighborhood

Around the Diocese

FISH Volunteers Needed: FISH of Franklin provides transportation to medical appointments for Franklin residents who have no other means of transportation. FISH volunteers devote one day a month to telephone and/or provide transportation for our FISH clients.

To learn more call 508-528-2121.

Bethany House: The Bethany House Hope Chest, located at 1134 Main St., Millis is looking for donations of good used or new items. The Hope Chest offers an eclectic ensemble of treasures. All proceeds help to support Bethany House Ministries, a nonprofit charitable organization. If you can help, contact either Sr. Kathleen or Ruth at 508-376-9923.

Crafters Wanted For St Joseph Christmas Fair St. Joseph Parish in Medway will host its annual Christmas Marketplace and Bake Shoppe on Sat, Nov 17 from 9:00am–3:00pm. Applications for table space are now available. Table space costs $60, $50 if you provide your own table. Take $10 off early bird registration if you register by Sep 15. Spaces are assigned on a first come first served basis. We ask that you refrain from bringing “attic treasures” but small businesses are welcome. Our foot traffic last year was in excess of 500 attendees. Volunteers will be available to help you with your table set up! The Fair is held at St. Joseph Parish Center located at 145 Holliston Street, Medway.

The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents, St. Anthony Shrine: Spiritual Retreats and Monthly Meetings. Call 800-919-9332 or 617-542-8057, 100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110 or visit or email

Did you know… there is a confidential support group for anyone experiencing domestic violence. For support and group info call 617-653-4226 or the 24-hour hotline at 888-314-3683.

Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA) seeks Shared Living Providers to open their homes and care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Generous tax-free stipend included. Contact Christine Tobin AFC/Shared Living Recruiter at or 508-298-1178 for additional information.

Monsignor Haddad Middle School, Needham (co-ed Catholic, grades 6 - 8) invites families to their Fall Open House on Sun, Oct 28, 12:00–2:00pm. Meet our teachers and student leaders, learn about our mission, and talk to current parents about why MHMS is the right choice for those important middle school years. Preregistration suggested at

Mt. St. Mary’s Abby Gift Shop is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed: Tue, 10:00am-12:00pm and 11:30am-4:00pm and Sat, 11:30am-4:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm. Contact Sister Marilyn at 508-528-1282 for more

The Project Rachel ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston extends a special invitation to women suffering from the pain of a past abortion to attend a Come to the Waters of Healing one-day retreat. Remaining fall dates are Oct 27 and Novr 10. Locations are confidential. Limited to ten participants per retreat.

For more information, contact Project Rachel at 508-651-3100 or

Worcester Catholic Women’s Conference: Assumption College, Sat, Nov 10. Hear dynamic talks from outstanding Catholic leaders. Bishops and diocesan and religious priests will hear confessions. Bishop McManus will offer Mass.

For more information or to register, Corinn Dahm at 508-277-3969 or visit our website at or call. Seating is limited, register today!


Transformed in Love Marriage Prep – Transformed in Love for engaged couples is the Archdiocesan program for marriage preparation. For upcoming 2018 dates, locations, and registration information, visit or contact Liz Cotrupi at

Ursuline Academy: 85 Lowder Street, Dedham, Open House: Sun, Oct. 28, 11:00am–2:00pm. Ursuline Academy, is an independent school rooted in the Catholic faith for girls in grades 7-12 offering a rigorous college preparatory education, a nurturing environment that supports character development, and an orientation toward service to others.

For further info, please call 781-493-7727 or visit .

 Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Find peace in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. The next Weekends are Dec 7-9, in Duxbury, MA and Jan 18-20, 2019 in South Kingstown, RI.

For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or