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.

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.

Addiction Recovery Mass: St. Mary’s, Holliston will host a Mass for Addiction Recovery on Sep 27 at 7:00pm to support those impacted by the disease of addiction. The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Tom Hoar, President of the Recovery Residences at Enders Island. All are welcome.

Walk To End Alzheimer’s: Atria Franklin is participating in the Alzheimer's Association “Walk to End Alzheimer's®” Sat, Sep 22, at Gillette Stadium and they need your help to reach their fundraising goal of $1000.00. Visit Atria Franklin’s personal fundraising page to make a secure, tax-deductible donation or download and print the paper form to mail in with a check. Blank forms are also available at St. Mary’s rectory. Raffle tickets can be purchased at Atria Franklin’s front desk until Sep 15. All donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association - and every dollar makes a difference in this fight. Thank you for your support.

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

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.

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, 37th Annual Lawn Party: Wed, Sep 26 at 6:00pm, on the grounds of the seminary Rte. 30, Weston, MA. The evening will include a reception and dinner with music. The seminary prepares second career candidates, men over the age of 30, for the priesthood. The proceeds from the Lawn Party help to keep tuition costs affordable.

For info on tickets visit or call 781-810-1923.

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!

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.

Pro-Life Pregnancy Resource Center. Do you suffer from a past abortion? Have you stuffed the thought of your abortion so deep inside your heart that you feel disconnected from the trauma of that day? Come speak with other post-abortion women or men who understand your pain and know how much you have lost. Abundant Hope in Attleboro is offering a free post-abortive Bible Study beginning in September and running for eight weeks. You
will find peace, forgiveness, and restoration. You will never be the same!

Call 508-455-0425 or email to sign up.

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 .

Wear Gray: Jonah 3:1-10 A grassroots call to renew the Catholic Church through prayer, fasting, and penance. Please join us for a Holy Hour of Adoration on Wednesday evening Sep 26 from 7:00-8:00pm at Blessed Sacrament, Walpole. It will be an opportunity to unite us with one heart, to urgently call all Cardinals, Bishops, and priests to humbly offer reparation for the sins of the Church, to bring justice to the victims, and support our many diligent priests and religious. Wear a gray ribbon or gray clothing to show support.

WINGS is a faith formation opportunity for Catholic women of all ages who live in the Metrowest area. This Fall our Speaker Series features summaries of the works and lives of great Catholic authors and saints followed by large group Q & A with our guest. We kick off our season Wed, Sept 26 with a presentation on St. Joan of Arc given by Jen Schiller, co-founder of the Catholic Women's Conference and former staff member at Montrose School. WINGS meetings are held on Wednesdays from 9:45-11:00am. in Fr. Haley Hall at St. Mary's Parish in Holliston. Mothers are encouraged to attend with their children as experienced childcare is provided onsite.

For more information, please call Linda Calabrese at 508-893-7919.

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 .