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St. Mary's continuing education program encourages parishioners to explore Catholic resources available through Lighthouse Catholic Media. A portion of the proceeds from the purchases made through this link support St. Mary's.







The collection for 1/14/18 was $8,414.


Thank you for your continued support and generosity.


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Please join us for
Our 3rd Sunday Rosary
January 21st at 10:45 AM
All are invited



The intentions for the Rosary decades are :
1) Give protection and comfort to all
military, especially those in conflict situations.
2) To grant comfort and understanding to all cancer patients and their families.
3) To protect all police and fire personnel.
4) To provide strength and fortitude to all
doctors and nurses and all others
working in the healthcare field.
5) To shield all children from harm when in the care of others.



Friday, January 26th, following 8:00AM Mass


Come to the next gathering of Hot Coffee and Warm Conversation
All are welcome to come on downstairs!




Remember: Parish Registration Forms can still be found at the end of the pews. All are asked to fill one out. It's the only way we can know if you have moved, changed phone numbers, etc., or if someone has passed away in the family


Thank you for your cooperation.







Intercessory Prayer Group


These are the intentions for which we are asked to pray:


Getting to Know Our Neighbors of Faith

First Congregational Church

January 21, 2018 3 PM

at 300 High Street, Bristol


The First Congregational Church joyfully invites the public to visit and welcome their newly settled pastor – Pastor Burton Bagby-Grose. After a brief presentation, visitors are encouraged to join them for refreshments, meet Pastor Burton and other church leaders, as well as see some of their historic artifacts.


Please join us for this free program of welcome!

What You Know or Don’t Know About Islam?


In St. Mary’s last program in our Access to Experts series, Dennis Bennett, a former Franciscan Friar who converted to Islam, will talk about his journey to becoming a Muslim. He will speak about the Five Pillars of Islam, which are the fundamental beliefs that all Muslims subscribe to. With this talk we will create a venue where people can ask questions without fear of offending anyone. To some, Muslims have a bad reputation in the West. This would be a great opportunity for people to hear the truth from someone who is aware of the issues. The community is welcome to attend

January 22, 2018 @ 7PM

St. Mary’s Parish Hall

What's Going On At The Catholic Schools?


St. Luke’s School OPEN HOUSE:

St. Luke’s School in Barrington will hold an OPEN HOUSE

on Sunday January 28 from 12:30pm-2:00pm

for the 2018-2019 academic year.



Sunday January 28th Open House

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is having an OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, January 28 from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
All are welcome to stop by and visit our exciting school.

If you would like more information about our Open House,

please call the school at 253-8455.




Youth Group:


Youth Group for High School meets Sunday mornings from 11 - 12. Come join us!


Group Mission Trip:

There are still a few spaces available for the Youth Mission Trip. A $50 deposit and application are due by this Wednesday's meeting at 7pm in the Parish Center. Check out or contact Martha at for an application if you are interested.







As the weather gets colder, the need for our services increases! Donations of hooded sweatshirts, warm sweaters and clothing, as well as all types of small toiletries, are always appreciated. Backpacks, clean or new towels and hard boiled eggs are in demand as well. Have too much Halloween candy? Please consider donating it to include in our bagged meals. We can also use, hats, gloves, and cold weather accessories!

Thanks, as always, to the wonderful volunteers who support us each month.

Please contact Bill Sweeney or Marnee Perry with any questions at any time.


Help needed please





Rite of Christian Initiation program
Classes will be starting in the rectory
If interested, see Father Barry or Deacon Paul




Meetings are on
Thursdays: Thursday afternoon group
1:30-3:30 PM at the home of:

Silvia Waghelstein,
15 Sandra Drive, Bristol
Thursday evenings group
7:00-8:30 PM Rectory downstairs

Please come and join us! We will supply all the training and supplies.

If unable to attend, instructions can be sent.
Barbara LePage

401 862-7899


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If you know of a person who is going through an illness or time of need, and
feel a prayer shawl would lift their spirits, stop by the rectory and make a
request. Lap shawls, shoulder wrap shawls, and adult and child shawl
blankets are all being worked on through our prayer shawl ministry.


A special THANK YOU to the anonymous individual who donated

six beautiful knitted prayer shawls to be distributed to those in need.





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St. Mary’s 2017-2018

St Mary’s Religious Education Schedule 2017-2018

Grades 1-3 (9:15 am-10 am), Grades 4-6 (11 am-noon)

Grades 7-8 (6:15 pm-7:15 pm), Grades 9-10 (7:30 pm-8:30 pm)


                  21      Class 

                  28      Class


      4        Mass, 10 am, Food for the Hungry (canned/boxed item)

                  11      Class

                  18      NO CCD       

                  25      Class


          4        Class

                  11      Mass, 10 am, Food for the Hungry (canned/boxed item)

                  18      Class





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Remember to please consider spending 30 minutes with Jesus!


If you’re available, we’re looking for those interested in spending time in prayer on 

Wednesdays for Eucharistic Adoration, from 8:30AM - 3:30PM.



Food Pantry Items needed at month’s end:

Tuna, diced or stewed tomatoes, soups,

broths, Ramen Noodles, and baked beans

Items can be left in the rear of the church or brought to the rectory.
Thank you for your generosity.




Did You Know...

that you can get all the latest information on what’s going on in our parish on Facebook?

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You can also get it right here on this Web site!





St. Mary's Offers Adoration of the Holy Eucharist

Every Wednesday from 8:30 AM - 3:30PM




Our HARBOR LIGHTS GROUP meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month in our parish center at 1 PM for socialization, interesting speakers, refreshments and Bingo.

Please contact Rose Arpaia at 253-6525 for more information.




Religious Education Classes and registration have begun.
Grades 1-3 meet from 9:15 am-10:00am
Grades 4-6 meet from 11:00am-12:00 noon
Grades 7-8 meet from 6:15 pm-7:15pm
Grades 9-10 meet from 7:30pm-8:30pm
All classes meet in parish center



The schedule for next years CCD Program is available on this web site at:





There are still open dates for this year and bookings are being taken for 2017.  This is a nice way to have your deceased loved ones remembered.  The lamp burns for one week and the cost is $15.00.






Ministry Message


Do you know someone who could use a little lift? Perhaps someone who is sick or sad? Why not fill out the form in the back of the church to have a card mailed to them? Who doesn’t love to get mail that is not a bill or junk? No cost just a little effort and time – it’s worth it!



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ARE YOU REGISTERD? Are you thinking about becoming a parishioner or simply not registered? It’s as easy as going online to our web site and click on the register button! You will receive a welcome letter within a week. If for some reason you don’t, please give the office a call during regular business hours.



Host and Chalice


If you know of any of our parishioners who would like to have Holy Communion brought to them

please contact Fr. Barry or Deacon Paul.




Holy Mary, Queen of Peace,
Pray for us