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The collection for 5/22/17 was $6,666. The same weekend in 2016 was $8,352.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.


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Many people have commented on the new handrail on the top of the front stairs - so far all positive. We have removed it for a funeral and it worked very well. You might have noticed our new flag pole in the front of the rectory. It is taller and straighter. We are in the process of having our air conditioning checked and with its normal spring maintenance performed. The new church sign is still in our plans but first we must make needed roof repairs. I hope the drone makes its flight over our church.


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The Rectory office will be closed
Memorial Day

Memorial day, this Monday, May 29th
8:00 AM Mass will be at the cemetery

Please bring chairs

All are invited to pray—weather permitting (If it rains, come to the church for Mass)

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Thanks to Nat Squatrito, May Crowning photos have been posted to the following link:

May Crowning

On behalf of Father Barry, Deacon Paul and Mary Ann Allen, we wish to thank all 200 of you who made our May Crowning such a beautiful event. Our patron Saint and most Blessed Mother smiled upon all who came to honor her. Our parish was proudly represented by Sarah Healy, our beautiful May Queen and her honor court of Faith, Ms. Colleen Miller (2012 May Queen), Hope, Ms. Michelle Lanctot (2015 May Queen) and Charity, Ms. Marcella Mazzenga. These young ladies are wonderful Christian role models.

We also are so blessed to have a music ministry that has this much talent, the music filled our church and our hearts. This was a great week for our Music Ministry with the incredible Mary Concert on Wednesday and then to perform again during the May Crowning.

Donations were made by Irene Head in memory of her sister Grace Lucier, Margaret Marston in memory of her Mother, Mary Ferguson and Mary Ann Allen in the memory of her Mother, Elizabeth Betres. Also a donation of $200 was made to go towards Father's electrical outlet.

THANK YOU to all the parents who guided their children to participate in the procession. The children absolutely made the Procession so very special! Children always make such a positive difference, again thank you!

Thanks also to Nat Squatrito who always is so willing to offer his photography skills to help us add memories to our parish history.

A special thanks to Pat Lannan, Ligia Martin and Margaret Marston who every year are so kind to help facilitate this wonderful tribute to Mary.

And finally, many have mentioned how lovely our side altar of Mary looked and especially the grand grotto and its arrangement the talents of a tireless Sylvia Waghelstein and Bob Costa are responsible for all the beauty.

Our Blessed Mother is very pleased.





St. Mary’s Book Group

No Monday night book discussion this week
(Week 3) continues June 5th
from 7-8 in our Parish Hall





“St Mary’s congratulates and welcomes Girl Scouts Eilee Cameron & Delaney Karsch from Troop 462 led by Kelli Gudz and Stacy Quiqley. These parishioners of St Mary’s have earned their “For the Love of God” Catholic religious award which they will receive at this Sunday’s 10 o’clock Mass.






Pack 6 Bristol Cub Scouts

(St. Mary's, Bristol, RI)

Is collecting new and gently used books for children from babies to middle school

They are NOT able to accept adult, reference, textbooks, cookbooks, discarded library books, workbooks, mildewed or damaged books.

from 6-7 on Tues, 5/30
in the parish hall


Curb service will be available
in front of St. Mary’s

Thank you for your support and donations WEBELOs (Pack 6, Bristol)






Yorkshire terrier free to a good home. Neutered male, shots up to date. Very loveable and sociable with people and other animals. No small children. Please contact: Colleen Viana, 401 787-0553.





Loaves and Fishes RI

The next run from St. Mary’s is 5/31. We are always looking for volunteers.

Please let us know if you’re able to volunteer.

Marnee Perry (marnee.perry@gmail)
Bill Sweeney (






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


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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.





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St. Mary’s 2017-2018
Religious Education will continue in the Fall!




Youth Ministry News

Congratulations to our newest youth leaders: Gavin Dauplaise (7th grade), who is now an altar server.

Gabriel Arriagada (10th grade), who made his Search Retreat last weekend.

All newly confirmed youth will be contacted soon to meet with

Martha Foster, Coordinator of Youth Ministry.


It's time for you to think about how you plan to share your unique gifts with our community.


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:

Soups, pasta sauce, tuna.
Items can be left in the rear of the church or brought to the rectory.
Thank you for your generosity.




Did You Know...

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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