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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 11/12/17 was $7,821.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity.


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This weekend, Nov 18 & 19,
The Bristol Council 379 Knights of Columbus
is here at all Masses for a Recruitment Drive.

Please consider visiting their table located at the back of the Church





Please join us for
Our 3rd Sunday Rosary Nov. 19th at 10:45 AM
All are invited

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A Happy & Safe
Thanksgiving to all!
From St. Mary’s staff



GOD BLESS Father Barry, Our wonderful Pastor of St. Mary’s Church, (1997 - present)

on the occasion of The 36th Anniversary of his Ordination (11/21/86)







“Giving Trees” are set up and filled with tags requesting a various assortment of Christmas gifts and gift cards. We will be helping six organizations that service very needy adults, children and babies. We will also be helping two families from St. Mary’s and our own Mary’s Helpers. You may take as many tags as you like. Please return unwrapped gifts by Saturday, December 2nd or Sunday, December 3rd.

Thank you for your continued generosity. May God bless you for your giving spirit.


A summary list of the organizations that St. Mary’s will be helping

with our giving trees will appear in the next bulletin.









Road Closure: RT 114 (Hope St / Ferry Rd) is closed DAILY

Mon-Fri to ALL TRAFFIC for sewer line replacement.

Road work will continue until DEC.15.
Detours are in place, please use RT 136 (Metacom Ave).





Intercessory Prayer Group

In order to allow more people to participate and pray for the intentions in our book of prayers, the prayer requests will be listed weekly in the bulletin.
Prayer requests can continue to be written in the binder at the back of the church.

A reminder that weekly bulletins are available on our website,

During this week of Thanksgiving, let us be grateful
for God’s blessings, graces and love as we pray for these intentions:

For good health, happiness and many blessings

for Father Barry as he celebrates 36 years of priesthood

For a peaceful death for a friend- comfort for his family

For the elderly who face daily challenges to maintain health and independence

For safety and protection of children
For healing and strength for a relative with brain tumors
For successful treatment and recovery from leukemia for M
For recovery and healing for J, L, P, J, D and Mrs. W.
For favorable diagnostic test results
For the well-being of KB
For courage and strength for DA with pancreatic cancer
For fair and just outcomes of difficult matters
For the protection and safe keeping of a son being deployed to Iraq
For safe trips for all those traveling for the holidays

For the special intentions of each other, our family and friends
In thanksgiving for prayers answered and for those who pray for the needs of others





Please join us November 15, Dec 6, 13 & 20 from 7-8 pm at the Parish Center






Please join us November 15, Dec 6, 13 & 20 from
7-8 pm at the Parish Center


Please join us for this opportunity for spiritual growth during the Advent season. “For where two or three are gathered together unto My name, there am I in their midst.” Matthew 18:20.

Books are available after Mass in the Sacristy. Any questions,
contact Pat Lannan 230-4321






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.



"We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to our parish for making our Thanksgiving Food Drive such an amazing success! Your kindness and generosity are very much appreciated!"
Together we collected and delivered 315 Thanksgiving meals to the East Bay Food Pantry!



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





St Mary’s Youth Mission Trip

All youth who will be 14-17 years old in July 2018, and their parents, are invited to come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec 6, 7-8 pm in the church. We will be going to upstate New York July 8th thru 14th, 2018, to help needy elders with home repair. Contact Martha Foster at the rectory, x111, for further information.







WED, NOV 29TH, 5-7:30 PM

Tickets are $10/ Under 5 free

All proceeds support the 2018 July 4th Celebration
tickets also sold at the door





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)



                  26      NO CCD

DECEMBER    3        Class

                  10      Class

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

JANUARY      7        Class

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

                  21      Class 

                  28      Class

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

                  11      Class

                  18      NO CCD       

                  25      Class

March          4        Class

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

                  18      Class





CCD News

DEC 10 - ClASS

We’re also happy to announce that the monthly kid’s Mass will be at 10 AM.





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...

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