Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The St. Vincent de Paul parish family welcomes individuals of all faith backgrounds that are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming Catholic to join the Adult Education process known as "RCIA". RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

RCIA offers an opportunity for individuals searching for deeper meaning in their life and for a closer relationship with God to gather in a small group setting with others who are also striving to strengthen their relationship with Christ and learn more about the Catholic faith.

All are invited to this table of inquiry. Some inquirers have been baptized in the Catholic Church or in another Christian tradition; other inquirers have not yet been baptized. Everyone is welcome to explore becoming Catholic. Inquirers may range in age from 18 to 90, plus. Each person hears the "call" in a unique way and at different periods of their lives. God and His Church patiently await a free response to the personal invitation.

RCIA sessions strive to provide a nurturing, accepting environment for adults to share their questions, insights and faith story. The meetings focus on the teachings and experience of the Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season.

Anyone interested in exploring this invitation to become Catholic is encouraged to contact the parish office in person at 71 Linden St, by phone at 508-226-1115 X2, by email at, or through Facebook.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Assumption Mass Schedule

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday, 15 August - Holy Day of Obligation

On this day we celebrate our belief that, at the end of her earthly life, the Blessed Virgin Mary was taken into Heaven, body and soul.  We also remember how she foreshadows the hope and destiny that is each of ours as believers.

Mass Schedule
7 p.m. Vigil (Thurs. Evening) (English)
9 a.m. with Bishop Donald Pelletier, M.S. (English/Portuguese)
5:30 p.m. (English)
7 p.m. (Spanish)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Mark Your Calendars - Parish Dinner

While September still seems a way off, be sure to mark your calendars now for our parish dinner to mark the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul.  On the evening of Saturday, 27 September, we'll be having a dinner in the lower church hall.  Spaghetti and chicken are on the menu - plus much more!  We hope you can come as we gather as a parish family to renew and strengthen our unity in Christ.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pictures of Recent Events

Have you visited our parish Facebook page recently?  Click here to see photos from this year's feast, and also of the group from the diocesan Pro-Life Boot Camp that we hosted last Saturday.  Be sure to "Like" us to receive updates on parish events.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Holy Ghost Feast 2014 Schedule


City of Attleboro

June 20 - 22, 2014




(Unless otherwise noted, all events take place on the church grounds)

Friday, June 20th (5:00pm – 11:30pm)

  • 5:00pm                     Cattle auction
                   Entertainment (DJ)
    Saturday, June 21st (2:00pm – 11:30pm)

  • 5:00pm                      Procession begins at the Church accompanied by the band, Nova Alianca, Pawtucket, RI.  Procession continues to the “Mordomo’s” house and makes a small journey, distributing sweet bread and wine, while heading back to the church.
    Entertainment after the procession through the evening
    -   Cranston Portuguese Club Folkloric dance group
          -   Our Lady of Fatima, Folkloric dance group of Cumberland
          -   David DeMelo and his band
    Sunday, June 22nd (9:30am – 10:00pm)

  • 9:30am                      Procession begins at the Church accompanied by the Nova Alianca  Band, Pawtucket, RI, and the Clube Juventude Lusitana Band of
    Cumberland, RI.

  • 11:00am                     Feast Mass
    Short Procession following the Mass
    Soup of the Holy Spirit served in church hall

    - - - - - - - - THE FEAST CONTINUES UNTIL 10:00pm - - - - - - - -
    Entertainment – DJ
    A great big THANK YOU to everyone for your help and participation!
    2014 Mordomos, Jacquline & Michael Viveiros

Monday, April 14, 2014

Legion of Mary Acies Ceremony at the Cathedral

Our Parish Legion of Mary recently attended the Acies Ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River.  There, we joined with other Legion groups from around our diocese for a prayer service which included the Legion Prayers, the Rosary, and Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction.  We also learned that our pastor, Fr. Richard Wilson, will be the new spiritual advisor for the Legions of Mary in our diocese.  Congratulations, Fr. Wilson!

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Holy Season of Lent at St. Vincent's

"For if by the transgression of the one, the many died,
how much more did the grace of God
and the gracious gift of the one man Jesus Christ
overflow for the many."
- Rm. 5:15
Lent begins on March 5th.  We invite you to join us at one of our Ash Wednesday Masses:
  • 9 a.m. (English/Portuguese)
  • 5:30 p.m. (English)
  • 7 p.m. (Spanish)
On Fridays during Lent, we will be praying the Stations of the Cross:
  • Noon (English/Portuguese)
  • 7 p.m. (Spanish)
Please check back for information on further events which will be taking place over the next 40 days- including the 50th anniversary celebration of our church on April 12!