Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Our parish youth group, in collaboration with St. John the Evangelist Parish, is beginning their 2015-2016 year of fun-filled events and meetings! All kids from our parish in grades 5-12 are welcome to join. For more information and a calendar of events for the fall and winter, please visit their web page here.
Posted by Shalom at 2:44 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
A Conferência Carismática do Renovamento de Etnia Portuguesa da Diocese de Fall River 2015, intitulada "UNIDADE ~ Pai, que todos sejam UM", vai ocorrer no Santuário Nacional de Nossa Senhora de La Salete, Attleboro, MA, na Sexta-feira & Sábado, 11 & 12 de Setembro de 2015, consoante o seguinte horário:
- Sexta-feira 11: 7:00pm às 10:00pm;
- Sabado 14: 8:00am às 10:00pm, concluindo com a Eucaristia, pelo Sr. Bispo, Dom Edgar da Cunha, celebrante e pregador, às 4:30pm.
O nosso bem especial convidado d'honra é o nosso bispo, o Excelentíssimo Senhor Dom Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., que celebrará a pregará à Missa de conclusão no Sábado à tarde. Outros convidados especiais incluem o Sr. Walter Matthews, presidente da Comissão de Serviço Carismática Nacional, e sua esposa Chaire, bem como o Padre Norberto Brum, da Diocese de Angra do Heroísmo & Ilhas dos Açores, presente pároco de Santa Clara, Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel, Açores. Claro, a nossa Comissão Diocesana de Serviço, prestará ainda a sua preciosa colaboração. Toda a Conferência será em Português com a excepção da colaboração de Walter e Claire Matthews, que será, em resumo, traduzida para a nossa língua de Camões.
Todos Serão bem-vindos a participar nestas sessões de ensino, música inspirativa, louvor, intercessão e cura, encontros especiais e verdadeiros com Cristo Senhor!
Rezaremos ardentemente ao Espírito Santo por um Novo Pentecostes tão necessário hoje na nossa Igreja. Os que se associarem a nós não se arrependerão!
Em virtude de espaço limitado, recomendamos um prévio registo que poderão garantir, quer contactando qualquer membro do seu grupo carismático local, quer telefonando para Regina Medina, na reitoria de Santo António, Taunton, MA, Tel. # 508-822-0714.
Os registos são só $25.00 por pessoa; e no Sábado poderão trazer o seu próprio lanche.
Todos serão bem-vindos!
Louvai o Senhor! Agora e sempre!
Louvai o Senhor! Agora e sempre!
Posted by Shalom at 8:51 AM
Monday, August 10, 2015
The Legion of Mary will begin a 54 day novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots beginning on August 15th running to October 7th. The Novena will be prayed after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent de Paul. All are welcome and encouraged to join us for this powerful Novena.
We all have some “knots” in our lives… and Mary can untie them! The theology of the devotion actually goes back to the second century. Saint Irenaeus wrote that, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.” Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin!
Daily mediations will be available at the doors of St. Vincent’s; see link for online mediations: http://www.praymorenovenas.com/mary-undoer-knots-novena/#ixzz3iQcEa9YF
Prayer to Our Lady Undoer of Knots:
Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot.
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I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all. You are my hope. O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution, and, with Christ, the freedom from my chains. Hear my plea. Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!
Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Amen.
Posted by Shalom at 10:45 AM
Friday, August 7, 2015
On the weekend of August 29-30 the second collection at both Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Vincent de Paul parishes will be for a "Fe y Alegria" (Faith and Joy) School in Zacualpa, in the El Quiche region of Guatemala.
Parishioners who have already used their "Mission Co-op" envelope and would like to make an additional donation, can use a regular envelope and write their name and envelope number on it.
The school carries the name "Ri Nu Tinamit Kuwalsaj Rib" in the Mayan language and the name "Mi pueblo se levanta" (My people arise) in Spanish. This school includes a former parishioner of Fr. Wilson's from New Bedford. They help poor children, especially girls and indigenous children, both of whom are often neglected by Guatemalan public schools, to receive a good education, along with values, self-esteem and nutrition.
The "Fe y Alegria" schools began in Venezuela with the Jesuits and have spread around Latin America. For more information about this school and to visit the "Fe y Algeria" English website, click here.
The school's work is described in Spanish on pages 61-90 at the following link, click here.
The videos at the top and bottom of this page are in Spanish and are about Fe y Alegria's work in Guatemala.
Posted by Shalom at 9:01 AM
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
August 4th was the Memorial of St. John Vianney, the patron of diocesan priests. Please ask him in your prayer to help young men to consider a vocation to priesthood.
If you or someone you know is considering this great call, please speak with Fr. Wilson or Fr. Messias, or contact the Fall River Diocese Vocations Office (www.facebook.com/pages/Fall-River-Vocations-Office/240339229339896).
Please say a prayer for all men discerning the call, especially young men in our parish community.
Posted by Shalom at 11:52 AM