Friday, December 18, 2015


Christmas Eve, December 24th
4:00 p.m. (English) & 10:30 p.m. (Trilingual)

Christmas Day, December 25th
8:30 a.m. (Portuguese)
10:30 a.m. (English)
12 Noon (Spanish)


December 31st
5:30 p.m. (English)
11:00 p.m. HOLY HOUR

January 1, 2016
12 Midnight (Trilingual)
8:30 a.m. (Portuguese)
10:30 a.m. (English)
12:00 Noon (Spanish)
8:00 p.m. (English) FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION
Eucharistic Adoration until Midnight

Friday, November 27, 2015

December 8 is the Holyday of Obligation of the Immaculate Conception (the day when we celebrate when the Blessed Mother was conceived by Sts. Anne and Joachim, but without original sin touching her soul - that's why she is called the Immaculate Conception. This is not to be confused with the Annunciation, when Mary conceived Jesus by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit). Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the patroness of the United States. Our Masses will be:

Vigil - Monday, Dec. 7
5:30 pm - Portuguese Mass
7:10 pm - English Mass
(there will also be Masses at St. John's at 4:25 and 6:45 pm)

Tuesday, Dec. 8
9 am - English Mass
5:30 pm - Spanish Mass
7 pm - English Mass
We will then have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in church until 12 midnight as part to the National Night of Prayer for Life. Please come by for a while to pray for our country. (Tuesday there will be Masses at St. John's at 7 am, 8 am, 4:25 and 5:55 pm).

Monday, November 9, 2015


St Vincent de Paul and St John the Evangelist parish Respect Life group is remembering the lives of those pre born children who lost their lives through miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion.  Parents who grieve the death of their child can write the first name of their child in the books at each parish, located in front of the baptismal fonts.  The names will be offered in prayer throughout the month of November and during a special Mass at St. Vincent's Parish at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, each name will be read aloud. Eucharistic Adoration will follow until Midnight. All families who have experienced the death of a pre born child are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pope Francis Calls Us to Serve!

To learn more: Our Next Conference Meeting is Saturday, October 3, 2015 following the 
9:00 a.m. Mass in the rectory.  
All are welcome!


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

TriCat Youth Ministry

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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Conferência Carismática 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:
  1. Sexta-feira 11: 7:00pm às 10:00pm;
  2. 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!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Our Lady Undoer of Knots Novena

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:
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.
[Mention your request here]
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.  

Friday, August 7, 2015

Missionary Cooperative Appeal for "Fe y Alegria" (Faith and Joy) School

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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood

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.
Studies show that young men oftentimes begin discerning a call to the priesthood when someone asks them if they ever thought of becoming a priest.  
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 (  
Please say a prayer for all men discerning the call, especially young men in our parish community.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Feast of the Assumption

The Feast of the Assumption falls on a Saturday this year. While it remains a holy day, there is no obligation to attend Mass. Even so, Mass will be offered for those who would like to celebrate the Blessed Mother's body and soul into Heaven. Below is the schedule of Masses:

Friday, August 14
5:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) - English - Fr. Messias
7:00 p.m. - St. John the Evangelist (SJE) - English - Fr. Wilson

Saturday, August 15
7:00 a.m. - SJE - English - Fr. Wilson
8:00 a.m. - SVDP - Portuguese - Fr. Messias
9:00 a.m. - SVDP - English - Fr. Davignon
12 Noon - SVDP - Spanish - Fr. Wilson

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer With the Saints

In the Parish Hall at 7 p.m. the following movies will be shown, free of charge:

Wednesday, July 15
Mother Teresa, Her heart found the forgotten, her faith found a way.
Rate G; 115 minutes

Wednesday, July 22
There Be Dragons, Even Saints Have a Past
St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer

Wednesday, July 29
Entertaining Angels
Dorothy Day; 110 minutes

Wednesday, August 5
La Cristiada (For Greater Glory)
Rated R; 2 hour and 25 minutes

Wednesday, August 12 and August 19
Saint John Bosco: Mission to Love
For the entire family and shown over two nights because it is 200 minutes long
In English, with Spanish Subtitles.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fr. Riley Williams

The picture above was taken with Fr. Riley Williams at the conclusion of his last Mass as Parochial Vicar for our parish. His service to our community is appreciated and his presence with us will be missed.

Thank you Fr. Riley Williams for sharing your time, talent and treasure with us over the last three years.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

40 Hours for the Family

In just a few weeks we will be celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi, commemorating the great sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.  To mark this important day, we are holding a 40 Hours Devotion, which is forty hours of continuous prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  You won't want to miss this!  Learn more at our information page by clicking here.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ascension Thursday and Pentecost

Join the parish family and celebrate Ascension Thursday by participating in the Holy Mass held on Wednesday, May 13th at 7 p.m. in English; and on Thursday, May 14th at 9 a.m. in English and Portuguese,  5:30 p.m. in English and at 7 p.m. in Spanish.

Following each Eucharistic Celebration, everyone is invited to a period of fellowship in the parish rectory.   Copies of the Novena to the Holy Ghost will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese to take home for private prayer in preparation of the  Feast of Pentecost  on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, a rosary procession will begin at 5 p.m. at the former St. Joseph’s Church located at 208 South Main St, Attleboro. The faithful will walk from what was St. Joseph’s church to St. Vincent de Paul parish praying the rosary. At 6 p.m. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. will celebrate Mass in Spanish. After Mass all are invited to the Convivencia, which is a time for fellowship. Although the Mass is in Spanish, people who speak other languages are welcome.

**Please note, those who participate in the rosary procession are encouraged to park their cars at St. Vincent de Paul parish, 71 Linden Street and take a bus to the former St. Joseph Church, 208 South Main St. The bus will be available from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, 2015

Jesus I Trust in You

To prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday, the parish Legion of Mary is leading the Divine Mercy Novena of Chaplets prayer after the 9 a.m. daily Mass and at 6:45 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel from April 3rd until the April 11th.

On Sunday, April 12th, the Divine Mercy Sunday schedule will be:

12:00 p.m.  Spanish Mass 
1:00 - 5:15  Blessed Sacrament exposed:
                    Afternoon of prayer/devotion to Jesus' Divine Mercy
1:00 - 3:00  The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
3:00 - 4:00  The Hour of Divine Mercy:
                             Communal rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed
5:15 p.m.    Benediction: 
                    Veneration of first class relic of St. Faustina offered
5:30 p.m.    English Mass

Movies about Divine Mercy are available near the Adoration Chapel, with a sign-out sheet, for anyone who would like to learn more about this devotion.

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever" (Ps 118:1)