Grief Support
Saint Thomas Aquinas Church and Saint Basil Chapel in Bridgewater are pleased to announce the next series of Grief Support sessions schedule to begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Saint Thomas Parish Center.
The meetings are expected to run for nine weeks. Those who are grieving the loss of a loved one are invited to participate. For more information, and to register, please call Carol Martin at (508) 697-2281 or Ginny Timmerman at
(508) 697-7649.


Birthright of Greater Taunton
Birthright of Greater Taunton, located at the Dolan Center, 78 Broadway, is in need of Fall and Winter clothes, new or gently used, in sizes newborn to 3T. Diapers are always appreciated, sizes 1-5. Items may be dropped off between 10-2 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thank you for any donations you can provide.


Volunteer Tutors Wanted
Literacy Place, a literacy center for adults in Bridgewater, is looking for tutors for one-on-one tutoring in basic education and tutoring for English language learners. Tutors will help teach conversation, reading and writing skills. Literacy Place holds training classes to help volunteers become tutors. For more info: 508-944-7232.


Hospice Volunteer Training – We Need Your Help!
Hospice Services of Massachusetts is in strong need of volunteers to provide supportive care to hospice patients and their caregivers who are facing a life-limiting illness. Volunteers are invited to participate in a comprehensive training program, after which they will be assigned to care for hospice patients in their area. Volunteers will also be offered on-going training, support and educational programs for specialized volunteer roles. MAKE A DIFFERENCE! For more information please contact Kate Mahoney, Volunteer Coordinator, at 508-291-0049.


Parish Prayer List
Every other week the names of those for whom we are praying will be listed in the bulletin, with the permission of the person who is sick or their family. Please forward your prayer requests to Roberta Santos (jachan499@comcast.net). When making the request please leave your name and phone number. Should you wish to keep the name private, that will be honored.


Looking for Adoration?
One of the wonderful experiences through the Eucharist is being able to spend time in prayer before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration. Holy Family Parish in East Taunton has Adoration occurring every Monday through Friday in our Parish Center Chapel (438 Middleboro Ave.) from 11:00am to 10:00pm to which all are welcome to take part in. Many people from different parishes pop in even for just a few minutes to spend some time before Jesus, which is wonderful to see. The more people taking part, the more Adoration hours we can offer for everyone in the Taunton Deanery. With our current days and times we are occasionally in need of people to substitute cover for our regular Adorers, and sometimes we are in need of people covering on a consistent basis. If you are able and interested in helping cover with Adoration please contact Tracey at Holy Family Church at 508-824-5707. Our long-term hope is to offer for everyone in the Deanery a place for perpetual adoration but we will need more people willing to cover to accomplish this.


Tact – Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center
The Taunton Area Community Table Meal Center is located at 378 Bay Street, Taunton. TacT is a community-based meal center dedicated to providing free delicious, healthy meals to individuals and families in a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere. All are welcome. No questions asked.

The TacT Meal Center is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for lunch from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The “Family Café” is open Thursday evenings from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Breakfast is served on the third and last Saturdays of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am.  For more information, please call 508-386-3807, or visit our Facebook page or our website at www.tactmealcenter.org.


 

St. Vincent De Paul –  Car Donations
Do you have a used car, truck, or boat? It doesn’t matter if it’s running or not. Please consider donating it to the SVDP Car Donation Program. Proceeds from your donation will directly benefit SVDP of Raynham helping to serve those in need. You’ll receive the maximum allowed tax deduction, in accordance with IRS guidelines. It’s simple to do. Call 1-800-322-8284 and schedule a pickup within 1–2 business days or go to the website www.svdpusacars.com for instructions.