Community Ministries

The Consolation Ministry is made up of parishioners who call to offer condolences on behalf of the parish to a family who has lost a loved one.

They assist the family in planning the funeral mass. A member calls to arrange a meeting with the family contact. The meeting is held at either their home or the hospitality center.

Once a year, members of the ministry host a mass of remembrance. The families and friends of the deceased are invited to the mass and refreshments are served in the hospitality center after mass.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you interested in being part of this rewarding ministry and would like more information please contact Mary Dupuis, coordinator at marydupuis@gmail.com

The Evangelization Team gathers to pray and discern ways that our parish communities can help people come to a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our mission is to strengthen the work of our parish to more effectively accompany people on their faith journey through an experience of a vibrant and welcoming faith community and an active and reverent sacramental life, rooted in prayer and study. We recognize that everyone has a story to tell and we want to hear it! If you have a desire to help others know Jesus; if you have a longing to bring inactive Catholics back to the sacraments; if you want to hear another's story and share your own- we invite you to consider joining our team.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For more information on evangelizing in our parish community or joining this committee, please contact Chris Donoghue at mission@attleborocatholics.org

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to aid, assist and counsel the Pastor in the overall fiscal operation of the Parish. Members serve to advise and review all matters regarding revenue, expenditures and parish investments.

Members of this Committee are appointed. The current members are as follows:

  • Michael Castro
  • Matt Haist
  • Dennis Kelly
  • Anne Marie Murray
  • Joanne Obrien

Please contact Michael Castro at mcastro@ctocpa.com or Dennis Kelly at Mkelly42@aol.com

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, in which are kept the Holy Ghost Crown and Banners.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, in which are
kept the Holy Ghost Crown and Banners.

The Feast of the Holy Ghost is the main event of our parish year. It has its roots in the devotion of Azorean islanders to the Holy Spirit, following the example of St. Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal (1271-1336). This devotion has been brought to this country along with the emigration from the Azores over the past two centuries. Feasts of the Holy Ghost are now common throughout Southeast New England.

Our parish celebrates our feast each year in late May or early June. Throughout the year, dinners are held to help raise money, which is then given to the parish or used to support the feast itself. After the feast, all proceeds go to the support of our parish. And so, the feast is not only a wonderful time to celebrate our Faith, families, and community, but also one of the most important sources of support for our parish to continue its mission.

The dates for the dinners are announced throughout the year in our parish bulletin. For more details, please contact the Parish Office.

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“Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. “ Hebrews 13:1-2

We strive to make every parishioner and guest feel welcomed and appreciated in our Catholic Community. We are one body—one community in Christ. The Hospitality Committee brings parishioners together through social activities to foster fellowship and strengthen our union as a Catholic Community and with God. These activities help build relationships and encourage involvement in our community ministries and service opportunities. In turn, Catholics grow in their faith and desire to evangelize and extend the same hospitality to those outside of our own community.

We need you! We are a very friendly group of people who have a lot of fun organizing events at the parishes. Please join us! Make connections and help others know what a wonderful, warm group of people the Roman Catholic Community of Attleboro has.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact one of the co-chairs via email at events@attleborocatholics.org

The Attleboro Knights of Columbus is part of a national organization of Catholic men, supporting church, families and community through works of faith, unity and charity.  

We are always looking for new ways the Knights of Columbus can improve the Attleboro community, and we invite you to bring your suggestions to our meetings.

MEETINGS:

We meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM in the parish hall of St. John’s on South Main Street (Rt 152) in Attleboro. We invite all new and existing knights to join us for our monthly meetings.  

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in becoming a Knight, please contact:

Carl Fritz
Grand Knight
Attleboro Knights of Columbus
Council 404
(617) 794-1456
CarlFritz@mindspring.com

Join the Knights of Columbus at www.Knights.net.

The parish's new media committee was established in April of 2018.  Information coming soon!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For more information, please feel free to approach any member at any time with suggestions or issues you may have to be brought up at meetings.  You may also contact the Parish Office.

The Parish Nurses are a group of volunteers who assist with blood pressure screening on the first Sunday of the month after the 8 & 10AM Masses from October until June in the Hospitality Center.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact the Parish Office.

The Relay For Life Team S.J. Eagles Wings was formed in the Fall of 2009 by a group of parishioners, family members and friends (many of who are still active team members today) who wanted to become a part of the Relay scheduled for June, 2010. The team’s goal was to help provide support to those fighting against a disease that takes too much - CANCER. And, to let those fighting know they do not fight alone.

The team is now planning for the June 2020 Relay (our eleventh Relay) starting with a bake sale the first weekend in October. New members are always welcome!

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The Respect Life Committee is made up of parishioners committed to upholding and promoting the Church's teachings on the sacredness and dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.

We are dedicated  to building a culture of life through prayer, education, and action.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact Mary Gill at thegillfamily1@comcast.net.

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This team is a group of volunteers who help with Coffee & Donut Socials after the 8 & 10 am Masses on the first Sunday of the month from October until June in the Hospitality Center.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact Meg Keenan at mkeenan@sje-school.com or at 508-233-0707.

The Parish Library is located on the first floor of the Hospitality Center and offers many books, CDs and DVDs.

It is staffed by volunteers from the parish. Stop by and see what there is to inspire you and enhance your life as a Christian!

**LIBRARY HOURS: Sundays after the 10AM Mass and by appointment.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For information or to make an appointment, call or text Tricia Svendsen at 508-222-8916.

St. John's St. Vincent de Paul Society seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity and by person-to-person involvement of its members, to help those who are in need in the greater Attleboro community. 

Founded in 1833 by Federic Ozanam and his companions, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of lay persons. Placed under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, the society derives its inspiration from his thinking and work.​

**OUR HELPLINE:  508-222-8400

SOME OF THE WORK SVdP DOES:

  • Food Collection the first weekend of every month
  • Clothing Store located at 95 Pine Street opened the second Saturday of every month
  • 9-10AM for donations
  • 10-11:30AM for merchandise for those in need
  • Back to School Drive held every August
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Baskets
  • Giving Tree which supports those at the Pleasant Street Rest Home

MEETINGS:

Second Monday of the month from September-June at 7PM in the Hospitality Center.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in joining this ministry and helping those in need, please contact Rosalind Kalberer or visit our district's website.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Vincent de Paul Parish may be reached at 508-838-5867. The Food Pantry located in Parish Center across the street from the church. Open Fridays 6:00-7:00 pm (proof of local residency within last 30 days required).