Weekly Bulletin

Our current weekly bulletin, and back copies, which contain a wealth of essential information for parishioners as well as visitors can be found HERE (external link)


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Mass Schedule 

Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Saturday 4:00 PM; Sunday 7:30 AM, 10:00 AM; Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM; with Reconciliation Saturday 3:15 PM

St. Lawrence Martyr: Sunday 11:30 AM

St. Francis of Assisi: Sunday 9:00 AM

Holy Week Schedule (see the flyer here)

PALM SUNDAY will follow the regular weekend Mass schedule for Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 2nd. THE SOLEMN BLESSING OF THE PALMS AND PROCESSION will occur at the 4:00 PM Vigil at Holy Name Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 9:00 AM at St. Francis and at 11:30 AM at St. Lawrence. Palms will be available at all Masses.

CHRISM MASS Tuesday, April 4th at 4:00 PM at St. Mary Cathedral, Fall River with the Blessing of Sacramental Oils. All are welcome to attend.

SERVICE OF TENEBRAE Wednesday, April 5th 7:00 PM at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

HOLY THURSDAY Thursday, April 6th 7:00 PM at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT follows the Mass until 10:00 PM. Please note there is NO 8:00 AM Mass today.

GOOD FRIDAY Friday, April 7th LITURGY OF THE LORD’S PASSION at 3:00 PM at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and STATIONS OF THE CROSS at St. Francis at 7:00 PM

CONFESSIONS at Holy Name Sacred Heart of Jesus Saturday April 8th 3:00 PM-4:00 PM. There will be no 4:00 PM Vigil Mass
VIGIL MASS Saturday, April 8th 7:00 PM at St. Lawrence.

EASTER SUNDAY Sunday, April 9th at 7:30AM and 10:00 AM at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 9:00 AM at St. Francis, and 11:30 AM at St. Lawrence


Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Lawrence Martyr are handicap accessible.

Information on Mass Intentions, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Altar Servers can be found in the Bulletin.


Faith Formation Please see the latest Bulletin for the most up to date schedule and information.

Weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent 6:30 PM Wednesday on March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. See the flyer here.

Preparation Process for Adult Confirmation for those adults (18+) seeking to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation begins Saturday March 4th. Learn more here.

Diocesan-wide Nine-day Novena for Priests The Diocese of Fall River, Office of Clergy Support, is once again hosting a diocesan-wide Nine-day Novena for Priests on the nine days leading up to the Chrism Mass. The Chrism Mass is the annual gathering of the presbyterate with the Bishop in which the priests renew their priestly promises. This year, the Chrism Mass is taking place on Tuesday, April 4th. As a way to prayerfully support our priests as they prepare to renew their vows, the novena will be started on Monday, March 27th, and progress for nine days leading up to the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, April 4th. To register to participate in the Chrism Mass Novena for Priests, kindly register at or by contacting Matt Robinson, Director of Clergy Support or 508-492-0995. Thank you!

Food Pantry The Pantry will be open on Friday March 31st and April 14th from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. Also, we pack bags of food one day a week and we have our food delivery on two Tuesdays each month. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call Kathy or George Boucher at 508 991-1042. For additional Pantry schedule information call (774) 322-1444.

The Food Pantry is located in the Rectory basement of St. Lawrence Church at 110 Summer St. Parking is available in the St. Lawrence Church parking lot.

If you know someone in need of food please tell them about our Food Pantry.

For our Seniors who can’t make it to the Food Pantry you can learn about Meals on Wheels by calling Coastline Elderly at 508 999-6400.

If you can’t feed a hundred people, Then just feed one. ~St. Teresa of Calcutta

The New Bedford Romerios will visit our collaborative parishes on Saturday April 1st.
St Lawrence at 9:45 AM, Holy Name at 5:00 PM and St Francis at 5:45 PM.

Troop 24 Boys & Girls Pancake Breakfast Sunday April 2nd from 8:00 AM -12:00 NOON in the Holy Name Church Hall. Adults $10. And $8 for Seniors or children under 10.

Holy Thursday Devotion of Neighboring Churches Thursday April 6th following the Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 7:00 PM Mass. A shuttle bus will leave from the parking lot of Holy Name following the Mass and return no later than 10:00 PM with each stop on the pilgrimage lasting approximately 15 minutes. Please call the Parish Office if you would like to participate.

Ladies Guild Meeting will be held on Monday, April 10th at 6:30 PM in the Holy Name Parish Center. All women, 18 and older, are invited to participate in this important ministry.

Ladies Guild members have been hard at work, while our community enjoys the fruits of their labors. February 19th Pancake Breakfast report: Ticket sales $2,323; Expenses $500; Net Profit $1,823 and March 19th Souper Sunday report: Income $4,200; Net Profit $4,200

Golumpki (stuffed cabbage), a traditional Polish dish made famous by the ladies of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, will be available for pick-up at Holy Name Parish Center Friday April 14th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM. Orders must be purchased ahead of time. You may pre-order six golumpki for $20 either from Kathy McKenna after Masses or by contacting Jeannine Sasseville at (508) 287-0962. See the flyer here.