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  Fall River, Massachusetts
774-294-0726


Evangelization and Service to the Parish and Wider Community

If you are seeking to explore the Catholic Faith or are interested in serving our parish in one way or another, opportunities are available.


Teen Group

Faith Formation / Formação da Fé

For the young people in our community, this catechetical program is intended to culminate with the Eucharist. Faith Formation centers, firstly, on divine worship at Sunday Mass and then on religious instruction by volunteer catechists from our parish. We help parents in their responsibility as the primary teachers of their children's faith by encouraging participation in:
 
   Sacred Liturgy  I  Faith Sharing  I  Prayer  I  Community Service

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) / Rito de Iniciação Cristã de Adultos

If you are unbaptized (catechumen), a baptized non-Catholic, or a baptized Catholic who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation, join our RCIA program. This program is geared to sharing the Catholic Faith with adults. It begins in October and concludes at Easter when catechumens are baptized, confirmed, and given their first Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday night. Converts and unconfirmed Catholics will make a sacramental confession and also receive the Holy Eucharist during the Easter season. We encourage men and women who want to share their Catholic faith and life with candidates, catechists, and sponsors to become involved.


Counseling / Aconselhamento

One of the primary ministries of the priest is to teach the gospel, or "good news" of  Jesus Christ. This instruction extends beyond pastoral activity into issues outside of the Church. We invite our parishioners to identify and lead members of our community who may be in need of spiritual assistance or counseling.

 Youth Ministry / Ministério da Juventude

 We strive to lead our youth to a deeper relationship with Jesus while helping them gain a fuller knowledge of what it means to serve one another, the parish, and the community at large. The Youth Group is the core of the ministry, by which young people participate in spiritual, social, and service activities. We invite all youth in our parish between grades 7 and 12 to get involved.

St. Vincent de Paul Society / Sociedade de S. Vicente de Paulo 

 Our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society is part of a worldwide society dedicated to helping the needy. This group consists of lay men and women who live out their faith by visiting people in their homes to provide support, friendship, and material assistance throughout the year. This apostolate is supported and funded primarily by our parishioners.

Holy Rosary Sodality / Irmandade do Santo Rosário

 Members commit themselves to praying the Rosary daily, interceding for the spiritual and temporal needs of our parish family. They also visit the sick and support families or individuals through times of difficulty or distress. The sodality also offers our community their financial support by sponsoring various parish social events.

Catholic Charities Appeal / Apelo das Caridades Católicas 

 The Catholic Charities Appeal Office conducts an annual springtime appeal, which supports many charitable services and activities of the Fall River Diocese. Throughout the year, these services touch the lives of tens of thousands, some young, others old; some sick in body, others in spirit; some broken, others confused with nowhere to turn. Without regard to race, creed, nationality, sex, or economic status, the various endeavors supported by Catholic Charities are motivated by the love of God and His command that we love one another. Our parish has its own Catholic Charities Appeal team that works to coordinate our efforts for the success of the annual diocesan Appeal.

United Interfaith Action / Coligação Ecuménica 

 United Interfaith Action (UIA) is a coalition of churches, Catholic and Protestant, in the Fall River and New Bedford areas. Santo Christo Parish has been active in UIA since 1999. UIA promotes Christian social teaching, seeking justice for all and working to expand citizen participation in the American experiment. It has been successful in expanding after-school programs for children and preserving funding for job training programs for adults. For more information, call the UIA office at 508-673-4670.