Attleboro parish to host first Massachusetts Day of Evangelization
ATTLEBORO, Mass. – To help mark the Catholic Church’s world-wide Year of Faith, St. Vincent Parish, 71 Linden Street, here, will host Massachusetts’ first-ever Day of Evangelization on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The day will begin with 9 a.m. Mass and conclude with a lunch and sharing of experiences.
Following Mass, a breakfast meeting will take place in the church hall, where volunteers will be registered and teamed in pairs, given a brief training session and sent out for door-to-door home visits around the parish.
Parishioners unable to make the home visits can perform other roles such as greeting volunteers, childcare and remaining in the church to pray for the blessings of the Holy Spirit on the day’s efforts.
The Day of Evangelization ministry began in 2010 in the Diocese of Providence, R.I., and has been carried out in eight parishes in Rhode Island since its inception. St. Vincent’s will represent the first time the program has moved to another state. St. Vincent’s is the newest parish in the Diocese of Fall River, formed in January 2013 from the merger of the former St. Joseph’s and Holy Ghost parishes.
“It is great that the Holy Spirit has moved people in Rhode Island to respond to Christ’s call to evangelize and now the Spirit has helped us, Catholics from these two states, to work together to bring Christ’s love out into the streets of Attleboro,” said Father Richard Wilson, pastor of St. Vincent’s.
Information on how to register for the Day of Evangelization can be found at www.stvincentattleboro.org or by calling the parish office at 508-226-1115.