Dear Parishioners:                          

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             We officially welcome our new OLM School Families this weekend at the 9:00AM Mass.  In a special way, we pray for them and their children as they begin the school year at OLM School.   We thank them for choosing OLM School and making the sacrifice to ensure their children a first class Catholic Education.      On Friday we celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirt for the opening of the school year.  We also installed our new OLM School Principal, Mr. Patrick H. McNabb.  We are  very grateful for his leadership of our school and look forward to his administration.  Mr. McNabb along with our excellent faculty are off to a great start this year.  With 230 happy and eager students and with the Holy Spirit guiding us, we  truly look forward to another great year. Our OLM School students begin the week with Confessions on Monday afternoon and then Mass on Tuesday morning. Of course, they always begin and end each school day with prayer and are taught the Catholic Faith every day in the classroom.  What a great opportunity for  Catholic children to learn not only academics but also to truly grow in the love and knowledge of God and His Church! 


You can help support this daily Mission of OLM School by signing up for the Saints and Scholars Golf Tournament.  It is  always a great chance to play golf, have a good time with friends  and watch Fr Barrow try to swing  a golf club!  And all of it in support of the little OLM Saints and Scholars.  This year the tournament is Monday, September 23rd at Quidnesett Country Club. It begins with a 1pm Shotgun Start following lunch. So call three friends and sign up for a foursome today.  There is a chance to win a car with a hole in one, lots of raffles, a live sports auction, a great lunch to start the day and a delicious dinner.  Fr. Barrow and I are both  playing this year.  Our young Associate Pastor assures me he expects to shoot well below par this year! Come and see him try!!


If you cannot make it to the tournament perhaps you or your business might consider sponsoring a tee. Your name and message or a business logo will be prominently displayed on at tees on the course. What a terrific way to support our little OLM Saints and Scholars!  You can register for the Golf Tournament and Tee Sponsorships online at the parish website,

The Saints and Scholars Open begins a full week of events at OLM as we celebrate our parish feast.  The Feast of Our Lady of Mercy is Tuesday, September 24th. On the feast day there is a beautiful Mass at 9:00AM with the newly ordained Fr. Eric Silva, who served here at OLM as a summer seminarian, as our homilist.  On Wednesday September 25th, join us for a Holy Hour for Mercy. As we pray and listen to sacred music in honor of Our Lady of Mercy sung by our adult and children’s choirs.  It is always a prayerful time to call upon our parish patroness for her powerful intercession for our own needs and the needs of our parish.


On Thursday, September 26th, we gather to perform a Work of Mercy in honor of our patroness.  All parishioners of any age and all parish families are invited to join with us in the OLM School Cafeteria as we prepare meals for the hungry and homeless of our state. We begin this Work of Mercy at 6:00PM, so please join us! And of course, we end our Feast Week on Friday, September 27th with our fun filled Octoberfest.  Join us on the OLM field under the tent as we enjoy German music, German food and also perhaps even have a  stein of German Beer!  We begin this fun family event at 6pm! So get your lederhosen ready and plan on being at the Octoberfest!   Prost!!

September is a special month at OLM. We celebrate our parish and our faith as we honor Our Lady of Mercy and her feast!  So mark your calendar for these fun and faith-filled events as we gather as a parish family in celebration of what unites us and sustains us, our Catholic Faith!Let’s celebrate as a parish family with fun and with faith! Our Lady of Mercy, pray for us!

A gentle reminder that our Sunday Evening 5:00PM Mass is back on the calendar.  There wasn’t much of a crowd at the Mass last weekend. So spread the word that there is yet another opportunity to get to Sunday Mass at OLM! Go Pats! Oremus pro invicem!