During the month of October St. Mary’s Church on Broadway had a Ministry Fair. Each ministry of the Church had a booth in the basement of the school decorated with informational posters of their ministry such as CCD, Eucharistic Ministers, Home Care, Bread and Blessings.
The parishioners were invited to the Ministry Fair and were encouraged to join one or more if they were able to do so. Everyone marveled at the great number of ministries in the parish. It was a great success.
Pastoral Care Week is celebrated once a year during the month of October at Marian Manor. This year’s celebration was from October 22cnd to October 26th. The Theme for this year was “Giving Voice”. Giving voice refers to words that must be voiced to empower, words that have been empowered. They may be words of hope and love and care, of respect that reveal the value and potential of others. During Pastoral Care Week at Marian Manor, different activities were organized to show appreciation for the work of the volunteers and staff and to recognize their “Special Kind of Caring” for the residents of Marian Manor. Some of the events were a Mass, blessing of the hands, and a tea party. Mayor Thomas Haye was invited to the tea party and gladly attended. Everyone enjoyed this time of afternoon relaxation with tea and delicious pastries.
Lastly, we cannot forget Halloween. Witches flying, bats screeching, ghosts moaning announced that Halloween had arrived. In Dighton, Halloween arrived a little early.
On October 27th we had our annual Halloween Party just in time before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The conference room in Dighton was decorated with witches, ghosts, skeletons, cats, and bats.
Most of the Sisters came dressed for the occasion. We all had fun looking at each one’s costume and Sr. Vimala took photos of all of us. After the excitement of seeing everyone, we enjoyed Halloween goodies. This was followed by some games. Everyone had a great time.