Attleboro church hosting

music fundraiser tonight

ATTLEBORO — Faith Alliance Church is hosting the SOS Big Band of Rhode Island at 7 o’clock tonight,.

The band, under the direction of church member Dave Coccia, consists of a 19-piece band that offers Big Band music of the 1930s and ’40s through to modern day. Some selections include vocals by local singers Neil D’Angelis and Marie Chabot. The performance, at 833 Pleasant St., will include swing, jazz, jazz rock and ballads.

This annual event is a fundraiser for mission trips, with past years’ shows funding trips to Catadupa, Jamaica and Burkina Faso in West Africa.

This year plans are under way for a trip to the newly established Envision Providence in the Elmwood area of Providence as well as a 2020 return trip to Burkina Faso. There is no charge for the concert, but donations are appreciated. Call 508-222-0856.

Special service for child abuse victims tomorrow at cathedral

FALL RIVER — The Fall River Diocese will celebrate a Mass of Atonement, Prayer and Penance at 10 a.m., Sunday, at St. Mary’s Cathedral to commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Fall River Diocese Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass that will offer special intentions for the victims of sexual abuse.

Every April, child- and youth-serving organizations, including many Catholic dioceses, parishes, and schools, participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month to highlight the importance of protecting minors from abuse.

These efforts are part of the ongoing work of dioceses across the country to carry out the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.”

“The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated April as Child Abuse Prevention month, and one of the highlights is a Mass of Atonement,” said Deacon Joseph E. Regali, who is director of the Office of Safe Environment of the Fall River Diocese.

Pork loin on menu at Oldtown Church

NORTH ATTLEBORO — The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleboro (Oldtown Church) at 675 Old Post Road is hosting a pork loin supper at 6 o’clock tonight.

Take-out orders available. Price is $13 for adults, and $4 for children 10 years old and under. Also, $1 of each adult meal served will go to the church’s Food Forward mission, to help feed those in need in the area.

Reservations: Ed at 508-212-4774.

Temple Chayai Shalom hosts craft day for Passover

MANSFIELD — Families are invited to a free Passover Craft Fun event Sunday at Michael’s at Mansfield Crossing on School Street.

The event, which will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m., is sponsored by Temple Chayai Shalom of Easton.

Participants will enjoy traditional Passover treats and making two simple crafts, including decorating a pillowcase, to remind young participants that unlike the slaves of the Passover story, they can relax and enjoy the holiday. Participants will also taste matzah, the unleavened bread traditionally eaten on Passover, and make matzah houses with sweet treats.

Temple Chayai Shalom is a Reform synagogue that welcomes the entire community to all events and services.

For more information visit, email or call 508-238-6385.

North church to

hold rummage sale

NORTH ATTLEBORO — The Central Congregational Church is holding its three-day Rummage Sale starting Thursday, April 11, in Margaret Kay Fellowship Hall at 115 Commonwealth Ave. at the corner of Towne Street in Attleboro Falls.

Hours are Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale features gently worn spring and summer women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, along with shoes, pocketbooks and accessories.

There are also kitchen wares, toys, books, seasonal decorations, knick-knacks, and yard sale treasures.

Donations for the sale can be dropped off at the church hall Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday, 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Dry-cleaned prom/special occasion dresses and their accessories are also being collected through Wednesday for donation to teens in need and living in foster care.

Visit the church office Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 508-699-7700.

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