Apostolic groups


The following groups meet regularly to foster devotion and friendship among its members. These activities are open to any interested parishioners.


Cofradia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús: The purpose of this Confraternity is to offer reparation for the offenses against the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is done through daily prayer, devotions, and prayer for the conversion of sinners. This group meets the first Saturday of every month at 6 PM in the rectory. For more information, or to join, please contact Maritza Colon at 508-864-9459, or at maritza925@charter.net.

Holy Rosary Sodality: Organized by the women of Saint Hedwig Parish this group promotes devotion to the Rosary as it supported their local parish. They meet quarterly following the 10 AM before which they pray the rosary together. It is open to women of the parish. Please contact the President, Denise Smith, at 774-230-4285.

Legion de Maria: This group fosters devotion to Mary as the Mother of God. They study the documents of the Church and promote devotion to our Blessed Mother in homes by encouraging the recitation of the rosary. This group meets on the second Thursday of every month in the rectory at 7 PM. For more information, or to join, contact Enélida Delgado at 508-765-9397.

Movimiento de Retiros Parroquiales Juan XXIII: This is an international movement of retreats. Their aim is to reach out especially to those who are lost, marginalized, or disaffected with the Church. The group’s charism is three-fold: Love, Sacrifice, and Offering. Following the retreat, a weekly meeting begins with Mass at 6 PM on Monday followed by a meeting in the cafeteria. For more information, contact Willie Villanueva.

Oblatos del Divino Amor Externos: This association is a lay complement to the Religious community of which Sister Maria is a member. It is about lay people sharing the mission and life of the Oblates for the sanctification of priests and the Church. This group meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 4 PM in the rectory. For more information, contact Tary Altiery at 508-764-4419.

Saint Rita Society: Founded by a group of Italian immigrants in 1934, this women’s group encourages devotion to Saint Rita. It is open to members of all nationalities. They meet monthly on the third Monday from September to May. To join, contact Vicki Richards, President at 508-765-5140.

Saint Stanislaus Society: This men’s group was organized by the founders of Saint Hedwig Parish to encourage their ethnic traditions and their pride in their parish church. It is open to any man of the parish. To join contact Bill Giguere at 508-248-9034.