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About Us

The Holy Family Parish of Cape Ann is located in Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts, and is the sponsor of the Holy Family Mission in Cevicos, Dominican Republic.


The mission was founded in 2001 by Deacon William Kane, then of St. Joachim's Parish in Rockport and now of Holy Family Mission, and has continued to thrive and grow. Since its founding, the Holy Family Mission, with the untiring support of our partners in Cevicos, Hermanas Dominica de Fatima, has served hundreds through its medical mission.


In addition, we have, to date, provided small business loans to approximately 60 small business owners, making the difference between extreme poverty and meeting basic needs, as well as paid for college tuition and fees for 10 young adults from Cevicos.

Who We Are

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How You Can Help

Our mission depends on the commitment of the laity of not only Holy Family Mission, but also of those who have come to our mission from other communities and other faiths to support our work. We rely solely on private donations as we receive no financial support from the Archdiocese of Boston. We do receive support from the parishioners of Holy Family by way of a couple of collections during the year, but the majority of our financial support comes through private solicitations and donations from those who believe in answering God's call to minister to the poor. Please visit our tab titled "Donate" to find out how you can help. Before doing this, please spend a few moments navigating our "Programs" tab to see the work that we are doing in Cevicos. Contact us for more information by visiting the "Contact" tab on this website.

Thank you for visiting our site and allowing your life to be touched in a small, yet profound, way. Mother Teresa reminds us that we all cannot do great things in our lives, but we all can do some things with great love. What better way to show your love for your brothers and sisters than to assist in God's work to serve the poor? It is in the face of the poor that we most visibly see the face of Christ. Each person who has accepted the challenge to visit Cevicos has returned to his or her life a changed and enriched person.

God loves those who love the poor. Dios te bendiga (God Bless You).

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