On December 8th, 2020
Pope Francis proclaims
"Year of St. Joseph"
for Family Faith!
Tuesday, October 5th at 7PM
A Virtual talk with Katie Warner. Katie Warner is a Catholic wife, homeschooling mom, and author who loves creating and sharing resources for Catholic families. Katie received her graduate degree in theology from the Augustine Institute and is a Catholic speaker, an EWTN TV segment host, and a correspondent for the National Catholic Register. Katie is the author of Head & Heart: Becoming Spiritual Leaders for Your Family (English) as well as several prayer journals and bestselling Catholic children’s books. She is also the part-time Communication Manager for the national evangelization apostolate, Catholics Come Home. Katie, her husband Raymond, and their four young children live in Georgia.
For more information, to register or RSVP for these free events, visit: https://fallriverfaithformation.org/stjoseph
Wearing of Masks at Mass
Following Updated CDC Guidance
As most of you know, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a change to its mask-wearing guidance and now advises that fully vaccinated persons wear a mask in indoor public places in areas of the country with “substantial and high” transmission of Covid-19. Currently almost all territory of the Fall River Diocese lies in counties classified as either “substantial” or “high” areas of community transmission. In light of this, the Diocese of Fall River is strongly encouraging all parishioners to follow the CDC guidance and to wear a mask while attending Mass or any other liturgical celebration unless unable because of a medical condition or under the age of 2. For more info, please click HERE.
Sunday celebration of the Eucharist
Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., and regional Catholic Bishops have together decided to inform the Catholic faithful that the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation was lifted on Father’s Day, June 19-20.
The Bishops saw Father’s Day weekend as an appropriate time to encourage Catholic faithful, especially families, to return to the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, the center of every Catholic life.
The obligation does not apply to those who are ill, recently exposed to COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses, those confined to their homes or other facilities for various reasons, and those who are not able to be vaccinated for specific reasons.
CCD Registration 2021 - 2022 has begun!
Please fill out the Registration form and return it to the Parish Office as soon as you can. Forms are available at the Parish Office and also available for download HERE.
We will have our first Family of Faith gathering on Sunday, September 12th beginning with Mass at 4pm. The cost is still the same as last year - $50 per child with a max of $100, the fee covers the cost of books as well as our activities throughout the year. Please check back as more information becomes available.
BINGO HELP NEEDED!!!
Yes, the Diocese has agreed to us having Bingo again!! We would like to put together a "Bingo Team". If you would like to be a team member and help put this together, we would love to have you on our team!! We are very excited about bringing Bingo back!! If you're interested please call the Parish Office (508-759-7777) and give your name and phone number and we will gladly get in touch with you!
ATTIC TREASURES NEEDS YOU!!
Can you spare a couple of hours a week at the Fundraising Shop to help out? We're open Wed to Fri 10AM - 4PM & Sat 'til 4PM.
This shop benefits the St. Margaret Parish, helps to pay for the expenses of the Parish Center and defer Parish costs.
If interested in helping out, please call the Parish Office: 508-759-7777.
If you like crafting and would like to be a part of our Crafting Ministry, please stop by the Parish Center on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 10AM to 2PM.
This is a perfect opportunity to meet people and utilize your crafting talents. Only requirement is a smile and a happy attitude. Feel free to bring your lunch. For more info, call the Parish Center: 508-759-2213.
Friday, October 8th at 7 PM
As husbands, fathers, and men ... Read More
Saturday, October 9th at 6 PM
A night of battle, strategy & fellowship! Read More
If you would like to have a Memorial devoted to a loved one for the week, please call the Office and we will be glad to assist you in this special remembrance.
The Memorials are: the Tabernacle Lamps, Offertory Wine, Altar Bread, Holy Oils and Altar Flowers. Cost is $25 per item per week, except for the Tabernacle Lamp ($15 per week).
Barbara M. DeLoid
ROSARY at St. Margaret Church following 8AM Mass (Monday - Friday) and at 7AM before the 7:30AM Mass (Sunday)
Rosary - WPLM Radio 99.1 FM
Daily broadcast at 5AM
Madelyn Alexander, Sue Bradford, Debra & Michael Cassady, Teresa Chambers, Claire Coulombe, Linda Ehrhard, Joyce Evora, Elaine Fabrizio, Mary Jane Garbutt, Gerry Hough, Paula Hatch, Curtice Hathaway, Diane Honeywell, Baby Oscar Huerta (has cancer), Jeannette & Richard Kokoszka, Karen Monteiro Lopes, Chelsea Miranda, George McCarron, Kerry McRae, Callen, Jennifer Rose, Bob Smith, Angel Cruz Vazquez, Mark, Ellen & Carl, Mike, Christopher, Butch, Joe & unborn baby Kellegrew
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO ADD YOUR LOVED ONES NAME TO OUR PRAYER LIST.
Dimitri Bautista, (US Army) Rhiannon Barreda, Pvt Liam W. Brady, Tech SGT Dillon Caldwell, SGT Michael Dudley, PVT5 Thomas Hanlon (Army), Kevin Meiers (US Navy), LTJG Michael Feeney, TSGT Kevin Feeney, TSGT Zachary Moitoso, Jas lynn (JJ) Rodrigues (USMC), Max Rogers (USAF), Jack Rogers (US National Guard), PVT Derek Stevens, US Navy
Please feel free to call the Parish Office and submit your loved one's name.
Join us on the First Friday every month. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed following the 8 AM Mass ending at 5 PM. The next First Friday is October 1st.
The Second Collection the weekend of October 2nd & October 3rd will be for "FUEL".
The Second Collection the weekend of September 25th & September 26th will be for “CARDINAL MEDEIROS RESIDENCE".
Please give what you can. Thank you and God bless you.
St. Margaret's - St. Mary's
in your estate plan.
LET'S CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY!
Bruce Cardoza, Elizabeth Lanahan, Nicco Sanfilippo
Your birthday is worth celebrating! To include you in our birthday list, please call the Parish Office to leave your name.
Congratulations to her family!!
ATTENTION EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS ..... Please feel free to assist at Mass when there is a shortage of Eucharistic Ministers for that Mass. We truly appreciate your dedication to this ministry. God bless you and thank you.Read More
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER TRAINING ..... Eucharistic Minister Training takes place on the first Tuesday of the month, from 6 - 7PM at St. Margaret Church. If you are planning on attending, please call the Rectory Office and leave your name and phone number. Thank you.
o MASS Sun 7:30AM | 11AM
o MASS Sat 4PM (Sunday Vigil)
Sat 3PM - 3:30PM
o MORNING MASS
Monday through Friday 8AM
After 8AM Mass (Mon - Fri)
At 7AM Before 7:30AM Mass (Sun)
It's time to say goodbye to summer. This week is the last week the vases for flowers from your gardens will be on the altar. The Flower Committee would like to thank all those who shared their garden blooms and greens with us. They added beauty and color to the altars at both St. Margaret and St. Mary Churches.
Please visit the Diocesan Safe Environment page for more information: https://www.fallriverdiocese.org/office-of-safe-environment
“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these". Mark 10:14
At St. Margaret Parish we all work together to protect our children. Please visit the Diocesan Safe Environment page (click HERE) for information on how we protect the faithful, and the steps involved to minister, work, or volunteer in the Diocese.
Our Parish is committed to providing a safe place for all the faithful. Therefore, we follow a strict policy of The Essential Three for all who minister, work or volunteer in our parish. We ask for your cooperation and support. The safety of our community depends on all of us doing our part.
PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
WITH FATHER TOM
NOVEMBER 9 - 18, 2021
Join Fr. Tom Washburn and Fr. Mike MacInnis for a spectacular 10-day journey to Italy from November 9-18, 2021. We will visit Rome, Assisi, Siena, Pisa, Florence, and more to experience the beauty, history, culture (food and wine!), and holiness of this beautiful country. We will have daily Mass in some of the most beautiful churches, and our trip will include an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. All inclusive price is $3,799 per person.
Contact Fr. Tom: [email protected]
or call: 508.673.2833 for more info.
Parish Office Hours
We have resumed our regularly staffed office hours. The Parish Office is open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. It is closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch. Our telephone number is 508-759-7777. Upon entering the office, hands must be sanitized and masks must be worn!