St. Margaret Church, Buzzards Bay, MA
Sunday, October 3rd at 11AM

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St. Mary Church, Onset, MA
Sunday, October 24th at 9AM

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Saturday (Vigil),
October 23rd
October 24th

Prayer for
Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Funds for La Salette Trip!!
Christmas Festival of Lights

The Parish is planning a trip
to La Salette on Sunday, Dec. 12th.
We are selling Christmas Cards
to offset the cost of the trip.
You may purchase these for
$10 per box at the Parish Office.
For more info, please contact
the Parish Ofc: 508-759-7777 or Ernie Boucher:
[email protected]

Diocese Encourages
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.


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"Diocese Responds to the
Coronavirus Outbreak"


Bishop lifts Mass Dispensation,
encourages a return to
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.

Click to view Bishop da Cunha's Message
on Lifting the Dispensation

The full official release of the Bishop's statement is posted on The Anchor website at and the Diocesan website,

Liturgical & Saints Days
(Click the Calendar and Select a Date)

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!

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Please remember that the parish must survive – its buildings maintained, and staff compensated.  We can only do that with the help of your contributions, either by Mail or Online Giving. Thank you for your generosity.

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 NEXT Family of Faith gathering on Sunday, November 7th (at St. Margaret Church) beginning with Mass at 4pm, then continuing on the first Sunday of each following month. The program 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 further information becomes available.



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!

St. Margaret Parish Center!!!!
WED to FRI 10AM - 4PM & SAT 'til 4PM
Contact Phone: 508-759-2213
Total Amount for Oct. 13-16: $1,037.00


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.

Prayers and Memorials
October, 2021

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 ALTAR BREAD the week of October 24th at St. Margaret Church is for Paul & Jacqueline Ford (L).

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).

Rest in Peace
Andrew Degan
Jean Countryman
Nuala McLaughlin
(daughter in-law
of Mary McLaughlin)
Pray the Rosary with Us

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

Parish Community Prayers (October)

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


Prayers for our Loved Ones, and our Officials in Public Service, serving both at Home and Abroad

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.

We Welcome back MCMA Sean P. Cox (US Navy) (5 deployments). Welcome home and thank you for your service.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

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 November 5th.

Parishioners and Support
October, 2021
Second Collection

The Second Collection the weekend of October 30th & October 31st will be for "BUILDING MAINTENANCE".

The Second Collection the weekend of October 23rd & October 24th will be for “PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH".

Please give what you can. Thank you and God bless you.

Estate Planning
Please remember
St. Margaret's - St. Mary's
in your estate plan.
We Welcome into our Parish Family
Cash Michael Meehan
We extend congratulations to his family!!!
Happy Birthdays (October)


Debra Lima, Emma Leach

Your birthday is worth celebrating! To include you in our birthday list, please call the Parish Office to leave your name.

If you would like to serve your Parish, we could use a few more Readers at weekend Mass or daily Mass. If you would like to serve the Lord, in this manner, please call the Office and let us know!
Call the Rectory during the week to purchase a Mass card for your loved one.
Eucharistic Ministers

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.

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Walking with Purpose!
Walking With Purpose - women's scripture group,  will be meeting on Sundays from September to May from 12:30-2:30 PM. We will be doing the book entitled "Discovering Our Dignity". It's a study of the women of the Bible. The book can be purchased at: You can register in the parish office or contact Cheryl and Hailey Manduca at 508-292-0562.
Daisy Girl Scouts!!
Registration for Daisy troop number 64968. About my troop! Ready to join my troop? Here's how!
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Saint Margaret Parish
Mission Statement

"We, the people of God, welcome all to experience the nourishment and healing spirit of Jesus Christ. Drawing life from the word of God and the sacraments, we are empowered to assist in meeting the spiritual and human needs of our families, our parish, and larger community. We proclaim the Kingdom of God with compassion, mercy and understanding."

St. Margaret Church
Regular Schedule


o MASS Sun 7:30AM | 11AM

o MASS Sat 4PM (Sunday Vigil)

Sat 3PM - 3:30PM


Monday through Friday 8AM

After 8AM Mass (Mon - Fri)
At 7AM Before 7:30AM Mass (Sun)

St. Mary Church
Regular Schedule


o MASS Sunday 9AM


On December 8th, 2020
Pope Francis proclaims
"Year of St. Joseph"

The Year of St. Joseph Prayer
is enriched with a partial indulgence.
(Source: USCCB)
Click HERE to view & print.

For more info, please click HERE


It's time to say goodbye to summer. 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.

Fall River
Diocesan Calendar

October, 2021
(Click the Calendar
and Select a Date)

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.

Please visit the Diocesan Safe Environment page for more information:

“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these". Mark 10:14
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