STEUBENVILLE EAST SUMMER YOUTH CONFERENCE - July 13-15
SPONSOR A YOUTH

We have more than a dozen young people going to this year’s conference. The cost is $250 per person. Consider sponsoring one of our youth for the full price or part of the price so they can grow in their faith. Place a check made out to St. Margaret’s in the collection. Mark your envelope: ATTENTION FR. TOM.

 WELCOME SUMMER PARISHIONERS!

A very special WELCOME BACK to all our Summer Parishioners! We have been waiting all winter to see you back here to worship with us. We wanted you to know some of the exciting things taking place this summer. We hope you can join us!
Fr. Tom

(Click HERE to download our current Event Schedule planned for this summer.)


EVENING MASSES
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS AT 6PM

We now offer Mass two evenings during the week. As the day comes to a close, come and refresh your soul with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6PM.

COFFEE & BAKED GOODS
EVERY SUNDAY

After each Sunday Mass at St. Margaret Church (School Hall) and at St. Mary Church, join us for coffee and baked goods. Sponsored each week by a different parish group, come for a few minutes of fellowship and friendship. If you are a visitor or new to the area, we’d love to meet you! If you are a year round resident - please come! Quite often we see each other at Mass but don’t know each other’s names.

MONTHLY SUMMER COOKOUT
AT THE CHURCH - THURSDAYS AT 6:30PM
July 12th - August 23rd

Join us each month for the 6PM Mass followed by some hamburgers and hotdogs and some summer fellowship. Free will offering. Bring a chair!

2018 St. Margaret's Fundraiser
SUNSET CANAL CRUISE
SAVE THE DATE

Back by popular demand, we are having a Sunset Canal Cruise fundraiser on Sunday, July 29th, at 5PM. Cost: $20.00 per ticket. Anyone interested in helping with the planning and food, please call: Judy Barclay (508.759.4821). All volunteers are welcome! Watch for more details in future bulletins. Tickets will be available at the Office.


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JOURNEY TO IRELAND WITH FR. TOM

Fr. Tom will lead a 10-day journey to Ireland from October 1-12, 2018. The journey will include: Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, Connemara, the cities of Galway, Killarney, Cork, and Dublin, Blarney Castle, and more. There will be lots of the beauty of Ireland, visits to holy places, stories, song, and all the things that make Ireland such a wonder to behold. All inclusive cost is $3,335.00.
Email: Fr. Tom ([email protected]) or call: (508.759.7777) for full information, and to register for this tour. To download the Registration Form, click HERE. Registration Deadine is June 25th and we are nearly SOLD OUT.

WE DID IT! Last weekend, we were blessed to have some speakers with us who helped put a real face on our annual Catholic Charities Appeal. We heard about the ways that our contributions to the Appeal make a real difference in the lives of those especially who have found themselves on the margins of our society. I mentioned during the Masses that we were closing in on our ambitious $30,000 goal for this year.

I am so happy to be able to share with you that, thanks to you, we have now not only reached that goal, but we have surpassed it.

AS OF MONDAY, WE HAVE RAISED $31,876!

That is more than $11,000 beyond our total last year when we raised slightly more than $20,000. My deepest thanks to each of you who have contributed to this worthy appeal. If you haven’t had a chance to send in your contribution, the Appeal continues through the end of the month. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. As always, I am humbled by the generosity of this parish.

BUILDING FOR OUR FUTURE. I also wanted to share with you some exciting news for the future of our parish. Since re-forming the Parish Pastoral Council last summer, we have been working very hard on a number of areas that will help our parish grow and thrive in the years ahead.

We have focused our attention on reaching out more to the young families in our parish and community; we are creating a strategy for a more focused outreach to the cadets at the Maritime Academy; the diocese is working hard on improving and solidifying our school for the future.

Part of this task has been an attempt, at the direction of the Diocese, to address some of the space issues that we have here in the parish. As you know, we lack adequate office space and meeting space, all of which effects the amount of rectory space. Additionally, the Diocese has asked us to also address our worship space and the oddity of our two-sided church.

As part of this effort to address these issues for our future, the parish has just purchased a nearby house that will serve as the new rectory for the parish. This will give us the ability to renovate the current rectory to serve as more adequate office and meeting space for the parish.

I have written about this in much greater detail in a special letter in the bulletin today. Please take a few moments to read that letter and feel free to reach out to me with your comments and questions.

Peace, love,
and prayers,

Fr. Tom

 

CLICK ON POPE FRANCIS
TO READ HIS NEW EXHORTATION
"REJOICE & BE GLAD!"

Our Parish
Catholic Charities Appeal
(click below to play the video)

PARISH MEN'S GROUP
Father's Club
Tuesday Mornings at 10:30AM - Beginning July 10th

Deacon John Hanlon, parishioner, retired businessman, Captain in USMC, and former prison minister, will moderate a Men's Group, every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am. beginning July 10. The group will meet in school library. Open to all men of the parish, this group will hold discussions of faith and family to help you grow in your spiritual life. If interested, call the parish Office (508.759.7777).

St Margaret Church Schedule


o MASS Sun 7:30AM, 11AM

o MASS Sat 8AM, 4PM (Sunday Vigil)

o RECONCILIATION
Sat 3PM - 3:30PM

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o MORNING PRAYER
Mon - Wed - Fri - Sat 7:30AM

o MORNING MASS
Mon - Wed - Fri - Sat 8AM

o EVENING PRAYER
Tues and Thurs 5:30PM

o EVENING MASS
Tues and Thurs 6PM

o ROSARY
Sunday - 7AM
Mon - Wed - Fri - Sat
(after 8AM Mass)
Tues and Thurs
(after 6PM Mass)
 
o ADORATION of the EUCHARIST
First Friday every month -
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed after the 8AM Mass ending at 5PM.
 
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St Mary Church Schedule


o MASS Sunday 9AM

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Month of JUNE
Liturgical & Saints Days


Click the image for
Sunday's Bulletin
and Readings


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SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES
WEDNESDAYS AT 6PM


o July 18 -
Topic: The Age of Pope Francis
Speaker: Fr. Tom Washburn, OFM

o July 25 -
Topic: A Martha Heart in a Mary World
Speaker: Laurel O'Connor

o August 1 -
Topic: Claiming Sabbath Time
Speaker: Debbie Zane

o August 8 -
Topic: Discovering Personal Holiness
Speaker: Fr. Michael MacInnis

Join us this summer for a
special Speaker Series.

Eleventh Sunday in
Ordinary Time

June 16th & June 17th

Collect Prayer:
O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

ARE YOU A EUCHARISTIC MINISTER, Altar Server, Lector, Choir member, or Usher at your winter parish? .....
Would you like to serve in these roles during the summer? Click HERE to download our form to fill out your information. Please leave it in the collection basket.


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.


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.

STAY CONNECTED!

Finally, a word just to invite us all to be more connected as a community. If you haven't already, please "Like" our Facebook Page (see above).


Our Facebook address is:
https://fb.com/stmmbbay

"Friend" me on Facebook at:
https://fb.com/frtom.washburn

"Follow" me on Twitter:
@frtomwashburn

"Email" me or just say "Hello" in the grocery store!


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