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

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Sunday, January 16th at 9AM

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2nd SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME

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Mass Intentions: Upcoming or Previous

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Saturday,
January 15th

Sunday,
January 16th
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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.

POINSETTIAS!!!!
Please feel free to take
the remaining Poinsettias
home with you.
Remaining plants will be placed at the back of St. Margaret's (School side) where they can be picked up until after Mass on Wednesday, January 12th.

St. John Paul II School
Grades 5-12
Open House
Sunday, Jan. 30th 1:00-3:00 PM

Prospective students and their families are invited to ioin us for an open house. Meet staff and students, tour the campus, and learn about an education that changes lives. COVID protocols are in place. Now Accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Financial aid is available. For more information, please click HERE to learn more.

Fall River
Diocesan Calendar

January, 2022
(Click the Calendar
and Select a Date)
Liturgical & Saints Days
(Click the Calendar and Select a Date)
Click for Online Giving!

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.

 

ATTIC TREASURES
"FUNDRAISING SHOP"!!!!
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St. Margaret Parish Center!!!!
TUESDAY thru SATURDAY 10AM - 4PM
Contact Phone: 508-759-2213
Attic Treasures Receipts Jan. 4th thru 8th: $696.00

ATTIC TREASURES NEEDS YOU!!

Can you spare a couple of hours a week at the Fundraising Shop to help out? We're open Tuesday thru Saturday 10AM - 4PM.
This shop benefits the St. Margaret Parish, helps to pay for the expenses of the Parish Center and defers Parish costs.
If interested in helping out, please call the Parish Office: 508-759-7777. If You Are A Crafter, please

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St. Joseph the Worker
Adoration Chapel
(newly dedicated November 21, 2021)

St. Margaret Parish Center
143 Main Street, Buzzards Bay

Now Open
Tuesday thru Saturday
10AM until 4PM
Spend some time in Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament this faithful season.

Diocese Encourages
Wearing of Masks

The Diocese of Fall River continues to strongly encourage all to wear a mask while attending Mass or any other event or liturgical celebration unless unable because of a medical condition or under the age of 2. Click HERE for latest "Diocese Responds to the Coronavirus Outbreak"
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CCD Sessions - 2022 have 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, February 6th, 2022 (at St. Margaret Church) beginning with Mass at 4pm, and 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.

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!
You will be contacted as soon as we set a meeting date!!

Prayers and Memorials
January, 2022
2022 MASS BOOK IS IN!!!

Call the Rectory during the week to purchase a Mass card for your loved one.

Memorials

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 TABERNACLE LAMP the week of January 9th at St. Mary Church is IN LOVING MEMORY of the Andrews Family (Winna's parents)

The TABERNACLE LAMP the week of January 16th at St. Mary Church is IN LOVING MEMORY OF Pancho Vasconcelos (Winna's God Son)

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

Darlene Longenecker
Bob Smith

Parish Community Prayers (January)

Madelyn Alexander, Tanner Caldwell, Debra & Michael Cassady, Teresa Chambers, Claire Coulombe, Bonita Costello, Anthony DiMambro, Wayne Dudley, Linda Ehrhard, Elaine Fabrizio, Brian Fay, Mary Jane Garbutt, Brian Gilmartin, Gerry Hough, Paula Hatch, Curtice Hathaway, Diane Honeywell, Baby Oscar Huerta (has cancer), Jeannette & Richard Kokoszka, Donny Lonergan, Karen Monteiro Lopes, Chelsea Miranda, George McCarron, Kerry McRae, Callen, Patrick, Angel Cruz Vazquez, Mark, Ellen & Carl, Mike, Christopher, Butch, Joe & baby Olivia Kellegrew

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO ADD YOUR LOVED ONES NAME TO OUR PRAYER LIST.

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.
Pray the Rosary with Us

ROSARY at St. Margaret Church
(Monday - Friday) following 8AM Mass
(Sunday) at 7AM before the 7:30AM Mass

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Rosary - WPLM Radio 99.1 FM
Daily broadcast at 5AM

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 February 4th.

Parishioners and Support
January, 2022
SVDP THRIFT STORE MOVING

Please note that the SVDP Thrift Store will now be located at the K of C Hall on 5 Armory Rd. in Buzzards Bay. The scheduled opening will be January 17th!

Second Collection

The Second Collection the weekend of January 15th & January 16th will be for “CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS".

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

We welcome into our Parish Family

Azrael Ludvigs Patrico

We extend congratulations to his family.

Happy Birthdays (January)

LET'S CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY!

Mimi Andrade, Anthony Venuto

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

Estate Planning
Please remember
St. Margaret's - St. Mary's
in your estate plan.
READERS/LECTORS NEEDED!
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!
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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MARIAN MEDAL CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Cheryl LeGace, who is this year's recipient of the Marian Medal. To learn more, please click HERE!

PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
October 17 - 27, 2022 Genoa, Florence, Assisi, Rome $3,995.00 per person Canterbury Pilgrimages 800-653-0017. Flyers are at the entrances to Church. </span>
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: https://walkingwithpurpose.com. 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! Read More

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

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o MASS Sun 7:30AM | 11AM

o MASS Sat 4PM (Sunday Vigil)

o RECONCILIATION
Sat 3PM - 3:30PM

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o MORNING MASS
Monday through Friday 8AM

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

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St. Mary Church
Regular Schedule

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o MASS Sunday 9AM

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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 anchornews.org and the Diocesan website, fallriverdiocese.org.

Pro-Life in Christ!
January 15, 2022 6PM

Starting @ 6PM at St. Vincent de Paul, 71 Linden St., Attleboro, MA and finishing @ St. John the Evangelist, 133 North Main St., Attleboro, MA. Following the march there will be a Praise and Worship at St. John's. Any questions, contact Kevin or Renee: 508-222-1206 or visit: attleborocatholics.org.

2022 March for Life!!
Washington, DC
Jan., 20th thru Jan. 22nd
Cape Cod Bus for Life, Inc.

Please pick up the Registration form at the Church entrances for details. Please note the cost is $300 per person (room sharing). Single occupancy is $500.

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
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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!

Click to access the login or register cheese