to lift Sunday and Holy Day
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 will be 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.
“Time to Gather, Time to Heal, Time to Love” - The 80th Annual Catholic Appeal has begun. Please support the Appeal as generously as you can. You can make a one-time gift, or, a pledge with convenient payments throughout the year. You can give by mail, use a contribution card located in church, or make your gift or pledge online at: www.givefrdiocese.org/2021. Click to watch this year's Appeal video featuring Bishop da Cunha in your selected language.
Our Diocese has launched a series of “Ministry Moments” videos reflecting on good works supported by gifts to the Catholic Appeal. It can be found on our Catholic Foundation’s website. Click to learn more.
FAITH FORMATION CLASSES (CCD)
Our gathering for Religious Education will continue on Sunday, May 2nd. Mass will be at 4:00PM at St. Margaret Church. This is a monthly commitment, the first Sunday of the month, for our children in the Faith Formation Program and their parents.
Cost for the program is $50.00 per student, maximum $100.00 per family. Please either call Ernie Boucher: 508-837-8640 or Email: [email protected] with any questions.
If you have not already: download, print and sign your required Forms for CCD instruction (below)-
~ Student Information Form, click HERE
~ Diocese Additional Guidelines, click HERE
~ Guidelines Acknowledgment Form, click HERE
Be sure to complete, sign and return your required Forms including your payment.
WELCOME BACK TO ALL!!!!
Effective Memorial Day weekend, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts lifted most regulations due to the coronavirus and that affected parishioners attending Masses.
Masses are now back to normal seating capacity! No need to sign in! Every pew is available! You are no longer required to wear a face mask at Mass; you may place aside your face mask when you are fully vaccinated or choose to continue wearing it! Non-vaccinated persons are advised to continue wearing face masks and to continue distancing in most indoor settings.
SUMMERFEST IS FAST APPROACHING
Saturday, July 10th!!
This will be fun for the whole family
Vendors, Artists' presentations, Krafts for kids
Food, Ice Cream, Bake Sale and Music
We need your help in filling our Raffle Table
We need Gift Baskets and
Gift Certificates from area merchants
At this point we have room for more Vendors!
Contact Sue @ 978-807-8938
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 10-2. 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.
Crafters - Would you like to join our newly formed group of crafters? Beautiful, unique items will be created for the purpose of selling in our Attic Treasures shop and possibly elsewhere! We will be meeting twice a month on Mondays for a few hours.
Library Experience - Do you have library experience? We have a huge number of books that need to be sorted by category, etc.
General Volunteers - Can you spare just a few hours a week? We can use you! We have 3-hour shifts available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
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).
ROSARY at St. Margaret Church following 8AM Mass (Monday - Friday)
Rosary - WPLM Radio Station
Daily broadcast at 5 AM on 99.1 FM
Madelyn Alexander, Savine & Hailey Manduca, Debra & Michael Cassady, Teresa Chambers, Claire Coulombe, John & Debra Cristello, Linda Ehrhard, Gerry Hough, Peter Gangemi, Louise Gendron, Paula Hatch, Diane Honeywell, Baby Oscar Huerta (has cancer), Jeannette & Richard Kokoszka, Nathan Lynch (former MMA Cadet), David Marchand, George McCarron, Kerry McRae, Callen James Pellerin, Jennifer Rose, Dustin Sequeira, Bob Smith, Angel Cruz Vazquez, Annette Wahnon, Mark, Ellen & Carl, Mike, Christopher
WE WILL BE STARTING A NEW PRAYER LIST IN JULY. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO ADD YOUR LOVED ONES NAME TO OUR PRAYER LIST.
Dimitri Bautista, (US Army) Rhiannon Barreda, Pvt Liam W. Brady, SSGT Dillon Caldwell, MCMA Sean P. Cox (US Navy), SGT Michael Dudley, Chris Glynn (Army Guard), PVT5 Thomas Hanlon (Army), Kevin Meiers (US Navy), LTJG Michael Feeney, TSGT Kevin Feeney, TSGT Zachary Moitoso, Jaslynn (JJ) Rodriques (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 July 2nd.
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!
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!
The Second Collection the weekend of June 19th & June 20th will be for “GROUNDS MAINTENANCE".
The Second Collection the weekend of June 26th & June 27th will be for “LATIN AMERICA".
Please give what you can. Thank you and God bless you.
LET'S CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY!
Louise Gendron, Marcy Wills, Rachel McGuire
Your birthday is worth celebrating! To include you in our birthday list, please call the Parish Office to leave your name.
St. Margaret's - St. Mary's
in your estate plan.
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.
WATCH FOR MORE INFORMATION!!
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)
FLOWER COMMITTEE NOTICE!!
The flower committee is planning a summer vignette which will include containers for flowers from parishioners' gardens. Everyone is invited to share blossoms from home. The Committee will ensure fresh water in the vases each week. We anticipate having this in place for the weekend of June 19/20. We are welcoming new members to the committee: if you like what we do and would like to join us : come! If you would like to see change: come! Please give your contact information to Kathy Blais at the Parish Office and one of us will reach out to you.
On December 8th, 2020
Pope Francis proclaims
"Year of St. Joseph"
MEET YOUR SPIRITUAL FATHER TALK!
On Saturday, August 21st at 1PM, Dr. Mark Miravalle, author of the book Meet Your Spiritual Father: An Introduction to St. Joseph will be having a virtual talk for the Diocese. Dr. Miravalle earned his Sacred Theological Doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He holds the Saint John Paul II Chair of Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has been teaching since 1986. Dr. Miravalle is the founder and senior editor of Ecce Mater Tua, an international journal of Mariology research and president of the International Marian Association. Well known throughout the world for his lectures on Mariology, Dr. Miravalle has addressed several episcopal conferences, including those of South India, Nigeria, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. Dr. Miravalle has spoken at numerous international conferences and has appeared on EWTN, National Public Radio, and BBC.
For more information, to pre-register or RSVP for these free events, visit: https://fallriverfaithformation.org/stjoseph
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.