STEUBENVILLE EAST SUMMER YOUTH CONFERENCE - July 13-15

Join Fr. Tom and a few thousand young people for this exciting weekend long conference that is full of fun, food, great music, and great speakers. Youth from Grade 8-12 can attend this conference held at UMass Lowell July 13-15. Cost is $250, but we will fund raise to get cost as close to zero as possible. Email Fr. Tom if you'd like to attend: ([email protected]).

COFFEE & BAKED GOODS!!!

After each Sunday Mass at St. Margaret and St. Mary Churches, come join us for coffee and baked goods and get to know us! 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! Sometimes we see each other at Mass but don’t know each other’s names, please feel free to come and get acquainted!

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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 Information/Registration Form, click HERE.

SPONSOR OUR YOUTH! As you have seen in our bulletin over the course of the last few weeks, I am organizing a group of teens to attend this year’s Steubenville East Summer Youth Conference at UMass Lowell in July.

These youth conferences have been sponsored by Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio for about the last 30 years. It is a great weekend for young people to come together to hear great speakers, fantastic contemporary Christian music, spend time together, and most importantly to grow in their faith. The weekend brings together about 3,000 young people from around New England beyond. The University holds these weekends all over the country all summer long.

I have myself attended the conference about 20 times, and we always know how uplifting it is to have young people involved in our parish, so you can only imagine how amazing it is to see literally thousands of teens who aren’t afraid of embracing their faith and living a life with Jesus and the Church in it.

For our parish, it is my hope that this Conference will be a stepping stone to help us begin to revitalize youth ministry in our parish. We already have eight young people registered for the weekend and I’m hoping to have at least 12 (even more!). But, the weekend comes with a price. It costs $250 per person for this weekend. Each young person has already committed $50 as a deposit and it is my hope that we can fundraise the rest for this great experience for our youth.

We will be having a car wash to help with that in the weeks ahead. I’ll let you know as soon as we confirm a date. But in the interim, I’m asking if any of you would be willing to SPONSOR ONE OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE for this great weekend. Full sponsorship of a teen would be $200, but of course, we’d be glad for anything you can do to help offset this cost.

It is a rare thing these days to have teens who want to give up a weekend of their summer so they can gather with other people of faith. Let’s help make this a reality for our kids. If you can help, place your donation in an envelope with my name on the front. Drop it in the collection, drop it by the office, send it by mail. Any help will be appreciated!

Peace, love,
and prayers,

Fr. Tom

 

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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
Mon - Wed - Fri - Sat
(after 8AM Mass)
Tues and Thurs
(after 6PM Mass)
 
o ADORATION of the EUCHARIST
(First Friday - after 8AM Mass & Divine Mercy and ends at 5PM)
 
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St Mary Church Schedule


o MASS Sunday 9AM

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Solemnity of the
Most Holy Trinity

May 26th & May 27th

Collect Prayer:
God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wondrous mystery, grant us, we pray, that in profession the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty. 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.

ATTENTION
YOUNG PEOPLE

The Vatican is seeking input from young people (ages 16-29) in preparation for the 2018 Synod on Young People. Please take a few moments to respond directly to a Vatican survey at this link: (https://survey-synod2018.glauco.it/limesurvey/index.php/147718). Choose"English" in the upper right corner.


ATTENTION
MMA CADETS

We are so happy to have you join us for worship during the school year and hope that St. Margaret’s can be your school year home. Fr. Tom is working on more ways that the parish can reach out to Maritime cadets so he can hear your ideas and chat with you. Please email: Fr. Tom ([email protected]).

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