St. Margaret Church, Buzzards Bay, MA
Sunday, November 29th at 11AM

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St. Mary Church, Onset, MA
Sunday, December 6th at 9AM

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FIRST SUNDAY
OF ADVENT

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Saturday (Vigil),
November 28th
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Sunday,
November 29th
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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.

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We are now preparing for our first Christmas Bazaar to be held on December 5th, from 9 am - 3 pm at St Margarets Church Center.

Calling all those who would like to donate a craft for the raffle table. If you know any vendors who would like to join us, please send out the word.

If you have any questions,
you may contact:
or Sue: 978-807-8938

 

BASKET DONATION NEEDED
FOR FAIR RAFFLE TABLE!

If you would like to make a donation
to our Christmas Bazaar,
we are looking for a Christmas Gift Basket
to raffle off at the bazaar.
It would need to be brought over to
the Parish Center by December 2nd
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FAITH FORMATION CLASSES (CCD)
2020-2021

Our gathering for Religious Education will continue on Sunday, December 6th. Mass will be at 4PM 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.

Pre-printed Forms are also available for pickup at the Parish Office during staffing hours.

View our Letter to Families HERE
and our "Family of Faith" Catechesis Poster HERE

Grand Annual Collection Appeal

(Click Fr. Marek's letter to learn more and the button below to Donate Now.)

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION UPDATE!!

The Grand Annual Collection is still going on!! Some of you may not have received a letter in the mail. If you wish to contribute to the Grand Annual Collection, you may pick up an envelope at the entrance to the Church, stop by the Parish Office during the week or click on the Grand Annual Collection button above to make your donation online.

So far, the parish contribution to this important collection is $19,090.00. We are so grateful for your generosity!! Thank you and God bless you!!

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.

December 8th
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
(Monday, December 7th)
St. Margaret Church - 8:00 AM
St. Mary Church - 6:00 PM
(Tuesday, December 8th)
St. Margaret Church - 8:00 AM

Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve
(Thursday, December 24th)
St. Margaret Ch. - 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM
St. Mary Ch. - 12 AM Midnight Mass
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Christmas Day
(Friday, December 25th)
St. Mary Church - 9:00 AM
St. Margaret Church - 11:00 AM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

Volunteers are needed to sanitize the pews after the Weekend Masses here at St. Margaret's. That would be 4 pm on Saturday, 7:30 am and 11 am on Sunday. We would need between 2 - 4 people at each Mass.

Confirmation students can take part in this as their Community Service obligation. Please call the Parish Office and leave your name, phone number, and the Mass you would like to help at.

PLEASE SIGN IN
WHEN ENTERING A WEEKEND MASS!!!

There is a sign-up list at Church Entrances. Please print your name and phone number clearly at the Mass you are attending. This will be for contact information in case of any covid 19 issues. Thank you for your patience, we want to keep everyone healthy and easy to reach if necessary.

SVdP FOOD PANTRY
WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP
FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE!!

The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is so grateful to everyone who has brought in food donations during the pandemic.
We are unfortunately in great need of more non-perishable food donations. Please place your food items in the big containers at the Church entrances. Thank you and God bless you for all for your generosity!!
Our address is 134 Main Street, across the street from St. Margaret Church. Our Help Request Phone is 508-759-7191.

BLANKET DRIVE

The homeless population in our communities need warm blankets for winter months. Needed are new or gently used clean bed blankets, size twin to full, which are not knit or crocheted by hand.
Please bring your donation to St. Margaret Parish Center through the end of the year. The blankets are taken to St. Joseph's house in Hyannis for distribution, this house is operated by Catholic Social Services.
For more information, contact: [email protected]

Prayers and Memorials
November, 2020
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration


Join us on the First Friday every month. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed following the 8 AM Mass concluding at 5 PM. The next First Friday is December 4th.

Memorials

If you would like to have a Memorial devoted to a loved one for the week, please call the Rectory and we will be glad to assist you in this special remembrance.

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).

Parish Community Prayers (November)

Madelyn Alexander, Savine & Hailey Manduca, Debra & Michael Cassady , Claire Coulombe, Grace Clark, John & Debra Cristello, Linda Ehrhard, Peter Gangemi, Louise Gendron, Diane Honeywell, Baby Oscar Huerta (1 1/2yr. old w/severe cancer), Jeannette & Richard Kokoszka, Nathan Lynch (former MMA Cadet), George McCarron, Patricia O'Rourke, Callen James Pellerin, Louise St. Michel, Annette Wahnon, Mark, Ellen & Carl, Mike

** Please call the Office to include your loved one's name. Thank you.

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, 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) Rodrigues (USMC), Max Rogers (USAF), Jack Rogers (US National Guard), PVT Derek Stevens, US Navy

Parishioners and Support
November, 2020
Second Collection

The Second Collection the weekend of December 5th & December 6th will be for “DIOCESAN ASSESSMENT".

The Second Collection the weekend of November 28th & November 29th will be for “FUEL ASSISTANCE".


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

Happy Birthdays (November)

LET'S CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY!
Happy Birthday to: PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AND SUBMIT YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!

Lindsay Connors, Frankie J. Carpenito, Gary Moore, Domenic Mota


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

Pray the Rosary with Us
The Rosary is prayed every Sunday at 7 AM, also after the 8 AM Mass weekdays.

Rosary - WPLM Radio Station
Daily broadcast at 5 AM on 99.1 FM
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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We welcome into our Parish Family:
We extend congratulations to their families!

Notice !!!!

REVISED MASS SCHEDULE (as of June 8th):

PLEASE NOTE - there will NOT be a 6pm Mass on Tuesday or Thursday, nor an 8am Mass on Saturday. IF YOU HAVE RESERVED A MASS ON EITHER TUESDAY OR THURSDAY AT 6PM OR SATURDAY AT 8AM, PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE SO WE CAN RE-SCHEDULE FOR ANOTHER DATE!!!


Diocese of Fall River
Updates and News

Happy Thanksgiving
To Our Parish Family

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(The Parish Office, closed from noontime Wed., Nov. 25th, will reopen Mon., Nov. 30th)

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."

FAREWELL BROTHER CHARLES!!!

Brother Charles Gingerich, OFM has been assigned to St. Leonard's Church in Boston. December 2nd will be Brother Charles's final day.

We will miss you Brother Charles and wish you the very best in your new assignment. Sending love and prayers with you.

St. Margaret Church
Regular Schedule

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

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St. Mary Church
Regular Schedule

o MASS Sunday 9AM

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Month of Nov - Dec
Liturgical & Saints Days


GREETING NOTE CARDS
NEEDED FOR PRISON MINISTRY!!!!

We could use greeting/note cards for the Prison Ministry. Blank cards with nothing on the inside are especially needed. Please call the Parish Office to make arrangements to drop them at the Parish Office during staffing hours (9AM -2:45PM). Thank you for your generous support of this Ministry in the past. It is greatly appreciated.

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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