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.

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!

CATHOLIC YOUTH DAY
ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD
AUGUST 7TH!!

Join Bishop da Cunha and Catholic teens from around the diocese for a Catholic Youth Day at St. Augustine's Church on Martha's Vineyard on Tuesday, August 7. The day will include great music and talks featuring Chris Muglia, adoration, reconciliation, Mass with the Bishop, good, games, and more. There is no charge for this event. Transportation will be provided. Email Fr. Tom [email protected] if you are interested. This is on a first-come basis, so contact Fr. Tom right away if you'd like to go.

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.

2018 St. Margaret's Fundraiser
PARISH 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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MY BELOVED MOTHER, REST IN PEACE. As many of you may have heard by now, my beautiful beloved Mom, Sheila, passed away quickly and peacefully this past Monday, July 9.

Her passing was not a surprise as she had suffered many things in the last few years. She survived breast cancer nearly 10 years ago, then lung cancer five years ago, but the COPD and congestive heart failure persisted. Although it was not a surprise, it was still a shock. We had all been with her in the hospital all day Sunday and she was her usual self, not 100% but still full of life.

Monday morning, I received an urgent call around 8:40 that she had taken a sudden turn for the worst. Her last action was to lie down in her hospital bed, she said, “I think I’m going to die.” Then she said a prayer, as much of a Hail Mary as she could muster, and just like that she that was gone. My family and I continued to surround her with prayers as she made her way home to Heaven.

Mom was the life of every party, my very best friend, a woman who strived every day to be holier than the day before. Her beads were always close by and well prayed. We chatted every day, often more than once. I cannot imagine my life without her in it, but I know that I will meet her in the Eucharist at each and every Mass.

Please pray a decade for her, as she so often did for others. And the next time you enjoy some delicious ice cream, Baileys, a gin and tonic, or a fun game of Rummy, think of her. And please keep my family – especially my Dad, Scott, her beloved husband of 53 years and the love of her life – in your prayers in the days ahead.

So many of you were so very good to her and my Dad every time they came to our parish, and that is a blessing that I am very grateful for.

For those who would like to pray with us, these are the arrangements:

Wake, Sunday, July 15, 4-8 p.m.
Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home
95 Park Street, New Bedford

 

Funeral, Monday, July 16, 11:00 a.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Church
233 County Street, New Bedford

May she rest in peace. Amen.

Peace, love,
and prayers,

Fr. Tom

 


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.

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TO READ HIS NEW EXHORTATION
"REJOICE & BE GLAD!"

SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES
WEDNESDAYS AT 6PM


o July 18 -
Topic: Discovering Personal Holiness
Speaker: Fr. Michael MacInnis
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: The Age of Pope Francis
Speaker: Fr. Tom Washburn, OFM

Join us this summer for a
special Speaker Series.

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 JULY
Liturgical & Saints Days


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Sunday's Bulletin
and Readings


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PARISH MEN'S GROUP
Father's Club
Tuesday Mornings at 10:30AM

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. 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).

 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.

Fifteenth Sunday of
Ordinary Time

July 14th & July 15th

Collect Prayer:
O God, who show the light of your truth to those who go astray, so that they may return to the right path, give all who for the faith they profess are accounted Christians the grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ and to strive after all that does it honor. 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.

STAY CONNECTED!

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