ERIN GO BRAGH! As you know, the parish is sponsoring a journey to Ireland this coming October. I wanted to take a few moments today to say a few words about this trip and hope that you can join us on the journey.
As you may know, Ireland has so much to offer. It is a stunningly beautiful country. I’ll never forget the first time that I visited Ireland and as the plane was coming in for a landing and we dropped below the clouds, you immediately know why they call Ireland the Emerald Isle – the beautiful green landscape is breathtaking. We will visit some of the most beautiful areas of the country during our trip – including the Cliffs of Moher, Inch Beach, and the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.
It is also a tremendously historic place. It is well-known for its ancient castles, some of which we will tour (yes, including Blarney Castle!). Ireland also boasts even more ancient ruins like the Stone Age burial tombs at Newgrange, and the famous “bog men” – Iron Age mummified people that you can see in Dublin museums.
There is a wonderful history of Christianity there as well. Ireland has been a Christian country since the year 432 AD, and continues today to be one of the most Catholic nations. We will see sights that were important in the life of St. Patrick, as well as visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1879. We’ll also get a bit of the Franciscan flavor of Ireland as the Franciscans have been present in Ireland since 1229.
And of course, all along the way we’ll have wonderful food (Ireland has experienced something of a culinary revolution over the last decade or so), good drink, wonderful song, and a really wonderful time together.
As you know, the trip costs $3,335. This price includes everything but a few lunches along the way. I can tell you that this is a great price. The last time that I lead a group the cost was almost $1,000 more.
I promise that this will be the trip of a lifetime, and I hope you can join us. A deposit of $300 is due by the end of May to secure your place. Visit our parish website or talk to me for more information.
Altar ServersIf you have received your First Holy Communion you are eligible to serve. Please consider serving your church in this special role. Please email: Mrs. Tina Burgess ([email protected]). Thank you.
WelcomeWE WELCOME INTO OUR PARISH FAMILY ...
Alexandria Spencer Moore
Genasis Christine Gumbs
Ava Mc Millan
Harrison Ace Matias
Connor Joseph Estrella
Isabella Rose Louise Coelho
Ava Virginia Howarth
Ainsley Mae Chousa
Daniel Robert Mc Cutcheon
Dylan William-Capen Zander
Ethan Everett Zander
Tyrone Cardoza, Jr.
Abigail Jane Boswinkel
Jack Geoffrey Scotti
Gregory James Hatchell
Marielle Kyle Lima Huffman
Josephine Grace Floyd
Elena Noelle Bunavicz
Alessandra Hope Sielski
Ainslee Faith Manduca
Nicholas Rey Burgos
Leonardo Antonio Carreira
Morgan Fay Dana McCoy
and WE EXTEND CONGRATULATIONS TO THEIR FAMILIES!
EucharisticExtraordinary Eucharistic Ministers help the priest distribute the Precious Body and Blood of Christ during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Our Eucharistic Minister Training Program 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.
The TABERNACLE LAMP at St. Margaret’s the week of April 22nd is for Ernesto Oliveira (L).
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).
BirthdaysHAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAY !
John Andrade (April 24), Walter Cicchetti, Molly Coulombe, Rose Hough, Gail Kilpeck
LET'S CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY!
To include you in our birthday list, please call the Rectory during the week (9 am - 3pm) and leave your name.
PrayersPARISH COMMUNITY FOR APRIL 2018 – PRAYER LIST
FOR THE SICK OR THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYERS - ALSO PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY
THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYERS - Madelyn Alexander, Dorothy Blacador, Michael Cassady, Brenda Covini, Joseph Ellison, Henry Gardyna, Mary Keogh, Robert Miguel, Kate Lonergan, Cory Maylay, Grace Moore, Jennifer Rose, Mary V. Rose, Marion Rose, Jim Sullivan, Paula Tumber
FOR OUR MILITARY - Rhiannon Barreda, Pvt Liam W. Brady, SSGT Dillon Caldwell, Kevin Meiers (US Navy), LTJG Michael Feeney, TSGT Kevin Feeney, SSGT Zachary Moitoso, Max Rogers, Jack Rogers (US National Guard), Emily Smith (USAF)
WE WILL BE STARTING A NEW PRAYER LIST ON MAY 1st. PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY OFFICE AND GIVE THE INFORMATION TO KATHY TO INCLUDE YOUR LOVED ONES NAME!!!!!!!
Faith FormationFAITH FORMATION UPDATE!!!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vincent Armstrong, DRE at 617-823-8976.
KofC Council 2911KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL #2911: Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday of Month 7:30 - 9:00pm 5 Armory Rd., Buzzards Bay – 508-759-3100 Hall available for functions.
Second CollectionSECOND COLLECTION Please give what you can.
SVdP Thrift ShopTHE SVdP THRIFT SHOP IS OPEN !
Our new address is 134 Main Street, across the street from St. Margaret Church. Our Shop Phone number is 508-759-7171. Our Help Request Phone number is 508-759-7191 (NEW). We can always use additional help at the shop. To find out about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, please call or click our link.
Rest in PeaceRemember in Prayer, Soul of:
Women's GuildGuild members will meet the 1st week of the month, followed by the (monthly) meeting. See our Parish Notes and Event Listing to confirm meeting details.
Secular FranciscansDevotions - 2nd Sunday of Month, 2 pm: Secular Franciscan Order: St. Margaret School Library. Prayer & Meeting. Please contact the Rectory Office if you wish to attend Prayer & Meeting.
For more Secular Franciscan Information, please contact: The Third Order Secular Franciscans
St. Francis of the Cape Fraternity
St. Margaret Church - Buzzards Bay, MA
Prayer for PriestsWEEKLY PRAYER REQUEST FOR PRIESTS
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 22ND
Rev. Gerald Barnwell, Rev. George Bellenoit, Rev. Paul Bernier, Rev. William Blottman, Rev. James Morse, Rev. Joseph Blyskosz, Rev. Marcel Bouchard
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 15TH
All Priests in the Diocese, Rev. Henry Arruda, Rev. Msgr. Stephen Avila, Rev. Freddie Babiczuk, Rev. Paulo Barbosa, Rev. Bernard Barris, MS, Rev. Stephen Banjare, SSCC