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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.
ST. PATRICK'S DINNER
Join us for a St. Patrick's Dinner at the Bay Pointe Country Club on Saturday, March 10th at 7:00 P.M. Traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner and live entertainment from Irish singers Brian Corcoran and Ben Parisi.
Gifts baskets will be raffled off and a 50/50 Raffle will be featured. Tickets are $20 per person. Tickets will be sold after Mass at the back of the church or you may contact the parish office for tickets during the week. Price is $20 per person. Deadline is March 1st. Get your tickets early. None will be sold at the door. Click HERE for further details.

THOUGHTS & PRAYERS & ACTION. I'm sure like many of you, I have been praying about and reflecting on the most recent incidence of school gun violence in our country; this time taking the lives of 17 innocent young people and school staff in Florida.

These moments of public horror are heart-breaking and they seem to come with such frequency that we can begin to feel helpless to stop them. After all, our politicians seem to be permanently stuck into two opposing corners that cannot find any middle ground of agreement. And, these moments have begun to feel like an infinite circular motion - horrible attack, followed by thoughts and prayers, followed by weak suggestions for change that fail, followed by throwing our hands in the air, and then waiting for the next event to happen.

But, into this latest moment we have seen the young people who survived the shooting in Florida who are speaking out with a new voice and a new call for action. I don't know about you, but I have found their voices to be inspiring and hopeful. These are not the voices of politicians already cemented into their camps, already beholden to special interests. These are just the earnest and pleading voices of young people who have always known the fear of a school shooting, who desperately do not want it to happen again.

Now, I don't know if this time will be any different than the others, but I do have the hope that these young people in their earnestness just might be able to lead us in a way that has not happened before. Surely, we can agree on some of the sensible solutions that most Americans agree upon.

Once again we turn to prayer, but not just prayer for the lives lost and for those grieving, we also pray to have the courage to change, the courage to make our country a safer place, especially to make our children's lives safer. We pray that this time will be different than the past.

Christ, you wept over a city.
We weep again over those killed by guns,
Christ, you came to bring us peace.
We turn to you in our sorrow.
Help us end this nightmare of violence?
Help us build a world of inclusion, of solidarity?
Give us the grace to heal hearts; to stop guns;
to cherish all God's children.
Christ, you endured violence to bring us light.
We pray for the dead, may they rest in peace.
We pray for the wounded, may they find healing.
We pray for our nation, may we end senseless violence.
And may we learn we are one.
Amen.

 

Peace, love,
and prayers,

Fr. Tom

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LENTEN REGULATIONS!!

Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent. Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
PARISH LENTEN MISSION:
Lent, a season of
experiencing God’s Mercy
March 13, 14, 15 at 6:00 p.m.

Throughout the 40 days of the holy season of Lent, we are offered an opportunity to deepen our relationship with God but especially to experience God's mercy. During this Lenten mission, come and learn that God's mercy has worked through the brokenness of humanity from the beginning of time and that we can experience that same mercy in our lives and that we can be made whole. RECONCILIATION SERVICE on Wednesday night. Presented by Franciscan Fr. Phil Pacheco, ofm. Click HERE for more info.
St Margaret Church Schedule

o MASS Sun 7:30AM, 11AM

o MASS Sat (Sunday Vigil) 4PM

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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