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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.

Protecting all life. Monday marks the 45th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that affirmed the legality of a woman’s right to have an abortion in the United States. This case was also the birth of our modern pro-life movement as followers of Jesus, and many other allies, have responded consistently to that moment as a clarion call to stand up and speak out to protect the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death, and in particular to speak out for the right of the unborn in the womb.

In some ways, it can feel like a frustrating protest. After all, 45 years later, abortion is still legal in our land. However, there have been some positive results to this activism over the years. In 2003, activists were able to convince legislators to ban partial-birth abortion.  And, this continuing focus has brought us now to the lowest level of abortions since the Roe decision. In 2013, the number of abortions fell below 1 million for the first time since 1973, and that number has continued to go down in the succeeding years. In fact, the number of abortions has been cut almost in half since hits high point. This is good, but we continue to march because there is still a long way to go.

And we remember that our prolife cause is not something narrowly focused on abortion alone. The reality is that all of the issues of the dignity of the human person – abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, domestic violence, sexual abuse, the care of the poor, of immigrants and refugees, and more – these issues are all intertwined and related. We cannot have a love and concern for the unborn while harboring a dissent for the immigrant. We cannot fight against the death penalty while turning a blind eye to the poor all around us.

A few years ago, I had the privilege of being at the Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC on the eve of the March for Life. Cardinal O’Malley was the homilist. He spoke powerfully and prophetically about this connection. He said, “We are all here because we want to save the thousands of innocent children who are being executed by the very people whose mission should be to heal and protect life.  The truth is that we can save those babies only by saving the mothers.  When they experience God’s loving mercy then they will become capable of showing mercy to their children.  The Pro Life Movement has to be about saving mothers.  We need to focus on the women to try to understand what they are suffering.” In other words, our protection of life must be defined by the protection of the whole person, and of all people.

We pray today, and every day, for a nation that has a growing and greater respect for the dignity of all human life. We pray for the day when we can recall how we changed the tide, and no longer have to lament the innocent life lost. Let us pray for life!

 

Peace, love,
and prayers,

Fr. Tom

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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
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o MORNING MASS
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o EVENING PRAYER
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o EVENING MASS
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o ROSARY
Mon - Wed - Fri - Sat
(after 8AM Mass)
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(after 6PM Mass)

o ADORATION of the EUCHARIST
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