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.

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.

MONTHLY SUMMER COOKOUT
AT THE CHURCH - THURSDAY AT 6:30PM
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!

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.


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS. This past week was such a tough week as we laid my sweet mother to rest this past Monday. The week between her passing and her burial is a bit of a blur, but it was an intimate time of family gatherings each day as we cried, laughed, told stories, hugged, and cried again. It was a beautiful tribute to my beautiful mother.

More than 500 people came through the funeral home during the visiting hours and many of them were from the Sisters of Mercy as my Aunt, Sr. Maureen, is the superior of their community, and so very many also came from St. Margaret’s and the other churches where I have been stationed.

At one point, after having introduced yet another parishioner to my Dad, “Dad, this is so-and-so from my parish,” Dad leaned in to me and said, “Your parishioners really love you.” And I responded, “Dad, I am so blessed, and I love them too.” He had the look of a very proud father on his face.

I just want to extend my deepest thanks to all of you who reached out in so many ways – you offered your thoughts, your prayers, your Masses offered, rosaries prayed, and more. For all of you who came to the wake and/or funeral, sent flowers and food, really endless ways that me and my whole family felt your loving and prayerful support. It is this kindness that is so very touching.

If you were among those who came to the funeral Mass then you also heard the absolute choir of angels who sang for my mother. This group came together about an hour before the Mass and was made up of music ministers from various parishes where I have been stationed – so many from right here at St. Margaret’s. A very special gift from each of you for my mother and my family. I can never thank you enough for that.

My Mom was the family matriarch and we often referred to her as The Queen. Thank you for helping me give her a sendoff that was fitting for The Queen!!

May she rest in peace. And may God give each of you His great reward for your kindness.

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.

SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES
WEDNESDAYS AT 6PM


o July 18 - St. Margaret Church -
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.

CLICK ON POPE FRANCIS
TO READ HIS NEW EXHORTATION
"REJOICE & BE GLAD!"

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


Click the image for
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.

Sixteenth Sunday of
Ordinary Time

July 21st & July 22nd

Collect Prayer:
Show favor, O Lord, to your servants and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace, that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity, they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands. 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!

Finally, a word just to invite us all to be more connected as a community. If you haven't already, please "Like" our Facebook Page (see above).


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"Friend" me on Facebook at:
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"Follow" me on Twitter:
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"Email" me or just say "Hello" in the grocery store!


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