THE GREAT AND HOLY WEEK. With today's celebration of Palm Sunday, we enter into the most sacred week of the whole church year. This week is what our Lenten journey has been all about. Lent has prepared us to enter into this sacred time and allow the Lord to once again renew us as individuals and as a community.
One of the things that I love about Holy Week is that it isn't a collection of separate services as much as it is one continuous, week-long celebration of our salvation. Today, Palm Sunday, is the prologue to the week. We see today where we are headed in the days ahead.
On Thursday we are reminded of the incredible gift of God's presence in the Eucharist, and the call to be people of service, people who wash one another's feet. Friday will remind us of the depth of God's love for us. That God loves us so much, so deeply, that He sacrifices His only Son so that we might be saved. The Easter Vigil on Saturday and Easter Sunday remind us that God can conquer all things - even death. The resurrection is not only about Jesus being restored to life; it is about the promise that God makes to each one of us in our baptism, that we will live with Him forever.
My challenge to everyone is don't merely show up again next Sunday for Easter, but enter into this Great and Holy Week. Experience its sights and sounds, its messages and promises. Walk each day through the great story of our salvation and experience what this week offers. Let God renew you with the grace and the wonder of Easter. See you all this week! The full schedule is in the bulletin.
ST. PATRICK'S THANK-YOUS (PART II)! It is always dangerous when I make thank-you's too quickly. I forgot to mention a few other people who were critical to our successful St. Patrick's dinner. Let me add to our list of thanks: Thomas Keogh, Judy Barclay, Kathleen Coyle, and Emmalene Letourneau. You along with those mentioned last week, and everyone who came, made it a great night!
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.
MusicPlease leave a message in the Rectory Office
for Wendy Herren, Director of Music or e-mail [email protected] .
The TABERNACLE LAMP at St. Margaret’s the week of MARCH 18th is IN LOVING MEMORY of Adele Clark.
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 (Altar Flowers not during Lent).
Cost is $25 per item per week, except for the Tabernacle Lamp ($15 per week).
BirthdaysHAPPY MARCH BIRTHDAY !
Barbara Bello, Raeghan Blake, Art & Stephen Caldarola, Racquel Cardoza, Jaylah Mossey, Juliette Oliver, Frank Rose, Jean & Audrey Ferguson, Fr. Giles Barreda, OFM
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 FEBRUARY 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, Grace Moore, Tina Morris, Jennifer Rose, Claire Sullivan (broken hip)
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)
WE WILL BE STARTING A NEW PRAYER LIST ON MARCH 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 NEXT WEEKEND!
The Weekend of March 17th & March 18th will be taken up for “EASTER FLOWERS”. The Weekend of March 24th & March 25th will be taken up for "CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS”. 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:
Richard P. (Dickie) Cruz (8th Anniv.)
Women's GuildGuild members will attend the 8am Mass during 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 MARCH 11TH
Rev. Gerald Shovelton, Rev. Msgr. John Smith, Pope Francis, Rev. Christopher Stanibula, Rev. John Sullivan, Rev. Pawel Swiercz, Rev. Rodney Thibault
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 18TH
Rev. Msgr. Ronald Tosti, Rev. Horace Travassos, Rev. Edward Byington, Rev. Marc Tremblay, Rev. Raymond Vaillancourt, MS, Rev. Bernard Vanasse, Rev. Henry Kropiwnicki, Rev. Joseph Mauritzen