SOLEMNITY OF THE
ASSUMPTION OF MARY


The Holy Day of Obligation Masses
will be as follows:

⋅ Tuesday, August 14 - 6PM
⋅ Wednesday, August 15 - 8AM & 6PM

 

∼ All are at St. Margaret Church ∼

FAITH FORMATION
REGISTRATION
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19TH & 26TH

Faith Formation registration will take place on Sunday, August 19th , 2018 and Sunday August 26th , 2018 from 8 AM to 1 PM in the St. Margaret School Gym. We look forward to another year together, as we grow in our love for Jesus Christ and His Church. See you then. Vinnie and Francine Armstrong.

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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FULLY PRO-LIFE. You probably saw the headlines last week that spoke of the recent change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church made by Pope Francis that now states that use of capital punishment, or the death penalty, is now “inadmissible.”

This is a tremendous step forward in the formal teaching of the church. It signals our complete and unified pro-life stance that is not just situational, but rather is consistent. You know what I mean, we all know people who are strongly against abortion, but at the same time are in favor of the death penalty, or opposed to providing access to health care, or welcoming the immigrant and refugee. The reality is that the Catholic position is simple – we respect life, all life, from conception through natural death. The Pope’s recent clarification makes it clear to the Catholic world that we are a pro-life people in every single case, no matter what.

I use the word “clarification” because some outlets have reported this news as a change, or something new. It is not. The Church has always been generally opposed to the use of capital punishment for a very simple reason – to God alone belongs the power to create life and take life. However, there was a long standing “exception” that allowed for the use of the death penalty if there was no other way possible to protect society from a dangerous person. However, even though the teaching allowed for this possibility, St. John Paul II stated, “such cases are very rare, if not practically non­existent.”

The clarification by Pope Francis now makes this teaching crystal clear. We are always pro-life, in every situation. Let’s be clear, this doesn’t make us pro-criminal. It is also our long held teaching that it is just for people to be appropriately punished for crimes they commit. It would still be the expectation that someone convicted of a capital crime, would be imprisoned for life, or whatever other teaching society deemed appropriate.

This is a welcomed conclusion to the development of this teaching over time, as so profoundly by St. John Paul II. If you want to read more about this, visit our facebook page. I shared an excellent story on this earlier this week.

Let us pray, with Pope Francis, and work for that day when these affronts to the dignity of the human person are no longer enshrined in the laws of our country, or any other.

Peace, love,
and prayers,

Fr. Tom

 


PEOPLE ORGANIZED TO WELCOME REFUGEES (POWR)

ONE OF OUR LORD'S MOST PROMINENT CALLS IS TO HELP THE AFFLICTED. THOSE FLEEING VIOLENCE AND OPPRESSION ARE SOME OF TODAY'S MOST AFFLICTED PEOPLE. IN RESPONSE, A POWR TEAM IS FORMING IN THE UPPER CAPE AREA TO SUPPORT REFUGEES RESETTLING IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND ST. MARGARET'S IS PLEDGED TO HELP ANY WAY WE CAN. THE TEAM IS A VOLUNTEER-LED EFFORT TO MEET A RANGE OF RESETTLEMENT NEEDS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING, PLEASE CONTACT FR. TOM AT (508. 759.7777) OR EMAIL: PASTOR@STMARGARETBBAY.ORG.

We will be welcoming a Rohingya refugee family at Logan Airport the week of August 12th. The family is a mother and father with a 9 month old boy. They fled genocide in Burma in 2015. The Team will be assisting the family as it begins a new life that offers safety, normalcy and dignity. We are still in need of some furnishings for the family's apartment, particularly, a crib and microwave. If you are interested in joining the team to welcome the family at the airport or donating items or funds, contact Steve Schrader at 703 389 2497.

 

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

 SUNDAY EVENING MASS (6PM)
TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 2nd

As part of our parish outreach to the cadets at Mass. Maritime Academy, we will begin a Sunday evening Mass at 6 p.m. starting September 2nd. This will be a regular Mass of the parish and is open to everyone, but our hope is that this will attract cadets from MMA and other young people to worship. We are hoping to have young people as lectors, eucharistic ministers, servers, and involved in the music ministry, so if you are interested in serving in any of these ways, email: Fr. Tom ([email protected]) right away.

 

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 AUGUST
Liturgical & Saints Days


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Sunday's Bulletin
and Readings


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FRANCISCAN MISSION
SERVICE APPEAL

This weekend we welcome Elizabeth Hughes, Executive Director with Franciscan Mission Service. She will share FMS' work internationally and in the United States. FMS relies on the prayers and financial support of good people to serve in Latin America, South America and here in the United States. FMS invites parishioners to reflect on Pope Francis' words from Evangelii Gaudium: "Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God's saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love." How might you be called to be engaged in evangelization? Some give by going on mission, and some go by giving-both prayers and donations. To find out more, visit: www.franciscanmissionservice.org and look for Liz after Mass on Sunday, August 12th.

ATTENTION MMA CADETS


We are so happy to have you join us for worship during the school year and hope that St. Margaret’s can be your school year home. Fr. Tom is working on more ways that the parish can reach out to Maritime cadets so he can hear your ideas and chat with you.


º Beginning Sunday, September 2nd at 7PM there will be an MMA Mass at St. Margaret Church on Sunday evenings

º Join our Facebook Page to stay up-to-date and "Friend" me on Facebook at: fb.com/frtom.washburn

º Confession is always available. We will have regular Adoration throughout the year.

º Send suggestions to: Fr. Tom ([email protected]) or fb.com/frtom.washburn

Nineteenth Sunday of
Ordinary Time

August 11th & August 12th

Collect Prayer:
Almighty ever-living God, whom, taught by the Holy Spirit, we dare to call our Father, bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts the spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters, that we may merit to enter into the inheritance which you have promised. 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.

PARISH MEN'S GROUP
Father's and Grandfather'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).

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.