STEUBENVILLE EAST SUMMER YOUTH CONFERENCE - July 13-15
SPONSOR A YOUTH

We have more than a dozen young people going to this year’s conference. The cost is $250 per person. Consider sponsoring one of our youth for the full price or part of the price so they can grow in their faith. Place a check made out to St. Margaret’s in the collection. Mark your envelope: ATTENTION FR. TOM.


PRAY & WASH CAR WASH - JULY 8th

Help support our young people headed to the Steubenville East Summer Youth Conference by letting them wash your car. The car wash will take place during the 7:30 & 11:00 a. m. Masses on Sunday, July 8th. When you come for Mass, just park in front of the school and let us know you want your car washed. It will be finished when you come out of Mass. You pray, we wash! Free will offering accepted.

 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.

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.

MONTHLY SUMMER COOKOUT
AT THE CHURCH - THURSDAYS AT 6:30PM
July 12th - 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!

2018 St. Margaret's Fundraiser
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.


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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 Registration Form, click HERE. Registration Deadine is June 25th and we are nearly SOLD OUT.

RESETTING OUR MORAL COMPASS. You, like me, have probably watched the news in horror over the course of this last week or so as we have witnessed the draconian policy that has separated immigrant children from their parents upon arrival in the United States. This terror has been magnified as many defended this indefensible action of our government, and others even attempted to invoke Biblical approvals for this highly un-Biblical act.

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Sunday commented on this policy, “If they want to take a baby from the arms of his mother and separate the two, that's wrong. That goes against human decency. That goes against human dignity. It goes against what's most sacred in the human person. I don't think we should obey a law that goes against what God intends that you would take a baby, a child, from his or her mom. I mean, that's unjust. That's un-biblical. That's un-American. There could be no biblical passage that would justify that.”

Our society is so incredibly polarized into opposing political camps that it becomes difficult to have a civilized discourse about these most important issues that we’re facing. But, my hope is that we people of faith can begin to break through this logjam and find a way to conversation; find a way to listen to each other and work together – to find a way to reset our moral compass and be the beacon of truth and justice that our country has always been.

It has broken my heart over-and-over this week to see images of children held in cages, in a strange place, and separated from their parents wondering if they will ever be united again; used as pawns in a political battle over immigration and border safety.

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, one of many bishops to speak out this week said, "The United States is now openly before the world using children as pawns to enforce a hostile immigration policy. This strategy is morally unacceptable and denies the clear danger weighing upon those seeking our assistance. As a Catholic bishop, I support political and legal authority. I have always taught respect for the civil law and will continue to do so. But, I cannot be silent when our country's immigration policy destroys families, traumatizes parents, and terrorizes children. The harmful and unjust policy of separating children from their parents must be ended."

Cardinal Sean says it well. These debates will go on, and that’s fine. After all, we are a democracy that, in its finest moments, is built on the notion that those of opposing views can come together and debate theproper solutions to our problems. But, certainly, this moment has shown us that we must find civility in the discussion, and dignity in the treatment of all who come to our shores – both legally and illegally. That is what is just and Biblical, and American.

Let us be the people who put destructive partisanship aside, and call upon all of our leaders to find real solutions with civility; solutions that respect both the needs of our country, and the dignity of the people who are effect. Let us once again live up to what it means to be an American.

Peace, love,
and prayers,

Fr. Tom

 

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Our Parish
Catholic Charities Appeal
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PARISH MEN'S GROUP
Father's Club
Tuesday Mornings at 10:30AM - Beginning July 10th

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. beginning July 10. 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).

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 JUNE
Liturgical & Saints Days


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Sunday's Bulletin
and Readings


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SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES
WEDNESDAYS AT 6PM


o July 18 -
Topic: The Age of Pope Francis
Speaker: Fr. Tom Washburn, OFM

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: Discovering Personal Holiness
Speaker: Fr. Michael MacInnis

Join us this summer for a
special Speaker Series.

Thirteenth Sunday of
Ordinary Time

June 30th & July 1st

Collect Prayer:
O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. 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.

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.

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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