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!

 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.

 

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.


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 below).


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SUNDAY EVENING MASS. You may have seen in last week’s bulletin and again this week that the parish will begin to have a Sunday evening Mass on September 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

As we prepare to begin another school year, one of the areas that our parish leadership will focus on this year will be to make more concerted efforts to reach out to the youth and young adults in our parish and local community.

We had some great initial success this summer with our teens who attended the Steubenville East Summer Youth Conference in Lowell; and then those who attended the Diocesan Catholic Youth Day on Martha’s Vineyard last week with Bishop DaCunha. Both of these events were wonderful experiences of the faith for our teens and our hope is to build on these this year. A big part of that will be to bring back a youth group for our teens. So keep an eye on the bulletin as that begins to emerge. If you would like to help as we bring this ministry back into focus in our parish, please contact me. We can use all the help we can get. And, most importantly, encourage your teens or teens you know to be active.

The other major outreach is the Sunday evening Mass that I mentioned. Our hope is that this Mass will be an attractive option to the cadets at the Mass Maritime Academy during the school year. The music for this Mass will be more contemporary in nature and have a youthful focus. We’re also hoping that young people will come forward to fulfill the liturgical roles as lectors and eucharistic ministers. This new Mass is open to everyone, of course, so feel free to come and check it out and support our young people with your prayers.

It will also serve as a “last chance” for Mass on a weekend when people may have missed Sunday Masses. There is currently no Sunday evening Mass from New Bedford to Mashpee, so let’s see how this goes. We will initially offer this Mass on a trial basis through the end of the year and see if it generates a following. Please spread the word!

VERY GRAND ANNUAL. I also wanted to offer an update on our total for the Grand Annual Appeal this year. As of Tuesday, our current total for this year’s appeal is $35,364. We have surpassed last year’s total of $32,000. As always, I am humbled by the generosity of this parish. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your goodness.

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.

 

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FRANCISCAN MISSION
SERVICE APPEAL

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.

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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Twentieth Sunday of
Ordinary Time

August 18th & August 19th

Collect Prayer:
O God, who have prepared for those who love you good things which no eye can see, fill our hearts, we pray, with the warmth of your love, so that, loving you in all things and above all things, we may attain your promises, which surpass every human desire. 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.

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

PARISH MEN'S GROUP
Father's and Grandfather's Club
NEW LOCATION
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 the 2nd floor Conference Room in the Parish Office. 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.

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