KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
7:30 - 9:00 PM
5 Armory Rd., Buzzards Bay
Hall available for functions.
Call (508) 759-3100 for more information.
SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER
Call Art Caldarola, (508) 291-2315 for information.
RCIA: ARE YOU SOMEONE OR
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO...
- - Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
- - Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
- - Was baptized Catholic as a child, but never received the sacrament of Confirmation?
We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For more information, email: [[email protected]].
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.
THE MOST CRITICAL NEED IS FURNITURE FOR A TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT. WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW DOUBLE AND TWIN MATTRESSES, A BUNK BED FRAME, TWO DRESSERS, AND LIVING ROOM CHAIRS. MATTRESS DONATIONS MUST BE NEW AND IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPPER. ALL OTHER ITEMS CAN BE USED. WE ARE ALSO COLLECTING HOUSEHOLD. TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF WHAT IS NEEDED GO TO: [HTTP://WWW.CAPEPOWR.ORG/DONATE-GOODS.HTML]. WE ALSO ARE SEEKING FUNDS TO SUPPLEMENT A FEDERAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE UNTIL THE FAMILY IS ABLE TO PAY THE ENTIRE RENT ON THEIR OWN. WE WILL NEED APPROXIMATELY $5000 TO FULFILL THAT NEED. TO MAKE A FINANCIAL PLEDGE, VISIT: [HTTP://WWW.CAPEPOWR.ORG/DONATE-MONEY.HTML].
The St. Vincent de Paul thanks you for your generous donations. Because of your generosity, we were able to provide so many children with winter jackets (Giving Trees). In addition our Food Pantry distributed non-perishables to numerous clients. We provided additional services such as rooms for the homeless, assistance for heating bills, clothing, furniture and various other requests. We once again, thank you and may God bless you!
St. Vincent de Paul is looking for volunteers!
What do volunteers do?
• Unpack boxes & bags
• Sort & fold clothes
• Vacuum rugs
• Dust furniture
• Help set up displays
• Fill clothes racks & shelves
• General Housekeeping
• Many other areas
Any amount of time is helpful. Please call: [508.759.7171].
SVdP THRIFT SHOP
TUESDAY – SATURDAY 10AM THROUGH 4PM.
Stop by or call for more information.
Call: our Shop Tel No. [508.759.7171].
Our address is 134 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, across the street from St. Margaret Church.
Call: our Help Request Tel No. [508.759.7191].
ON CAPE COD
For 40 years, the important work of the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands has been done by over 900 volunteers-ordinary people-just like you. If you have been thinking about volunteering, now is the time. We need you! We are embarking on a new program, A Caring Connection, which is designed to provide emotional support and follow-up to adults who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis after discharge from a medical or behavioral health facility. Volunteers act as coaches and maintain contact via phone only with individuals, who have opted in for help. To volunteer, please call: [508.548.7999] or email: [[email protected]].
WHAT DOES YOUR PARISH MEAN TO YOU?
Has your child been Baptized here? Received First Holy Communion? Received Confirmation? If so, your parish is very special to you.
Would you be willing to give one hour a week? every two weeks? once a month? to continue to guide your family further along in their faith journey? An hour is not a lot of time, but it can help in so many ways. You may be interested in serving as an aide to your child’s Faith Formation Teacher from time to time. Would you be interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, and having the honor of bringing Holy Communion once a month, to someone in a Nursing Home or home bound? Maybe serve Holy Communion at Mass? We could also use your help in serving as Reader at Mass. An hour is not a lot of time, but it can help tremendously.
Again - - - What does your parish mean to you?
Do you want to see your children get married here? Have your grandchildren receive their Sacraments here?
Please call: Kathy at the Rectory Office (508.759.7777) if you want to help YOUR parish in some small way. Just an hour can make a big difference!
WEEKEND BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS .....
MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE RECTORY OFFICE IN WRITING - TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SELECTED WEEKEND. THANK YOU!
REGARDING CANDLES .....
Please remember when lighting candles for a loved one, that payment is on the "Honor System". We are happy to make these candles available, but they are costly. We request $2 per candle. Please place your payment in the slot provided. Thank you.
IT WOULD BE .....
greatly appreciated when attending Mass, that you remain until the end of Mass before leaving. If there is an emergency and you must leave Mass early, please gently close the door, so not to be a distraction to others. Thank you and God bless you.
Contributions and Tax Requirements .....
The use of weekly offertory envelopes is the only manner in which the parish can provide a receipt for tax purposes. If you do not receive envelopes and wish to, please call the Rectory Office at 508-759-7777.
Are you registered in the Parish .....
Please check the loose-leaf binder at your Church entrance. It contains the names of those who are registered in our Parish. If you cannot find your name, it means you are not registered in the Parish. To register, please take a Parish Registration Form from the folder aside the binder. Fill it out and complete it by either mailing it or dropping it off at the Rectory Office during weekdays. Thank You.