Parish Notes

COME SING
THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD!

Please join our Music Ministry! Come sing in the Choir or share any instrument you may play! Lift up your voice to the Lord and share the talents He has given you. All are welcome, no experience necessary! Call: Marianne Oien 508.725.4206, or email: [email protected]

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 SAMARITANS
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]].

THIRD ORDER OF CARMELITES

meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at Christ the King Parish, Mashpee for 10:30 AM Mass followed by a teaching in Room A & daytime prayer in St. Jude's Chapel.
We meet every Sunday at 6:30 PM, St. Jude's Chapel, for evening prayer. We welcome your presence. The Lay Carmelite Order of St. John of the Cross. Contact Dottie Cawley (508) 477-2798 for more information.

CONSOLING PARTNERS
ADDICTION LOSS

A peer support group for those who have lost a loved one to a drug or alcohol related death. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8PM at Corpus Christi Parish Ctr., 324 Quaker Meeting House Rd., E. Sandwich. To confirm meeting dates and for further info, email: [[email protected]].

LARGE PRINT BOOKS NEEDED!

The residents of Keystone Place, Main St. Buzzards Bay, would greatly appreciate any large print books of any genre. There are only a limited amount of Large Print books available. Many of the residents have poor vision and these books would add so much joy to their lives. If you have any to donate, please stop by Keystone with them. Thank you in advance, and God bless you.

HOSPICE SERVICES OF MASSACHUSETTS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

In need of volunteers in the Centerville and Sandwich areas to provide supportive care to hospice patients and their caregivers who are facing a life-limiting illness. Volunteers are invited to participate in a comprehensive training program. For further information, please call: Kate Mahoney, Volunteer Coordinator [508.291.0049]. For the Plymouth area, please call: Karen Foster [508.210.5956].

Our Community

SVdP FOOD PANTRY!

Please feel free to bring any canned goods, cereal, pasta, jarred baby food, etc. to either the SVdP Thrist Shop across from St. Margaret Church or you may leave the items in the large plastic containers at the St. Margaret Church entrances. PLEASE CHECK EXPIRATION DATES. Thank you and God bless you.
Our address is 134 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, across the street from St. Margaret Church.
Call: our Help Request Tel No. [508.759.7191].

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
REGULAR HOURS
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].

BOURNE FOOD PANTRY
EMERGENCY FOOD BOX ITEMS NEEDED!

We are in need of canned meats for our food boxes for those less fortunate. Food like canned ham, canned chicken, canned tuna, canned soups and canned pasta. Flip top cans are the easiest to open, Thank you in advance for your generosity.

LA SALETTE SUPPORT GROUP

A monthly Support Group for anyone grieving a loss from substance abuse. Held on the last Thursday of each month at 7PM at the Welcome Center. Call: Fr. Lamartine [508.222.5410]. Confidential


LA SALETTE SUPPORT GROUP
SEPARATED & DIVORCED PERSONS

La Salette Retreat Center is the location for a bi-weekly support group for separated and divorced persons. It is held from 7PM to 8:30PM every other Tuesday. For more information, exact dates and for directions, please call: Dottie [508.642.1928] or email: [[email protected]].

Looking for a Spiritual pick-me-upper ?
La Salette Retreat Center in Attleboro, MA has published its complete schedule of 2020 retreat programs and days of recollection.

Visit its website at: www.lasaletteretreatcenter.org
Or, send for its program catalog at:
La Salette Retreat Center
947 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

"I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever." Let the Lord feed and support your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Sept 12-13, 2020 in Medway, MA and Oct 16-18, 2020 in TBD, NH For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit them at https://wwmema.org/.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
Volunteers needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors Monday through Friday. Total commitment is 1 to 2 hours per week. Mileage reimbursement is available. Please call: Nancy Wolf [508.394.4630] or email: [[email protected]].


PRAYER BEADS (ROSARIES) & REPAIRS
If you are looking for quality handmade prayer beads (rosaries) or in need of rosary repair, please call: Paula Wilk [774.283.0441] or email: [[email protected]].

ROYAL CAPE COD NURSING HOME & REHAB
BUZZARDS BAY - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!!

Royal Cape Cod Nursing Home & Rehab. Center is looking for volunteers in a variety of areas. If you have a talent or hobby that you would like to share or interested in being a friendly visitor to some of our residents we would be interested in talking with you. Please don’t hesitate to call. We could certainly use your help in many areas. 1 hour per week to 15 hours per week. If you are interested in a volunteer position, please give us a call: [508.743.8141] and ask for Faith or leave a message and we will get back to you. Thank you!

Catholic School Info

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED?

Have you ever considered Catholic Education for your student, but have thought it was out of your reach financially, now is the time to reconsider. The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) has financial aid available for K-8 students in all Catholic elementary schools. Contact your local school or if you need help finding your local school call: Sarah Heaton [508.678.2828] or email: [[email protected]].

DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER
NEW CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ALLIANCE WEBSITE

The Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is excited to announce a new website for the Catholic Schools Alliance, visit: [www.CatholicSchoolsAlliance.org]. The new Catholic Schools Alliance website is focused on promoting the 22 schools in the Diocese of Fall River and raising awareness about what makes our schools special. We invite you to take a look at the new website and to share it with your friends. If you have questions please email: Sarah Heaton [[email protected]] or call: [508.678.2828].

DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER
ATTN. PARENTS & GUARDIANS!

The Office for Child Protection is responsible for overseeing response and reporting; counseling; prevention training and education; and compliance. If you would like to learn more about how the Diocese of Fall River is working to keep your children safe, please call: Debora Berg, Safe Environment Coordinator, [508.997.7337].

CALLING ALL MARRIED COUPLES

The Diocesan Marriage Preparation program needs more team couples – both newly married and veterans (age is not a consideration). We constantly hear from those working in the program, how much they get out of their involvement. The Diocesan Marriage Preparation program meets in three locations: Mansfield, Dartmouth and Harwich on Cape Cod. In each location there is a team of volunteers that facilitate three to five sessions per year. If you are interested in serving in this ministry please call: Claire McManus [508.678.2828 x19].

 

Office Announcements

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.

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