Includes All You Can Eat: pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice & fruit. Advance Tickets: $4.00 per person, $12.00 per family, and will be sold by scouts after all Masses this weekend. Support the Scouts and enjoy a great meal!
New Mass Schedule Begins in June
As most of you are aware, during the past several summers at St. Margaret Mary, we have dropped the 12:30 PM Mass because of the summer schedules and travel of our parishioners and the availability of priests to help on weekends. Over the past several months, with the consultation of the Pastoral Council, Liturgy development, The Christian Worship Commission and the pastoral staff, it has been decided to change our weekend Mass schedule, rather than just dropping the last Mass. Beginning on the first weekend of June, the new schedule will be 5 PM on Saturday, and 8 AM, 10 AM and 12 PM on Sunday. The new schedule is not just for the summer, but will continue in the fall.
As many of you know, it is getting more and more difficult to find priests available to help our parish on the weekends. Also, our attendance has dropped, like many parishes, so maintaining the current Mass schedule is not feasible. A number of our surrounding parishes have already, or are considering, reducing the number of weekend Masses they provide in response to Bishop Conlon's request that all parishes review their Mass schedules and discern if their current schedule is the best use of the their resources. All of this was considered in making this decision.
Any change can be a bit disruptive, but we hope you will find this new schedule provides for the needs of our parish, builds a stronger sense of community, and reduce the stress on our pastor and weekend assistants.
Come Encounter Jesus
Embrace His Kingdom
Parish Theme and Calling 2015-17
As a worshipping Roman Catholic parish family we are guided by a collegial partnership of laity, pastor, and ministerial staff. Together we seek to foster spiritual growth through the active practice of Christianity. By the sharing of our God-given talents and resources with all God's people we strive for peace and justice as the "Parish with Heart."