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Welcome to St. Dorothy and St. Thomas Churches!

On February 1, 2018, the Wilmington Catholic Collaborative became The Parish of The Transfiguration

Parish Office, 11 Harnden Ave., Wilmington, MA  01887, 978-658-4665

Faith Formation Office, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA  01887, 978-658-6040 

Join us in the celebration of Word and Sacrament as we continue to grow in our Catholic faith and to flourish as a community. We welcome all to join us as we seek to follow Christ, come alive in His Spirit, and share His love with one another.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITY “Understanding What We Celebrate – The Mass”

God invites us again and again to be gathered, to be formed, to be united and to be commissioned. The Mass is the source and summit of the Christian life – but how many of us know fully why we do what we do?

PLEASE join us for the informational year-long series that will help ALL Liturgical Ministers, Catechists, and the entire faith community, to grow in their understanding of The Mass. Liturgical Ministers and Catechists are especially encouraged to attend these sessions to further develop their vocation to serve the faithful at Mass and in the classroom.

This will be a 1X per month series. Join us on Wednesday, January 23rd from 7 PM  - 8:15 PM at St. Dorothy Church for Session 1: The Gathered Sessions, including such topics as…

  • Why Do We Go To Church?
  • Characteristics of The Assembly
  • Many Parts, One Body
  • What Does A Liturgy Committee Do?
  • What Makes For Good Liturgy?
  • The Role of The Assembly At Mass
  • Why My Role Matters At Mass
  • Disciples NOT Consumers
  • Why We Should Sing At Mass

Tentative Schedule thru April 2019  (always check the bulletin)

  • Session 1. Wednesday, January 23rd
  • Session 2. Wednesday, February 27th
  • Session 3. Wednesday, March 27tt
  • Session 4. Wednesday, April 24th

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

Christmas and New Year’s Day have come and gone. Tempus fugit!!  Thanks to all who participated in the Giving Tree program in both churches.  The Christmas concert was great as was the music at both churches during the Christmas season.  The highlight for December was the parish mission with Father Simeon Gallagher.  That was a huge success. As I mentioned before, he relies on a free will offering from those who attend the mission.  The free will offering from the attendees was $3,717.00.  He was pleased and grateful.  He also gave me the name of another priest who gives parish missions. He said this priest is excellent.  I will give him a call and see if we can get on his calendar.

ishop Hennessey was with us last weekend, we had the Epiphany pageant at the 9:00 AM Mass this past Sunday.  We also had the first of two confirmation retreats this past Saturday.

Fr. Agustin has returned from visiting his family. Deacon Cliff King has gone to his home in Florida. He will return around Easter.

On Tuesday, January 8th, Fr. Peter Quinn, pastor of the Westford and Littleton collaborative, asked Tom Griffin and me to speak with the pastoral and finance councils of both parishes about the merger process. They are exploring the possibility of merger.

Well, that is it for now.  Until next time take care.

Fr. Earley

Pastoral Intern Joins Pastoral Staff!

As we enter the New Year, our Pastoral Staff welcomes a new “Pastoral Intern” who will be assisting us with some of the pastoral work in the parish. William O’Brien, brother of parishioner Fred O’Brien, recently retired from a career with Verizon Communications. Bill was in religious life with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary (OMV) prior to his career with Verizon. His formation years included: supervised field education, spiritual direction, counseling, retreats, and much more. Bill has a Master of Divinity degree from St. John’s Seminary in Boston, studied Theology at the Pontifical University in Rome, and has a BA in Philosophy from Our Lady of Grace Seminary in Boston. His unpaid internship will be focused on: wake services, funerals, and committals, homebound ministry, and as Master of Ceremony during Holy Week and the Triduum. Bill’s long-term ambition is full-time ministry in a parish. Please welcome Bill when you see him!


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Weekend Masses St. Thomas

Saturday: 5:30 p.m.                 

Sunday: 9:00 a.m., and 12:00 noon

Weekend Masses St. Dorothy’s

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.                     

Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

Weekday Masses at St. Dorothy’s

Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.;

Rosary starts at 8:25 a.m. prior to daily Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation  Saturday, 3:15pm to 3:45pm St. Dorothy; 4:45pm to 5:15pm St. Thomas; or by appointment

Adoration  First Friday of the Month at St. Dorothy’s 2-5pm

Healing Mass With Anointing of the Sick on the First Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at St. Dorothy Church

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Saturday: 10:00 a.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m., Monday: 2:00 p.m., Thursday: 3:00 p.m.

If your cable carrier is Comcast, turn to Channel 9. If your cable carrier is Verizon, turn to Channel 37.

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