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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.

WINTER CANCELATIONS The Daily Mass will be canceled when the town of Wilmington Schools are closed due to weather conditions.

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, February 27th from 7 PM  - 8:15 PM at St. Dorothy Church for Session 2.

Tentative Schedule thru April 2019  (always check the bulletin)

  • Session 2. Wednesday, February 27th
  • Session 3. Wednesday, March 27tt
  • Session 4. Wednesday, April 24th

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

I want to thank Gerry and Janet Bates for taking the time to fix some of the hymnal racks at St. Thomas. Some of the damaged racks could not be fixed because some of the wood was missing from the rack. That did not stop them from figuring another way of repairing the broken racks.  They went to   J.G. Machine Company here in Wilmington for a solution . The company machined two hundred brackets that could attached to the rack and hooked onto the back of the bench.  I want to thank J.G. Machine Company  because they did not charge the parish for all that fabrication.  They did it as a favor to Janet because her father was in that business.  Again, thanks to the Bates as well as the J.G. Machine Company.

As you know, Church law requires all priests to go on retreat each year.  To fulfill that requirement, Bishop Hennessey organizes a retreat for Boston priest at the St. Petersburg’s diocesan center in Tampa.  Father Tully and Father Anda and I will be attending that retreat again this year.  We will leave after the Masses on Sunday, February 24th and will return on Friday, March 1st.  I believe that there are approximately 60 Boston priests going.  Since Easter is so late this year, the retreat is later than usual.

Some people have asked me how the Holy Land Pilgrimage is coming along.  So far, we have 32 people who have filled out the reservation form and paid the deposit.  That does not include Fr. Tully or me.  There is still plenty of time to sign up if you are interested. Brochures at the front doors of both churches.

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.

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