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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.

ANOINTING MASS & LUNCHEON, Sat, Oct 20, 2018, 11:30AM MASS IN VILLANOVA HALL.  Please call Kathy Catanzano @978-658-9189 or Diane Ward @ 978-658-5697 no later than Oct 14th, if you will be attending. We need a count for the caterer.

ALL SAINTS DAY is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses will take place on Thursday, November 1st at 9:00am and 7:00pm at St. Dorothy Church.

The St. Dorothy Christmas Bazaar will be Friday, November 2, 5pm to 8pm and Saturday, November 3, 9am to 3pm in the lower level of St. Dorothy Church.

November Grade level Masses:     November 4 – Grade 8, 12:00 Mass at St. Thomas and November 18 – Grade 7, 9am Mass St. Thomas.  Refreshments are served after all grade level Masses.  The entire Community is welcome.

Our Annual MASS OF REMEMBRANCE will take place on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:00pm at St. Thomas Church.

The St. Thomas Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 17 in Villanova Hall, from 10am to 3pm.  Anyone interested in renting a table at the Fair, please call Kathy Catanzano at 978-658-9189 or Diane Ward at 978-658-5697.


We also have the Christmas Bazaar at St. Dorothy’s coming up on November 2nd & 3rd and the Craft Fair at Villanova Hall on November 17th.

Beginning the weekend of December 8th & 9th, we will have a parish mission.  Fr. Simone Gallagher, OFMCap. will lead the mission.  Fr Gallagher is Director of the Preaching  Ministry Office of the Mid-America Province of the Capuchin Order.  He conducts retreats, parish development programs, parish missions, and religious education workshops.  He was the retreat master on the priests’ retreat I attended several years ago.  He was excellent.  He will preach at all Masses that weekend and at the parish mission which will run for four nights (Monday – Thursday).  He is well known so I am sure when people from other parishes hear that he is leading our parish mission, they will attend the mission too.  More to come in the weeks leading up to the mission. In the meantime, save the date.  It will be worth it.

With families’ schedules being so busy these days, we could use more Eucharistic ministers as well as altar servers.  We could especially use Eucharistic ministers at the 5:30 PM Mass on Saturday as well as the noon on Sunday.  If we had a larger cadre of ministers, it would be easier to schedule the ministers as well as find fill ins when needed.  If you are interested, see one of the staff members 

I have been telling you for weeks that Fr. Tully and I will be running a 10-day trip to the Holy Land in October 2019.  It is over a year away.  So far, we have 18 people signed up.  The cost is $3,699.00 per person. Today travel to the Holy Land is booming.  Once you go, the scriptures will come alive because you have seen the sites described or referred to in the scriptures. Think about it.  There are brochures at the front door of both churches.

Finally, continue to pray for the Church as it continues to dig itself out of the mess caused by the actions of some bishops and priests.  Let’s hope they get it right this time and hold the bishops accountable.  Also pray for those who have been harmed by their actions.  The priests of the Merrimack region have a meeting with the Cardinal on Monday.  Hopefully, it will not be a waste of time.

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

Fr. Earley


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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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