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Welcome to St. Dorothy and St. Thomas Churches!

Parish Office: 11 Harnden St., Wilmington, MA 978-658-4665
Faith Formation Office: 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 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 Christcome alive in His Spirit, and share His love with one another. 

Click to read our URGENT FINANCIAL APPEAL                         (in lieu of the Grand Annual this year)

 

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE*     (Registration Is Required)  
Christmas Eve Schedule
St. Dorothy Church: 1 PM, 3 PM and 5 PM
1PM MASS IS FULL
St. Thomas Church 1 PM, 3 PM and 5 PM  3PM AND 5PM MASSES ARE FULL

Christmas Day Schedule
St. Dorothy Church 7:30 AM and 11 AM
St. Thomas Church 9 AM


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CHRISTMAS MASS
PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 12 HOURS FOR CONFIRMATION OF RESERVATION
ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST PROVIDE BOTH A Church Preference and a 1st AND 2nd Time Preference

Maximum # per Mass will be 75


*subject to change due to Covid-19 guidelines
  REVISED 11/17/2020

PLEASE NOTE EFFECTIVE 10/26/2020: 1. You must register each week for weekend Masses. It is the only way we can manage "contact tracing" should the need arise. 2. The Registration Deadline is NOON on Fridays allowing us the time to contact individuals who might need to attend the Mass of their 2nd choice. 3. Once you complete the form, you will receive a confirmation of the choice made. 4. Masks are required unless you have a medical condition. 6. If you are returning to Mass for the first time since March, please follow the signage in both churchesgreen and red markings at pews, and/or ask an usher or staff person for assitance if needed.  Please click HERE to register (Mass attendance is increasing therefore you MUST provide a 2nd preference so we can maintain a safe environment for all).       

Please note that the Bereavement and Grief Support Group will not meet for the forseeable future due to COVID-19.

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

 I have received a couple of questions about the collection for the furnace and other church repairs. The first question was how do I donate?  You can donate online and mark it for repairs or furnace. You can write a check and note in the memo section of the check or on the envelope that it is for the furnace/repairs. The checked can be mailed in or dropped by the rectory or dropped in the Sunday collection basket at the front of each church. Whatever is easier for you. The second question I have received is does this collection replace the Grand Annual collection? The answer is yes, this collection replaces the Grand Annual collection. To be honest, the Grand Annual collection generally raises $55,000. We need $159,000. I would not hit you up for two collections during these difficult times.

For those parishioners who do not have access to the internet, I will print some copies of my letter and make them available this weekend. Since we cannot put piles of paper out for individual pickup because of the danger of virus transmission, please ask an usher for a copy of the letter. We used the internet and email as the means to distribute the letter. We were trying to save money on postage, letterhead and envelopes since the weekly collections are down.

The Christmas schedule is also on the website. On Christmas Eve, we will have Masses at both churches at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. On Christmas Day, we will have a 7:30 AM Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church; a 9:00 AM Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church; and an 11:00 AM Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church. You must register for the Christmas Masses. The registration form is on the website or you can call the office to register. Please give us two Mass choices so we can accommodate you and others and comply with all the safety protocols. We will need the name and phone number of the primary person and the number of people who will be attending with the primary person. This is all for social tracing if it was ever needed.

On Christmas eve, Fr. Anda will say the Masses at St. Thomas of Villanova Church and I will say the Masses at St. Dorothy’s Church. On Christmas Day, Fr. Tully and I will say the Masses. Fr. Anda will fly home to Mexico on Christmas day to be with his family. He will return January 15, 2021. Bishop Hennessey has agreed to help me two of the three weekends when Fr. Anda is away.

Finally, let us hope the vaccine comes soon. However, before it comes, our best defense is mask wearing and social distancing.

Until next time, take care and stay healthy.

Fr. Earley

REMEMBER: The Cardinal has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to all Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston.

SACRAMENTAL EMERGENCY 781-229-5283

CONFESSIONS CONTACT FR. ANDA 978-658-4665 X102 EMAIL franda@parishofthetransfiguration.org  

DAILY MASS

MASS INTENTIONS

November 23

9:00am

Lisa Brunson

November 24

9:00am

Maureen Carroll

November 25

9:00am

Paul D’Eon

November 26

9:00am

Thanksgiving Mass

November 27

9:00am

Ester & Tim O’Leary; Catherine Stewart

November 28

4:00pm

Benedict Miele and Samia and George Betros

 

5:30pm

People of the Parish

November 29

7:30am

People of the Parish

 

9:00am

Joseph G. Dattero

 

10:30am

Jack, Madeline & James Horgan; Giuseppe E. & Rosaria Bellino

 

12:00noon

People of the Parish

November 30

9:00am

Gert Cushing

December 1

9:00am

Bob Carbone

December 2

9:00am

Sr. Marian Honey

December 3

9:00am

David Avery

December 4

9:00am

Cathy Warren

December 5

4:00pm

Jim O;Keefe; JoAnne DiJulia

 

5:30pm

Laura Caira

December 6

7:30am

Susan Farese

 

9:00am

Janet Coulouris and Steven K. McKenna

 

10:30am

Jimmie O’Leary; Leonard Sheppard Sr and Stephanie Gorski

 

12:00noon

People of the Parish

 



PLEASE NOTE THAT PARISH OFFICE WILL NOT HAVE REGULAR OFFICE HOURS DURING THIS TIME  PLEASE CALL PRIOR TO COMING TO THE OFFICE TO SEE IF SOMEONE IS THERE.  TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 978-658-4665.

We continue to sanitize common areas after each Mass, funeral, baptisms, etc., wiping down door handles, banisters, elevator buttons, pews, etc., and we will continue to do so for the safety of all. Please follow the practices of good hygiene such as frequent hand-washing, protecting your coughs and sneezes with tissues disposed of immediately, or coughing into your elbow if tissues are not available, cleaning and disinfecting commonly used surfaces often, avoiding contact with people who are ill, if possible, and following other healthy practices of good diet, sleep and exercise.

CATHOLIC TV DAILY AND SUNDAY MASS

Cardinal Seán encourages Catholics to participate in the daily and Sunday Masses broadcast from the CatholicTV chapel.

  • Daily Mass airs live at 9:30am and is rebroadcast at 7pm and 11:30pm.
  • Sunday Masses air throughout the day at 10am, 4pm, 7pm, and 11:30pm.
  • The Sunday Spanish Mass airs live at 8am and is rebroadcast at 5:30pm and 10pm.

Viewers can watch these Masses on demand at any time at www.WatchtheMass.com. For more information about CatholicTV and where you can watch it, visit http://www.catholictv.org/.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT 2018-2019


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WEEKLY BULLETIN

"COFFEE & TEA TIME" with Fr. Earley and Tom Griffin  Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7  Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10  Episode 11 NEW

Letter from Cardinal Sean to The Faithful

NEW PODCAST SERIES - Stories of Faith During The Pandemic: How Was Your Faith Challenged? INTRODUCTION TO SERIES Episode 1 Jan Comey

CABLE TELEVISION: SUNDAY MASS

 10:00 AM (Comcast 9, Verizon 39)

 4 PM (Comcast 9, Verizon 39)

Weekend Masses St. Thomas

Saturday: 5:30 p.m.                 

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

Weekend Masses St. Dorothy

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.                     

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

Weekday Masses at St. Dorothy

Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.;

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation  

Saturday: 3:15-3:45 pm @ St. Dorothy 4:45 - 5:15 pm @ St. Thomas

AND 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

Upcoming Calendar Events

Nov 28

Men's Group

Saturday, 7:00 AM

Men's Group
Time: Saturday, 7:00 AM
  Our Parish Men’s Group is a prayerful gathering of men who meets every Saturday morning to read and share our thoughts on the Gospel for that weekend’s Mass. The group will meet temporarily outside St. Thomas Church next to Villanova Hall.
Dec 5

Men's Group

Saturday, 7:00 AM

Men's Group
Time: Saturday, 7:00 AM
  Our Parish Men’s Group is a prayerful gathering of men who meets every Saturday morning to read and share our thoughts on the Gospel for that weekend’s Mass. The group will meet temporarily outside St. Thomas Church next to Villanova Hall.
Dec 12

Men's Group

Saturday, 7:00 AM

Men's Group
Time: Saturday, 7:00 AM
  Our Parish Men’s Group is a prayerful gathering of men who meets every Saturday morning to read and share our thoughts on the Gospel for that weekend’s Mass. The group will meet temporarily outside St. Thomas Church next to Villanova Hall.
Dec 19

Men's Group

Saturday, 7:00 AM

Men's Group
Time: Saturday, 7:00 AM
  Our Parish Men’s Group is a prayerful gathering of men who meets every Saturday morning to read and share our thoughts on the Gospel for that weekend’s Mass. The group will meet temporarily outside St. Thomas Church next to Villanova Hall.
Dec 26

Men's Group

Saturday, 7:00 AM

Men's Group
Time: Saturday, 7:00 AM
  Our Parish Men’s Group is a prayerful gathering of men who meets every Saturday morning to read and share our thoughts on the Gospel for that weekend’s Mass. The group will meet temporarily outside St. Thomas Church next to Villanova Hall.

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