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Welcome to St. Dorothy and St. Thomas Churches!

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

Parish Office: 11 Harnden St., Wilmington 978-658-4665
Faith Formation Office: 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington 978-658-6040 

NEW MASS SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE WEEKEND OF July 3-4 Saturday 4:00 PM @ St. Dorothy Church                    Sunday 8:00 AM @ St. Thomas Church                            Sunday 10:00 AM @ St. Dorothy Church                              Sunday Noon @ St. Thomas Church

 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION OPPORTUNITIES at St. Dorothy Church July 2nd, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM and July 27th, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

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.

FR. EARLEY's PODCAST: Looking Back & Looking Ahead - 47 Years in Ministry

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

Last weekend, I announced at all the Masses that Fr. Kevin Hickey has been assigned to the Parish of the Transfiguration as its temporary administrator. Fr. Hickey is covering five hospitals in the south region of the Archdiocese of Boston and is in residence at Holy Family Church in Rockland. He was ordained in 2014 at the age of 63. He decided to become a priest after his wife, Claire, passed away after a 7-year battle with cancer. They were married for twenty years.

Fr. Hickey will be the only priest staffing the parish. Since one priest cannot say six Masses on the weekend, I was asked to change the weekend Mass schedule. Effective July 1, 2021, the new Mass schedule is as follows:

4:00 PM Saturday at St. Dorothy’s Church

8:00 AM Sunday at St. Thomas of Villanova Church

10:00 AM Sunday at St. Dorothy’s Church

12:00 PM Sunday at St. Thomas of Villanova Church

No one likes making these changes. However, the Church in Boston does not have enough priests to send more than one priest to the parish. It is no one’s fault. It is just a fact we must deal with.

At St. Thomas, you may have noticed that the lawn looks terrible. You can thank the wild turkeys for that. There are many wild turkeys in the area. They do a number on the law

The annual Catholic Appeal is underway. Our assessment for 2021 is $56,370.65.

You can either drop the appeal envelope into the offertory basket or mail it in yourself. Thank you for your support. Here are the results thus far

Goal                                         Amount pledged                     % of assessment      Shortfall

$56,370.65                                $42,480                                       75%                       $13,890

If you have not given, it is not too late. There are pledge envelopes in the pews.

This is my last note. I have enjoyed my 22 years in Wilmington and South Tewksbury. Thanks for all your support. I appreciated the support. Keep me in your prayers as I will you.

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

Fr. Earley

SACRAMENTAL EMERGENCY 781-229-5283

TO MY DEAR PARISH COMMUNITY  

 

I want to thank all of you for everything that you have done, for everything that you are doing and everything that you will continue doing for the Parish of the Transfiguration and for me. Thank you for your kind words of support, cards, and gifts.  

We have shared this difficult time together during the crisis and God has Helped us to overcome together so many obstacles.  Let us continue praying to God for Blessings and Protection. 

My assignment as the Parochial Vicar of the Parish of the Transfiguration will end on June 30th and I will begin a new assignment at St. Theresa’s Parish in North Reading on July 1, 2021.  

I am sad because I must go and happy for my new assignment.  

All of you will always be in my prayers and in my heart.  

May God Bless You.  

Fr. Agustin Anda  

DAILY MASS

 

 

MASS INTENTIONS

June 22

9:00am

Mass for the People

June 23

9:00am

Mass for the People

June 24

9:00am

Mass for the People

June 25

9:00am

Mass for the People

June 26

4:00pm

Bob Carbone; Billy Powers

 

5:00pm

Mass for the People

June 27

7:30am

Dorothy Martinez

 

9:00am

Gertrude Wagstaff; James M. McGonagle, II

 

10:30am

Margaret Downey; Victor Castillo Simoes; Robert J. Bovio

 

12:00noon

James T. Magee

June 28

9:00am

Helen Elder

June 29

9:00am

Elaine Landry-Pion

June 30

9:00am

Paul D’Eon

July 3

4:00pm

Laura Caira; Roger W. Neal; Biagro & Susan Faresse

July 4

8:00am

Domenico Maglione

 

10:00am

Kathy & Tony Antonelli; Victor Castillo Simoes

 

12:00noon

William R. Neal

 

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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SUNDAY MASS ON WILMINGTON CABLE TV 10 AM AND 4:PM (COMCAST 9 and VERIZON 39)

IGNATIAN VOLUNTEER CORPS

iThirst Initiative - Reaching out to those struggling with addiction and their families:       iThirst VIDEO

WEEKLY BULLETIN

Weekend Masses St. Thomas effective July 1, 2021

Sunday 8 AM & Noon                 

Weekend Masses St. Dorothy effective July 1, 2021

Saturday 4 PM and Sunday 10 AM                  

Weekday Masses at St. Dorothy

Monday–Friday: 9 AM

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

BY APPOINTMENT 

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

Upcoming Calendar Events

Jun 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.
Jul 3

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.
Jul 10

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.
Jul 17

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.
Jul 24

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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