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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

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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.

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS WILL BE HELD AT ST. DOROTHY CHURCH EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT AT 6:30PM

 

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, March 27th from 7 PM  - 8:15 PM at St. Dorothy Church for Session 3.

Tentative Schedule thru April 2019  (always check the bulletin)

  • Session 4. Wednesday, April 24th

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

Here is an update for the Catholic Appeal. Our goal for the Parish of the Transfiguration is $56,000.00. Between those who responded to the Cardinal’s letter or mailed in a check or gave online or on Commitment Sunday, we have $27,675.00 in gifts and pledges. That’s a great start. Thank you. That amount reflects only some of the gifts and pledges we received on Commitment Sunday. It will take them longer to post all the results from Commitment Sunday. Again, thanks to all who made a gift or pledge to the 2019 Catholic Appeal.

Father Tully and I will be heading away for a couple of weeks. We are going to take a cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Barcelona, Spain. The great part of the cruise is that we will be on the ocean for about six days straight before we make our first stop. People sometimes say, some day I will do …… Well as Father Tully says that some day has come. All are body parts are working and thanks to collecting social security and still working full time, we can afford it. I love being on the ocean.

Some people have asked me how the Holy Land Pilgrimage is coming along. So far, we have 40 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. There are brochures at the front doors of both churches. Fr. Agustin has put up a display about the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the basement at St. Dorothy’s. That church marks the spot where Christ died. We will be visiting that place on the pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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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