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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 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Their will be no DAILY Masses or WEEKEND Masses through January 19, 2021.  Due to the increase in COVID-19 in Wilmington and another staff member having COVID-19 this decision was made.  Communion Services will be held on January 18 and 19th with Masses resuming on January 20th and we will then continue with our regular schedule.

Click to read Fr. Earley's letter regarding the URGENT FINANCIAL APPEAL (in lieu of the Grand Annual this year)  Click here to listen to Fr. Earley's message regarding URGENT FINANCIAL APPEAL.  

Please note: Effective DEC. 26, 2020: Our 2 churches will be limited to 25% of seating capacity. You must provide 2 choices (no exceptions) for weekend Mass attendance to assist us with limiting the capacity at each church. The deadline is NOON on FridayPlease click HERE to register.  

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

I want to give you and update on the church repairs campaign. The following repairs have been made: 1) furnace replaced; 2) the locks rekeyed; 3) flat roofs on church fixed; and 4) chimney support bricks in the rectory have been replaced. As I recall, that work cost $86,003.00. Because of cash flow issues, I am waiting to do the doors until I have the cash in hand. The campaign is doing well. Thus far, we have collected $140,818.00 from 300 donors. I am deeply grateful for your support of the  campaign.

I announced on the weekend of January 3rd and 4th that I was going to suspend weekday Masses for two weeks so that we could do a deep cleaning of the church. I wanted to do that because we had a lot more people at the nine Christmas Masses than on our usual weekend. I also mentioned that from the Wednesday before Christmas until the Wednesday after Christmas I had eight funerals. Funerals bring  people from outside the parish into the church. You do not know what type of precautions they are taking. Unfortunately, some people are still not taking the virus seriously. We wanted to do a deep cleaning of both churches. The two week timeframe would give the cleaners a chance to fit us into their busy schedules. Last weekend (depending on when you read this note) I mentioned that a second staff member has tested positive for the virus. As you know, the law does not allow me to use names unless the person gives me permission. I decided to cancel the weekend Masses on January 16th had 17th. I wanted to see if more staff became positive. As I write this, I am not aware of any more staff becoming positive. Both churches were again deep cleaned. Fr. Tully and I tested negative for Covid-19.

On Monday January 18th and Tuesday (January 19th), there will be communion services. Beginning on Wednesday, January 20th, Masses will resume. Fr. Anda is expected back some time on Tuesday, January 19th. Don’t worry, he is getting Covid tested before resuming work.

On Wednesday, January 13th, I had surgery at  Lahey.  The surgery went well. I am recovering at my home in NH. At my home in NH, my bedroom is on the first floor so I have no stairs as at the rectory. I will return to the rectory on Saturday, January 24th. In the meantime, I will be watching for any bleeding or shooting clots. In the past I have been hospitalized for clots as well as being treated for clots on an outpatient basis.

That is it for now. Until next time, take care and stay safe.

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

FR. ANDA WILL BE AWAY FROM DEC 25 TO JANUARY 16, 2021 CONFESSIONS CONTACT FR. ANDA 978-658-4665 X102 EMAIL franda@parishofthetransfiguration.org  

DAILY MASS

As there are no weekday Masses until Father Agustin returns from vacation, we are each day posting a Mass previously recorded in the past months.

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.

January 20

9:00am

Annette M. Phenix; Michael Angelari

January 21

9:00am

Elliot Fama

January 22

9:00am

Mary D’Eon

January 23

4:00pm

Arnold & Frank Carvalho; Helen Flynn; Carol Barrasso

 

5:30pm

Kevin Gavin

January 24

7:30am

Rita McCaslin

 

9:00am

James M. McGonagle, II

 

10:30am

Marilyn McCarthy & Linda McCarthy; Phyllis O’Brien Flaherty

 

12:00noon

Dorothy Broderick; Anthony Diaz

January 25

9:00am

Kevin Gavin; Jim O’Leary; Patricia Langston; Joanne Harding

January 26

9:00am

Marguerite Westcott; Fredrick L. Sullivan; Frederick Sullivan

January 27

9:00am

Mary Doyle

January 28

9:00am

Frederick L. Sullivan

 

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

Jan 16

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.
Jan 23

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.
Jan 30

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.
Feb 6

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.
Feb 13

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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