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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.

On Saturday, October 6, there will be a Women's Retreat "Be Nourished with Hope" with Genevieve Baudin & Peggy Hassett at St. Dorothy's Church from 9:30am to 5:00pm.  The cost will be $15.00 for the entire day. For more details or to register please contact Tom Griffin at: or call the Parish Office at 978-658-4665. X106.

We will have a BLESSING OF THE PETS on Sunday, October 7, after the noon Mass on the grounds of St. Thomas church in front of the statue of Mary.  All pets are welcome

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.


I want to thank all the adults and young people who helped at the parish picnic.  It was nice to see many young families attending the picnic.

The parish will offer a Retreat for Women on Saturday, Oct 6, at St. Dorothy’s Church.  It will run from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  I would encourage all woman to attend.  In these busy times, it is good to take a few hours and focus on issues of faith.

I am pleased to share that the Parish of the Transfiguration has raised $56,905.00 in gifts/pledges toward our 2018 Catholic Appeal assessment of $54,157.00.  Thank you to all who made a gift.  We have met our assessment.  Again, thanks very much.

Now that we are approaching the fall, 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 you are interested, see one of the staff. 

 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.  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, this time continues to be a difficult time for the Church. It is sad to hear about more cases of abuse even if they are decades old.  It certainly causes sorrow and shame among many Catholics.  I am glad the focus is on the bishops of the United States as well as the bishops around the world.  They need to be held accountable for their failings.  The many egregious acts of some bishops and priests does not taint the person of Christ, his gospel or his way of life.  That simple fact keeps me going in these difficult times.  I hope it will keep you going too.

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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