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

MASS SCHEDULE                                                                                               St. Thomas Church, Sunday 8 AM & Noon / St. Dorothy Church, Saturday 4 PM & Sunday 10 AM        Weekday Masses
Monday - Wednesday, 9 AM St. Dorothy Church                                                                        Communion Services, Thursdays & Fridays 9 AM St. Dorothy Church

A Note From Fr. Walter...Greetings!

I am repeating some of the information from last weekend’s bulletin, in particular the prayers. I feel they are important to pray especially with current situations in various parts of the world. Also included is the Help Wanted post

In a previous bulletin I mentioned a prayer I say after receiving communion. Following is one of the prayers recommended in the Roman Missal for the priest celebrant to say prior to receiving communion. I usually say this prayer during or immediately after the “Lamb of God, …”

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,

Who by the will of the Father, and the work of the Holy Spirit,

Through your death gave life to the world,

Free me by this, your Most Holy Body and Blood

From all my sins and from every evil.

Keep me always faithful to your commandments

And never let me be parted from you.

 

The prayer to Saint Michael had been introduced by Pope Leo and is still encouraged to be prayed at the end of Mass. The prayer to St. Michael originated with Pope Leo XIII in 1886.  Although no longer required to be said after Mass, the prayer is still encouraged. Here at the Parish of the Transfiguration, we pray it after daily Mass. The prayer can be found on the back cover of the missalettes.   

Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

This prayer is considered a personal prayer of exorcism. Another shorter one is attributed to Saint Anthony of Padua & Lisbon. It can be prayed at any time of day to defeat temptation. Popular tradition holds that St. Anthony taught a prayer to a poor woman who sought help against the temptations of the devil. The Franciscan Pope Sixtus V had the prayer — also called “the motto of St. Anthony” — engraved into the base of the obelisk erected in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

 

In the original Latin, the prayer is:

Ecce Crucem Domini! 

Fugite partes adversae! 

Vicit Leo de tribu Juda, 

Radix David! Alleluia!

 

And translated, it reads:

Behold, the Cross of the Lord! 

Begone, all evil powers! 

The Lion of the tribe of Judah, 

The Root of David,

has conquered! Alleluia


This prayer has the characteristic of a small exorcism. We can use it to overcome temptations we face.

HELP WANTED: Two gentlemen of Wilmington are seeking someone willing to work 18 hours a week, 4 hours on weekdays to be determined (possibly Tues., Wed., Thurs., or Mon. Tues., Wed.) and also 5-6 hours on Saturdays. The work would involve primarily cooking and laundry and some cleaning. The 2 gentlemen are Fr. Carlos and me and the place of work would be at St. Thomas Rectory. If interested please contact Father Walter at the office or email at frwalter@parishoftheTransfiguration.org.

 

Peace & Blessing,

Fr. Walter

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Faith Formation Registration is now open for 2022-2023. You can find the registration form/link on our website: parishofthetransfiguration.org, click the Faith formation tab. We also offer an adaptive faith formation class for students that need more assistance in the classroom. We also offer a heritage faith formation session class for students that have missed 1 or more years of faith formation and would like to return. If you have any question please email Dawnh@parishofthetransfiguration.org or call 978-658-6040. You can also register here: https://boston.parishsoftfamilysuite.com/Secure/Member/Home/Home.aspx

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Forgive us for the war, Lord. Lord Jesus, son of God, have mercy on us sinners. Lord Jesus, born under the bombs of Kyiv, have mercy on us. Lord Jesus, dead in the arms of a mother in Kharkiv, have mercy on us. Lord Jesus, in the 20-year-olds sent to the frontline, have mercy on us. Lord Jesus, who continues to see hands armed with weapons under the shadow of the cross, forgive us, Lord. Forgive us if, not content with the nails with which we pierced your hand, we continue to drink from the blood of the dead torn apart by weapons. Forgive us if these hands that you had created to protect have been turned into instruments of death. Forgive us, Lord, if we continue to kill our brother. Forgive us, Lord, if we continue to kill our brother, if we continue like Cain to take the stones from our field to kill Abel. Forgive us if we go out of our way to justify cruelty, if, in our pain, we legitimize the cruelty of our actions. Forgive us the war, Lord. Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, we implore you to stop the hand of Cain, enlighten our conscience, let not our will be done, do not abandon us to our own doing. Stop us, Lord, stop us, and when you have stopped the hand of Cain, take care of him also. He is our brother. O Lord, stop the violence. Stop us, Lord. Amen.          Pope Francis

 

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/.

 

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Weekend Masses St. Thomas

Sunday 8 AM & Noon                 

Weekend Masses St. Dorothy 

Saturday 4 PM & Sunday 10 AM 

Weekday Masses

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. @ St. Dorothy Church


Communion Services on Thursdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. @ St. Dorothy Church

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

Saturday - 3-15 to 3:45PM St. Dorothy Church or by appointment

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

Upcoming Calendar Events

Aug 20

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.
Aug 27

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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.

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