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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.

GRAND ANNUAL TIME OF YEAR

Our Grand Annual collection has started.  Letters have been mailed out this past week.  If you did not receive a letter you are not registered as a parishioner.  Please call the office to register.  There are extra envelopes for donations in the back of both churches.  You can also make your donation online using the link on the website.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call the parish office.

VIRTUS TRAINING Our last VIRTUS (Protecting God’s Children) training will be held on Wednesday, 10/16 from 6:30 -8:00 pm downstairs in St. Thomas Church. All volunteers over the age of 18 in our Parish must take this training only once.  If you want to attend, please email Diane Garrity at
dianeg@parishofthetransfiguration.org by 10/9.

FOOD PANTRY Our Food Pantry is in need of the following donations:  stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, gravy, canned fruit and vegetables, instant potatoes, peanut butter, coffee and cocoa.  Please no pasta or jelly as we have enough.  Market Basket gift cards are also gratefully accepted.  Donations may
be dropped off  in our Faith Formation office during office hours or left outside of our office door before Masses.  You may slip any gift cards under our door.  We appreciate your support!

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

The Grand Annual collection letters have gone out. The Grand Annual collection is an important revenue stream for the parish.  It contributes to the fiscal health of the parish. Throughout the Archdiocese of Boston, Mass attendance and contributions are down. The Parish of the Transfiguration is no different. You can see it just looking around at Mass. That makes the Grand Annual collection more important than ever. Although contributions are down, the cost of running a parish are going up. It is no different from your own household budget. Please consider giving to the Grand Annual collection.

Speaking of money, each week in the bulletin we state the amount of the prior weekend collection. We are changing the format of the reporting. We will continue to state the amount of the prior weekend collection(s).  You will now be able to compare the amount of the prior weekend to what we budgeted. You will also be able to compare the year to date totals for the collections to the year to date budgeted amount. That will give you a more accurate picture of the state of parish finances.

Our faith formation program has started up.  There are classes at both churches so be careful entering and exiting the two parking lots.

Some other upcoming events are:

  October 14th Women’s Club Halloween Party

  October 19th, the Anointing Mass and luncheon in Villanova Hall at 11:30 AM.

  October 19th – 20th  Collection for St. Francis House at both churches.

  November 8th the Penny Sale at St. Dorothy’s.

  November 15th, A ham and bean supper at St. Dorothy’s.

Details about these events can be found elsewhere in the bulletin.

Finally, on a personal note, I want to thank all those who sent prayers, cards and emails my way when I had surgery. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness.

Well, 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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