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St. Margaret and the Mission of St. Mary Magdalen

MASS FOR PALM SUNDAY

April 5, 2020

We ask for many blessings upon all of our parish families as we enter into this Holy Week. As a parish, we originally intended to pass out palms to parishioners as they drove by in their car on Palm Sunday morning in the church parking lot. We were going to hand everyone the palms through the car window. Out of a concern that large numbers of people will be gathering for such a process and for the safety of everyone, the Archdiocese is asking that we, as well as every parish within our Archdiocese, to not do anything such as this. Therefore, palms will not be available for pick-up. We encourage parishioners to take any palms or greenery that you may have available to you and hold them up when the palms are being blessed at the beginning of Mass as you participate in a televised Palm Sunday Mass this weekend.
We share in your sadness that another beloved tradition in our church has to be cancelled. We thank you all for your patience and understanding as we try to stress precaution in these most unprecedented times in our lives.
Fr. Kevin
St. Margaret Parish - Palm Sunday 2020
Children's Liturgy of the Word Online
At Home With Your Faith - Holy Week
At Home With Your Faith - Holy Week
Click on the image above or the button below to view and download the Guide At Home With Your Faith - Holy Week provided by St. Margaret Parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Offertory May be Made Online, Drop Off, and Mail
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Please click on the button below to submit your St. Margaret Parish offertory online. You may also drop off your offertory in the lock box located by the parish office or you mail it to us at 141 N. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014. Thank you!
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Fr. Nicodemus's Thursday Reflection
This Week's Bulletin
St. Margaret Parish Bulletin - April 5
We Miss You! A Video from the Archdiocese
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Staying Connected Virtually
with St. Margaret Parish
During these unprecedented times, St. Margaret Parish clergy and staff are staying in touch with you and providing ways to continue worshiping along with the church while you are at home. In an effort to provide consistent regular communication and worship opportunities from home, we have decided to provide this schedule* for communication.
TUESDAY | THURSDAY
  • Reflections Podcast Links - Weekly recorded Reflections podcasts from St. Margaret Parish clergy will be sent by email and posted on Facebook on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
THURSDAY
  • Weekly Bulletin - Thursday's email will include the Thursday Reflections podcast, any new updates from the church, and the weekly bulletin.
SATURDAY
WEEKLY POSTS
WEEKLY UPDATES & POST
  • Website - Weekly updates and posts will also be posted on our website www.stmargaret.org.
*This schedule will change for Holy Week.

Nourishing Faith Life While Parish Programming is Suspended

Please know that we are working on creative ways for us to connect in a virtual setting to share faith with each other as a parish community. When it is set, we will share it on the website and in other parish communications.

Until then, let’s take advantage of some of the wonderful on-line resources available to us. Here are a few suggestions.

Daily Readings with Video Reflections at USCCB.org

Did you know that video reflections of the Scripture readings proclaimed at Mass each day are available at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website (USCCB.org)?

Just go to the home page and click on today’s date on the calendar (right-hand side of home page).  A link to the video reflection will be in the column to the left of the readings, or click here to go directly to the video reflections.

Online Celebration of Mass

Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire ministry is recording daily Mass from Bishop Barron’s chapel.  Masses are celebrated by Bishop Barron or Fr. Steve Grunow.  Click here to join in daily Mass.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has a list of online and live streamed Masses available in throughout the archdiocese. Click here for more information.

 

FORMED.org

This website has literally hundreds of options to nourish and grow in your faith, including programs on topics such as Bible studies, the Sacraments, and faith formation, as well as movies, books and audio lectures.

Here are just a couple of options to check out:

  • Lenten Reflections for short, daily videos about this season of introspection and preparation
  • Opening the Word video series for a reflection on the Sunday readings.
  • Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist, a seven-part video series

Register for your FREE subscription, today. It is St. Margaret’s gift to you!

To set up your account, enter our parish code (6X6FXW) on the FORMED.org home page. Please contact Michelle Sullivan at mksullivan@stmargaret.org with any questions or if you need assistance accessing your subscription.

600 Club Alert!   May 2 event postponed.

Tickets still on sale!

So, here we are.  Many of us homebound with time to dream about where we will go when all of the Coronavirus issues are behind us.  The mountains?  The beach?  A Caribbean island?  Shopping?

Don’t they all sound great?  Wouldn’t it be even better if you had $10,000 to spend on that trip or even a home improvement that you have been wanting to do?

All you have to do is buy a ticket for our 600 Club Raffle and your dream may come true!

Only 600 tickets are sold and no more! The past two years have been sell-outs.

$25,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs with the grand prize being $10,000

Each ticket is $100 and there can be as many as 5 people per ticket.

Make one of those few remaining tickets yours.

Contact Mary Ann Hultquist in the parish office at 410-838-6969 or email  mhultquist@stmargaret.org to purchase a ticket.

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