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Our Saugus Catholics Collaborative Pastoral Plan is now completed and approved for action! Click here to see what's coming up in this three year plan.

 

 

You are welcome to join our Monday morning Bible Study Group! We meet in St. Margaret Parish Hall immediately after the 9AM Mass. This year we are coordinating with Fr. Michael on one of the programs in the FORMED.ORG Internet Adult Faith Formation package. The first program is "Symbolon/ The Catholic Faith Explained: Part 1 - Knowing the Faith."  You do not need to join the Bible Study group to participate in Symbolon, but you do need to let us know if you're coming so we will have enough handouts.

 
 

What is coffee and conversation? It's a way to come together as a community. A place to get to know other members of the Collaborative. A gathering of young and old alike. A gathering of old friends or a place to make new ones.

To that end, we would like to revitalize/rebuild/enhance our current program. To do that, we need your help. We are looking for individuals, families, groups, and organizations to volunteer to take a Sunday and host the hour. What that means is that you will provide the refreshments, set up and serve the coffee. If everyone pitches in, it would be a small amount of time for any one host or hosts. The goal is to have enough people so that every host will only be responsible for one Sunday a year.

In addition, periodically we will have special activities/events. Our goal is to begin this new and improved program on November 27, the first Sunday of Advent. Isn't this a wonderful way to begin the new year?

 

 

This quote is taken from the book entitled: Jesus, A Pilgrimage by James Martin S.J.. “Twenty five years ago........I was introduced to a marvelous way of praying popularized by St. Ignatius Loyola, the 16th century founder of the Jesuits. This method of prayer goes by many names: Ignatian contemplation, imaginative prayer, and composition of place.

Ignatian contemplation encourages you to place yourself imaginatively in the scene from the Bible. For example if you’re praying about Jesus and his disciples caught in a boat during a storm on the Sea of Galilee, you would try to imagine yourself on board with the disciples, and ask yourself several questions as a way of trying to place yourself in the scene.  Questions like: Who do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? What do you feel? What do you taste?

If interested in learning more about this and in experiencing this type of prayer, you are invited to join Fr. Tim Thursdays of Advent, December 8, 15, 22 from 7-8:00 p.m.

Please note: The meetings will be held at Saint Margaret Parish Hall. Each session will run 60 minutes, no registration needed. Sign-up sheets are at the exits of each church.

"Eucharist is love broken and given, love poured out and flowing. We are to be that bread, that wine, that love fo rothers. Eucharist calls us to 'break' ourselves, as Christ did, in the service of others. We are to be Christ's body once again. How can we be tbody, acting for justice? How can we employ our many gifts to be the peacemakers?" Richard K. Taylor

We will seek to answer these questions in the forming of a Social Justice Committee as mandated in our Collaborative Pastoral Plan. Please consider joining the parishioners who volunteered at the Ministry Fair to begin this adventure. Two of the activities we envision for the coming year are a "Caring for Creation" Liturgy (Protecting the Environment) liturgy and an opportunity for parishioners to purchase Fair Trade goods, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services. The Committee will decide on not more than three or four activities for the year. Social Justice is an important teaching of the Catholic Church. If interested, please contact Deacon Frank at 781-233-3049 or by email at dcn.frank@sauguscatholics.org.

 

 

Consider donating for Christmas flowers in memory of your deceased loved ones. Envelopes are at the entrances of each church. Please write on the envelope the names of the deceased loved ones to be remembered. To have names published in the bulletin on the weekend of December 24/25 we need names by Friday, December 16th

 

Both St. Margaret and Blessed Sacrament Parishes have mailed three Christmas Calendars to every registered household. The calendars are $10 each and all monies raised stay in the individual parishes. Every day, from Christmas through Epiphany, a ticket will be pulled. That prize will be awarded to the winner and that ticket goes back into the drum so winners have a chance to win again. These make great Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers. If you need more calendars, please call the rectory of the parish where you are registered or pick them up at church:

St. Margaret: 781-233-1040

Blessed Sacrament: 781-233-2497

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The giving tree will be displayed on the altar the weekend of December 3rd and 4th.  When you “pick a tag”, please bring that item unwrapped to the church hall on Tuesday, December 6th from 6PM to 8PM or Thursday, December 8th from 6PM to 8Pm or Tuesday, December 13th from 6PM to 8PM.

Please be sure to leave the tag on the gift.  Thank you very much for helping us make Christmas a bit brighter for others.

God Bless, St. Stephen’s Ministry 781-233-4303

 

 

 

Giving online is an easy, safe and convenient way to support your parish.  Just click on the links at the bottom of this page, and then...

 

First time users need to create a user ID and a password. You will also be asked to choose how you want to pay, whether from a bank account, a debit card or a credit card. After you have set up your account, you can log in at any time with your user ID and password.

 

When you are logged in, you can select the fund you are donating to, the amount and the type of donation...one time or recurring.

 

If you are currently using envelopes, you can note on your envelope that you gave online.

 

Also, if you are wondering how we are doing financially and how your money is being used, please click below for a link to our Annual Report which includes your parish's recent financial results and our plan for the current fiscal year.

 

Saugus Catholics Collaborative Annual Report

 

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St. Margaret Parish

 431 Lincoln Avenue

Saugus, MA 01906

781-233-1040

 

Weekend Masses

Saturday, 4:00PM

Sunday,   9:30AM

Weekday Daily Masses

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00AM

 

 

 

 

Blessed Sacrament Parish

14 Summer Street

Saugus, MA 01906

781-233-2497

 

Weekend Masses

Saturday, 4:00PM
Sunday,   8:00AM

             11:00AM

Collaborative Youth Mass   Sunday,   6:00PM                 

 
 

Weekday Daily Masses

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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