SAINT MARGARET MARYCATHOLIC CHURCH newsletter
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Congratulations to the couples who were recognized on Sunday, September 29 for celebrating the milestone wedding anniversaries of 50, 60, 65 and 70 years in 2019. The couples were acknowledged at the 10:30 a.m. Mass, followed by a reception with family and friends in Madonna Hall.70 Years: Audrey & Ray Schnur65 Years: Patricia & Larry Hartmann60 Years: Mary Lee & Harry Fehring50 Years: Janet & John McElfresh
70 years: Audrey & Ray Schnur
60 years: Mary Lee & Harry Fehring
65 years: Larry & Patricia Hartmann
50 years: John & Janet McElfresh
Congratulations on your anniversary!
Speaking of anniversaries... Our parish will celebrate its 100th anniversary on July 1, 2020. Festivities to acknowledge this milestone throughout the year are in the planning stages with details to be revealed at a later date. Be sure to watch the bulletin, newsletter and the parish website for details as they become available.
If you are interested in helping with any of the plans or events, email [email protected] or contact the parish office at 521-7387.
Time to clean out the
closets and old shoe boxes!
We are searching for photos or
memorabilia of anything St. Margaret
Mary—events, celebrations, groups,
weddings, sacraments, graduations,
construction, demolitions, people, pastors,
nuns, teachers, etc., etc. It doesn’t matter,
we’d love to see what you have and how
it fits into the 100 year old story of our
parish. You can loan it or donate it to us.
We will scan and return photos.
around the parish
SPEND QUIET TIME WITH OUR LORD
NEXT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: SAT., NOV. 30
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE 8 AM MASS WITH BENEDICTION AT 10 AM
Come Pray the RosaryFirst Friday of each month, 3:30 p.m., in Church
All are welcome! Next dates: Nov. 1 - Dec. 6 - Jan. 3
If you have questions please call Linda Lech, 729-5420 or Evelyn Bardua, 521-8155.
Did you know......that the St. Margaret Mary Church bells atop the original church were rung for the first time on Christmas Day 1921, calling Catholics in the area to Mass in the Mission House (which was later the Rectory)? The church would not be fully completed and host its first Mass until February 1922. There were two bells in the original bell tower. Did you know both now hang in the current bell tower? Do you know which two are the original bells?
The St. Vincent de Paul Society Giving Tree program helps to make Christmas brighter for those in the surrounding community who are in need. The Giving Tree will be on display in the Holy Family Room starting on the weekend of November 16/17 with tags indicating specific items to be purchased for the local families they minister to. Items should be returned by Sun., Dec. 15, gift wrapped and with the tree tag attached to the outside of the giftwrapped package.
It’s Giving Tree Time!!
Mon., Dec. 16th, 6–10 PM Fri., Dec. 20th, 6–10 PM Sun., Dec. 29th, 1–5 PM
You are invited to come and see parishioners Frank & Mary Kammer’s Christmas decorated train display in their basement. Bring the kids, young and old, family and friends, too!
Come and see the trains!
Frank and Mary Kammer 1706 Marilyn Lane, 45231 513-729-1919 [email protected]
Tuesday, December 24• ChristmasEveVigilMass–4:30PM
at St. Margaret Mary and 4 PM at Assumption
• ChristmasMassduringthenight – 11 PM at Assumption Church
Prelude music with choir and caroling begins at 10:30 PM.
Wednesday, December 25• ChristmasDayMass–10AMat
St. Margaret Mary and Assumption Caroling begins approx. 20 minutes before Mass.
Tuesday, December 31• FeastoftheSolemnityofMary,HolyMotherof
God Vigil Mass – 4:30 PM at St. Margaret Mary and 4 PM at Assumption
Wednesday, January 1• FeastoftheSolemnityofMary,Holy
Mother of God Mass – 10 AM at St. Margaret Mary and Assumption
Our Savior is Born!
ParishOffice-HolidayHoursThe parish office will be CLOSED:
Thanksgiving - Thur., Nov. 28 and Fri., Nov. 29 Christmas Eve - Tues., Dec. 24Christmas Day - Wed., Dec. 25
New Year’s Eve - Tues., Dec. 31, Close at NoonNew Year’s Day - Wed., Jan 1 Always check the bulletin or parish website for the most
current times and locations when making your plans.
around the parish
Have you been away from us for a while or maybe a very long time? Email [email protected] or call 729-0222. She will be happy to meet with you and discuss a path for coming home.
A presentation about the life of Sr. Dorothy Stang will take place on Sun., Jan 19 in the PAC. Sr. Dorothy is a native of Dayton, OH and was a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She ministered in the city of Anapu in the Brazilian Amazon. She was outspoken in her efforts on behalf of the poor and the environment, and received death threats from loggers and land owners. She was murdered on Feb. 12, 2005 by hired gunmen. Her cause for canonization as a martyr and model of sanctity is underway within the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
TUESDAY MORNING SCRIPTURE STUDY takes place every Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Faith Formation Office. All are welcome!
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)If you would like to hear more about this program or you know someone who may be interested, call Wilma in the Faith Formation Office or email [email protected]. She is happy to discuss the possibilities any time.
German Fest 2019 was a fun nightfilledwithGermanfood,fellowship and games of chance. Thanks to all who came to support the event and all the volunteers who helped make it happen. Any ideas for making it even better next year are welcomed.
German Fest photos provided by Denise Blum and George Hilleary
St. MM’s Dynamic Catholic Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the PAC. Everyone is welcome.
Total amount St. MM parish has received to-date from the Archdiocese One Faith, One Hope, One Love Campaign:
$37,271.57Thank you for your continuing support!!
ASSUMPTION SANTA BREAKFAST OR DINNER
SAT & SUN DEC. 7 & 8Join the fun on Dec. 7/8 for Santa Breakfast or
Dinner sponsored by Assumption Church! Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a performance, sing carols, get a special Christmas ornament that can be personalized, win prizes and more. Get tickets early. Call 658-0216 or email Amanda DeNoma at [email protected]
Important Dates for Sacraments —Coming UpFirst Reconciliation will be celebrated at the Advent Penance Service which is on Tues., Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at St. MM Church.Confirmation will be held at St. Peter
in Chains Cathedral on Wed., Mar. 15 at 7 p.m.First Communion will take place in the Spring after Easter. The date will be announced as planning gets closer.If you have a child that is ready for one of these sacraments and is not already enrolled in the preparation, contact Wilma McGlasson in the Faith Formation Office, 729-0222.
Does your child attend public school? St. Margaret Mary PSR (Parish School Religion) is currently taking place on Sunday mornings from 9:30–10:20 a.m. for our public school students. This basic teaching is required in addition to specific preparation for the reception of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. Registration forms can be obtained in the Parish Office or by emailing [email protected].
Altar Server Training will take place on Sun., Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. Boys or girls must be in the 5th grade or older. Adults are encouraged to be part of this ministry as well. Contact [email protected] or 729-0222 if you have questions.
our parish youth
OLG SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOV – DEC – JAN
• Thanksgiving Break: Wed., Nov. 27 thru Fri., Nov. 29• Christmas Break: Mon., Dec. 23 thru Fri., Jan. 3
(classes resume on Mon., Jan. 6)• Martin Luther King Day: NO SCHOOL Mon., Jan. 20• OLG Open House: Sun., Jan. 26• Catholic Schools Week: Sun., Jan. 26 – Fri., Jan. 31
News from the Eagles Nest...
Catholic Schools Week: January 26 - 31, 2020
OLG’s Annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social took place at the school on Aug. 18. Students had a chance to meet their new teachers
as well as experience some fun activities.
OLG held their annual Eagle Walk on Oct. 4. St. MM parishioners contributed $224 to this fundraiser with a special collection at the church doors on Sept. 28/29. Thank you to all who gave!
Back to School 2019
Thanks to all the students who sharedtheirfirst-day-of-schoolsmiling faces with us!.
ST. MARGARET MARY CHURCH1830 W. Galbraith RoadCincinnati, Ohio 45239
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NOVEMBERFeast of All Saints HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION Fri., Nov. 1, Mass 8 AM at St. MM (at Assumption, Masses 9:15 AM & 7 PM)
ST. MM Fall Family Festival Sat., Nov. 2, Turkey Dinner served 5:45-7 PM in Madonna Hall
National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 3-9
The Giving Tree Nov. 16/17. Return gifts by Dec. 15
Thanksgiving Day Mass Thur., Nov. 28, Mass at 9 AM
Feast of Christ the King Sat./Sun., Nov. 24/25
5th Saturday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sat., Nov. 30 following 8:30 AM Mass; 10 AM Benediction
DECEMBERADVENT BEGINS! First Sunday of Advent Sun., Dec. 1 Advent Penance Service for the Pastoral Region & First Reconciliation Tues., Dec. 10, 7 PM at St. Margaret Mary
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception NOT a holy day of obligation this year. Mon., Dec. 9, Pastoral Region Mass at 8:30 AM at Assumption
The Giving Tree Gifts Due Back Sun. Dec. 15
Christmas Masses See full schedule inside
JANUARYFeast of the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION Vigil Mass Tues., Dec. 31 at 4:30 PM at St. MM (at Assumption, Mass at 4 PM); Wed., Jan. 1, Mass at 10 AM (at St. MM & Assumption)
Epiphany of the Lord Sat./Sun. Jan. 4/5
Baptism of the Lord – End of the Christmas Season Sun., Jan. 12
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Tue., Jan. 22
Our Lady of Grace Open House Sun., Jan. 26, 12:30–3 PM
Catholic Schools Week Sun., Jan 26–Fri. Jan 31
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