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Worship Services weekly

  SCHEDULE FOR SERVICES & SACRAMENTS

Sundays            6:30 am & 8:15 am  – Mass

Sunday School  8:15 am  (except on 3rd Sundays)

3rd Sundays     8:15 am – Holy Baptism

5th Sundays     7:30 am – One Mass only

Wednesdays     6:30 am – Mid-week Mass

6:30 pm. – Bible Study

Saturdays         6:00 pm  – Mass

Sacraments of Marriage and Reconciliation (Confession) – By Appointment

 

“AMBASSADORS ON MISSION FOR CHRIST”

Message

From the Sanctuary

In our lessons for today we are reminded about our Christian attitude and mindset. We are offered guidance regarding the shared life in the Christian community.

From the wisdom writer in Ecclesiastics –written before  the gospels or epistles, we are told about pride and arrogance. What is pride? It may be defined as:  an unreasonable opinion of one’s own superiority over others; elation or  satisfaction arising from one’s achievements, possessions, or the like. So we are told that the beginning of man’s pride is to depart from the Lord; his heart has forsaken his Maker.

The author of the epistle, Hebrews – cautions us to let brotherly love continue.  Show hospitality to strangers, because in so doing we may not know who we entertain. Marital irresponsibility and greed can corrupt community life and so should be avoided.  Most assuring and comforting is the word that God will look after your needs. “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Joshua1:5)  

In our gospel reading from Luke, Jesus teaches the ‘spiritual’, church people about the qualifications for entry into the kingdom. The gathering of God’s elect at the end of time was commonly depicted as a wedding banquet.  The  host is God. The parable speaks of ‘good manners’, but Jesus is drawing a conclusion about the  kingdom: attendance depends on God’s invitation.  God will not be fooled by self promotion.  Giving  to those unable to repay, speaks of selflessness not pride. This was the surprise to the Pharisees then and to us Christians and churchgoers today.

Brendan S. Dunn

 

  This week at St. Margaret

MONDAY:

TUESDAY:

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WEDNESDAY:

6:30 am Midweek Mass

6:30 pm Bible Study

THURSDAY:

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FRIDAY:

Exercise class resumes

SATURDAY:

6:00 pm Mass

Upcoming Events

FELLOWSHIP GROUP MEETINGS

HOSTING OF PERMANENT FELLOWSHIP GROUPS IN OUR CONGREGATION.
OBJECTIVE: STRENGTHEN THE BOND AMONG MEMBERS; INCREASED SPIRITUAL FORMATION; FACILITATE CHURCH GROWTH; HAVE FUN.

Please note the St. Margaret’s Sunday Worship schedule for August: 

                               One Mass  at 7:30 a.m.  

Parish Organizations, Sunday School  and Confirmation Class go on break in August  

The Parish Office close at 3:00 p.m. during the month of August

Aug 28: St. Margaret’s Mid Year Congregational Meeting.

Sep 3: Annual Parish Picnic – Marley’s Place, Boscobel, St. Mary. Cost $3,850.00 -Inclusive of transport -You can take your lunch or lunch can be catered (Chicken $500  Fish $600).

Interested persons please contact your People’s Warden or the Parish Office by, latest, Thursday, Sept 1.

Sept 4: Evensong – St. Joseph leading at St. Margaret

Sept 9: Church of Ascension-’The Anglican Christian Movement’ –      Fr. Michael Allen   6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sept 10: Church of St. Margaret, Church Hall – Workshop – ‘Call to Disciple – Making’. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   Address by Bishop Robert Thompson followed by the workshop and panel discussion.

Sept 11: ATG Pulpit Exchange

Sept 18: Open Air Service at St. Cyprians

Sept 20 – Nov 29: Alpha Programme 2016  – See Insert

Sept 25: SECOND GIFT DAY – ST. MARGARET’S

ATG Mission Walk on UWI Campus

Sept 29-Oct 2: Anglican’s Men’s Cursillo #8

Oct 1: Jack Minott Memorial Golf Tournament

Oct 23: Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday

 

 

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