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Welcome to St. Dorothy and St. Thomas Churches!

Join us in the celebration of Word and Sacrament as we continue to grow in our Catholic faith and flourish as a community. We welcome all to join us as we seek to follow Christ, to come alive in His Spirit, and to share His love with one another.

Parish Office: 11 Harnden St., Wilmington 978-658-4665
Faith Formation Office: 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington 978-658-6040 

We are encouraging ALL parishioners and visitors to our parish buildings, and offices, to wear masks when attending daily Masses, Communion Services, and weekend Masses, as well as attendance at other parish events. We will have a supply of masks available at both churches for those who might forget to bring one.  We hope you'll support our emphasis on masks as one that makes the most pastoral and practical sense for this faith community. Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to reach me directly at 508-344-4387.  BLESSINGS! Tom Griffin, Pastoral Associate        

We will be having our annual Blessing of the Pets on Sunday October 3rd . The Blessing will take place at 1pm on the grounds in front of the Blessed Mother, on the grassy side of the Church, at St. Thomas.  Please bring your pets to receive their special Blessing.  We look forward to seeing everyone!

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We would like to remind families that our Faith Formation classes will be starting on Sunday October 3rd.  Please contact the office at 978-658-6040 with any questions or if you have not registered your child.  We are looking forward to the upcoming year.

NEW WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE                                Saturday  4:00 PM @   St. Dorothy Church                 Sunday     8:00 AM @   St. Thomas Church                    Sunday    10:00 AM @ St. Dorothy Church                Sunday     12:00PM @ St. Thomas Church

A NOTE FROM FR. COYNE

Friends,

I preached last weekend about my own experience with the Bavis family from Roslindale.  They lost a son and brother (Mark) who was aboard flight 175 from Logan Airport to Los Angeles.  I mentioned what a privilege it is to mention his name and tell his story.  It is one of the ways that we can continue to make him present and resurrect him.

The town of Wilmington should be very proud of the way we commemorated the tragic events of 9.11.01.  The display of 2,977 American flags on the Town Common was breathtaking.  It gave so many of our residents and travelers through the town the opportunity to remember and contemplate not only what happened and the lives lost, it challenges each of us to rethink three basic spiritual questions:  Who am I?  Why am I here?  How shall I live?

Wilmington also hosted a Commemoration Service which began in the High School Auditorium and featured speakers from our faith community, elected officials and public servants.  Those gathered then proceeded to monuments dedicated to the September 11 tragedy and honoring those who served and continue to serve our town and country– those willing to give their lives for those they know and those they will never know.

Being both Catholic and an American can be truly challenging in today’s world.  So you know, all Catholics do not believe in the same way and all Americans do not look at life the same way.  I think of my father wo served in the army during World War II in the South Pacific.  He earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.  He was fortunate to return home to his family.  I remember our times sitting before the television with him and listening to the president at the time.  I was aware that my father did not agree with some of the policies that were in the president’s speech.  I began to realize that being critical of the direction of our country regarding certain issues did not make my father less patriotic.  In fact, it was a sign to me that he loved his country enough to challenge it to be all he believed it could be at that time.  I believe the same thing can be said about being Catholic.  We do not have to agree with every statement made by our church leaders.  There are so many controversial issues because our world is changing so fast, and we are faced with questions that we never imagined.  So as a well informed and spiritually invested Catholic I may find myself at times being critical of some statements by church leaders.  I don’t believe that makes me any less of a faith filled Catholic.  I want the Church to be all it is meant to be in 2021. I believe our individual families play the major role in our lives and contribute primarily to determining who we are.  Beyond my family, it was always the country and the Church that wee the supporting actors in my decision making.

So we continue to thank God for unconditional love and unlimited potential; and as we continue to thank America for the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, let us never forget the generations before us who made it all possible.

Enjoy life!

Fr. Coyne

 

 

 

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CATHOLIC TV DAILY AND SUNDAY MASS

Cardinal Seán encourages Catholics to participate in the daily and Sunday Masses broadcast from the CatholicTV chapel.

  • Daily Mass airs live at 9:30am and is rebroadcast at 7pm and 11:30pm.
  • Sunday Masses air throughout the day at 10am, 4pm, 7pm, and 11:30pm.
  • The Sunday Spanish Mass airs live at 8am and is rebroadcast at 5:30pm and 10pm.

Viewers can watch these Masses on demand at any time at www.WatchtheMass.com. For more information about CatholicTV and where you can watch it, visit http://www.catholictv.org/.

 

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