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Mass Schedule Mission Statement

Masses

Saturday Vigil – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. (Español) & 5:00pm
Holy Days – 7:00 p.m.


Daily Masses

Mon., Wed., Fri at 8:30 a.m.
Tues. & Thurs. at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Español)

First Friday at 7:00 p.m.
First Saturday at Noon


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
And by appointment


Holy Hour

Wednesday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
First Friday 7:30 p.m. until midnight
First Saturday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 


Clergy

Rev. Luis Alberto Cáceres
Pastor

Rev. Barry Cuba
Parochial Vicar

Deacon Brian Hill

Deacon John McCardle
Deacon David Montoya

Deacon Phil Roberge
Deacon Paul Rodriguez



 

1101 W. New Hope Dr.
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Office/Church: 259-3126

Office Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue, Thurs:  - 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Closed Mon-Fri 12:30 - 1:00 pm for lunch

 


 

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NOVEMBER 23 - THANKSGIVING DAY
Countries around the world dedicate special days to expressing thanks for blessings. God gifts each person through His loving generosity each day. Be particularly observant and reflective of the blessings you have in life. Pray for those less fortunate. Put your faith into action through caring words and gestures of outreach and service, being especially mindful of the two greatest commandments – to love God, and to love our neighbors.

A Vigil Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 22 at 7PM. Our regularly scheduled daily Mass will not be celebrated on Wednesday or Thursday. Also, the church office will close for the holiday at noon on Wednesday and will reopen on Monday, November 27.

On behalf of all the clergy and all the staff at St. Margaret Mary, we wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving Day!

NOVIEMBRE 23 – DĺA DE ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS
Los países de todo el mundo dedican días especiales para expresar agradecimiento por las bendiciones. Diariamente, Dios dota a cada persona a través de Su amorosa generosidad. Sea particularmente observador y reflexione acerca de las bendiciones que tiene en la vida. Ore por los menos afortunados. Ponga su fe en acción a través de palabras gentiles y gestos de extensión y servicio, sea cuidadoso especialmente de los dos mandamientos principales – amar a Dios y amar a nuestro prójimo.

La Misa de Vigilia para el Día de Acción de Gracias se celebrara el miércoles 22 de noviembre a las 7PM. Los días miércoles y jueves no habrá celebración de la Eucaristía en el horario de costumbre, de misma forma la oficina se cerrara al mediodía el miércoles y estará cerrada para los días festivos hasta el lunes 27 de noviembre.

¡De parte del clero y de todo el personal de St. Margaret Mary, les deseamos un feliz día de Acción de Gracias!


 

To celebrate our unique Catholic heritage, #iGiveCatholic is the first-ever giving day created to rally the Catholic community on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28th – a global day of giving. Donors make secure, tax-deductible donations to their parish, alma mater, and favorite ministries. Donations will be accepted on iGiveCatholic.org during a 24-hour period, and gifts may be scheduled in advance beginning Friday, November 10th. Please consider sharing your blessings and supporting our parish goal by making a donation at https://igivecatholic.org/designee/st-margaret-mary-catholic-church.


INCENSE ON THE FEAST OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE: Please be aware that incense will be used at all weekend liturgies next weekend. If you have respiratory issues that might be aggravated by the smoke, please take the necessary precautions or speak to one of the ushers before Mass so that they can help you locate a seat away from the smoke to help minimize any ill effects.

INCIENSO PARA LA SOLEMNIDAD DE NUESTRO SEÑOR JESUCRISTO, REY DEL UNIVERSO: Se avisa que el incienso se usara en todas las liturgias del próximo fin de semana. Si usted tiene problemas respiratorios que empeoren a causa del humo, por favor tome las precauciones necesarias o consulte con uno de los acomodadores antes de la misa para que le puedan ubicar en un asiento alejado del humo.


YOUTH MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT

CALLING ALL YOUNG ACTORS!
All children 2nd-5th grades, are invited to participate in this year’s Children's Christmas Play. Placements will continue this Sunday, November 5th, from 2:15-4:15pm in the church. Practices will be held through November and the play will be presented Saturday, December 9th, following the 5:00pm Vigil Mass. If you like to sing, act and have fun please come be a part of the Birthday of Jesus! For more information, contact Nicole Feldman at nicole@stmargaretmary.com.

Rehearsals will take place in the Church on the following dates:

Sun. 11/5             2:15-4:15pm
Fri. 11/10             6-8pm
Sat. 11/18            9-11am
Sun. 11/26           2:15-4:15pm
Sun. 12/3             2:15-4:15pm
Sat. 12/9              9-10:30am (Dress Rehearsal)

¡LLAMANDO A TODOS LOS ACTORES JOVENES!
Colocaciones para la obra de teatro infantil de Navidad tendrán lugar este domingo, 5 de noviembre, de 2:15 a 4:15PM en el templo. Las prácticas se llevarán a cabo durante el mes de noviembre y la obra de teatro se presentará el sábado 9 de diciembre después de la Misa de 5PM. Todos los estudiantes de 2° a 5° grado están invitados a participar. Para más información comuníquese con la oficina de la parroquia. Por favor vea el anuncio en ingles para las fechas de los ensayos, que tendran lugar en la iglesia.

THANKSGIVING BREAK FOR THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) PROGRAMS
There will be no RE classes (PK-5th Grade) starting Sunday, November 19.  RE classes will resume on Sunday, December 3.

Middle School and High School Faith Formation will not meet on Sunday, Nov. 19 & Nov. 26.

EL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN RELIGIOSA SE SUSPENDE DURANTE LOS DĺAS FESTIVOS DE THANKSGIVING:

No habrá clases de educación religiosa para los alumnos en grados PK-5° iniciando el domingo 19 de noviembre. Las clases de catequesis reasumirán el domingo, 3 de diciembre.

Reminder to all 2nd Year Confirmation Students: The deadline to submit your Retreat forms and payment is Dec 1st.  For questions, please contact Melanie Owens at melanie@stmargaretmary.com.

Recordatorio a todos los estudiantes de 2 º año de Confirmación: el plazo de entregar sus formularios para el Retiro y el pago es el 1° de diciembre.  Para preguntas, por favor contacte a Melanie Owens en melanie@stmargaretmary.com.

nos de la secundaria y preparatoria no se reúnen el domingo 19 y 26 de noviembre.

**RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.**

**EL REGISTRO DE EDUCACIÓN RELIGIOSA ESTÁ CERRADO.**


PASTORAL COUNCIL HOSTING THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
Everyone is invited on Saturday, Dec. 9th at 6pm following Mass in the Benish Center. Come join us for a delicious traditional dinner and an evening of fellowship with friends and family. The festivities for the evening will also include the Children’s Christmas Play following Mass as well as a visit from Santa if he makes it from the North Pole in time!

You can purchase a dinner ticket for each family member for $2. We want to make sure that we can accommodate everyone and to do so, dinner will be served in two shifts: the first from 6 – 7:15pm and the second from 7:15 – 8:30pm. If you have a dinner time preference, please purchase your ticket for the preferred session and buy your tickets early as only 275 tickets will be sold for each session.

If you can’t afford the tickets, please let the Pastoral Council know and we’ll be happy to help. The issue of finance should not prevent anyone from enjoying the Christmas dinner. Tickets for the dinner can be picked up in the Narthex after Mass over the next two weekends. Tickets need to be purchased by December 8th and will not be available at the door.

We also need volunteers to help us cook, serve and clean-up. For more information or to sign up to help, please contact Antonio Becerra at 512-470-3215 or at abecerra007@gmail.com.

CENA ANUAL DE NAVIDAD
El Consejo Parroquial ofrecerá la Cena de Navidad el sábado, 9 de diciembre, después de la misa de vigilia, en el Centro Benish. Acompáñenos a esta estupenda noche de compañerismo con familia y amistades. Las festividades también incluirán la obra de Navidad presentada por los niños después de la misa de las 5PM tanto como la visita de Santa, ¡si llega a tiempo del Polo Norte a Cedar Park!

De nuevo, estaremos vendiendo boletos a $2 por cada persona que vaya a asistir. Nuestro deseo es ser capaces de servir a todos nuestros invitados así que la cena se sirve en dos turnos, el primero de 6 – 7:15 pm y el segundo de 7:15 – 8:30 pm. Si prefiere una hora de la cena, por favor compre sus entradas para la sesión preferida y comprar sus entradas con anticipación, ya que solo se venderán 275 boletos para cada sesión.

Si no pueden pagar por los boletos para la cena, por favor avísenos y con gusto les ayudaremos. La cuestión de finanzas no debe impedir que alguien goce de la Cena de Navidad. Los boletos para la cena pueden recogerse en el atrio después de misa comenzando este fin de semana. Por favor de comprar sus boletos para el viernes 8 de diciembre. Los boletos no estarán disponibles la noche del evento. Esperamos verlos ahí.

También necesitamos voluntarios para ayudar a cocinar, servir y limpiar. Para más información o si desea ayudar, comuníquese con Antonio Becerra al 512-470-3215 o abecerra007@gmail.com.


LADIES RETREAT 2018

SAVE THE DATE for our St. Margaret Mary annual Ladies’ retreat, January 26-28, 2018 at Cedarbrake, in Belton. “The Joy of Living The Gospel presented by Fr.Larry Rice CSP, Director of the University Catholic Center in Austin. Come and explore the possibilities of coming out of the darkness and into the light. Where the cross meets the road. Where our umbrella of fear and doubt will be unblocked. The beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. You are the salt of the earth, but what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? You need to “TREAT” yourself to this weekend reTREAT. The weekend won’t stop the storms of life, but will better prepare you to face these storms which life presents. Register early by November 15th, to enjoy last year’s rate of $135 for a double-occupancy room or $185 for a single-occupancy room. After November 15th, registration increases by $15.00. For more information contact
Teresa Shaw at teresa_a_shaw@yahoo.com, Margaret Huntley at 512-563-2337/ maggiefh@yahoo.com or Gigi Bost at gigibost@sbcglobal.net


PASTORAL PLANNING PROJECT

The Pastoral Planning Project, which will help direct the future of our parish, includes input collected through surveys, “Town Hall Meetings”, and face to face input.

THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. If you have any questions about the planning process, please leave a message at PastoralPlan@stmargaretmary.com. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.

EL PROYECTO DE PLANIFICACION PASTORAL, que nos ayudará a dirigir el futuro de nuestra parroquia, incluye aportaciones recogidos a través de encuestas, reuniones y entrevistas personales.

LA ENCUESTA ESTÁ CERRADA. GRACIAS A TODOS AQUELLOS QUE PARTICIPARON. Si usted tiene preguntas sobre el proceso de planificación, por favor deje un mensaje en PastoralPlan@stmargaretmary.com. Continuaremos mantenerlos actualizados sobre nuestros avances.


ETHICS & INTEGRITY IN MINISTRY (EIM) WORKSHOP
The Diocese of Austin requires that all clergy, employees, catechists and ministry volunteers are to attend the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry workshop every 3 years.  

Visit http://www.austindiocese.org/offices-ministries/offices/ethics-and-integrity-ministry-office/eim-policies to:

  • Learn about the Diocese policies regarding Ethics & Integrity in Ministries.
  • Create an account at https://www.eappsdb.com/Login.asp?ORGZ_KEY=4 to start your application if you are new to the diocese or need to get started.
  • Log in to your account to check your compliance status.
  • Log in to see available workshops and sign up.

Workshops are available all over the diocese throughout the year. You must register online to attend a workshop. If you need assistance with the process or have questions, contact Chuck Ramos at cramos@stmargaretmary.com.  

TALLER DE ÉTICA Y LA INTEGRIDAD EN EL MINISTERIO
La Diócesis de Austin requiere que el clero, los empleados, los catequistas y todos involucrados en los ministerios deben asistir al taller de Ética E Integridad en el Ministerio (EIM) cada 3 años. Utilice el enlace aquí para llegar a la página diocesana y aprender más sobre EIM: http://www.austindiocese.org/offices-ministries/offices/ethics-and-integrity-ministry-office/eim-policies.

¡Regístrese ahora! Los talleres están disponibles en la diócesis a través del año. Para cumplir con el requisito de EIM, visite el sitio web de la diócesis en https://www.eappsdb.com/Login.asp?ORGZ_KEY=4. Complete su aplicación para poder registrarse en línea y asistir un próximo curso. Si necesita ayuda con el proceso o tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Rosa Villa al 512-249-7010.


 

 

Diocesan Pastoral Plan

The diocese has developed a microsite for the Pastoral Plan, which can be accessed on the main diocesan website (www.austindiocese.org) or directly at www.austindioceseplan.org. The site may be viewed in Spanish or Vietnamese and offers a variety of resources and other web links for each objective of the Pastoral Plan. New information and links will be added to the site to keep people updated and informed about what is happening with the Pastoral Plan as well as ways to implement the plan.


Prayer Requests | Déjenos orar por. . .

Please pray for the repose of the soul of . . .
Por favor, oren por el eterno descanso del alma de…

  • Donna Leger
  • Jeff Coleman
  • Rafael Ariz
  • Betty Sharp
  • Arthur Tipton
  • Dolores Torres
  • Diana Arteaga
  • and all the holy souls in purgatory

May our loving Savior grant them His peace.
Que nuestro Señor les conceda su paz.

Please pray for all the known sick of our parish family and all those who are suffering physical, emotional and spiritual hardships especially:

Por favor, orar por los enfermos de nuestra familia parroquial y también por todos aquellos que están sufriendo dificultades físicas, emocionales y espirituales, en especial:

  • Marie Carpenter
  • Concepcion Calderón
  • Loretta Moser
  • JoAnn Treviño

Please call the parish office at 259-3126 to report changes.
Por favor llamen a la oficina para reportar cambios.


 

Stewardship of Treasure:

We are excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online! Giving online
is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Simply follow these easy steps:

1) Click on the Online Giving button below,
2) Click on the Create Profile button, then
3) Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your
    recurring contributions.

Online Giving

 

This is also a good time to make any updates to your family profile.  Has your phone number changed?  Have you had a recent addition to the family? Please let us know of any recent changes by calling 259-3126 or email your updates to jean@stmargaretmary.com.

Did you move or change your contact info last year? To ensure that you receive a written acknowledgement for contributions made during 2016, please call the office to verify that our records are up to date and that we have your correct mailing address.


 

Parent's Day Out (PDO):

Please check back later for information on our new 'Parent's Day Out', 2-day program, which will begin soon.

PDO site (in progress)


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