2nd RITE OF RECONCILIATION Wednesday 18 DECEMBER 2019 After 7:00pm Mass

The 2nd rite of Reconciliation will be held at St Margaret Mary’s parish on Wednesday, 18th December following the 7pm Mass. There will be community prayers to prepare for reconciliation, followed by the opportunity for individual confessions.

We are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as we prepare for Christmas and avoid the Christmas week Confession rush.

Inaugural Parish Movie Night Saturday 16 November 2019

Come join us in the Pastoral Center to watch a film every 3rd Saturday of the Month after the 6pm evening Mass. Popcorn and drinks will be on sale, any funds raised will be used for the parish youth group.

The film for November is St. Barbara, convent and martyr of the early church. Rated M.

Film will be followed by a short talk/discussion.

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The bulletin for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 17 November 2019.

We would particularly like to draw you attention to the notice about the Movie Night, which is this Saturday, the call for more singers in the Choir.

St Margaret Mary’s Parish (Est 1946)

The Merrylands Parish of St Margaret Mary’s was formed in November 1946, having previously been a part of Holy Trinity Parish, Granville.

After discussion between Monsignor McGovern and pioneer parishioner Fred Tripp (who purchased the first block of land), the parish was named in honour of St Margaret Mary.

The foundation Parish priest was Rev Lou Tosi, who built up the parish and school building which was also used as a church.

In February 1965, the parish received a ‘grand gift from Erin Isle in Father Kerrick’, who extended the school and built the church. Rev Bray succeeded him in February 1979, building the school administration block, the hall and five extra classrooms.

The parish has had many conscientious assistant priests who have moved onto other parishes and activities.

The primary school was originally staffed by the Sisters of St Joseph, then by the Marist Sisters.