Saturday Vigil – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. (Español)
Holy Days – 7:00 p.m.
Mon., Wed., Fri at 8:30 a.m.
Tues. & Thurs. at 6:30 p.m.
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
Wednesday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
First Friday 7:30 p.m. until midnight
First Saturday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Rev. Le-Minh Joseph Pham
Rev. Uche Andeh
Rev. Luis Alberto Caceres
Deacon John McCardle
Deacon David Montoya
Deacon Jack Murphy
Deacon Phil Roberge
Deacon Paul Rodriguez
W. New Hope Dr.
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
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The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness will take place from June 21 to July 4, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the "freedom to bear witness" to the truth of the Gospel.
We are all encouraged to pray, fast and act for renewed protection of religious liberty by participating in the Fortnight for Freedom until July 4. During this next week, a Holy Hour for Life and Liberty will be held after daily mass this Wednesday at 9AM and before evening Mass on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:15 PM.
Join us on Saturday, July 4 at 10AM for Mass followed by the Patriotic Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration until 3:30 PM. For more info, please visit the display in the church narthex where you can find copies of suggested prayers, information on current challenges and ways you can participate at home.
Check out these one-page fact sheets for more information on threats to religious liberty at home and abroad. You may also print a flier with more info about upcoming parish activities during this special time of prayer.
We Welcome Fr. Uche!
We will welcome our new Associate Pastor, Father Uchechukwu (“Uche”) Andeh, as he begins his ministry at this parish. Fr. Uche was ordained to the priesthood on June 9, 2012 and previously served at Saint William in Round Rock.
Fr. Uche was raised in a large, urban parish in Southeast Nigeria, and is excited to bring his distinct cultural background to the service of the faith and the parishioners of Saint Margaret Mary.
As a young Catholic with dreams of becoming a priest, Fr. Uche always held a strong and enduring devotion to Our Lady close to his heart as his protector and guide. St. John Vianney, became his patron saint at a very young age and his grandmother also encouraged devotion to St. Augustine and St. Anthony of Padua alongside a devout prayer life. Among other patron saints, his favorites are: St. Augustine, St. Monica, St. Martin de Porres, Bl. John Henry Newman, St. John Paul II, and St. Philomena.
Fr. Uche is determined and committed to mastering the Spanish language by celebrating the sacraments in Spanish and working with the Hispanic ministries of the parish. He has come to love Mexican food and looks forward to experiencing more of the culture. When Fr. Uche is not engaged in work or prayer, he attempts to make time for recreation such as running, cooking, reading, and playing soccer.
Texans helping Texans
Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed in floods and tornadoes throughout Central Texas over the Memorial Day weekend. Catholic Charities of Central Texas is assessing and responding to the need across the service area.
Monetary donations will be used to pay for hotels for individuals and families displaced from their homes, ongoing rebuilding for the under-insured, and other needs. Donate online at www.ccctx.org/donate
Volunteers are needed to provide vital help to families affected by the flooding and tornadoes in Central Texas. Volunteer needs can change on a daily basis, so please call to confirm opportunities.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Martha Jasse at 512-651-6126.
RE Registration is Open
Classes begin on September 13 and online registration for religious education is now open! The tuition fees have increased to: $50 for one child, $90 for two and $130 for three or more. Please be aware that a $10 late fee will go into effect on September 6. If this is your student's second year in a sacramental class (First Communion or Confirmation) there is an added $15 fee for extra supplies.
If you completed online registration last year, you can access your family's information in Ministry Tracker to add your child(ren), select a class and pay the tuition. You may pay online by clicking on the gift tab or you may stop by the office during the week.
New parishioners or students new to the program may register online using Ministry Tracker or download the registration form. Your registration is not complete until payment is made so don't forget to pay!
Please prayerfully consider sharing your faith with the children and youth of our parish. We are in need of Catechists for our Faith Formation classes!
If you have any questions about the requirements for sacramental preparation, please call Robin Yanez (Grades PK-5) at 512-296-0191, or Melanie Owens (Middle School and High School) at 512-259-3126 x110 (office) or 830-203-0081 (cell).
Prayer Requests | Déjenos orar por. . .
Please pray for the repose of the soul of . . .
Por favor, oren por el eterno descanso del alma de…
May our loving Savior grant him His peace.
Que nuestro Señor le conceda su paz.
Please pray for all those affected by the recent natural disasters, the known sick of our parish family and all those who are suffering physical, emotional and spiritual hardships. During this holiday weekend, let us also pray for our country, its leaders and for the protection of religious freedom.
Por favor, oren para todos los affectados por los desastres naturales, por los enfermos de nuestra familia parroquial y también por todos aquellos que están sufriendo dificultades físicas, emocionales y espirituales. Durante este fin de semana, orar también por nuestro país, sus líderes y para la protección de la libertad religiosa.
Please call the parish office at 259-3126 to report changes.
Por favor llamen a la oficina para reportar cambios.
Stewardship of Treasure:
For parishioners who prefer the convenience of auto bill pay, it’s easy to set up monthly contributions by credit card or an electronic funds transfer. Simply decide on the type of transaction you prefer and download the form to fill out. You can bring the form by the office or place in an envelope and drop it in the collection basket during Mass. For more information about these options, please contact Cindy Perez at 259-3126 ext. 108.
Each family is encouraged to participate in the capital campaign, Continuing Our Mission Expanding the Kingdom. Every sacrifice is welcomed and will make a big difference in helping us meet our financial goals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A written acknowledgement for contributions made during 2014 have already been mailed. If you did not receive your letter, please call the office to verify that our records are up to date and that we have your correct mailing address.
Mother's Day Out (MDO):
Currently there are no openings available for MDO, there is a waiting list for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have any questions or you would like more information about the enrollment process, please call the MDO office at 259-9050. You may also send email to Debbie Pulver or Janet Melito to get more details.
Please visit the MDO site to learn more about this excellent Pre-K education program.