In biblical usage, “Stewardship” is the management of whatever a person is entrusted with, not only to preserve but profitably administer for his master, ultimately for God. Christ proposed the faithful steward as model for the responsible Christian (Luke 12:42). The Apostles are chosen stewards of the divine mysteries (I Corinthians 4:1-2), and every Christian is a steward of the mysteries of God (I Peter 4:10). Jesus praised the unjust steward of the parable, not because he was dishonest, but because of his foresight, since "the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light" (Luke 16:1-8). This is the ultimate lesson of stewardship: that a human being is not owner but only custodian of God's gifts in this world, to use them and produce with them the fruits of eternal life.
(Etym. Old English stigweard, "keeper of the hall": stig, hall + weard, keeper.)
*Our Priests will be attending a diocesan retreat for Priests this week. Mass will not be celebrated on Tuesday or Wednesday, October 8-9; however, one of our Deacons will be available for Communion Service and Holy Hour. Please keep all our diocesan Priests in your prayers.
*Nuestros Sacerdotes estarán asistiendo a un retiro diocesano para los Sacerdotes esta semana. No habrá celebración eucarística el martes o miércoles, 8-9 de octubre. Uno de nuestros Diáconos estará disponible para el Servicio de Comunión y la Hora Santa. Por favor mantenga a todos los Sacerdotes de nuestra diócesis en sus oraciones.
Saturday Vigil – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. (Español) & 5:00pm
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
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tue, Thurs: - 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closed Monday - Friday
from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. for lunch
St. Margaret Mary is a warm and diverse family, unified by our Roman Catholic faith through the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Like the Apostles, we teach and proclaim the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ and, through our ministries, we serve the needs of the community in Sacrament, Word, and Deed.
SMM Aerial View
Video credit: Jeff Phillips imjeffp.com
Please be aware of a scam: Parishioners are receiving texts and emails asking for gift cards that appear to be from Father Luis or Father Joven, but it is indeed a scam. If you receive one of these, please do not reply. ******THIS IS A SCAM******
Tenga en cuenta de una estafa: los feligreses están recibiendo mensajes de texto y correos electrónicos solicitando tarjetas de regalo que parecen ser del Padre Luis o el Padre Joven, pero de hecho es una estafa. Si recibe uno de estos, por favor no responda. ******ESTO ES UNA ESTAFA******
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We are excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online!
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Readings for the week of October 13, 2019
- Sunday: 2 Kgs 5:14-17 / Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 [cf. 2b] / 2 Tm 2:8-13 / Lk 17:11-19
- Monday: Rom 1:1-7 / Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 [2a] / Lk 11:29-32
- Tuesday: Rom 1:16-25 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 [2a] / Lk 11:37-41
- Wednesday: Rom 2:1-11 / Ps 62:2-3, 6-7, 9 [13b] / Lk 11:42-46
- Thursday: Rom 3:21-30 / Ps 130:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6ab  / Lk 11:47-54
- Friday: 2 Tm 4:10-17b / Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18  / Lk 10:1-9
- Saturday: Rom 4:13, 16-18 / Ps 105:6-7, 8-9, 42-43 [8a] / Lk 12:8-12
- Next Sunday: Ex 17:8-13 / Ps 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 [cf. 2] / 2 Tm 3:14—4:2 / Lk 18:1-8