526 N Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida - (407) 647-3392
New Parishioner Mingle
March 7, 2015, 6:15 PM
Long time parishioners are encouraged to join us for this gathering with Parishioners who have joined the parish in the past year. All household members are invited to share in the light refreshments and excellent company.
Please RSVP by registering online by clicking here, or by calling Kevin Hagan at 407-998-5662.
The Mystery of the
SHROUD OF TURIN
March 11, 2015, 7:00 PM
No cloth in history has been so studied as the Holy Shroud. Nor has any cloth so caught the fascination and reverence of the world. JOIN US FOR A FREE ONE HOUR PRESENTATION. Open to all members of the parish and friends. Refreshments will be provided
This event is sponsored by Men Answering the Call, a service, social and spiritual ministry of men of St. Margaret Mary Parish.
Stations of the Cross...
every Friday of Lent
A time of fasting and prayer beginning with a simple soup dinner for all in the Parish Hall at 6pm every Friday of Lent sponsored by the Men Answering the Call. Stations of the Cross begins in the Church at 7pm. Invite your family to sacrifice your regular Friday night plans and watch for peace and reconciliation to grow around you!
All are invited to walk and pray the Stations at any time for individual or group prayer. Books are available for use in the Church and can be found near each Station.”
Construction and Parking Message from Fr. Walsh
This past Monday our construction company, Brasfield and Gorrie, set up shop in the south end of our parking lot. In the process we have lost 8 parking spaces for construction staging. Subsequent to their set up they installed a safety fence around most of the immediate church property. This fence has many benefits for them and for us. However, it will also be a cause of great inconvenience to our parishioners over the next several months. It ensures that our normal routine for entering the church may be substantially altered. No direct access is now possible from Park Ave or from Canton Ave. Instead you now need to enter from the parking lot and courtyard side entrances. Obviously, this new arrangement will take a little longer to enter and exit the church so please plan accordingly.
Although we have only lost 8 parking spaces these spaces are closest to the church and were mostly used by our older parishioners. Due to the kindness of CenturyLink their parking spaces are now available to us. Those parking spaces are noted on the map which is available at this link:
Let me suggest a nice Lenten penance for those who are healthy and mobile -- instead of parking as close as possible in the church lot I suggest that you go immediately to park in the CenturyLink lot or on the north side of the school.
We all know that parking is problematic for any week-end Mass. Given that scenario, I really encourage parishioners (parking in the church lot ) to leave well before the next Mass---especially those who attend the 8:00 am and 9:30 am Masses.
I am very grateful for the generosity of our parishioners who make many good things possible. I am equally grateful for your willingness to make sacrifices for the good of the entire community.
Sincerely in Christ,
Very Reverend Richard M. Walsh
St. Margaret Mary Church
Bathrooms During Construction
Beginning this weekend, we will not have access to the bathrooms in the back of the church. They will be upgraded and additional family bathrooms are provided as part of this renovation.
During construction, the closest bathrooms will be available in the Family Life Center at the end of the hallway which leads to the Nursery. This doorway will be open before during and after all Masses. The best seating in the church to most quickly access these bathrooms is at the entrance closest to the Park Avenue courtyard side entrance..
World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015
Save the Date!
Mark your family calendar for the 8th World Meeting of Families! Philadelphia is proud to welcome families from around the world to this event on September 22-27, 2015.Since its inception by Saint John Paul II in 1994, the World Meeting of Families has strengthened the sacred bonds of families across the globe.
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.
Families can look forward to speakers, celebrations, activities for kids, and prayer, all of which will bring renewal and transformation for you, your loved ones, and the world. Visit the official World Meeting of Families website at: WorldMeeting2015.org to learn more and to sign up for regular updates on how you can participate.
The Diocese of Orlando Safe Environment Training.