Welcome to the
Parish family of
St. Margaret of Cortona
ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
8:00AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM
Tuesday to Friday:
(Except Christmas and Easter): 8:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 7:00 PM
Mass followed by Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Benediction every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm
Saturdays 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Experience God’s Mercy. Celebrate the Grace-Filled Sacrament of Reconciliation
Parish Center (Monday to Friday):
Rectory (By appointment only):
Religious Education (Sunday to Thursday):
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention
Dialogue and Reconciliation in
the Near East
That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
Importance of Mass Intentions
As Catholics, we believe that there is inestimable value in “having a Mass celebrated” for a particular intention. A Mass may be offered in thanksgiving for our blessings, family, health and answer to prayers. A Mass may be offered for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. We must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass which benefit ones soul. Masses offered for us during our life can help us obtain the great grace of a happy and holy death.
The most beautiful gift one can give to another person is a gift of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. No material gift can ever compare to or equal the Infinite Value of the Holy Mass. Masses offered for our departed loved ones and all the Holy Souls in Purgatory is a great act of charity. As a Spiritual Act of Mercy consider, then, to have Masses offered for yourself and your family, living and dead. Use the Infinite Treasure of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Mass intentions are scheduled in the Parish Office.
NOTE: Please remember that the Altar Bread and Wine and the Sanctuary Candle, as well as Flowers for the Altar can be memorialized. Check at the Parish Office for available dates.
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..
O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts,
guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King
and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue
deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection
to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
November begins with two beautiful days, the Feast of All Saints
and All Souls and is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Holy
Mother Church remembers all of her children, to whom she has given
the life of Jesus through Baptism. St. Paul warns us that we must not
be ignorant concerning the dead, nor sorrowful, "even as others who
have no hope ... For the Lord Himself shall come down from heaven ...
and the dead who are in Christ shall rise. During this whole month we
can give them extra love and care, by praying to them and for them.
The Church has always taught us to pray for those who have gone into
eternity. Even in the Old Testament prayers and alms were offered for
the souls of the dead by those who thought "well and religiously
concerning the resurrection." It was believed that "they who had fallen
asleep with godliness had great grace laid up for them" and that "it is
therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they
may be loosed from sins." We know that a defiled soul cannot enter