REGULAR Mass Schedule
- Saturday: 4:00 PM
- English - 11:00 AM
- Spanish - 2:00 PM
- Thursday and Friday:
- 9:00 AM
- 3rd Thu - 11:00 AM
- Holy Days: See Bulletin
- Saturday: 4:00 PM or by
Welcome . . .
St. Augustine is credited with calling Christ, “ever ancient, ever new.” As Catholics, we recognize the need for the Church to have one foot firmly established in the ancient traditions and devotions of our faith, while having the other foot always stepping out courageously into the modern age in which we live. It is in this spirit that we of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Terre Haute welcome you to our parish community through our website. In this site, we invite you to discover the amazing events coming up, listen to the weekly homilies, meet our wonderful staff and volunteers, and explore our mission to be an active, diverse community brought together by the story of God working in and through our lives. I hope you enjoy your visit to this website, and through it, I hope you feel welcomed to our wonderful parish family! May God bless you!
Fr. Daniel Bedel
PS. See you at Mass!
Reflections from Deacon Mike . . . Our Father Knows Best
In chapter 6 of Matthew's gospel, Jesus gave his disciples the Lord's Prayer as an example of how to pray. Right before he spoke those famous words, Jesus shared a few reasons why one should pray. In order to do this, Jesus provided us two negative examples of how not to pray. Jesus said the Pharisees prayed in public because they wanted to be seen as holy by other people. Secondly, Jesus also said pagans prayed by repeating themselves over and over again, because they believed that the more frequently they asked for something the better chance of having their request answered. Jesus reassured His disciples that God already knows what you need.
If God knows what you need before you ask, why bother to pray? Jesus' point is, the purpose of prayer is not to be noticed by other people or even by God. God already notices you. Prayer is a way to draw your attention to how much you need God. Your greatest need is to know, love and serve God. Communicating with God through prayer, keeps you aware of how much God is involved in your life. It also helps you see how many of your needs are answered by God.
The Lord's Prayer teaches you to pray for your daily bread whatever that may be. It is also a sign that you trust in God that He knows what is best for us. Jesus' words from Matthew remind us that God needs to be involved in your life, not merely informed about it. The more you recognize your dependence on God, the more thankful you become and the deeper your love grows. My sisters and brothers, continue to offer your joys and sorrows and then you will find true peace!!
Together through prayer and service,
Chicken”N Noodle Dinner & Euchre Tournament:
This event is planned for Friday, February 17th at St Margaret Mary in Legacy Hall. Cost for the dinner is $6.00 and $1.00 to play in the tournament. Everyone 21 and older is invited to BYOB for cards. Menu will include homemade chicken "n noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw or applesauce, dessert and coffee or lemonade. Serving is from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm with reservations requested by Sunday, February 5th. Sign up on clipboards at the entrances of the church, call the parish office at 812-232-3512, or e-mail Jerry at email@example.com.