St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church

Gathered by the call of Jesus to serve one another.

2405 S 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47802
(812) 232-3512

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Regular Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday:
English - 11:00 AM
Spanish - 3:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM
3rd Thu - 11:00 AM
Friday: 9:00 AM
Holy Days: See Bulletin

Spanish Mass

Reconcilliation

Saturday: 2:30 PM or by
appointment
Daily Readings
Here God's Call
Pligrimage Link

Welcome . . .

Fr. Dan BedelSt. 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
Administrator

PS.  See you at Mass! 

Reflections from Deacon Mike . . . United We Sing Along!

Deacon Mike StratmanSome of you might remember the 60's TV program, Sing along with Mitch. It was a show about Mitch Miller who invited everyone to sing along.  It was an all male chorus that sang well loved songs while the words appeared on the screen so viewers could join in.  When Mitch Miller died in 2010, the obituary cited Miller's belief that one reason for the program's success was the appeal of his chorus.  " I always made a point of hiring singers who were tall, short, round, thin, everyday looking guys".  From that unified diversity came beautiful music in which everyone was invited to participate.

In St. Paul's letter to the Romans, Paul says "that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ". (15:6)   Later he spoke of Gentiles and Jews together singing praise to God.  A unity that had been considered impossible became reality as people who had been deeply divided began thanking God together for His mercy shown in Christ.  Like them, we are filled with joy, peace, and hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  As followers of Christ, we should help those who lack adequate physical nutrition, like bringing food for the Salvation Army which St. Margaret Mary supports and the soup kitchen at St. Patrick's. And to those who are weary of life's trials and tribulations, we can share the Good News for inner peace, forgiveness, and hope which can be satisfied by knowing Jesus Christ.

We are privileged to be a part of God's family. May we always be grateful for this gift.  Help each other live in unity with our brothers and sisters in Christ so that others may see how gracious you are and want to know Christ and what it means to Sing Along!

Together through prayer and service, 

Deacon Mike

Discernment Sessions Announced

The Office of Deacon Formation is beginning a period of inquiry and discernment for those interested in the Permanent Diaconate.  In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Deaconsformation for the permanent diaconate is a five year process beginning with the year of inquiry and discernment. This first year entails a series of monthly meetings, beginning in September and concluding in March, which are held in various areas of the archdiocese. These sessions are open to all those who wish to enter into discernment. Serious applicants are expected to attend all of the meetings. If they are married we ask that their wives also attend. Formal application packets will be distributed in January of the discernment year to those who have actively participated in the discernment process.  The applications will then be reviewed by a selection committee, and those who are selected to enter formation will begin the formal four year process in August 2018.

The first inquiry session will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at St. Lawrence Parish in Indianapolis.  The topic will be the Diaconate as Vocation and will also discuss necessary qualifications and the four year formation process.

Schedule of Inquiry/Discernment Sessions:

  • September 10, 2017   St. Lawrence Parish, Indianapolis, IN
  • October 15, 2017        Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, New Albany, IN
  • November 12, 2017    St. Mary of the Woods Parish, St. Mary of the Woods, IN December 10, 2017    St. Louis Parish, Batesville, IN
  • January 14, 2018         Church of the Holy Angels Parish, Indianapolis, IN
  • February 12, 2018       St. Paul Catholic Center, Bloomington, IN
  • March 11, 2018           St. Joseph Parish, Jennings Co., IN

Please note:

  •  Serious Inquirers should plan to attend all sessions.
  • If the inquirer is married, his wife should also attend all sessions.
  • No preregistration is required for these sessions.
  • All sessions will begin at 2:30 pm and end by 4:30 pm
  • Do not contact the host parishes for additional information.

Please contact the Office of Deacon Formation for additional information. Phone: 317-236-1492 or 1-800-382-9836 or Email: kblandford@archindy.org