St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church

All in the heart of Jesus

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
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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 . . . In God's Hands   

Deacon Mike StratmanYou would think I would have my mother's fingerprints embedded in my knee from all the times she squeezed my leg in church and whispered, "Be still". Like any boy, I had a bad case of the wiggles in places like church. So when I read the verse from Psalm 46:11 "Be still, and know that I am God", I thought of it as being antsy. 

But the Hebrew word for still means "to cease striving."  It's like putting your hands down and letting God intervene in your situation without your interference. This word is interesting, since we often use our hands to push things out of our way, to protect ourselves, or to strike back. When we drop our hands, it makes us feel defenseless and vulnerable, unless we trust that God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in our distress. In other words, stop struggling and wait on God to do His work!

In the face of all life's circumstances, we can know the peace that comes from trusting the presence and power of God in the midst of trouble as we wait patiently and prayerfully for His answer. When we put our problems in God's hands, He puts peace in our hearts. May we trust in God's presence and drop our hands, knowing God's hands are busy on our behalf!  

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