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The Parish Office is trying to limit the amount of face to face contact so we ask that you please wear a mask when stopping by. We also have labeled boxes in the breezeway between the two sets of double doors for you to drop off anything you need to turn into the Parish Office. We do check these throughout the day. Or please feel free to use the night drop located before the main Parish building entrance on the right.
We have been opening up the church everyday usually by 8:00 a.m. for personal visits during the daytime, which is an opportunity for personal prayer or even personal devotions. We are continuing to live-stream daily rosary (M-Th), our weekday daily Masses at NOON (8:15 a.m. on our School Mass days which are typically Thursdays) and also our Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. Mass.

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Events Coming Up
*all dates and times are subject to change/cancellation
click here for specific times and locations
  • January 9th
    • Parish Council Holiday Party (TBD)
  • January 10th
    • Lux Youth Ministry
  • January 11th
    • Morning Bible Study
    • Welcome Men’s Team Meeting (online)
    • Boy Scouts
    • Human Needs & Concerns Meeting (online)
  • January 12
    • SAC Meeting
  •  January 13
    • Pax Young Adults
  •  January 14th 
    • Financial Peace University
  •  January 18th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
    • Parish Office Closed
    • Morning Mass @ 9:00 AM (no Noon)

Mass Intentions
We have Mass Intentions available for both weekday and weekend Masses. If you would like to have a Mass said for someone, please contact the Parish Office for help with available dates and times at 502-426-1588. *Suggested donation for each Mass is $10.

“A Heart Open to the Whole World:” A Study with the Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti
WHAT: A series led by Rev. Jim Flynn, on Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti (Neighbors All) published on Oct. 4, 2020 – Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  All are invited and there is no cost.
HOW: Via Zoom with 8 power points created corresponding to each of the 8 Chapters of the Encyclical. 
WHEN: Consecutive Sunday afternoons 1:30-3:00 | Jan. 10 through Feb. 28
WHY: This Encyclical is so very timely and pointed that it deserves a serious review.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Questions to Jim Flynn, 502-681-6603.
To watch Fr. Jim Flynn’s powerpoint videos on the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti, click here. He has made 8 chapters to help you learn and understand.
*Image credit:  UU World Magazine

Safe Environment Training
ALL Volunteers, School Parents & Coaches
The Archdiocese of Louisville is committed to ensuring that children & youth who worship, study or participate in church-sponsored activities can do so in the safest & most secure setting possible. In an effort to fulfill this commitment, all employees/volunteers in contact with children or youth (18/under) for ANY length of time are required to participate in one of the Safe Environment Training Workshops and have a background check.
All trainings are come/first served. No advance registration is necessary. In accordance with Gov. Beshear’s latest executive order, all trainings moving forward have been limited to 25 persons in attendance, until otherwise noted. *No one under the age of 16 will be admitted to the training, this includes infants. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE TRAINING.
*For the most up to date schedule changes and information, visit www.archlou.org/safe. To see if you attended the workshop or to find out if your background check is current, please call the Parish Office at 426-1588.
Schedule of Workshops
Jan. 12 – 6:30 p.m. – St. Albert (limited to 25), 1395 Girard Dr, 40222 – Parish Life Center
Jan. 13 – 6:30 p.m. – St. Gabriel (limited to 25), 5505 Bardstown Rd, 40291 – Gymnasium
Jan. 25 – 6:30 p.m. – Incarnation (limited to 25), 2229 Lower Hunters Trace, 40216 – Gym
Jan. 26 – 6:30 p.m. – St. Albert (limited to 25), 1395 Girard Dr, 40222 – Parish Life Center

Catholic Charities Soup Subscription
You may have no idea…we’re serving up soup!
Enjoy a meal & support a mission! CCL’s Common Table (a culinary arts training program for those facing employment barriers) offers 6-week soup subscriptions & box lunches. Proceeds go towards tuition. Delivery is available.* Next soup order due: January 13, 2021
*SMM is the pick up site for the next 6-week order:
Wednesdays, Jan. 20 – Feb. 24 between 12:30-1:00 PM
Sign up online here or click the button below   |   Learn more about this program here

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Financial Peace University
St Margaret Mary is proud to offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. If your New Year’s goal is to get control of your finances we invite you to join us for this 9 week class that finds the average family paying off $5,300 in debt and saving $2,700 for emergencies. If you are doing good with your money this class will teach you how to do great things with your finances. We learn in a group environment (socially distanced of course), and you can share as much or as little as you feel comfortable. Classes start January 14th from 7:00-9:00 PM. Please contact Deacon Derrick Barnes for more information @ dbarnes@stmm.org or call / text 502-235-1375.

Opportunities for Life Collection
The weekend of January 16/17, the four Kentucky dioceses will take up a collection on the Sunday in the week of the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade (January 22), as part of the Kentucky bishops’ unified message advocating for a pro-life culture in our Commonwealth. In the Archdiocese of Louisville, funds from this collection will provide resources to pregnant women and new families in crisis, including material assistance and grant support for programming at Catholic Charities and other organizations providing support to pregnant women and families.

36th Annual Community Wide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry and its African American Catholic Ministries will host its annual Community Wide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., Cathedral of the Assumption located at 433 South Fifth Street, Louisville, KY 40202. The theme is “It’s Time to Repair”. Join Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., the Archdiocesan Gospel Choir and others for a service of prayer and praise honoring Dr. King and all that he fought for. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person attendance is limited. The event will be live-streamed. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Ministry at (502) 471-2146.

Grief Share ONLINE
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead. We know it hurts and we want to help.
Weekly (Opt. 1): Wednesdays, January 20th – April 14th | 10-11 AM
Weekly (Opt. 2): Sundays, January 24th – April 25th | 2:30-3:30 PM
Location: Online
Donation: Free, register and purchase workbook from www.griefshare.org
Contact: Denise Ruiz, 426-1588 ext. 126 or druiz@stmm.org

Holy Hour for Life
We invite you to come join us in prayer for one hour before the Blessed Sacrament for Life, all life from conception to natural death. This special Holy Hour is based upon the reflections of Saint John Paul II, Pope Francis and others. Throughout the hour, five sets of readings/responses are prayed, interspersed by extended periods of silent prayer concluding with Benediction. This Holy Hour marks the anniversary of the Roe vs Wade decision and is designated in the USA as a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. We will have a Holy Hour for Life on Friday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Blessing of the Bibles
Sunday of the Word of God – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 23/24
Bring your family bible to Mass to be blessed.
In an apostolic letter “Aperuit illis” issued September 30, 2020, Pope Francis declared that the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time will now be known as “Sunday of the Word of God” and will be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Holy Scriptures.
To honor this occasion, St. Margaret Mary would like to invite all parishioners to bring their family bible to Masses the weekend of January 23/24 to be blessed. Upon returning home, each family is encouraged to participate in the ancient practice known as “bible enthronement” by dedicating a special or honored place for the bible to be displayed in the home. A pamphlet containing a family friendly Bible Enthronement Service will be made available in the back of church, or online here.

DivorceCare ONLINE
DivorceCare is a weekly seminar/support group that helps divorced or separated people heal from the hurt. It provides a warm, caring, and confidential environment in which participants can learn practical information and gain hope for the future.
Weekly: Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. | January 26 – April 27
Location: Online, register at www.divorcecare.org
Donation: $15 
Contact: Denise Ruiz, 426-1588 ext. 126 or druiz@stmm.org

DivorceCare for Kids ONLINE
DivorceCare for Kids, DC4K, provides a safe, fun place where your children will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves and develop coping skills.
Weekly: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | January 27 – April 28
Location: Online, register at www.dc4k.org
Donation: $15
Contact: Denise Ruiz, druiz@stmm.org / 426-1588 (ext. 126)

Stewardship
Click here for a printable Card to mail or drop off to the Parish Office.
The Parish has currently received a total of 693 Stewardship Cards. Thanks to everyone who turned in a Stewardship Intention Card! Cards are still being accepted. Additional cards are available in the Parish Office or online if you need one. 
*NEW!* Click here to fill one out online!

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 17, 2021)
“When Samuel went to sleep in his place, the LORD came and stood there, calling out as before: Samuel, Samuel! Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”” 1 Samuel 3:9-10
Today we hear Samuel respond eagerly, “Here I am” each time the Lord calls him. A steward must be listening for the call of God in one’s life and be ready to respond like Samuel, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Snow Inclement Weather Policy
With winter’s arrival this is a good time to publish our inclement weather policy. It is our policy here at St. Margaret Mary that whenever our school is cancelled due to inclement weather, then all activities on the campus are also cancelled. This includes all evening events and programs. Masses will not be cancelled because our priest lives on our grounds. We would hope, however, that if travel is dangerous and hazardous, you use your best judgment in deciding if you should try to get here. Updated information about closings & cancellations can be found on our website or by calling the Parish Office.

Weekend & Daily Masses Online

Click here to find & watch our daily and weekend Masses. Our daily Masses are live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube weekdays at 12:00 p.m., except on All School Mass days (typically Thursdays) our Mass will be livestreamed at 8:15 a.m. Our weekend Masses will now be live-streamed every Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. via Facebook, YouTube and our website.

Please know that you may submit your contributions online, at Mass, mail in or drop off to the Parish Office or in the night drop outside the main entrance.

*Online Children’s Lessons have also been added. Please click here to see our current videos and to stay up to date with future ones.

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Online Giving is Now Available

You are now able to submit your contributions ONLINE. This is a safe & secure way to continue your pledge and support for St. Margaret Mary. You are still welcome to mail in or drop off your donation to the Parish Office or in the locked night drop outside the main entrance to the Parish building. *All current automatic withdrawals are continuing as scheduled. We do encourage parishioners to sign up for the automatic service. The form for that is available online as well. This way of contributing benefits SMM the most because the fees are very minimal.*
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Parish Office Information

Our Parish Office hours have returned back to 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Most employees are working on site. The Parish Office is trying to limit the amount of face to face contact so we ask that you please wear a mask when stopping by. We also have labeled boxes in the breezeway between the two sets of double doors for you to drop off anything you need to turn into the Parish Office. We do check these throughout the day. Or please feel free to use the night drop located before the main Parish building entrance on the right.If you need to speak to a staff member, call us at 426-1588. We remain at your service. Or click here for a list of our employees and their emails. We remain at your service.
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