REV. BRIAN J. BECKER, PASTOR
102 ANDREWS PLACE, SWANNANOA, NC 28778
Serving the Swannanoa Valley Since 1936
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As more companies and government agencies are bringing pressure upon employees to receive a Covid-19 vaccination, many have questions about the proper response of a Christian. The National Catholic Bioethics Center has provided sound guidance for those in difficult situations.
ALL WOMEN (18 yrs +) ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN!
Our goal is to develop and maintain an active women’s group at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church where all women of the parish will find a place to share their many gifts and talents with a spirit of charity and outreach while supporting our parish, our community and each other through our Catholic faith.
Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month at
10 am in the overflow area as we gather for fellowship .
If you have any questions, please reach out to Kim Rovinski at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office.
WE ARE CELEBRATING 85 YEARS AS A PARISH ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16th AT STMMCC AND GROVEMONT PARK!
* Food * Dunk Tank * Bouncy House * Contra Dancing * Music * Selfies Booth * Cake Walk * Potato Sack Races *
* Prizes * Ministry Tables * Mummy Wrap Races * Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe * Arts & Crafts for the Kids * Bean Bag Toss * Face Painting * Scarecrow Ring Toss * Corncob Relay Races * Connect Four * Pumpkin Roll Races * Goody Bags for the Kids, and more!
Please email LeAnn and Jen at email@example.com to volunteer, or if you have any questions.
Welcome to Faith Formation at St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church.
Registration is open for the 2021-2022 Session!
To register: Faith Formation in English or Spanish.
Faith Formation classes are available for children in grades
K-8, and meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 pm.
If you need assistance with registration, please contact the office, or Sarah Kramer, Faith Formation Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew: 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
CURRENT COVID RESPONSE
As of Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021:
1. All indoor seating areas are open: nave of the church and overflow area (no ropes).
2. Social distancing is available outside. Please bring a lawn chair. Communion will continue to be given at the front steps of the church.
3. Ministers of Communion are no longer wearing masks and are no longer using sanitizer between households.
4. All Masses are now including congregational singing.
5. We will continue to station offertory baskets in the occupied areas.
6. The options of receiving Communion from the chalice and extending the Sign of Peace remain omitted until further notice.
7.The faithful retain the right to receive Communion on the tongue or in the hand.
8. All Masses will be live-streamed to our YouTube channel.
Also, as of Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021, the general dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation has been narrowed to include only those who remain vulnerable to the corona virus. Tor details on this, and to find out if you are dispensed, please read the F.A.Qs. in the Decree from the Chancery.