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Question of the week

April 19, 2015

“Is your hope in this life only, or is it well founded in the
resurrection of Christ and his promise of eternal life?”






Welcome to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
526 N Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida - (407) 647-3392

Web MassSunday Mass Live on the Internet, 9:30 am
Click here for real time viewing.

Click here for delayed viewing until Sunday, 11 PM.
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For all moms!!

Step moms, grandmoms, moms with babies, moms with teenagers, moms with grade school kids, no matter what stage of mothering you are in, you are welcome. This is an open group, every Monday night, so come to whichever session appeals to you or whenever you can make it out of the house!

DVD based, with small group discussion, personal reflection time and journaling. Contact rsvp.

Topics in coming weeks:

April 27 “Free To Be You”                 May 4 “Fearless Beauty”
May 11 “Giving and Goodness”         May 18 “Sensitive Strength” 
June 1 “Balancing Act”                    June 8 “Journeying on Together” 

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Child Abuse PreventionApril is Child Abuse Prevention Month:

TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY STRONG: Every family has strengths, and every family faces challenges. When you are under stress—the car breaks down, you or your partner lose a job, a child’s behavior is difficult, or even when the family is experiencing a positive change, such as moving into a new home—sometimes it takes a little extra help to get through the day. Click here for more information.

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Vacation Bible Camp
EverestJune 15th to 19th
9:00 am to Noon each day

Climb Mount Everest with us this summer!  Totally Catholic Everest will be offered June 15-19, 9:00 am to noon.  Children entering four-year-old preschool through sixth grade this Fall may participate. Click here for a registration form.
Cost is $30.00 per child.

Through Scripture, art, drama, music, games and science, children will learn about the mighty power of God, make new friends and have a lot of fun.  Helpers in seventh grade and older are needed.  Fingerprinting is required, and training will be offered Sunday, June 7th at 10:45 am.  Questions?  Please contact Kristie Altman at (407) 647-5171 or

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St. Margaret Mary Catholic School
Golf Tournament

Video LinkFriday, May 1st

The annual St. Margaret Mary Catholic School Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st at Dubsdread Golf Course.  All are invited. Click the clubhouse image to view the promotional video.  For more information, or to become a sponsor, please email at:  

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Food Trucks

Hold the Date for Spring Sensation!

Friday, May 15 at 6pm – 10pm

Trucks bringing the very best tastes of Central Florida right into our own parking lot!

Our DJ will be spinning records spanning generations. One of our best opportunities of the year to meet fellow parishioners in an informal setting and enjoy the great outdoor evening weather.

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Boy Scout DedicationBoy Scout Troop 62 Fifty Plus Anniversary

Boy Scout Troop 62, chartered by St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church is celebrating our 50 Plus year anniversary!  It's 50 Plus years because, in research so far all we know is the troop is at least 50 years old.  So we have decided that it's a great cause for celebration.

Click here to share memories, photos and send an RSVP at the official anniversary web site.

Save the date and plan to join us at St. Margaret Mary Family Life Center on August 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

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World Meeting of FamiliesParenting - World Meeting of Families

Are you excited about the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) being held in Philadelphia in September 2015?? To prepare for this important meeting, this month, let’s celebrate the gift of parenting! Read a short reflection from Tim Roder, the Associate Director of the Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth called: 

“Parenting with the Strength of God. Go to

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Parking During Construction

Although we have only lost 8 parking spaces these spaces are closest to the church and were mostly used by our older parishioners.   Due to the kindness of CenturyLink their parking spaces are now available to us. Those parking spaces are noted on the map which is available by clicking here.

In order to balance the flow of entry into the and out of the church, it is suggested that all parishioners parking in the main parking lot from the school to the side of the church, use the entrance to the church from the parking lot closest to Canton Avenue (not going through the courtyard).  This will reduce the backup when leaving and it will also help to balance the congregation for our liturgies.  Thanks for your generous assistance in making the best of our difficult situation.

Bathrooms During Construction

We will not have access to the bathrooms in the back of the church during Construction..  They will be upgraded and additional family bathrooms are provided as part of this renovation. 

During construction, the closest bathrooms will be available in the Family Life Center at the end of the hallway which leads to the Nursery.  This doorway will be open before during and after all Masses.  The best seating in the church to most quickly access these bathrooms is at the entrance closest to the Park Avenue courtyard side entrance..

Click here for more information and more views of this exciting project.Narthex Exterior

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World Meeting LogoWorld Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015
Save the Date!

Mark your family calendar for the 8th World Meeting of Families! Philadelphia is proud to welcome families from around the world to this event on September 22-27, 2015. 

Since its inception by Saint John Paul II in 1994, the World Meeting of Families has strengthened the sacred bonds of families across the globe.

Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.

Families can look forward to speakers, celebrations, activities for kids, and prayer, all of which will bring renewal and transformation for you, your loved ones, and the world. Visit the official World Meeting of Families website at: to learn more and to sign up for regular updates on how you can participate.

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fingerprintThe Diocese of Orlando Fingerprinting Process.

Click here for instructions. Click here for on-line application.


The Diocese of Orlando Safe Environment Training.

Click here for instructions. Click here for on-line registration and video.


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