Message From The Pastor
Welcome to the new web site of St. Margaret Mary Bullhead City. There’s a whole group of us who are going to keep it up-dated and worth returning to. You’ll also find a translate button which will translate the page you’re reading into almost any language you’d like to read it in.
In 1992 the people of St. Margaret Mary pledged to support building a new church if it would look Catholic inside and out. On September 29, 2011 two bishops joined us to dedicate that new church. The vision, however, is only partly realized. The church building is an outward sign of the people who built it, and we, like our church, are called to be Catholic inside and out. It’s my hope that you as you navigate and use this web site you’ll find it expressing that same vision, Catholic inside and out.
The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary
"In the hierarchy of holiness it is precisely the 'woman', Mary of Nazareth, who is the 'figure' of the Church. She 'precedes' everyone on the path to holiness; in her person 'the Church has already reached that perfection whereby she exists without spot or wrinkle'". — JOHN PAUL II Mulieris Dignitatem, 1988
May springs forth with the message of new life. The Church in the eighteenth century as a celebration of the flowering of Mary's maidenly spirituality with its origins in Isaiah's prophecy of the Virgin birth of the Messiah under the Root of Jesse, the flower symbolism of Mary was extended by the Church Fathers.
In the medieval period, the rose was adopted as the flower symbol of the Virgin Birth and was depicted in the central rose windows of the great gothic cathedrals. During this time when monasteries were the centers of horticultural and agricultural knowledge, and with the spread of the Fransiscan love of nature, the actual flowers themselves, of the fields, waysides and gardens, came to be seen as symbols of Mary.
It is Mary’s month in the Easter season and all of nature rejoices with the Queen of heaven at the Resurrection of the Son she was worthy to bear. During the remainder of Easter time, let us endeavor through the prayers of the Holy Liturgy and the Holy Rosary to deepen our gratitude for the mystery of our Baptismal rebirth in Christ.