Celebrate the Tradition
St. Mary’s Parish Picnic is Sunday, July 21. Click for full schedule and race application.
Question of the Week
Jesus Dines with a Pharisee and sinful woman washed Jesus’ feet with her tears. Adults: In what area of my life am I like Simon? …the sinful woman? Children: When is it hard for you to forgive someone who has hurt you? What can help you forgive?
Join Us in Reading the Book of Acts in June
In April, we invited you to read a chapter a day from the Gospel of Matthew and then we brought in a special speaker to talk about that gospel. In May, we continued by inviting you to join us in reading the Gospel of Luke. Now, we invite you to read the Book of Acts during the month of June – again, just one chapter a day. We are moving on to the Book of Acts because it is actually a continuation of the Gospel of Luke.
Special bookmarks are available at the church entrance listing the 28 chapters of Acts so you can check them off as you read them. If you have not yet joined us in reading the bible, it’s okay. You can start now with the Book of Acts. What matters most is that you start reading!
Why have we been inviting you to read the Bible over the last couple of months? Because many adults go through their whole life never having actually read the Bible. There is so much more than what we hear in the readings during mass. Much of the richness of our Catholic faith comes from the stories in the Bible. We hope you will take this opportunity to find out what you have been missing!
Act Now to Save Our Catholic Schools
A significant “game changer” that would help make our schools flourish can be found in state legislation for a New York Education Investment Tax Credit. This bill would make attending Catholic schools affordable for more middle-class and low-income families.
On April 10, more than 10,000 parents, students and teachers rallied in Buffalo to support the Education Investment Tax Credit. This bill would encourage more charitable donations from individuals and businesses to fund scholarships for Catholic and other private schools. The enthusiasm at the rally and the bipartisan group of state legislators who were present has generated a great deal of momentum that we need to continue. In order to be successful, we need your help right now. Please take two minutes to sign an online petition to show your support for the Education Investment Tax Credit http://bit.ly/BuffaloDiocese
Congratulations Fr. Yetter!
Fr. Robert Yetter celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. at a Mass of Thanksgiving. Click here to view the photos from this joyous celebration.
Help Wanted: Parish Business Manager
Responsible for the efficient and effective administration of the financial, campus facilities and human resources of the parish. Incumbent may also be responsible for planning, staff supervision, technology, legal concerns, purchasing, maintenance, parish school and stewardship/development. This position will supervise several support staff positions. Contact Father Yetter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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Religious Education Registration Now Open
New this year – all registration forms will be completed and submitted online. No printing, no mailing, no standing in line! Review the many Religious Education Options for your child/children before beginning the online registration process. Registration of Fall/Winter programs for grades 1-10 begins online on May 13 and continues through June 15. VBS registration is also open. Please register her/him for religion classes to stay on track for sacraments. It’s also important to have no gaps in faith formation (Grades 1-10) to stay on track for sacraments so make sure to register. Click here for complete details.