Religion Students Invited to Mission
Attention Parents – Religion Classes for students in Grades 1-8 normally scheduled for Feb, 2 & 3, 2015 have been rescheduled. INSTEAD, we ask students in Grades 4-8 to attend one night of the Parish Mission with their parents. To receive credit for class, please return the bottom portion of the flyer Parent Mission Flyer 2015( Parent Mission Flyer 2015 on the night you attend Mission. Students in Grades 1-3 have a bye week but are welcome to attend!
This three-day mission is an opportunity for the whole family to listen to the most ancient Christian stories, tied together over several nights to be reminded of “who we are.” The mission is entertaining for all ages. Attend one night or all three. You are invited to attend this outstanding one-man performance by actor Frank Runyeon – attend one night or all three.
The First Night – Monday, February 2 – The story of what God has done in the life of Jesus, a performance of AFRAID: THE GOSPEL OF MARK.
The Second Night – Tuesday, February 3 – The story of who Jesus calls us to be – a place of Light, as told in THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
The Third Night – Wednesday, February 4 – The final night, HOLLYWOOD vs. FAITH. Frank takes a humorous but also deeply challenging look at the story that we are actually living, the struggle we face daily as Americans to live lives of real joy in the middle of a media-centered culture.
Announcing the Spring for Success Dinner and Auction Gala
Save the Date for the St. Mary’s Faith Community “Spring for Success“– Dinner and Auction Gala on Saturday, April 18. This community celebration will combine the tradition of the St. Mary’s auction and present exciting new enhancements. Spring for Success will be held at the Brookfield Country Club and will feature a gourmet dinner, silent auction and live auction. Stay tuned for event details regarding sponsorship and volunteer opportunities and item acquisition needs. Be part of a new tradition at St. Mary’s!
Christ Renews His Parish
What have you done in 36 hours that has changed your life? Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a spiritual renewal weekend designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus and others in their faith community. Parishioners aged 19 years and older are invited to participate. Men’s Christ Renews His Parish weekend is February 7-8, 2015. Contact: Bill Verbeten ~ (608) 566-3151 or Jerry LoJacono ~ 713-7671. Women’s Christ Renews His Parish weekend is March 7-8. Contact: Patricia ~ 741-6366 or Shari ~ 474-6154. Men or women are also invited to contact St. Mary’s Parish office 688-9380 for more information. Learn more 2015 Women’s Retreat Online Invitation and register 2015 Women’s Retreat RSVP Form
Wine Pairing Event is February 13
The St. Mary’s Business Professionals present the second annual Wine Pairing Event on Friday, February 13 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Parish Center. Sample choice wines paired with food from local restaurants including Campobello’s, Carmine’s, Cornerstone Bar & Grill, Family Chocolate Shoppe, Orazio’s and Zoe’s. The event will also feature door prizes, a split club and basket of wine raffle.Tickets on sale after Masses on January 17 and 18 and at the rectory. Tickets are limited and will sell out!
Diocesan Youth Convention
A contingent of 17 teens from St. Mary’s will attend the annual Diocesan Youth Convention will be held February 13 – 15, 2015. This is a great weekend to socialize and grow together as a faith community with more than 700 teens from parishes in the Buffalo Diocese. The convention will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SX6Ycy8BGY
$now Me the Money
Ready to win $10,000? St. Mary’s Faith Community presents the $now Me the Money Raffle coordinated by St. Mary School Home School Association. $now Me the Money is the biggest cash raffle we’ve ever presented! A total of $22,500 will be awarded including a Grand Prize of $10,000. Also, prizes of $5,000, $1,000, $500 (2) and $100 (25) prizes will be awarded. $50 donation per ticket ! This is your only raffle opportunity until our Parish Picnic in July. Early Bird Drawings for $500 on December 19, January 16 and January 30 and February 6.
Join us for the $now Me the Money Celebration on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m. features beer, wine and the grand prize drawing! SPECIAL PRIZE DRAWING FOR THOSE PRESENT *Buffalo’s food trucks will be on site for pay as you go sampling. *With $5 Admission Ticket. Additional Raffle tickets available at the Rectory or School Office.