New Series of Scripture Meditation Begins on July 31
Deepen your relationship with God and your family beginning on July 31 as two new series of Scripture Meditation begin at St. Mary’s. We are pleased to introduce Scripture Moments for Young Families on Sundays at 10:05 a.m. (following 9 a.m. Mass) and 10:45 a.m. (preceding the 11:15 a.m. Mass. Sessions are approximately 20 minutes long. For young adults and older, “Where Jesus Walked Scripture Meditation” will be held on Sundays at 12:15 p.m. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola are a compilation of meditations and prayers developed to deepen your relationship with God. Click here for complete schedules.
Sr. Sheila Memorial Scholarship Fund
To honor Sr. Sheila Ann Burke’s legacy and dedication to Catholic education, a scholarship fund has been established in her memory. June 2 marked the second anniversary of her sudden passing. The Sr. Sheila Anne Burke OSF Memorial Scholarship Fund provides needs-based scholarships to students attending St. Mary School. Donations can be made during the month of June at www.stmaryswormville.org or mailed to 6919 Transit Road, Swormville, NY 14051.
Join Us For Annual Parish Picnic
The annual St. Mary’s Parish Picnic is a time for community, faith, tradition and fellowship. Join us on Sunday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for traditional favorites and exciting new features. Picnic day features famous kettle-cooked chowder, Krolick’s chicken dinners, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and funnel cakes, Trinkets and Treasures, pony rides, kettle corn, I Got It and games of chance and skill. Don’t miss the return of the candy wheel, pan game, ice cream, carnival rides and inflatables.
Registration Open for Fall 2016 Religious Education
Registration for Fall/Winter Faith Formation Programs for children entering Grades 1-High School in Fall of 2016 is available here on the parish website. From the Family Faith Formation dropdown menu, click “Program Options” to review the choices available, click “Program Calendar” to review the dates/times of programs, and then “Registration” to register your children online. Registrations are filled on a first-come basis to fill available spots for our Fall programs, so please complete your registration as soon as possible.
Chowder Chase Kicks Off Picnic Weekend
Register for the Chowder Chase 5K Run/3K Walk on Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. http://stmaryswormville.org/chowderchase/. New this year, USATF certified course and sanctioned event. Registration is $25 through July 20; $30 July 21 and day of the race. Expanded post-race activities will include local craft beers at the Wild Horse Wine & Beer Garden, food trucks, supervised children’s entertainment and the popular band Hit N Run. Children must be pre-registered for supervised activities Click here to secure a spot for your child: Kids Registration