Parish Penance Service: December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in chapel. Individual confessions: December 20 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. and December 22 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in church. Christmas Eve All Masses are in church unless otherwise stated. 4:00 p.m. – St. Mary’s Band – Chapel; 4:15 p.m. – Children’s Choir; 6:30 p.m. – Piano/Organ and Cantor; 9:00 p.m.– Piano/Organ and Cantor; Midnight Mass – Caritas Choir. Christmas Day 9:00 a.m. – Voices of Faith; 11:15 a.m.– Rejoice Ensemble Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Holy day of Obligation, January 1 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass; 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – All in Chapel
Mark Your Calendar – Diocesan Youth Convention
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. Total cost is $170, this includes a two-night stay at the hotel and all meals except Saturday’s breakfast. $50 off for the first ten to sign up. Please contact Ryan Verity for more information email@example.com.
$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.
Join us for the $now Me the Money Celebration on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6:30 – 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.
Quiet Your Mind and Meditate
Prayer is raising the mind and heart to God. Meditation is a particular method of praying. Scripture Meditation allows you to feel the presence of God in a unique way. Imagine being part of Where Jesus Walked – an event that happened 2,000 years ago! Join us for IMPACT Scripture Meditation on the following Sundays from 5 – 6 p.m. (prior to the Lifeteen Mass): December 7, December 21, January 11, January 18, February 8, March 1 and March 8. Meditation can give you a sense of peace and balance that benefits both your spiritual and emotional well-being. For more information, contact Donna Vazquez, assistant youth director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop Malone will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with our parish on Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. in church. A mandatory rehearsal will be held for all confirmation candidates and their sponsors (or a parent if the sponsor cannot attend) on Sunday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. also in church. Specific details have been e-mailed to all those families with a confirmation candidate. If you have not received this e-mail, please contact Holly Hooton(688-0599) or email@example.com.