Please Consider Teaching Religious Education
In order for the children of our parish to receive religious instruction in our Traditional programs for Grades 1-5 beginning Fall 2016, we have the following teacher needs. Please consider this important ministry. If you feel the desire to teach, let the Holy Spirit work through you, and join our team of catechists! Contact Karen at 688-0599.
We need teachers for the following days/times/grades:
Tuesdays 4:30-5:45 – Gr. 1 (1 Teacher); Gr. 4 (1 Teacher); Gr. 5 (1 Teacher)
Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 –Gr. 3 (2 Teachers); Gr. 5 (1 Teacher)
Religious Instruction Registration for 2016-2017 – Grades 1-High Scho
There are still some openings in faith formation Fall session days/times. Register online and find more information by clicking on Family Faith Registration. Spaces are filled on a first come basis, so please submit your registration ASAP.
Teen/Adult Faith Enrichment Opportunity
– An online faith enrichment program for adults and teens begins in September. Scheduled group meetings will be held on Tuesdays starting in September and will be supplemented by virtual home study and discussion for those who cannot attend the meetings. Lessons and discussion forums are available at FaithEnrichment.org.
– Members of the Family Faith Sharing group who would like to use this study option, parishioners interested in a faith enrichment opportunity and non-parishioners who are interested in learning about Catholicism are welcome to participate.
– Visitors to the website http://faithenrichment.org/ can learn about the program and apply for a registration. Only registered users can post and participate on the forum. All postings are monitored so only posts approved by moderators will be visible to all.
Please contact the Family Faith Formation office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or email@example.com
IMPACT Summer Retreat
Teens entering 9th grade, high school students and college freshmen are invited to attend the IMPACT Summer Retreat, Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21. The retreat is held at the O’Brien home on Muskellunge Lake. Space is limited and participants. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1. For more information, please email or call 639-8891.
Thank You Sponsors
Thank you sponsors for making this year’s Picnic Weekend a great success! Sponsoring the Chowder Chase were Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex, Heathwood Assisted Living, LAUX Sporting Goods INC., Subway, Wild Horse Wine & Spirits. Sponsoring the picnic were Wild Horse Wine and Spirits, SPoT Coffee, The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara.
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.
The annual St. Mary’s Parish Picnic was a wonderful time of fun and fellowship. Thank you to Patti Siskar, picnic chairperson, Lynda Carver, race director and Kelley Carlson, chair of the Friday night party. And thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who worked to make the event a success!
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.
St. Pius X Knights of Columbus Present Golf Tournament
St. Mary’s is pleased to support the St. Pius X Parish Knights of Columbus Council 11168 Golf Tournament on August 12 at Rothland Golf Course. This year’s tournament is in memory of Amanda Stockman. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a seminarian at Christ the King Seminary. Click here for more information and application: KnightsColumbusGolf Tournament