Sacrament of Penance
Advent is a season of preparation for the coming of the Lord and the perfect time to prepare our hearts for Jesus. St. Mary’s will have additional opportunities for the Sacrament of Penance on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in church.
Corporal Works of Mercy – Feed the Hungry
“Clothe the Naked – Coat Drive”
More than 260 coats were collected for the St. Vincent de Paul Coat Drive during October. They will be distributed through Colvin Cleaners and the St. Vincent de Paul Center. Special thanks to Jim Ogilvie, St. Vincent DePaul coordinator. This effort continues monthly service projects corresponding to the Corporal Works or Mercy. Working together as a faith community, these monthly projects are combining the efforts of our school, Faith Formation and parish families. Thank you for your generosity!
Henry and Jason Stopinski were honored at the Diocesan Youth Ministry Awards Banquet last night. Henry received the “Companions on the Journey Award” for his work with the with parish boy scouts. Jason, who built the dugouts on campus, received the “Discipleship Award” for his dedication to St. Mary’s. Congratulations!
150th Anniversary of St. Mary’s Chapel
Bishop Richard J. Malone presided at the 150th Anniversary Mass for the St. Mary’s Chapel on Saturday, October 22. Fr. Yetter, Fr. Andrew, Msgr. Vince Becker, former pastor, and Msgr. Paul Burkard, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Basilica who grew up in St. Mary’s Parish, concelebrated the Mass.
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 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
Join Us for Scripture Meditation
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 in the Parish Center Rooms 106/107. 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.