THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY, May 27, Vigil Mass
St. Mary’s Parishioners
MONDAY, May 29, Memorial Day
Acts 19:1-8; Jn. 16:29-33
Evening Prayer & Rosary
Andrezej & Katarnyze Lekowicz
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
8th grade Honors Assembly
SATURDAY, June 3, Vigil of Pentecost
Gn. 11:1-9; Rom. -27; Jn. 7:37-39
In memory of Gertrude & John Heinmiller‘s 100th Anniversary
Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing homes.
Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.
Nursing Home: John Heider, Tim McManus, Evelyn Spiert.
At Home: Charlie Campbell, Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Fred Courtney, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Marie McGrath, Rita Redwood, Millie Veit.
ECO (Electric Contributions Option) Program is always open for new sign-ups. See the information at the rear of church or call the parish office. ECO –schedule: May: weekly 29th. June: Monthly 1st or 15th; bi-weekly 5, 19; weekly 5, 12, 19 & 26th
Tuesday night Bible Study with Jason Shanks meets at on
the second floor of the
The Wednesday night Bible Study Group with John Clabeaux will meet at on
the second floor of the
Pray for Vocations!!
BAA –The theme for the 2006 Bishop’s Annual Appeal, “Called to Serve Others”, explains the reason we give and the importance of our gifts. At St. Mary’s, we look to the past with deep gratitude for the great dedication of the generations which have preceded us. As people of faith, it is our turn to step up for future generations as we look to the future with a profound sense of hope. This year, our diocesan goal is $41,714. Our development committee has recommended to me that we make our goal as a parish this year a total of $100,000. Please prayerfully reflect upon a gift in proportion to your financial blessings. If you have not yet filled in your 2006 Bishop’s Annual Appeal envelope please do so soon. We are obligated to contact everyone who does not respond.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES June 3-4
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS SACRISTAN
4:00 PM Volunteers Needed M.Keebaugh, T. Nierman M.Detrick, D. & L. Mitchell, E. Holleran E.Holleran
9:00 AM Volunteers Needed R.Driscoll B.Hess, C.Goodall, S.Thibaut,
K.Haytas E.Hoffman, B.Jones, E.DiSabato J.Carone
11:30 AM Volunteers Needed M.Hicks, S.Jeffrey, S.Joy, J.Keinle,
P.Mortimer P.Keinle, J.Lovett, D.VanHorn J.Carone
Coffee & Donuts 6/4: K.Haytas & P.Mortimer.
FROM THE PASTOR
There are a couple of things to note about this week’s schedule. First, this is a holiday weekend. Mass on Monday, Memorial Day, will be at instead of the usual . Also, this Friday is a “first Friday”, which means that we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the Mass, Adoration during the afternoon, and Rosary, Evening Prayer, and Benediction beginning at . Please try this Friday to come and make a visit to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, for this is a great way to grow in holiness and faith.
The 2006 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is off to a good start. As you prayerfully reflect upon a gift in proportion to your financial blessings, please know that I am grateful to you for your sacrifice, regardless of the amount. I ask everyone to pray for the success of this appeal, as it can potentially benefit not only the diocese but St. Mary’s as well.
A few things that you might want
to mark on your calendar: St. Mary’s Annual Corpus Christi procession will be
June 18th. We plan to have a procession in the streets of
Saint Mary’s Parish 81st Annual Homecoming Festival is Friday & Saturday, August 11th & 12th.
Please know of my continued prayers for God’s blessing to be with all of you and your families.
Sincerely in the Lord,
**New Altar Server training Sunday June 4th and 11th following the Mass. Any St. Mary parishioner grade 3-8 may attend.
DONATIONS FOR THE HOMECOMING SILENT AUCTION are needed – everything from tickets to trinkets, artworks to auto-works, season passes to services, food to football. If you know of an organization willing to donate, please contact the parish office at 445-9668. Sandra Thompson, Silent Auction chair.
Memorial Day weekend cemetery office hours will
be: Saturday , Sunday and Monday
Memorial Day Masses will be at at
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day to remember those who have died in our nation's service.
"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen."
Going on Vacation? - It is that time of year again graduations, weddings, vacations. Often our parishioners are away from St. Mary’s during the Summer. Please remember that no matter where you may be there is a Catholic Church near you. Call 1-800-Mass Time (1-800-627-7846) or on the net www.Masstimes.org for nationwide Mass times and locations.
· Registration applications for the 2006-07 school year are being accepted for grades PK – 8. Please call the school office 444-8994 for forms and more information.
· All St. Mary library books are due!
· 8th grade graudation Monday, June 5th
· The Last day of school is Wednesday, June 7th with an early dismissal of .
Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the upcoming 2006-07 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.