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Our Spiritual Home

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Do you think of St. Mary Parish as your spiritual home? If yes, what does that mean to you? Comparing your spiritual home to your personal home do you experience some of the same feelings when you walk through either door? I hope that at your personal home, you ... Read More »

Deacon Tom P.S.

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

The teaching of Jesus in today’s Gospel reading should seem like second nature to us by now. Jesus talks about the greatest commandment and its corollary. It can really be summed up in 4 words right? Love God, love neighbor. The two commandments go together according to Jesus. The ... Read More »

Christian Service News 10-29-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22) Greetings Everyone, I want to thank everyone once again that participated in any way to support Mercy in Action day on Saturday October 14. There was a lot of planning and arranging by several parishes and many groups. ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 10-22-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

This past weekend was filled with joyful activity here at St. Mary. Over 350 volunteers arrived on Saturday morning for our second annual Mercy in Action day of Christian Service. It was great to see so many of our parishioners take part in making sandwiches for the hungry, writing ... Read More »

Deacon Tom P.S. 10-22-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

So in the Gospel today we see two groups of people, the Pharisees, who didn't like the Romans taxing them and occupying Jewish land, and the Herodians who sympathized with the Romans and lived a compromised law of Moses. Herodians were ok with paying taxes, Pharisees were not. Jesus ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 10-22-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

The Church has been faithful to Jesus’ command. “It was above all on ‘the first day of the week,’ Sunday, the day of Jesus’ resurrection, that the Christians met ‘to break bread.’ From that time on down to our own day the celebration of the Eucharist has been continued ... Read More »

Christian Service News 10-22-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22) Greetings Everyone, As you know, last Saturday October 14, was our Mercy in Action Day. Even though the weather was rainy, it still was a warm sunny day in the hearts of the 350+ people who volunteered their ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 10-15-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Training for Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion During the month of October we have been offering instruction and training opportunities for liturgical ministers, those individuals who assist at Mass as Altar Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Ushers. Last week we held our most recent ... Read More »

Welcome Weekend Coming, October 2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Our next Welcome Weekend will be next weekend, October 21/22. I will be available after all the Masses to answer any questions you may have, give you a welcome packet if you are interested in registering with the parish, or take your parish registration information if you have completed ... Read More »

Deacon Tom P.S. 10-15-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

We see Jesus talking to the chief priests and elders of the people again, though the message is for us to hear as well. This is the great wedding banquet that we know to be the heavenly banquet, the biggest party we could ever imagine! But what happens when ... Read More »