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Women for Christ Spring 2017 Book Selection

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

St. Mary’s Women for Christ invite you to join our book discussion by reading the spring selection The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their ... Read More »

Christian Service News 4-23-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Father forgive them,” (Luke 23:34). Greetings Everyone, “Peace be with you,” (John 20:19). Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. When I think about forgiving others, offering them peace and being merciful, many thoughts go through my mind, right now. I have to think about the many guests we help with ... Read More »

He is Risen as He Said!

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

In the Gospel at the Easter Vigil when the Church gathers at night to first celebrate the rising of Jesus Christ from the dead, we hear the words spoken to Mary Magdalen by the angel: “I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for ... Read More »

Our Journey of Faith, 4-16-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.” St. Pope John Paul, II Happy Easter to all of my brothers and sisters in the Lord! We are all truly blessed by our heavenly Father! Today, let us choose to focus our ... Read More »

Congratulations to our Neophytes!

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Wait, what’s a neophyte? A neophyte is a person newly converted to our Catholic faith. They are a novice or a beginner to living a Catholic lifestyle. On Saturday, April 15, during the Easter Vigil Mass, five adults (Kate, Josh, Marlena, Alan & Nicole) and one middle schooler (Charlie) ... Read More »

Christian Service Bulletin 4-16-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“The Lord is my light and my salvation,” (Psalms 27:1). Greetings Everyone, Happy Easter! Today is a wonderful day! Truly a day that God has made. Because Jesus has conquered death He not only lives but is always at our sides to lead and guide us. Let us rejoice ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 4-9-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

As we move through the holiest week of the year I want to share one of my favorite Holy Week reflections. I like to share this each year. It comes from Sister Thea Bowman, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration. “Let us resolve to make this week holy by ... Read More »

RCIA - Their Journey of Faith, 4-9-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

A light is struck. It breaks into the darkness. “Make this new fire holy, and inflame us with new hope. May the light of Christ, rising in glory, dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.” And so begins the Easter Vigil. A small flame ignites others into a ... Read More »

A Welcoming Spirit this Holy Week

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

As Jesus travelled into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, so do we journey into our most holy of weeks. Many Catholics who have not regularly attended Mass, return home to celebrate the Triduum and particularly Easter Sunday, the most holy feast of all. We need to make sure they feel ... Read More »

Christian Service News 4-9-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“The Lord is my light and my salvation,” (Psalms 27:1). Greetings Everyone, We are always looking for volunteers to help us out in Christian Service even for an hour. If you would like to volunteer, now or in the future, please give me a call at the parish office ... Read More »