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From Father Steve on the week of Dec., 23rd, 2012...

Posted by Fred Elias

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate on the week of Dec. 23, 2012...

Posted by Fred Elias

Yup, that’s me.

Your pastoral associate pictured with the Emmy winning, Oscar awarded, Grammy recipient and two-timed Tony award winning actor; James Earl Jones. He is best known, of course, as the voice of Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” movies. But there are some interesting facts about ... Read More »

FRED'S FOOTNOTES on the Week of Dec. 23rd, 2012

Posted by Fred Elias

Dear Fellow St. Mary Parishioners,

This past year has gone by in a blur. We have seen continuous growth here at St. Mary. The number of registered parishioners continues to grow and our school population continues to in- crease. I would like to think we are doing something right ... Read More »

From Fr. Steve...

Posted by Fred Elias

This weekend, we light the third candle of the Advent wreath marking the beginning of the Third Sunday of Advent.  The Advent wreath is in a circle, because the circle is a symbol of eternity; that is, a reminder that God has no beginning or end.  Evergreen is used ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate...

Posted by Fred Elias

“A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight His paths.’” Luke 3:4

Certain people have distinctive voices. For instance, the actor James Earl Jones is best known as the voice of the sinister Darth Vader in the movie “Star Wars.” ... Read More »

From Fr. Steve...

Posted by Fred Elias

Here we are on the First Sunday of Advent!  The beginning of a new liturgical year!  There will be a lot of preparing for the celebration of Christmas in the next four weeks.  The retail businesses make sure that we don't forget, right after Thanksgiving, (as it seems that ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate...

Posted by Fred Elias

St. Mary has prepared two adult individuals to receive their Sacrament of Confirmation at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Sunday, No- vember 25.

Please keep our Confirmandi in your prayers: Leigh Landis and Jennifer Daley. May God continue to cre- ate opportunities for these ... Read More »

FRED'S FOOTNOTES

Posted by Fred Elias

Dear Fellow St. Mary Parishioners,

As you are reading this I am up north hunting with my father. This is something we have done together for most of the past 30 years. When I started to hunt, the group we hunted with included my grandfather and my uncle. They ... Read More »

FRED’S FOOTNOTES……

Posted by Fred Elias

Dear Fellow St. Mary Parishioners,

 

We are two weeks into Phase 2 of Changing Lives Together for Jesus.  To date we have received $27,080 in pledges.  This brings our total amount pledged to $540,382 toward our goal of $910,000.

 

I wanted to clear up a misperception regarding ... Read More »

FRED’S FOOTNOTES……

Posted by Fred Elias

Dear Fellow St. Mary Parishioners,

 

It has been a busy summer here at St. Mary.  Among other things, we have been working hard to keep the building and grounds in good condition.

 

I would like to thank everyone involved with the St. Mary Garden Club for the ... Read More »