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Sharing Our Talent

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

There are many exciting things happening in our Church these days! The archbishop’s pastoral letter, “Unleash the Gospel”, has given our clergy and those in parish leadership an exciting new vision about where our Church will be headed in the coming months and years.

Archbishop Vigneron has a plan ... Read More »

St. Mary CSA Goals 2017 - 7-2-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Increase parish participation to 40% Exceed assigned target of $92,000

Week 9 Update We are now at a total of $85,115.00, which is 92.5% of our goal! 289 families have donated a gift, which is 25% parish participation thus far. We still need to have 177 families make a ... Read More »

Christian Service News 7-2-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Religion [cannot] be relegated to the inner sanctum of personal life, without influence on societal and national life.” (Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel, 183) Greetings Everyone, This week we celebrate Independence Day, on Tuesday July 4th. How many of us find mid-week holidays a little bit annoying? It’s ... Read More »

This IS My Body...

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ. Although we honor Jesus in the Eucharist at every Mass, this feast is a time to pause and remind ourselves with wonder and awe that Jesus is really present in the Blessed Sacrament. This ... Read More »

Discovering and Sharing Our Talents

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

There are many talents that we each possess. Stewardship of Talent calls us to search out those talents, nurture them, and help them to grow, and then share them with one another. Our first and greatest commandment is to “To love our God with our whole heart, our whole ... Read More »

St. Mary CSA Goals 2017 - 6-18-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Increase parish participation to 40% Exceed assigned target of $92,000

Week 7 Update We are now at a total of $78,630.00, which is 85.5% of our goal! 273 families have donated a gift, which is 23.5% parish participation thus far. Can you imagine what we could do and where ... Read More »

For Father's on Father's Day

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Dads, your faith in Jesus Christ and His Church are the most important gifts you can pass on to your children. It has the potential to do something that nothing else can: save their souls. Religious instruction and catechesis can be taught in Catholic schools and by priests at ... Read More »

Christian Service News 6-18-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me will ever hunger; no one who believes in me will ever thirst.” (John 6:34) Greetings Everyone, Happy Father’s Day! Below is a little poem I found while browsing the internet recently at www.thoughtco.com. I thought I would ... Read More »

Sent By the Holy Spirit To Share Our Talent

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Last Sunday, when we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost, the parish began a new initiative that will help our parishioners determine where God has gifted them to share their talents in ministry here at St. Mary. During the coming weeks, we will have information about our various ministry opportunities ... Read More »

St. Mary CSA Goals 2017 - 6-11-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Increase parish participation to 40% Exceed assigned target of $92,000

Week 6 Update We are now at a total of $76,630.00, which is 83% of our goal! 263 families have donated a gift, which is 22.7% parish participation thus far. Can you imagine what we could do and where ... Read More »