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From the Pastoral Associate..., Oct. 6th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

"Life's like a play; it's not the length but the acting that matters."  Seneca

Jesus knew the art of a good story and Magic Carpet Theater knows how to put on an excellent production of "The Parable Project" performed live at St. Mary Church on Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m.  All ages ... Read More »

Parish Business News from Sue, Oct. 6th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

The leaves are falling, the days are shorter the nights are cooler and school is back in full swing, a sure sign that autumn is in the air.  While the seasons are changing, St. Mary has also had a lot of changes going on throughout the summer.


A ... Read More »

St. Mary to participate in this year's Spooktacular... we need your help

Posted by Fred Elias

For the first time ever St. Mary is going to be part of the excitement as volunteers will be located at the outdoor patio of Andiamo restaurant handing out candy at the 30th Annual Royal Oak Spooktacular.  If you have never witnessed the event, it is two hours of ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate..., Sept. 29th , 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

"Now, isn't imagination a precious thing?  It peoples the earth with all manner of wonders, strange beasts and birds, angels, cherubim and seraphim.  And it has to be exercised.  No child should be permitted to grow up without exercise for imagination.  It enriches life for them.  It makes things wonderful and ... Read More »

Christian Service Bulletin, Sept. 29th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

"I assure you that God is much better than you believe.  He is content with a glance, a sigh of love...  As for me, I find perfection very easy to practice because I have understood it is a matter of taking hold of Jesus by His heart." ~St. Therese ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate..., Sept. 22nd , 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

Let's Go Back to School

"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework."  Lily Tomlin

"I never let my schooling interfere with my education."  Mark Twain

"Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves." ... Read More »

Religious History of the Pinata

Posted by Fred Elias

Today pinatas are centerpieces of birthday parties and other festive and celebratory events.  Children try to break open the pinata to enjoy the the bounty of candy and other goodies hidden inside.  However, the pinata didn't always have its roots in children's entertainment.

The pinata is associated with the ... Read More »

Stewardship Thoughts from Sue, Sept. 15th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

Mother Theresa once quoted, "If you give what you don't need, it is not giving."  The true definition of stewardship is as an expression of discipleship with the power to change how we understand and live out our lives.

Good stewards know themselves to be recipients and caretakers of ... Read More »

Arts Beats and Eats Thanks!

Posted by Fred Elias

The 4th year of Arts Beats and Eats has come and gone and we are already thinking about next year's festival.

A big thanks goes out to all who braved the weather, crowds and parking issues to volunteer at both the beer booth and water booths this year.  Once ... Read More »


Posted by Fred Elias

Please consider joining one of our choirs this fall.  If you are feeling inspired to praise God with the musical gifts He's bestowed on you, take a look at the following, and see where you might fit in!

Adult Choir- we need all voices: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. ... Read More »