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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 »

RCIA - Their Journey of Faith, 4-2-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Jesus said to Martha, ‘Your brother will rise.’ Martha said to him, ‘I know he will rise, in the resurrection of the last day.’ Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and ... Read More »

Christian Service News 4-2-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

God grant me the courage to put aside my own comfort for the sake of your Son, Jesus. Greetings everyone, This week I found myself going back and rereading the chapter titled “Visit the Sick” in Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book, “What to do When Jesus is Hungry.” I learned ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 3-26-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Here’s Mud in Your Eye!” “He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, ‘Go wash in the Pool of Siloam (which means Sent).’ So he went and washed, and came back able to see.” John ... Read More »

RCIA - Their Journey of Faith, 3-26-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Jesus calls to conversion. This call is an essential part of the proclamation of the kingdom: ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.’” Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) 1427, citing Mark 1:15 The word conversion comes from ... Read More »

Christian Service News 3-26-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

God grant me the courage to put aside my own comfort for the sake of your Son, Jesus. 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 ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 3-19-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Over the next three months St. Mary will host Awaken Ministry’s spring series. This is a great opportunity for us to come to an evening of great praise and worship music, dynamic preaching and Eucharistic Adoration. A number of parishes have hosted Awaken in the past, and I am ... Read More »

What Are Our Priorities?

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

The theology of stewardship begins with the belief that God created everything and He is the source of all that we have. He has blessed us with whatever talents and abilities we have. He has given us the opportunity to use those talents and abilities, to develop them for ... Read More »

RCIA - Their Journey of Faith, 3-19-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

The Scrutinies: Looking Within This weekend at the 11:00 a.m. Mass we will celebrate the first of three scrutinies for those in our catechumenal process who are preparing for initiation into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 15. The scrutinies are rites for self-searching and ... Read More »