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RCIA - Their Journey of Faith: "Election: Saying Yes to Jesus"

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“From this loving knowledge of Christ springs the desire to proclaim him, to ‘evangelize,’ and to lead others to the ‘yes’ of faith in Jesus Christ.”” CCC 428 On Sunday, March 5, (the first Sunday of Lent) the adults taking part in the process to become Catholic (RCIA) will ... Read More »

Christian Service News 2-19-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“…Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Matt 5:44) Greetings everyone, I hope everyone had a great week resting in the arms of Jesus, reflecting on the power of His love and the hope of heaven. In this Sunday’s Gospel we are reminded to love our ... Read More »

RCIA - Their Journey of Faith: "Social Justice"

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“The duty of making oneself a neighbor to others and actively serving them becomes even more urgent when it involves the disadvantaged, in whatever area this may be.” CCC 1932

On February 12, the adults taking part in the process to become Catholic (RCIA) will be learning about the ... Read More »

Christian Service News 2-12-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“…Let us love one another, since love is from God and everyone who loves is a child of God….” (1 John 4:7) Greetings everyone, Happy Valentine’s Day! This week we celebrate that special day when our society gives us “permission” to honor our spouse and friends. Of course as ... Read More »

Welcome Weekend in February 2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

The last couple of months has kept me quite busy following up with parishioners who have decided to register with the parish. Some of our newly registered parishioners are new to the Royal Oak area, some have been coming to St. Mary for years, but have just not registered, ... Read More »

Heating and Cooling Update 2-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

We are getting closer and closer to our goal! Currently we have received $127,527.00 in donations. Approximately 170 donors have given to this project and we are very grateful for their response. We hope to reach our goal in the next couple of weeks and appreciate any support that ... Read More »

A BIG SHOUT "OUT" of THANKS

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

On behalf of the kitchen crew for the Warming Center, we would like to thank all the volunteers who made the dinners at the center a huge success. We gained two new people, Ed and Rich, on the team. They fell from the sky and are much appreciated! We ... Read More »

Christian Service News 2-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Pay attention to what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you.” (Mk. 4:24) Greetings everyone, Woo-hoo! February is here! I am expecting this will be a fun relaxing month. Soon we will be celebrating the feast of ... Read More »

From Your Pastor, 1-29-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

There has been a lot of good here at St. Mary over the past few weeks. For two weeks we hosted our brothers and sisters in need during our warming center. A great number of St. Mary parishioners and friends donated their time (especially grateful for those who covered ... Read More »

National Catholic School Week

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service” is the theme of National Catholic Schools Week 2017, the annual celebration that begins this Sunday, January 29, to focus attention on the good work of the nation’s Catholic schools. Our Catholic elementary and high schools integrate faith and values into ... Read More »