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From the Pastoral Associate... 12-4-2016

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Our RCIA participants are on a journey of faith. They have been discovering God in scripture and are learning about the traditions of the Catholic Church. On Sunday, December 4, our RCIA candidates will be learning about sacraments and in particular, the sacrament of baptism. Fr. Paul, our pastor, ... Read More »

Welcome Weekend in December

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Our first Welcome Weekend in November was a big success, 12 families took welcome packets to consider registering and becoming part of our parish family.

Our next Welcome Weekend will be on the 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 17th and 18th. I will be available after all the Masses ... Read More »

Christian Service News 12-4-2016

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor, and God's voice in no longer heard." (Walking with Jesus, by Pope Francis) Greetings everyone, Can you believe it?  We are now celebrating the ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 11-20-2016

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. This Sunday we celebrate feast of Christ the King. Jesus did not use that title for himself, but he did speak of His Kingdom. Pope Pius XI started the tradition of this feast day in 1925. Pope Benedict writes that, ... Read More »

Christian Service Bulletin 11-20-2016

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“In all things give thanks." (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Greetings everyone, Don’t you agree that it has been a pretty fall? Some of us wish those gold and red leaves would stay on the trees year around. I have a sweetgum tree in my backyard that always keeps its gold ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 11-13-2016

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

In You Lord is my Hope As we move toward the end of the Church year, which ends with the feast of Christ the King next Sunday, our Scriptures move to focus on the end of time. We read the accounts in Scripture of distress and splendor, tribulation and ... Read More »

RCIA—Their Journey of Faith “The Saints”

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

  “We are all called to be saints. God expects something from each of us that no one else can do.” ~Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement On Sunday, November 13, the inquirers of the RCIA program will be learning about the saints. ”The witnesses who have ... Read More »

Christian Service News 11-13-2016

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

"There is always room at the table." Greetings everyone, As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I always think about my mom and dad who always believed there was room for one more person to eat at their kitchen table, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. They could never say no. ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 11-6-2016

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Last weekend throughout the Archdiocese we celebrated Priesthood Sunday. It made me think of all the priests who have inspired me. It also caused me to reflect on my own journey to the priesthood and all the good things the Lord has done for me. I didn’t always want ... Read More »

Why Register at St. Mary?

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Have you ever wondered why you need to register in a parish? Can’t you just come to Mass and go about your business? Of course, the short answer to that is, yes, you can. But there are very good reasons to register. Church is about our experience of God ... Read More »