Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m.
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday 6 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.
Monday- Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Emergency Number: (765) 932-2588
St. Mary Food Pantry: (765) 932-2588
Terri Nigh, ARE: (765) 938-4943
Next weekend, November 8-9, is the United Catholic Appeal Intention Weekend. By now, your family should have received a pledge card in the mail. You are encouraged to bring your completed pledge card to Mass with you next weekend. At Mass, we will have a few minutes to prayerfully complete our pledge cards and offer them to God. St Mary’s has a strong track record of financial and participatory support of the UCA. I pray this continues. Our parish goal is the same as it has been for the past years at $14,255. Your support funds:
• 26 seminarians who are currently discerning their call to the priesthood and preparing
• Nearly 40 retired archdiocesan priests
• Campus Ministry Programs across the Archdiocese, including on campuses where our own
Rush County students are studying
• For additional ways that your support funds the work of Christ, view one of the videos at: http://www.archindy.org/UCA/video-uca.html
Next weekend also begins our Parish Mission with Fr. George McInnis of the Father’s of Mercy… Why now? In my personal prayer and in conversation with parish leaders, I’ve come to realize that the next step for our parish is greater spiritual renewal and works of charity. We have done an amazing job of ‘preserving our heritage’ in our church building, and now we need to build upon that energy to ‘preserve our heritage’ in the wonderful Catholic Christian Tradition we have received and are charged with handing on to others. We have rebuilt the physical church, and
now is a good time to rebuild and renew the spiritual Church of our Catholic Community. A parish mission can be one step in doing this. Aside from Sunday Mass few things in our faith are ‘mandatory,’ but I would like – I expect – every parishioner to make an effort to come to some,
if not all, of this Parish Mission. I truly believe it will be that beneficial for your Spiritual Life.
St Mary, Pray for us. ~ Fr. Gries