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
Two important things are headed our way in the next few weeks: 1) The Archdiocese Annual United Catholic Appeal, which this year will include an ‘in-pew’ appeal and 2) a Parish Mission given by Fr. George McInnis, a Father of Mercy. Both events will kick off on November 8-9.
As you know, the United Catholic Appeal provides funds to meet needs within the diocese that no single parish could tackle alone in the areas of Proclaiming the Word of God, Celebrating the Sacraments, and Exercising the Ministry of Charity. St Mary‟s has a strong track record of not only meeting our goal but exceeding it. I pray this will continue this year as well. As your pastor, I am more interested in the overall participation of parishioners than with the amount pledged. While we’ve done well in the past, there is room for greater participation. All registered households will be receiving a pledge card in the mail in the coming weeks. Please prayerfully discern how God has blessed you and how you are being called to respond to this request. If married, discuss with your spouse and family the importance of giving and pray about this decision together. All households are invited to bring their pledge card to Mass with them during the weekend of Nov. 8-9 where we will each ‘make our pledge.’ I personally support this appeal with my own pledge, and I invite you to join me.
A Parish Mission… What‟s that? We‟ll one way to think of a Parish Mission is as a spiritual retreat for the entire parish. It is a dedicated time set aside to grow in our personal and collective relationship with Christ and the Church. Missions focus on drawing people deeper into the mystery of God and driving people outward in Christian discipleship. This is done through prayer, celebration of the Sacraments, and enlivening talks. Fr. McInnis and the religious community to which he belongs –the Fathers of Mercy, have dedicated their lives to this important apostolic work. The talks are free of charge and all are invited. You might even bring a friend! Fr. McInnis told me he is a stickler for time, so he will start at 7p and be done by 8p. Please clear you schedules and plan to join us all week from Sunday to Thursday evening for a retreat with your fellow parishioners.
St Mary, Pray for us. ~ Fr. Gries