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
The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines Fasting as: “Refraining from food and drink as an expression of interior penance, in imitation of the fast of Jesus for forty days in the desert. Fasting is an ascetical practice recommended in Scripture and the writings of the Church Fathers; it is sometimes prescribed by the precepts of the Church, especially during the liturgical season of Lent.”
Per the prescriptions of the Church, fasting means that we eat only one full meal on the fast day. Two other lesser meals, not equating to a full meal are permitted if necessary. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (April 3) are days of obliged fasting for persons between 18 and 60 years of age. Pregnant women and the infirmed are exempt. In remembrance of Jesus’ Passion upon the Cross, persons older than 14 are expected to abstain from all meat on Fridays of Lent (Fridays of the entire year is laudable.) These practices are meant to raise our hearts and minds to the saving act of our Lord Jesus. It is one small way to unite our sufferings to those of Christ. It is also a small way to be in solidarity with the Body of Christ throughout the world who hunger and thirst every day(Cf. Mt 25:35).
St Mary Catholic School is hosting an Open House today – Sunday, February 22 from 11:00a-12:30p. This is an opportunity for all potential new students and their families to tour the facilities, meet the faculty and other school families, and have any questions answered. If you know anyone that would be interested in SMS, please invite them. We welcome any and all inquiries! One need not be Catholic to attend SMS. St Mary Catholic School is an “A” rated school, which serves students three years old through grade six. We are fully accredited. We do accept Indiana State School Choice Scholarships (i.e., vouchers) for those who qualify. For more information, contact the school office at 765-932-3639 or email email@example.com. Visit the school website at http://www.stmaryrush.org/ home
A warm welcome to the members of the FFA who are joining us for “Church with the President” at 10a Mass. FFA President Devin Lux is the son of Kyle and Scarlett Lux. Thank you for your leadership. St Mary, Pray for us. ~ Fr. Gries