Thursday, January 9, 2020

We hope to see you at Family Bingo this 
Saturday, January 11th beginning at 7pm in 
Monsignor Walsh Hall (basement of the Church)

Open to all our families. 
We will have ice cream and popcorn. 
Bring your own food, snacks and drinks to enjoy!
Join the fun as the Parish Family of 
St. Mary’s gathers for an evening of Bingo!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Bambinelli Sunday – Don’t Forget to Bring Jesus!

On Sunday, December 15th during the 10:30AM Mass, we invite all of our families to take part in our Bambinelli Sunday. Each year, on the Third Sunday of Advent, children gather with their families in St. Peter's Square for "Bambinelli Sunday." The children bring with them figures of the Baby Jesus - the Bambinelli - from their family's Nativity scene. During the noontime prayer, the pope blesses the children and the figurines they have brought.

While, we might not have the pope here to bless our Bambinelli, we will have Fr. Tom, who will bless the figurines of the Baby Jesus and all who gather with us. Following the Mass, we will also have a special blessing of our outdoor Nativity scene.
So don't forget to bring your Bambinello with you! 


Monday, December 2, 2019

Advent Wreath Prayers


Blessing the Advent Wreath with Children

Dear Jesus, as we light the candle(s) on this Advent wreath, may the light of your presence bring joy to our hearts. Bless our family and our friends, and be with all those who are in need this holiday season. Amen.

Week 1, Hope
Dear Jesus, you are the hope in our messy world. This Advent, help us slow down, listen to your voice, and focus on what’s really important. We place our hope in you as we prepare our hearts to celebrate your birth on Christmas. Amen.
Week 2, Peace
Dear Jesus, you entered our world on Christmas as the Prince of Peace. This Advent, as we strive to become the-best-version-of-ourselves, fill us with a deep and abiding peace. Help us share that peace with everyone we encounter, especially those who need it most. Amen.
Week 3, Joy
Dear Jesus, help us focus on you during this busy season. May we stay aware of the joy you bring into our lives. We want to find you in the everyday moments and come with hearts of gratitude to your manger on Christmas. Amen.
Week 4, Love
Dear Jesus, may the light of your love always shine in our hearts. As Christmas draws closer, we marvel at your great love for us. Let your love transform every aspect of our lives and touch everyone we encounter. Our hearts are open to you, Jesus. Amen.