Monday, April 30, 2018

Serving God and His People at Mass - Altar Server Training for Grades 3-8

Serving God isn't just for adults, we are all called to serve God and his people.  One of the most important places to do that is during the Saturday evening/Sunday liturgy.  We are looking for boys and girls in Grade 3 and up to be Altar Servers.  
We will have a training session on Saturday, May 12 at 11am in the Church.  During this training session, Deacon Ron will lead a train session that will walk the young people through all of the duties and responsibilities of being an altar server.   Once they are trained, they will be able to serve at any of the Masses that they attend. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Marge Schreiber - with the name of your son or daughter, their grade, a contact number, and what Mass you normally attend.  

Sunday, April 22, 2018


This Sunday and Tuesday are the final classes for our Religious Education school year for Grades K-8.  For the past eight months, our students have been learning about our Catholic Faith and Traditions from our wonderful staff of volunteer catechists.  
Here is quick rundown of our program:

 443 Students in Grades K-8
245 Returning Families 
75 New Families in Religious Education

88 First Communion Children
58 Confirmation Candidates

40 Volunteer Catechists
15 Youth Aides

So what do all these numbers mean? I believe they mean, we have a great opportunity to share our faith with our young people so that they can receive the Good News of Christ in their lives. I believe that these numbers also mean that there is a true hunger for faith, a thirst for understanding, and a desire for living a life of meaning.  I also believe that these numbers mean that we are truly blessed at St. Mary's. It is our sincere hope that we can be a welcoming and caring parish community where all people experience Christ's love, joy and peace.

Monday, April 9, 2018

St. Mary’s Religious Education
Family Gathering
Come Join the Fun!!!
Sunday, April 15th
in Monsignor Walsh Hall after the 10:30 Mass
Refreshments will be served

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy Easter!

We hope that you and your family had a very blessed and joyful Easter!!!  In case you were unable to join us for the Triduum or Easter Sunday, we thought that we would share some highlights with you.

Holy Thursday

Fr. Tom washes the feet of 12 members of our Church as a
remembrance of Christ washing the feet of the disciples at the Last Supper.

The Altar of Repose where the Holy Eucharist is placed after the Eucharistic procession on Holy Thursday. Many people visited our church that evening as is tradition.
Good Friday

High School members of our parish recreate and led a reflection of the Stations of the Cross.  The Living Stations of the Cross were accompanied by the singing talents of our Treble Choir led by Bruce Mauro.

Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil

Fr. Rich lights the Paschal Candle from the new fire outside of the church. 
The candle was then carried in to the darkened church and the Light of Christ was distributed to all in attendance.

Easter Sunday