Saturday, November 30, 2013

The First Sunday of Advent

As the holy season of Advent begins, we have the opportunity to prepare our hearts for the blessed events of Christmas day.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has a great  website with an Advent Calendar of ways to enter more deeply into the season of Advent.

We hope that you will join us here at St. Mary's as we too take the time to prepare for the birth of our Lord Jesus. Please see the website, bulletin, Facebook and Twitter pages of St. Mary's Church for more information.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of the priests, deacon, and staff of St. Mary's Church, we wish you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. 

O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work and our play. Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence. Open our hearts to your love. We ask your blessing through Christ your son. Amen.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Busy Weekend at St. Mary's

This weekend begins a busy week at St. Mary's Parish. As Thanksgiving Day approaches, we ask God for a grateful heart for all of the blessings that he bestows on us. We hope to see you around the parish for some of these events and for Mass on Sunday.

Turkey Drive
Saturday, November 23 4:30-6:30pm
Sunday, November 24 8am-12:30pm
We are accepting donations of frozen turkeys for the Community Foodbank.

Making Thanksgiving Day Cards for Seniors
on Sunday, November 24, in Monsignor Walsh Hall following the 10:30am Mass, we will be making Thanksgiving Day Cards for our friends at the senior citizen residences in Nutley. All children and their parents are invited to attend. Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served.

First Penance Preparation for our Sunday students and parents will take place in Monsignor Walsh Hall this Sunday, November 24 at 9:30am. Please drop your child off to their classroom for 9:00am as usual and then meet us in Monsignor Walsh Hall by 9:20am. The students will be brought over by their 2nd Grade teachers. If you have a child making First Penance and they are not in Grade 2, please come over to the school to pick up your child.