Current Events

MAY

Memorial Day Mass  •  9:00 a.m.

Reminder: Mass will take place at 9:00 a.m. next Monday for Memorial Day. There will be NO 5:30 p.m. mass or Adoration following.


JUNE

First Saturday Mass  •  June 1  •  8:30 AM

Please join us for First Saturday Mass on June 1 at 8:30 a.m. Immediately following mass there will be Lector & Minister Training in the church for anyone interested in joining our team of volunteers.  Please contact Wendy Piper at wpiper@delawarestmary.org if you are interested or for more information. Also after mass, the Cenacle group will gather in the Faith Formation Bldg. for traditional prayer. All are welcome!


St. Mary to host at Family Promise  •  June 2-9

St. Mary’s will be the host congregation at Family Promise House, from June 2nd through June 9th. Many volunteers are needed to help in this ministry for homeless families with children in Delaware County. To sign up, please go to FAMILY PROMISE SIGNUP.


NO Adoration on Monday, June 3

Adoration on Monday, June 3, is cancelled due to a Marriage Validation.


Altar Server Pre-training will begin on Wednesday, June 5

Are you interested in becoming an altar server at St. Mary? We will offer Pre-training to anyone interested. This does not replace the new server training, which takes place in the fall, but it gives you a feel of what serving is like and helps you decide if you would like to take the new server training in the fall. (Please note: new server training typically begins the end of September and signups will be available the first part of August).

Pre-training will begin on Wednesday, June 5, and will continue Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:15 a.m. mass throughout the summer. If you wish to attend, please email your: name, age, grade you will be in this fall and your (parents) email address. Questions? Contact Tom Fisher, Altar Server Coordinator, at tfishe12@gmail.com.


Festival 2019  •  June 14 & 15

Festival News!  How can you participate in the festival?  There are lots of ways to be part of this event and we invite all parishioners to contribute time, talent and treasure! ST MARY FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER SIGNUP

Auction items – are you a member of a golf club?  Can you donate a round of golf?  These golf outings always sell well at the auction.  Do you have a skill – you make quilts or do woodworking?  Consider donating an item to the auction.  Are you a terrific babysitter?  Why not donate a set number of hours of services.  Landscapers, gardeners, cooks, beekeepers, egg farmers, etc. All have something to make our auction one-of-a-kind.  If you have a service or product to donate, please contact Ben and Jill Jones by email at stmaryfestivalauction@gmail.com.

Sponsorship – We need sponsors and welcome all who are willing to step up and help sponsor the festival.  We will have a sponsor appreciation space at the festival as in year’s past.  Join the party and become a sponsor. We also need people who are willing to assist with the behind-the-scenes work for sponsorship – like creating the sponsor benefit bags and delivering them ahead of the festival, etc.  Can you help with that?  Let Debbie Keller know – she can be reached at poorkell@outlook.com.

Our bands are almost booked.  We have booked The Reaganomics to headline Friday and The Divide is doing a one-night only reunion show for us on Saturday. The Courtyard Stage will be an eclectic mix of dance troupes, cheer teams, martial arts classes and the like – can you help with booking these groups?  Let us know at stmaryfestival@gmail.com.

We have sadly lost the fabulous volunteer services of the always-smiling Bob Bruno…his family has moved to North Carolina…which means we need help with the tech side of the festival.  We are looking for someone to assist with managing our website and, at the festival, with connectivity for our credit card sales. If you are a techie – please contact us. AND – Bob was our drone pilot – providing great views of the festival – we need someone to take over this important task.

Marketing Committee – we need some fresh ideas and some help with social media.  If you know what Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. are – consider helping with our marketing efforts!


JULY

Mass Times are Changing  •  July 6/7

Please be aware that with our new Mass schedule beginning July 6/7 (the first weekend of July), the Mass intentions on record will adjust as follows:

Saturdays:
First Saturday Mass was 8:30 a.m. and will now be moved to 9:00 a.m.
Saturday evening vigil Mass remains at 4:30 p.m.

Sundays:
7:30 a.m. remains the same, no change
9:00 a.m.  – new time – 9:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – new time – 11:30 a.m.
12:15 p.m. – new time – 5:30 p.m.


Vacation Bible School  •  July 15-19

Calling all Pre-K through 5th grade kids and volunteers 6th grade through adult! Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School  July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to Noon. The theme is Roar! Life is Wild–God is Good and is from Our Sunday Visitor’s Totally Catholic VBS. This African adventure-themed program is going to be awesome with Wild Bible Adventures, Stampede Games, Hungry Herd Cafe and Congo Crafts–and the Little Paws Preschool program is for entering Pre-K students. For more info or for an amazing volunteer experience, please contact Tuesday Trippier at tuesdaytrippier@gmail.com or call the Office of Religious Education at 740-369-8228.

VBS 2019 Registration

VOLUNTEER VBS 2019 Sign up


There will be NO Knights of Columbus Garage Sale this year!

The Knights of Columbus will NOT be hosting their summer garage sale this year. Donations can be taken to the Common Ground Free Store, Habitat for Humanity, etc.