Current Events

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:
Saturday evening Vigil Mass remains at 4:30 p.m., no change

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.

Weekdays:
5:30 p.m. mass on Monday will now be a Communion Service lead by our Deacons
5:30 p.m. mass on Tuesday remains the same, no change
8:15 a.m. mass on Wednesday remains the same, no change
8:15 a.m. mass on Thursday remains the same, no change
8:15 a.m. mass on Friday remains the same, no change
First Saturday Mass was 8:30 a.m. and will now be moved to 9:00 a.m.

Please Note: Spanish Mass will take place at 1:00 p.m. the Last Sunday of each month

Infant Baptisms will move from the 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month to the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month

Adoration will move from Monday evening to Thursday immediately following the morning mass and conclude with Benediction at 7:00 p.m. We will also offer Confession from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday.


Adorers Needed for Eucharistic Adoration on Thursdays

At least two persons need be present during each hour between 9am & 7pm. Please SIGN UP via Sign Up Genius for an hour each Thursday, beginning July 11. Questions? Please contact the parish office at 740-363-4641.


PSR Registration is now Open for 2019-2020!

Our Faith Family is growing! Registration runs June 3rd – August 1st. Visit PSR WEBPAGE for online registration.

PSR Preschool – Grade 8

  • 9:45am-11:15am Sunday, September – May
  • Registration is required
  • Cost is $175 per student. Tuition cap is $400 for 3 or more children. Payment in full or a payment plan,
    maybe set up through Online Giving and is due at the time of registration. We do not turn away students due to the inability to pay. Payment options are available.

Please contact the Religious Education Center with questions at (740)369-8228 or if you need assistance with registration.


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. Please do NOT leave donations at the Knights Hall.


AUGUST

Walking With Purpose Bible Study  •  Session begins Wednesday, August 7  •  6:30-8:00 PM  •  Parish Office

Please join us for our next Walking with Purpose (WWP) Bible study titled Discovering Our Dignity! This Bible study is open to all women ages 18 and up, Catholic, non-Catholic, practicing or non-practicing. Discovering Our Dignity will take you on a journey through the women of the Old and New Testament. They were as flawed and broken as we can be, yet the power of God worked in their lives.

 Learn how God worked in the lives of Biblical women:

  • Sisters Leah and Rachel overcame jealousy when they learned that God offered all that they really needed
  • Abigail’s faith was so strong she didn’t despair, no matter how unpleasant life was with her husband
  • Deborah had been given grace by God to act as His prophet, for the good of her people

Mary the Blessed Mother’s “yes” to God — her fiat — changed everything. How else did her words and deeds influence Jesus, and vice-versa?

This session will start Wednesday, August 7th. Registration forms (with the session dates and program fee) are in the back of the church. Please return your registration form to the Parish Office by Monday, August 5th. Join us!

Questions about the program, or financial hardship assistance to participate, please contact: Karen Steffan, WWP Volunteer Ministry Leader, @ 740-739-1489 or plebe13@aol.com or Julie Lutz, Adult Faith Formation Director, 740-513-3325 or jlutz@delawarestmary.org


Are you interested in volunteering with children? Join us for our next Protecting God’s Children Session!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
St. Mary School BEITEL COMMONS
66 E William St

Registration from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.  REGISTER ONLINE
Program Session promptly begins at 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
*In keeping with VIRTUS policy, no one will be admitted to this session after the first video has started. Due to the nature of this program, children are not permitted.

New this Year! Fingerprinting will also be available Wednesday evening from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Beitel Commons to better serve you.
COST:  BCI $37     FBI $42     BCI/FBI $72

FBI/BCI Fingerprinting Requirements:
***Volunteers (parish & school): baseline BCI. As long as they remain actively volunteering, with no more than an 18 month break in service, new reports are not required.
***School teachers/administrators: baseline FBI and BCI reports, with new FBI every 5 years
***School non-teaching employees: baseline FBI and BCI reports, and new FBI and BCI reports every 5 years
***Parish employees: baseline BCI. As long as they remain employed, they do not need new reports

Questions? Please contact Janet Conroy, St. Mary Safe Environment Coordinator, at the parish office – jconroy@delawarestmary.org  or 740.363.4641 ext. 101.


SEPTEMBER

R.C.I.A. set to begin Sept. 8th…

We encourage you to invite adults you know who are interested in exploring more about God and the Catholic Church to join us in the R.C.I.A. process. The Rite of Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is for all adults interested in becoming a part of the Body of Christ here at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and who have not been baptized, have been baptized in another faith or were baptized Catholic but have not  received all the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Prior to beginning the RCIA process, an individual comes to some knowledge of Jesus Christ, considers his or her relationship with Jesus Christ and is  usually attracted in some way to the Catholic Church. This period is known as the Period of Evangelization and Pre catechumenate.  We will begin this new phase at St. Mary’s Parish on September 8, 2019. For some, this process involves a long period of searching; for others, a shorter time. Often, contact with people of faith and a personal faith experience lead people to inquire about the Catholic Church.

Registrations available on HERE to sign up now for our INQUIRY period. Or, if you are already Catholic and would just like to be a part of supporting and serving in this vital ministry in the life of the Church you are also invited to meet with our Adult Faith Formation Director. For more information please contact Julie Lutz at jlutz@delawarestmary.org.