Ushers Needed: Please consider joining the Hospitality/Usher Ministry for Saturday and/or Sunday Masses
- Welcoming parishioners and guest into Church
- Assisting with Seating, Offertory and Collection
- Distributing bulletins after Mass
- Straighten up Pews/Church
- Usher schedule can be weekly, twice a month, monthly
- Training provided
St. Mary Benefit Concert • Nov. 9 • Immediately following 4:30 Mass • St. Mary Catholic Church
With over one hundred and fifty pieces of sacred music to his credit, Chris continues to use his gifts and talents each day as a music teacher in Long Island, New York. He has served as Music Director in parishes for the Diocese of Rockville Centre and continues his work in music ministry in his home parish. He is also an adjunct music professor at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Joining Chris on guitar will be his son, parishioner Peter Catalano.
All free will donations from this event will benefit the St. Mary youth ministry, youth choir and the organ repair fund. Please join us for this special event!
St. Mary Giving Tree • Nov. 8 – 24
St. Mary St. Vincent De Paul is asking you to provide a Christmas gift for area children by selecting a tag from the Annual Giving Tree!
Tags list requests from children in Delaware County as part of People In Need’s Holiday Clearing House. We ask that you provide a $50 gift, wrap it or place it in a gift bag, and return the gift (with the tag attached) to the Beitel Commons before or after Mass Nov. 23rd or to the St. Mary gym before or after Masses Nov. 24 in order to be given to receiving families Sunday Dec. 8th!
**NOTE THE CHANGE FROM OUR USUAL SCHEDULE!**
Please contact Mimi Tucky at 740-707-9639 or email@example.com if you would like to provide gifts to a family of children, are able to volunteer, or have any questions. May you be blessed for your generosity! Thank you!
St. Mary Scholastic Book Fair • Nov. 11-13th • STREAM Room
The Scholastic Book Fair is being held November 11-13th when the St. Mary School STREAM room will be transformed into its very own book store. There you will find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors. Daily hours are 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. with extended hours during Parent Teacher conferences on Nov. 11th from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Proceeds from the sale benefit the school Media Center. School students will visit the fair during their library classes.
St. Mary 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament • Nov. 15-16
St. Mary Blood Drive • Nov. 22nd at Mingo Park
Our next Red Cross Blood Drive is Friday, Nov. 22nd from 12-6pm. at Mingo Park. If you are a regular blood donor we hope to see you there. If you’ve never given before, it takes a little over an hour to donate and can save many lives. Although walk-ins are welcome, the Red Cross will be giving priority to those with appointments. Please help save a life and become a Red Cross Donor.To schedule an appointment call Diane Beitel 740-803-3111, 1-800-Red Cross, or visit redcrossblood.org
Christmas Wreaths benefiting the St. Mary Cemetery • Orders Due Nov. 26th
We are pleased to offer natural wreaths – 22-24” wide, which will be placed prayerfully and lovingly in remembrance of your Loved Ones who have gone before us. All wreaths are Classic Noble Fir Mixed Wreath- A beautiful combination of fragrant and freshly cut Pacific Northwest Greens and cones. Weatherproof Bow included. Wreaths ordered for St. Mary Cemetery will be placed at the headstone of your loved one(s) the first week of December and will be removed the first week of January.
Wreaths are available for those buried in other cemeteries as well. These beautiful wreaths also make a lovely decoration for your home. We will be pleased to call you to let you know when the wreaths may be picked up on the campus of St. Mary. Delivery is expected to St Mary Church on Friday, December 6, 2019.
Advent Reflection Booklets: There will NOT be Advent Booklets this year, instead we have online resources
Please see the following FREE Online Catholic Resources for adults and families to access this Advent. Some resources will not launch until mid- Nov. or Dec. 1st but several can be accessed by signing up your email in advance in order to start receiving them when they launch.
St. Mary will be host congregation at Family Promise House Dec. 1st – 8th
Family Promise is an interfaith hospitality network to help homeless families achieve lasting independence. With support from local congregations in Delaware County, they provide food, shelter and assistance with obtaining employment and housing. St. Mary will be host congregation Dec. 1-8. Volunteers are needed for dinner preparation, dinner hosts and overnight hosts. Questions? Please contact Lydia Frey, 740-272-1148. SIGN UP!
Advent by Candlelight • Tuesday, Dec. 3rd • 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Beitel Commons
A Very Mary Advent • Wednesdays, Dec. 4-18 from 6:30-8:00 PM • 3rd Floor of the Parish Office
Adults of the parish are invited to join us for group discussions lead by Dcn. Todd & Julie Lutz. We will explore and discuss how to watch and pray prepare the way for the gift. Questions, please contact Julie Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org. SEE FLYER!
Parish Advent Reconciliation Service • Thursday, Dec. 5th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Please join us for a parish-wide Advent Penance Service on Thursday, December 5th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the church. All are
Parish Advent Reconciliation Services will take place on the following dates:
Thursdays, December 12th and 19th from 6:30—7:30 pm
Saturdays, December 7th, 14th, 21st from 3:15 – 4:10 pm
Breakfast with Santa • December 7th from 8:30-11:30 AM • St. Mary School
Enjoy the Christmas festivities with the newly founded American Heritage Girls (AHG) Troop 6279 as we get in the Christmas spirit with breakfast and pictures with Santa. Cost is $5 per plate (2 and under free). PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!
Christmas Liturgy Schedule — NEW this year, we will have 4:30 Christmas Eve Mass in the COMMONS —
December 24, 2019 — Vigil of Christmas:
4:00 pm (Church)
4:30 pm (Beitel Commons)
6:30 pm (Church)
8:30 pm (Church)
December 25th — Nativity of the Lord:
9:30 am (Church)
11:30 am (Church)
Christmas Week Daily Masses:
Monday, December 23rd — 5:30 pm Daily Mass
Thursday, December 26th —8:15 am Daily Mass
Friday, December 27th —8:15 am Daily Mass
The Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Saturday, December 28th – 4:30 pm
Sunday, December 29th – 7:30, 9:30,11:30 am, 5:30 pm and 1:00 pm Mass in Spanish
Holy Day of Obligation – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Tuesday, December 31st Vigil – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 — 9:00 am
The traveling Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima now available to all members of the parish
In order to promote the rosary among our families, St Mary’s Parish is encouraging this statue to be taken home. This blessed statue may be picked up on Sunday in the vestibule and returned the following Saturday at or before 4:30 pm for the next signee to take. When you take the blessed statue to your home please give reverence by placing it in a prominent location in your home and if possible a lamp lit.
A weekly signup is available in the church vestibule.
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. Questions? Please contact the parish office at 740-363-4641.
Common Ground Free Store (CGFS) is in need of members to sit on the Board of Directors
The CGFS Board would like to recruit one or two members from St. Mary Catholic Church to serve on the Board of Directors. If you are an active volunteer at the CGFS and would like to serve in this capacity, please contact Joy Waldron, President of the CGFS Board of Directors at email@example.com.
Family Promise is looking for New Coordinators!
Family Promise is an interfaith hospitality network to help homeless families achieve lasting independence. With support from local congregations in Delaware County, they provide food, shelter and assistance with obtaining employment and housing.
St. Mary Family Promise is looking for new coordinators. If interested in helping out, please contact Lydia Frey at 740 272 1148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.