PARISH NEWS

For the latest news and events happening throughout the Diocese please see our BULLETIN.

Real Presence, Real Future is a two-year diocesan-wide consultative process that invites participation from clergy, lay ecclesial ministers, parish volunteers, and all the faithful.

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Fall 2021 Parish Consultation Session

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There is NO 9:00am mass and adoration on Friday November 26, 2021.
However, please join us for mass on Thursday Thanksgiving Day at 9:00am.

 

SVDP Giving Tree: For 20 years the St. Mary St. Vincent DePaul Giving Tree has offered a way to provide clothing and toys to children in need in Delaware County through People In Need. To continue the tradition The Giving Tree will again be positioned on the Henry St. side of the altar until all tags are gone.

 

Please remember the following:

  • Gift total should be in the $50 range

  • NO BIKES – but gift cards for bikes are acceptable

  • If requested, include a clothing item

  • Hats, gloves, scarfs, etc. are always a welcome addition

  • Return gifts wrapped and with tag attached

  • Gifts will be collected Dec. 4th and 5th in the gym before and after Masses

  • For questions, please contact me, Mimi Tucky, at (740)707-9639 or mimitucky@gmail.com

 

Thank you so much for your generosity! May God bless you!

 

St. Mary Christmas Flower Donations: Each year our church is beautifully decorated with flowers for the Christmas season. Please consider donating in memory of or in honor of a loved one that will be included in the Christmas bulletin if submitted by Monday, December 6th. The suggested donation remains $15 per person remembered or honored.

 

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT: The Women of St. Mary are sponsoring the annual Advent by Candlelight on Wednesday, Dec. 15th in the Beitel Commons from 6:30 -9:00 pm. All ladies are welcome to join us as we welcome Deacon Felix Azzola as our guest speaker for the evening with his theme being "Preparing for the Light Coming in the Darkness". Bring your voices for a sing along.  REGISTER HERE

Deadline to register is Dec. 8th. We will offer delicious boxed meal selections from local Chelley Belly that can be ordered with registration. Cost is $13.00 per selection (add $1.50 for gluten free option) and can be paid at time of online registration or paid at the event (exact change appreciated).  You can also choose to bring your own meal, but we are unable to host a potluck at this time. Contact Diane Matous with any questions.

St. Mary Advent Mission: Dec. 12, 13 & 14 from 7-8pm in the Church  Join us as Fr. Brett Bannen discusses “The Way to Heaven: How Jesus Draws Us to Himself.”

 

Youth Ministry Update: You're never too late to check out Youth Group with Damascus and Dead Theologian Society! Join us for games, social time, and faith-filled conversations. Come and see!

 

Youth Group with Damascus ~ 8th-12th grade in the Commons 

December 5th with Damascus 6:30-8:30

December 11th Family Christmas Party 6-8

 

Dead Theologian Society ~ 6th-8th grade in the Parish Office

December 2nd 6:15- 7:45

 

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast with Santa: Sunday December 12 8:30am-11:00am A Pancake Breakfast featuring a fabulous meal of pancakes, eggs, bacon, and of course, biscuits & gravy and a visit from the big guy from up north (no not Michigan) will be December 12th 8:30am-11:00am in the school commons. Pictures will be available for those wishing to share their Christmas wishes with Santa.  Proceeds from the breakfast will support St. Mary scouting programs:  American Heritage Girls, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA Questions?  Email:  kofc1056@gmail.com

 

What’s that you say? St. Mary is excited to announce that we'll be installing a new audio technology to improve hearing mass. Please stay tuned on how you can install an app on your cell phone and either use your bluetooth hearing device or headphones/air pods to listen to mass. More info coming soon!

ST. Mary 55+ Moving Forward Adult Social Group for Men and Women

Every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the parish office (elevator access), enjoy the company of fellow parishioners & bring your favorite snack, craft, game, and ideas. ​


November 30th - Meet at Old Bag of Nails, 1pm to 3pm.  Eat and greet.  This will be the location of our meeting on that day. Questions or ideas contact
Deborah Irvan or Jo Beerman.

Do you enjoy designing flowers or creating floral arrangements? St. Mary is looking for interested ladies to handle the arranging/creation of flowers for the Alter/Church throughout our Calendar year. Father Garland will provide guidance and has a very talented friend who will provide additional training. If interested, please contact Janet Conroy for more details.

 

St. Mary is looking for a new Part-Time Custodian! Are you or someone you know looking for a part-time position that offers a vibrant and rewarding environment? Then this is it!

The successful candidate will work independently in addition to some regularly scheduled projects, have the responsibility of caring for our after hour events and participants and receive the great satisfaction of contributing to this wonderful Parish.

The hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00pm-9:00pm and the hourly rate is $10.00 per hour.

Interested? Of course you are! Please call the St. Mary Parish Office at 740-363-4641 or email Jackie Walker at jwalker@delawarestmary.org.

 

Our 2022 Breaking Bread Missals are already in the pews. We were blessed to have had the opportunity to send the 2021 Missals home last year, this year, however, we ask that the 2022 Missals remain in the Church for the upcoming Liturgical year. Thank you for you kind attention to this matter and may God continue to Bless you!

 

Baby, It's Cold Outside!  Well, not quite yet but St. Mary Parish is ready. The Church and the School (the Parish) will benefit from the replacement of our boiler which finally gave up to the point where it could not be repaired. The entire cost of the new boiler project is $424,000. Individual donors provided $262,000 toward the cost leaving $162,000 for the Parish to cover through general reserves for the blessing of heat. Please prayerfully consider if you are able to assist the Parish with the outstanding balance.   

Over the next several weeks when winter is bearing down us, parishioners can rest easy knowing that they helped contribute to the cost of keeping us warm at mass, keeping the students comfortable at school and preventing our pipes from bursting.

You may visit our Offertory Page to donate, drop off a check to the Parish Office or contact Cathy Brackenridge or Kris Jesse at 740-363-4641. For more information or to view the new boiler please call or email Kris Jesse. 

Marian Grotto: It's not too late to sponsor an engraved brick in the new Marian Grotto. Please fill out the ORDER FORM and return to the parish office.

Hallow app: This Lent we encourage all parishioners to download the free Hallow Catholic Prayer and Meditation App. The app includes daily Gospel, guest talks, various prayers, sacred music, and short Scripture reflections. In just a few minutes a day, the app helps us pray daily and grow closer to God this Lent.

St. Mary Parish Office Hours:  We are open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30am  - 2pm and Fridays from 8:30am - noon. The door is locked for security reasons. Please ring the new doorbell and a staff member will let you in. We kindly encourage parishioners to continue to contact staff directly via phone or email to make an appointment.

last updated 11/22/21

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