PARISH NEWS

Please see the Mass Times Page for mass changes effective May 29th.

PSR & Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Registration: Registration is available for both PSR & Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes beginning in the fall. Please visit the following links to sign up!

 

PSR Registration: https://osvhub.com/delawarestmary/forms/psr-registration-2021-22 

CGS Registration: https://www.delawarestmary.org/rcia

Choir Announcements: On July 20th from 7-8 p.m. we'll have our first 'open' choir practice for our 'Celebration Choir' (new and classic hymns in vocal harmonies).  Our 1st order of business will be to rehearse for Fr. Garland's Installation Mass which will be on August 8th at the 11:30 Mass.  We will rehearse EVERY TUESDAY FOR ONE HOUR in preparation for the 9 AM Mass once per month.  The beauty is that if you miss a practice there will be another 'next' week.

Along with the Celebration Choir, we will also soon beginning the Resurrection Choir (funeral choir) and Mens Latin Choir (beginning in August). Please contact our music director, John Blasko, if you're interested in joining the choir!

Knights of Columbus Farmer's Market: The Knights are beginning their 14th season of the farmer's market taking place on Sundays. They're set up outside the Knights of Columbus Hall (white house) across the street from church on Henry Street. 

Interested in social activities and camaraderie amongst peers 55 and over?  Join us on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 1-3 pm on the 3rd floor of the parish office (elevator access).  This first meet and greet will also serve as a planning meeting for the start of this new group at St Mary. Also, come with or submit ideas for naming this group. Don’t let transportation be a hindrance as we are working to provide rides to those who need it. Please contact Cathy Bennett for more information at 740-363-4641, ext. 115, or email cbennett@delawarestmary.org. Spread the word! 

Fr. Garland's Installation Mass: You are invited to the Installation Mass of Reverend Brett R. Garland as the twenty-ninth pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. with The Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan presiding.

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday Livestream will occur at 11:30 a.m. that Sunday as opposed to the regular 9:00 a.m.

Spaghetti Dinner Celebration: To celebrate Fr. Garland's Installation as pastor at St. Mary parish, the Knights of Columbus & St. Mary Women's Group are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, August 14th from 6-8 p.m. in the Beitel Commons. Kindly respond to the RSVP via Sign Up Genius by August 11th.

Proctecting God's Children - Zoom Session: St. Mary will once again host a Protecting God's Children Session via Zoom on Wednesday, August 25th at 6pm. Register online @ virtusonline.org. Deadline to register is Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. SPECIAL NOTE: PLEASE BE AWARE SPACE IS LIMITED. Please sign up as soon as possible as this session is open to the Diocese and not only St. Mary members.

St. Mary Bereavement Committee: St Mary is blessed to have a group of dedicated volunteers who help serve and prepare a meal for those who celebrate their funeral at St Mary.  We have teams of volunteers who assist by serving and providing main dishes, sides, salads and desserts on the day of the funeral for their loved ones, family and friends. We are looking for men and women who may be interested in becoming involved with this loving, compassionate and meaningful ministry.  If you are interested, please contact Mary Ford at 740-363-2010 - email: maryford51@gmail.com  or the parish office to learn more.

Mass Ushers Needed: As we resume our lives and begin attending Mass on a regular basis we are in need of four (4) Hospitality/Ushers at each Mass. If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please contact Cathy Bennett by email or phone, cbennett@delawarestmary.org or 740-363-4641 Ext. 115.

Livestream Help Needed: We are in need of help live-streaming the Sunday 9am mass. Presently, our volunteers help one weekend a month but would like to extend this to once every other month. Interested in helping? Please contact Amy Lenocker at alenocker@delawarestmary.org.

School Shoes, Supplies & Eyes: People In Need of Delaware County is getting geared up for the 2021 Fall School Year! PIN is in the 30th year of providing shoes and supplies to low-to-moderate income children who reside in Delaware County. This year they are adding GLASSES/vision assistance to those children as well by partnering with optical professionals in Delaware County.

 

Please consider giving a monetary donation to this one-of-a-kind program that serves the ever growing Delaware County youth. Donations can be made by: calling 740-363-6284 ext. 1 or online at www.delawarepeopleinneed.org. Be sure to include SSE Program in the comments so your donation goes to the correct program. Thank You!

 

Real Presence, Real Future - Summer Q&A Sessions

Join CLI and Diocesan leaders to learn more about the Real Presence, Real Future initiative at Information Sessions throughout the summer. Each session will be similar consisting of an overview of the Real Presence, Real Future initiative, and the opportunity for your questions and comments. We want to hear from you! What are you hearing about RPRF? What is it? Why are we doing this?

 

Virtual Sessions from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 14

  • Monday, July 19 

  • Wednesday, July 21 

  • Wednesday, July 28 

  • Wednesday, August 4 

  • Wednesday, August 11 

 

Registration is required for each session, so sign up today at www.RealPresenceRealFuture.org

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.

A New Season of RCIA begins in September: If you or someone that you know are interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith by participating in RCIA, contact Wendy Piper, Liturgy Coordinator at wpiper@delawarestmary.org.

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 7/19/21