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Welcome to St. Mary's Catholic Church

 

St. Mary's Parish is a Christ-centered family which welcomes all members to continue their spiritual growth and religious education and to use their individual talents to assume shared responsibility for service and fellowship to our community.

Welcome to the St. Mary's Parish website.  It is our hope that through these pages, all our visitors will be given a window into the life of a vibrant, active, inclusive and faith-filled community.  As the pastor of St. Mary's, I have the great joy of witnessing the many ways our faith community prays together and takes an active role in being an outward sign of Christ in the local community.  Regardless of whether you have been a member of St. Mary's for many years, you are new to our community, or you are just stopping in for a visit, please know that you are welcome here.  Take some time to explore the content of our website and learn more about St Mary's Parish.  We are always happy to see new faces, so if you would like to stop by and visit our parish, it would be a blessing for us to meet you.

~ Father Tuan Van Nguyen

 

 


ST. MARY'S NEWS

  Thank you to all who attended our first OKTOBERFEST! 

Thank you for making it a fun and successful day.  A big thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out! We couldn't have done it without you!


CCW is sponsoring a donation drive for

OPERATION CARE PACKAGE

The collection will take place next October 19-20th.  A collection bin will be at the back of the Church for your donations.  Here is what we need for our soldiers:

jerky or Slim Jims, summer sausage, dried fruits, nuts, trail mix, canned soup, chili, ravioli, stew coffee, drink singles, Kool Aid, Gatorade, hot chocolate packets, canned fruit, fruit snacks, canned or packaged tuna, chicken or salmon, snack crackers, instant oatmeal, AA & AAA batteries, Top Ramen, microwave soups, cookies, granola bars, protein bars & powders, all hygiene items, handmade 12x12 pillows, gloves, hand warmers, holiday items, Christmas stockings, small gifts, lip balms or over the counter medications such as aspirin or tylenol.

Donations for postage always appreciated...please put these in the collection basket marked O.C.P. (Operation Care Package Mailing Donation to cover mailing costs).

Thank you for your help!


CHILDREN'S MASS & CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Our first CHILDREN'S MASS is October 20th.  If you would like to get involved please email Melinda:  dilofam5@gmail.com

All young people are welcome to sing or play an instrument in our children's choir.  Our next rehearsal is on October 20th from 10-10:45 AM in the front of the church (with Mass to follow)

  Please email Kaleigh: kaleigh.stmarysmusic@gmail.com

ALL CHILDREN'S MASS DATES & CHOIR REHEARSALS CAN BE FOUND HERE!


Adult Faith Formation

EPIC:  A STUDY OF CHURCH HISTORY

AFF meets Wednesdays (4:30-5:45)  and Thursdays (9:15-10:30) in the church basement!  Click here for more info!

*Beginning October 21, we’ll meet in the Parish Center Mondays from 5:00 to 6:15 pm and Tuesdays from 9:15 to 10:30 am*

In 1517, King Henry VIII was 26 years old and married to Catherine, the daughter of Queen Isabel. Both the king and queen of England were devoutly Catholic, happily married, and immensely popular. On Oct. 11, 1521, for writing “In Defense of the Seven Sacraments,” Pope Leo X granted Henry VIII and his successors the title of “Defender of the Faith.”

The King of England never accepted the doctrine of Luther yet, by 1535, Henry VIII, not the pope, was declared the Head of the Church in England. For loyalty to the pope as head of the Church rather than the king, many were killed, beheaded and their heads displayed on London Bridge. St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher were among the many who died for their Catholic faith.

What could have caused such a change in the King of England? How could England, a notably Catholic country, abandon its long-held beliefs?

Please, join us to learn the reasons for England’s break with the Catholic Church as we continue to study the period of Protestors and Defenders.

 

TEEN GROUP

JOIN US FOR TEEN MASS AT 5PM ON OCTOBER 19th! 

Post Mass dinner and a Quidditch game!

 

 OCTOBER 19th & 20th!!!

UNDY SUNDAY

It's almost time for Undy Sunday collection!

We will be collecting NEW underwear and socks for children and adults. The supply is low for women's underwear(all sizes), men's  warm winter socks and diapers, size 4. However, ALL donations are very appreciated. A box will be in the back of church for any donations.

Thank you for your generosity!

 


IN HONOR OF ALL WHO HAVE PASSED BEFORE US

 

On Monday, November 4th, St. Mary's Annual Mass of Remembrance will be held at 7PM.  At this very special Mass, we recognize and honor our beloved who have been called to our Lord during this past year.  Family members of St. Mary's parishioners who have passed will receive a letter of invitation for you and your family to attend. Certainly, all parishioners are invited. 

Eternal rest grant unto our loved ones, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May their sould and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Save the date!  St. Mary's CCW will be having their 5th Annual Bunco Fundraiser on November 3rd. 

Tickets will be sold after all Masses in October.  Please contact Amy Odell at 708-837-1356 with any questions or concerns.  Donations for raffle baskets are being accepted as well. 


Keep Us in Your Prayers

Denise Tonarelli    

Rex Easton    

Jillian Munsell    

Dylan Pickett    

Sandra Severson

Paul Thein Phu

Sarah Landers

Kyla Stewart

Kimberly Gaydula

Nichole Risberg

Brody Roberts

Judy Stafford

Bill Stafford

       Pam Baumgartner       

Perez Family


On Praying the Rosary...

Concentrating on the mysteries of the rosary can be difficult.

Click here to read more.

Reading the mysteries whilst praying makes it much easier.

Click here to read more.


 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

Masses:

MON, TUES, THURS, FRI:  8:30 AM

WED:  (Communion Service Only) 8:30 AM

SAT:  5:00 PM

SUN:  7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

HOLY DAYS:  6:30, 8:30 AM &  7:00 PM

 

Confession:

SAT:  4:00-4:45 PM

 

Rectory Hours:

MON-THURS: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FRI: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

 

 

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