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Countdown: Donate Christmas Gifts & Food By December 10

Sunday, December 10 is the last day to donate food and gifts for those in need this holiday season. Our sleigh is set up in front of the altar. Please place unwrapped gifts and toys in it. As you consider donating, please older children and teens, as well as youngsters, in mind. Gift cards in amounts ranging from $10 to $25 would be helpful. Please put gift cards and monetary donations into envelopes and drop them into the collection basket or deliver them to the Rectory by Friday, December 8 at 4 p.m. Canned and dry goods, cleaning supplies and paper products are being collected at the side door of the Church. Thanks for your generosity!

Attention Volunteers: Please Join Us for Brunch on January 7

St. Mary’s annual Volunteer Brunch takes place Sunday, January 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Parish Center. Anyone who has volunteered at the parish during 2017 is welcome to attend. The more the merrier! After brunch, holiday musical entertainment will be provided. Hope to see you there!

St. Mary’s Men’s Group Has a New Name, New Plans for 2018

The St. Mary’s Men’s Group is relaunching, with a new name – and at a new time on Saturday mornings – starting January 6. Men of all ages are welcome. Why not make 2018 the year you revive your discipleship? Hope to see you there!

National Night of Prayer This Friday, December 8

Please join fellow parishioners as St. Mary’s observes National Night of Prayer, following 7 p.m. Mass on Friday, December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

For Your Holiday Traditions …

Christmas wafers, oplatek, are available at the entrance to Church for $1. Break off small pieces and share them with your loved ones this Christmas season, along with a blessing. This tradition is a symbol of forgiveness, and a reminder of the importance of God, Christmas and family. Also available is St. Lucy’s wheat, which will grow into a grass-like plant that can be clipped and used as bedding in your manger set. It should be planted by Tuesday, December 13 – the Feast Day of St. Lucy.

Mass Times

Weekend
Sat: 4:30 pm, 7 pm
Sun: 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon

Weekdays (in school chapel)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 12 noon
Tue, Thu: 8:30 am

Eucharistic Adoration
First Friday after 12 noon Mass
Till 5 p.m.  – 2-3 pm: Prayers for Gift of All Life

Calendar

December 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • WINGS "Finding I Am"
  • Generations of Faith
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  • Generations of Faith
  • RCIA Class
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  • Generations of Faith
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8
  • National Night of Prayer
9
  • K-5 Faith Formation
10
  • High School Traditional Faith Formation
  • RCIA Class
11
  • Middle School Faith Formation
12
  • Meditation & Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice
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  • St. Mary's Elementary Christmas Concert
  • Living Nativity - Joy to the World!
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  • RCIA Class
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  • Meditation & Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice
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Daily Readings

1 Cor 1:17-25
Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11
Lk 21:36
Mt 25:1-13

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