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WEEKLY PARISH BULLETIN ON-LINE
SAINT MARY WOMEN'S RETREAT
JOIN US... COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS
SPECIAL EDUCATION RELIGION CLASSES
WORLD-WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
COLLECTION FOR OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP - NIGHTMUTE,AL

VIDEO AVAILABLE
LADIES SODALITY
St. VINCENT de PAUL
FISH FRIES AT St. MARY
PARISH HEALTH MINISTRY - LIVING WILLS
QUILTERS AND NEW QUILTERS
ST. MARY'S LENDING LIBRARY

PRO-LIFE NEWS…
LITERARY CLUB
   
  St. MARY WOMEN'S RETREAT "Restless is the Heart: God's Longing For Us" Come with other women from our parish for our annual Women's Retreat at King's House , For more information, or to register contact Marie at 539-5371.
   
  JOIN US... COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS Please join us for coffee and refreshments after Sunday Masses at the Academy Meeting Room B. This gathering is held monthly (normally the first Sunday), watch the bulletin for dates.
   
  SPECIAL EDUCATION RELIGION
CLASSES
Special Education Religion classes are held on Tuesday evenings at the Academy at St. Mary's. Class time is from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Students should be at least 8 years old to attend. For more information call Donna or Bill Schaab at 277-8444 or St. Mary's rectory at 233-2391. We are also looking for anyone who would like to help with the program as a teacher or aide.
   
  WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER… When you care enough to give the very best… give yourself and your spouse a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. For questions call 314-469-7317. You can learn more at: www.wwme-sec7.org then go to Belleville Area.
   
  COLLECTION FOR OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP - NIGHT MUTE, ALASKA

THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
Each month on the third Sunday, during each weekend Mass, there will be a special collection after Communion for our own Saint Vincent de Paul Society and our Sister Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Nightmute, Alaska. Our sister parish is part of the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Thank you for your continued generosity to our special collection each month to benefit our St. Vincent de Paul Society and our sister-parish in Nightmute, Alaska.
 
  PRAY FOR OUR NURSING HOME AND HOME BOUND PARISHIONERS "Look with loving kindness on the needs of all our parishioners…" Let us pause and pray for each other and especially for all those in nursing homes, hospitals or at home.
   
  VIDEO AVAILABLE Anyone wishing to view the video ROMANCE WITHOUT REGRET in the privacy of their own home for the benefit of their teenage children may call 234-3137 to borrow the video for a few days.

The video answers questions such as: How do I find love? How far is too far? and Isn't everyone doing it? in a humerous, non-offensive way that will appeal to parents and teenagers as well.
   
  Novena to St. Peregrine The novena to St. Peregrine, Patron Saint of those afflicted with cancer and other life threatening diseases, will be on the first Thursday of each month, following the 8 am Mass at Queen of Peace Church. All are invited to attend both the Mass and Novena.
   
  Our Lady of Good Counsel Sodality...

Sodality Communion Sunday Mass is at 8:30 AM. on the third Sunday of each month.

All the ladies of our parish are members of the Sodality, and are invited to sit in together to celebrate Mass in the reserved seating at the front of the church.

   
  SUNDAY MORNING CATECHESIS… This program is for all children Grades 1 through 8 who are not attending a parochial school. Please call Mrs. Ann Bach at 277-1652 to get registered.
   
  FISH FRIES At St. MARY

Join us for a fish fry each Friday during Lent. Watch the parish bulletin for announcements of the monthly fish fry during the rest of the year.

We also hold a monthly fish fry on 10 other Fridays during the year. Check the weekly bulletin for dates.

   
  R.C.I.A. …. R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the Catholic Church's way of welcoming new adults into our faith. If you or someone you know has questions about becoming Catholic, call the Rectory at 233-2391.
   
  Ministry to the Nursing Home/ Homebound DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE who has moved to a nursing home? Mrs. Barb Feeley, who is in charge of the Ministry to the Nursing Home/ Homebound is trying to get all of our St. Mary's parishioners who are in nursing homes or who are homebound on our list. If you know of someone who is in this category, please call the rectory and let us know. Often, our parishioners will move and we are not aware of the situation. So please call us (233-2391) if you know someone who we need to know about. Thanks.
   
  PARISH HEALTH MINISTRY NEWS...... FROM OUR HEALTH MINISTRY…

PAMPHLETS ON HEALTH RELATED ISSUES AVAILABLE...
Parish Health Ministry has health care pamphlets available in the back of church. Among the topic areas included are: Oncology, Alzheimer's, mental health, and H.I.V. There is also a list of the programs available at area hospitals.
   
  QUILTERS OR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE QUILTERS Please consider QUILTING as one of your activities. QUILTERS meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 12:00. Everyone is welcome and newcomers will be taught the skills. If you can hold a needle, you can quilt. (Our new "elevator" will help you get to the Quilting Room-if someone needs the assistance.)

   
  SAINT MARY'S LENDING LIBRARY... A REQUEST: Many of you have read the books in our Parish Library, but Alas! Many of the books are missing. If you have any of the books in your possession, please return them to the rear of the church. All the books have been discussed at the St. Mary's Literary Club meetings and subsequently placed in the library. It is hoped that you would thus be encouraged to join in our discussions in the future, or read some of the books we have accumulated. PLEASE RETURN THE BOOKS THIS WEEK.

If you have borrowed a book and are finished with it, please return it so others may enjoy it also.
   
  PRO-LIFE NOTES… Everyone is invited to take part in the rosary for life, each Thursday at 6:10 PM, just prior to the weekly Novena.

PROJECT RACHEL is a non-profit program that offers hope and healing to people who are hurting from an abortion. If you need help, call the confidential hotline at 1-800-618-HEAL.
   
  Literary Club

The Liturary Club meets monthly on the first Thursdayfrom 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The meeting is held at the St. Peter's Cathedral rectory, hosted by Father John Myler. Newcomers are always welcome.

Parishioners who enjoy reading and lively discussions are invited to participate. Contact the Rectory 233-2391 for information about books and upcoming meetings.

Please return all outstanding books if you have borrowed one so others may have a chance to read them. Thank you.

   
  RETROUVAILLE For confidential information about this Catholic ministry for troubled marriages, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit our website: www.retrouvaille.org
   
 

Prayer List

 

Our St. Mary's Prayer List currently has twenty-two members ready to pray for parishioners' needs.

Persons requesting prayer or the specific petition may or may not be identified at the caller's discretion. A call for prayer to the rectory, will put your prayer need on the St. Mary's Prayer List, and welcome the healing Presence of Christ into our midst.

Let us know how our Lord helps or comforts you with a callback to the rectory. This is all the thanks we request, because all our actions are intended to bring glory to the Lord.

To request prayer, or become a member of Saint Mary's Prayer List, call the rectory (233-2391).
   
  Weekly Bulletin

Our weekly parish bulletin is available (in PDF format) on the Internet at:

www.e-churchbulletins.com/bulletins/538950.pdf

The new bulletin for the week is loaded each Friday and replaces the bulletin for the previous week.

You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software to read the bulletin. This is a free program. Click on the Adobe icon below to download the free reader software.

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