Bulletin - November 15, 2020
From the Pastor:
Confirmation class will be held today, Sunday November 15th after mass at the school cafeteria for PSR students.
Pastoral Council & Finance Committee Meeting
We will have a Pastoral Council and Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday November 17th at 6:30 pm. in the rectory.
The funeral for Betty Lucas was on Saturday Nov. 14 at St. Mary Church. May she rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to her family.
Thanks to all who took time to participate in the Adult Education class. It was very enjoyable.
Thank you to all who participated in any way to help make our Fall Dinner a huge success! We served 1,611 meals! Thanks again,
God bless you all.
Father Paul M. Hartley
St. Mary Church
Is needing volunteers to help with the church laundry. Please call Wanda at 338-2053 if you can help. Leave a message if no answer on phone. Thanks!!
It is very important that you mark your envelope with Capital Campaign if you are giving money to the capital campaign. Otherwise, we don’t know how the money is to be used. Thanks so much!!
Life Touch is going to be rescheduling our pictures until after the new year. Further details will be given at a later date.
Catholic Stewardship Appeal
St. Mary goal is $13,000.00
Received so far $5,785.00
St. Boniface in Brunswick, St. Joseph Hurricane Branch & St. Raphael in Indian Grove.
FATHER’S OF MERCY MISSION – DECEMBER 5-10
Father Louis Gardiola will be here for a Father’s of Mercy Mission Sunday, December 5-Thursday December 10 @ St. Boniface, St. Joseph & St. Raphael. Father Louis will preside at all the Masses the weekend of December 5-6 and will begin his Mission on Sunday evening.
The topics each night are: Sunday - Four Last Things, Monday - Confessions, Sacraments and the Prodigal Son
Tuesday - Holy Eucharist, Wednesday - Culture of Death vs. Culture of Life
Thursday – Our Lady….Mother of God & Mother of the Church.
Plan to be there December 5-10! for more information call Fr. Boniface @ 660-548-3267
St. Mary's School News
Mission…St. Mary School is committed to educating the whole child. St. Marys School provides opportunities for Spiritual, moral, intellectual, and physical growth of each student in a loving, Catholic environment. Students are encouraged to share and to serve within the school, church, and community while realizing their own full potential.
Mass will be on Wednesday, November 18th, for grades 1,3,5, & 7. Grades K, 2,4,6,& 8 will go on Friday, November 20th. Parents, grandparents, and parishioners are welcome to attend Mass with us each week to model their faith. You may want to consider masks or face coverings as we have had some secondary exposure to COVID recently in the community. Right now, we do not have any positive cases in our school and we hope to keep it that way.
Bishops Prayer for November/Goals for Catholic Schools
For a greater sense of gratitude to God for all blessings received, and a greater sense of our responsibility for the mission of the Church in our parishes.
Contributing to the Evangelizing Mission of the Church
Being Distinguished by Academic Excellence
Becoming affordable and accessible to families
Thanks to all that are helping the students to practice some of the safety procedures that have been recommended by our scientists and the CDC. I appreciate the students, faculty, and staff wearing their masks this week in public spaces and in the classrooms if they choose to do this. We currently have indirect exposure in our community, but no positive cases that I know of directly associated with the school. I know there are various beliefs and views on mask-wearing in our school community and the community in general. I am trying to keep a happy balance and keep our students in the building. Thanks for your patience as we navigate these crazy times.
Christmas Program—thinking out of the box (Sunday, December 13th, on the Parking Lot)
We have had a couple of parent volunteers to coordinate the refreshments for our drive-in Christmas program. Thank you! Parents will have the chance to donate cookies towards the cause.
Pay It Forward Challenge (BETTER TOGETHER…Fill the Cross)
As long as the funding lasts, all students will enjoy a free lunch for the whole 2020-2021 school year. WOW!!! How can we pay this gift forward to others that are not as fortunate as us? Something to pray about.
We are doing a good job in November as well. To date we have filled in 17 sections of the cross for November, with only 13 to go. The donations will appear on your tithing records as a donation to the church. This includes funds from some families that have paid it forward for all three months, and some have given back what they are saving for the year. What a great teachable moment to use with your kids. Thank you & THANK YOU!
The Junior Legend of Mary will be doing something for the shut-ins in our parish and community. Please send name and address information to the school office or to Mrs. Thies or Mrs. Westhues as soon as possible. Thank you!
Nov. 17 - Admin Meeting Jefferson City
Nov. 18 - School Advisory 7PM
Nov. 20 -2nd Quarter Progress Reports/Due to COVID 8th RETREAT is postponed
Nov. 25 - 1PM dismissal for Thanksgiving Break
Nov 26 & 27 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29 - 1st Sunday of Advent