Bulletin - November 3, 2019
From the Pastor:
Adult Education Class
Class on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria.
God bless you all.
Father Paul M. Hartley
Bishop McKnight's November Prayer
“For all our deceased family and friends, and for all the souls in purgatory: that the Lord may have mercy on them, and may they see the face of God and live.”
Fall Dinner Committee Chairs
Fall Dinner is Sunday, November 10! The kitchen committee is still needing 40 pies or cakes, 30 salads, and 20 breads. Also, all workers should park in the lower lot on the day of the Fall Dinner. Thanks!!
Fall Dinner Craft Corner
Items needed for the Craft Corner and Country Kitchen for the Fall Dinner.
This past year with your help we sent several students and adults to events. We are hoping to send students and chaperones to these event’s again in 2020. We are starting out with a Tiny Saints fundraiser. These charms make great stocking stuffers or just a fun charm on a bookbag! Order forms are in the back of church. Please return to Jamie Thies by Nov. 1st. Thank you for all your support!
Being part of the Host team / usher, is this something for you, your family, as a couple, with a friend? What a way to serve God, St. Mary’s Parish, and strengthen our foundation!! If so, please let me know and I will get you on the schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, I am here to listen and help in anyway.
Host Team Leader
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.
With the Fall Dinner, diocesan sponsored calendar dates for professional development and changes in benefits the calendar is a little crazy for the next few weeks. Monday, November 4th, no school, teachers travel to Jefferson City for a diocesan wide professional development day. Thursday, November 7th, no school due to benefits meeting for all faculty and staff at Fr. Tolton in Columbia. Insurance and benefits will change for all employees on January 1st of this year. November 8th and 11th we are out of school to prepare for the Fall Dinner and to recover from the Fall Dinner. Teachers have a workday on November 11th. We will then get back to normal until November 27-29, Thanksgiving break. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Sometimes diocesan days don’t fit nicely with out local calendars.
8th Grade Regional Retreat Day
Our 8th graders will join students from Tipton, Glasgow, Pilot Grove, Marshall, and Sedalia for a retreat day sponsored by Sacred Heart School in Sedalia. We will travel by school van and leave that day at 6:45 AM. The retreat is on Thursday, November 21st, from 8 AM to 2:30 PM. We plan to return to Glasgow by 4 PM that day. Permission slips went home with the students today.
Picture retakes will be on Wednesday, November 13th. If your child needs to have their picture retaken, please send the pictures you don’t want back to school so Mrs. Reeves can put your child on the retake list. Students should bring uniforms to change into after their retake is complete.
Vocation Awareness Week
November 3-9 in National Vocation Awareness Week. We will kick this off by getting each class involved with a Poster/Essay/Video Contest sponsored by the diocese. Students in grades K-2 will be doing a coloring-activity page. Students in grades 3-5 will make a Vocation Awareness Poster. Grades 6-8 can either do a 3-5 minute video or a 1 - 2 page essay. Classroom teachers will give more detailed information regarding requirements and due dates very soon. In addition, student council members will lead us in praying the new Vocation Prayer from the diocese each Friday during morning prayer time in the cafeteria.
We host Keytesville at home on Monday, November 4th, at 6 PM. Our last home game will be on Tuesday, November 12th, against Bunceton. The boys’ team only plays that night and it will start at 6 PM. We will make that day a Spirit Day. Any and all St. Mary apparel may be worn that day. Please remember that Spirit Days are not dress down days or dress as you please day. Whatever apparel they do not have, then they wear the normal school uniform shorts, jumper, kilt or pants. Leggings alone are not acceptable. Thanks for monitoring this at home.
Stewardship (Time, Talent, & Treasures)
Please take a few minutes to review how you are giving back from which you have been blessed in relations to your time, talents, and treasure. I was observing in 3rd grade this week and Mrs. Thies was reviewing in her lesson the importance of God first, then family, and then other things. How are you teaching this at home so that we can reinforce this at school? The Fall Dinner is a beautiful example of where all of these concepts of time, talent, and treasure are modeled. Please go above and beyond in helping with this critical fundraiser for our parish. Keeping on this theme, I am asking that all school families look at what you have given thus far in the school year towards tithing or tuition. A true stewardship model asks that we give 10% back from which we have been blessed. Please never take for granted the wonderful school that we are blessed to have. It takes all involved with the school and parish doing their part to make our school possible. The best way to keep our school and parish stable is to give consistently what is expected of you. Please do your part to keep what others before us have sacrificed to build and keep going. The burden is now passed to us to ensure that future generations can enjoy a Catholic education as well.