Bulletin - May 2, 2021
From the Pastor:
Seven Sisters Holy Hour Apostolate
Looking for a few women to commit to praying for a dedicated holy hour (at church or at home) each week on a designated day for Fr. Duncan and his intentions. This is an opportunity handed on to us from his former parish. Plans are to begin in April. If interested, please contact Erin Witte. Call or text: 573-489-1480. More info at sevensistersapostolate.org.
God bless you all.
Bishop McKnight's May Prayer
“May we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, our spiritual mother, this month by our support in charity for all mothers who struggle in poverty to raise their children.”
Catholic Stewardship Appeal
St. Mary goal is $13,000.00
Received so far $10,795.00
A New Church Pictorial Directory
Our last Church Pictorial Directory was in 2013, and last year the usual company, LifeTouch, went out of business. Another company, Universal Church Directory, very similar to LifeTouch (well established, good product, free to get photo taken, complimentary 8x10 and directory, etc.) is able to help us put together a directory for this year!
Please consider signing up by reserving a timeslot for your family as soon as possible!
Photography Days available:
Wednesday, June 2 – 2pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, June 3 – 2pm to 8:30pm
Friday, June 4 – 2pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, June 5 – 10:30am to 4:00pm
Should these June days not work, a two-day August Session is available:
Monday, August 30 – 2pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, August 31 – 2pm to 8:30pm
To schedule, see bulletin insert for more details:
ONLINE (beginning now!) – www.ucdir.com (click: photography appointment schedule login; code = mo117, password = photos)
IN PERSON – (beginning now in the Parish Office, or in May after Masses)
PHONE – Call Universal @ 1-888-742-5823
If you have more than 6 family members, please schedule two consecutive timeslots.
Please spread the word to all of our Parishioners to participate in this great opportunity to come together as a family!
There is no cost to you but you will have the opportunity to purchase any additional prints.
Summer Camps for High School Students
The Office of Youth Ministry of the Diocese of Jefferson City has 3 different summer camps open to any High School Student this summer. More information and registration information can be found at: diojeffcity.org/youth
CHRISTPower – For any High School Youth interested in a service retreat style camp where you will have evening fun and fellowship too
Camp Siena – For any High School GIRL. Camp Siena is committed to helping young Catholic women deepen their relationship with God and others by exercising, understanding, and living their unique feminine spirituality and becoming the woman God is calling them to be. It is a 5 day adventure camp for young women, planned by women, and inspired by God.
Camp Maccabee – For any High School GUY. Camp Macabee seeks to build strong men who will courageously fight for what is right, and stand as virtuous Catholic men Campers experience daily adventures, ranging from ropes courses to rafting trips, enrichment with the sacraments, and thought-provoking reflections. Year after year, young men have left the camp with great friendships, and a renewed sense of what it means to be an authentically Catholic man.
St. Mary's School News
Mission…St. Mary School is committed to educating the whole child. St. Marys School provides opportunities for the 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.
Donation to the School
Thanks to Jan and John Monnig for their recent donation to St. Mary School to benefit our teachers and staff. It came at a perfect time as we are approaching Teacher Appreciation Week. We appreciate all that donate and continue to support the efforts of our faculty, staff, and school. May God bless you all for your kind and generous support.
School Advisory Meeting
Thanks to all that attended the School Advisory Meeting this week. The following topics were discussed and reports were given. Technology-one of the new Smartboards developed an issue after 2 months of use. The warrantee is covering the replacement of a new board. It was ordered and delivered and is waiting installation by the maintenance crew for the school. We are also using EANS Funding to replace laptops for all teachers for the 2021-22 school year. The teachers get to select if they want a Windows or MAC platform. The EANS application for the $101,500 that our school qualified for that been submitted and approved by DESE. The products and services will be purchased during the summer and ready to use for the 2021-22 school year. May Crowning is on May 3rd. The 8th graders and faculty & staff vote on who should get the honor of doing some of the special parts in our ceremony. Samantha Curley has been hired as 5th grade teacher for next year. She is moving to Salisbury in May and comes originally from the Keysville area. She is a Master teacher with 7 years of experience in English, language arts for Bucklin Schools. We are still looking for a candidate for the Kindergarten position. A discussion about items by teachers and others posting things on social media was discussed and Mr. Monnig will address these concerns. Some talk about FUN DAY at the park being moved to the school was talked about and will be decided by the Home and School at their future meeting. The board had a short discussion about teacher appreciation and another STREAM DAY in May for the whole school as a celebration of the accomplishments of our COVID year. More details to come…but will need some parent help to make it run smoothly. Fr. Duncan talked about Confirmation plans and the type of work and improvements that are currently happening in the parish. The meeting was adjourned.
K and 1st Mission Project
Everyone enjoyed donuts and juice this week for the K & 1 Mission project. They raised $220. Thank you! Our Mission projects help to support the two students we sponsor through Unbound, Anita and Anjelus. We also typically make donations to the local food pantry with proceeds from these projects.
Penny War Winners Party
Once the weather gets nice, grades Kindergarten, 4th grade, and 7th grade will be celebrating with a pizza and treat party one of the afternoons in early May. The teachers of these grades will coordinate a date to celebrate their accomplishments from much earlier in the year for Catholic Schools Week.
We welcome Samantha Curley to our teaching staff for the 2021-22 school year. She is a Keytesville native moving from the Marceline area to Salisbury in May. I have had a few nibbles, but no formal inquiries about our Kindergarten position. Please pray and spread the word that we are looking to fill this position.
May 3 - May Crowning at 7 PM
May 7 - All School Rosary at 9 AM/Band Spring Concert
May 14 - Special STREAM DAY…watch for details
May 20 - 8th Grade Graduation at 7 PM
May 25 - FUN DAY
May 26 - Last day of school/Dismissal after Mass and awards
January 10, 2021