Saint Mary’s Catholic Church
250 Kraft Street Rectory: 440-243-3877
Berea, Ohio 44017-1499 FAX: 440-891-9417
Reverend George A. Vrabel, Pastor
Reverend Jeffrey L. Cornelius, Parochial Vicar
Parish Staff Sacraments
Mary Gabriel, Director of Music & Liturgy Reconciliation:
440-243-3877, VM 27 Saturday, 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Barbara Goebl, Spiritual Director or by appointment
440-243-3877, VM 29; 216-267-6959
Robin Imbrigiotta, Pastoral Minister 1st & 3rd Sunday, after 12:00
440-243-3877, VM 21 noon Mass
Mary Whelan, Principal
440-243-4555, Ext. 19 Matrimony:
Sandy Lynch, Parish Nurse
Office Hours: 1st Sunday—9-12 noon.
Anointing of the Sick:
1st, 4th, & 5th Thursdays—9-2:30 p.m. Individually by request,
2nd & 3rd Thursdays—2-4 p.m. Communally in October
Brian D. Krezman, Director of Religious
Education Communion Calls to Shut-Ins:
440-243-8221, Ext. 22 By request
Katie Drager, Teen Faith Coordinator
440-243-8221, Ext. 23 * * * * * * * *
Arline Vlk, Debbie Cate, Volunteer Masses Rectory Voice Mail
Weekday Masses: EMERGENCY LINE-------------- 23
6:30 a.m. Mon., Weds., Fri.
9:00 a.m. Monday-Friday Fr. Vrabel, Pastor --------------------14
School Check Mass schedule for Fr. Cornelius, Parochial Vicar ----- 17
School Office: 440-243-4555 Lorri Masie, Bookkeeper ----------- 10
School FAX: 440-243-6214 Saturday Vigil Masses: Sue Spahr, Secretary ---------------- 11
Cafeteria: 440-243-7270 4:00 p.m. Eileen Staab, Secretary ------------- 12
Extended Care: 440-234-7210 5:30 p.m. (Guitar Ensemble) Robin Imbrigiotta, Pastoral Min--- 21
Guy Goodman, Maintenance------- 25
Sunday Masses: Mary Gabriel, Music Director ----- 27
Religious Education Office Barbara Goebl, Spiritual Director-- 29
10:30 a.m. (Choir) Parish Office Hours
Athletic Commission: Visit their website— Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
www.stmarysbereasports.org Holy Day Masses: Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Consult the bulletin Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Credit Union: 216-367-8000
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
St. Mary’s is a faith community which worships together, follows the Blessed Mother Teresa,
teachings of Jesus Christ in our everyday lives, evangelizes others by pray for
our lives and actions, gives generously of our time and resources in our parish family.
service to others, shows compassion and love towards one another,
provides religious education, and works for social justice for all.
Celebrating 156 years of Pastoral Service to the Catholic Community of Berea
The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 25, 2009
From the desk of Fr. George...
Greetings Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary’s,
As Jesus was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a sizable crowd, He encountered Bartimaeus, a blind man, along the way.
While the miracle of Bartimaeus’ restored sight may take center stage, the message for us should be one of faith. It was his
faith that saved him and restored his sight. He believed in Jesus and wanted to see.
I believe that every one of us also wants to see…to see with the heart of Jesus, to see with the eyes of faith, to see the
Spirit alive in our world. While the world around us is complex and can promote values far from Jesus, take heart. There is an abun-
dance of good out there. Like Bartimaeus, we need to have the desire to see and to focus upon the direction our life journey should
take. It is through the grace of God that we are complete. Do we want that grace? I should hope the answer is: “Yes”.
This week, take time to reflect upon an issue, situation or individual that causes you to struggle. You already know
what you see…but what does God want you to see? Pray for the grace to understand in a different way or to see in a different
light. As an old TV commercial says: “Try it. You’ll like it.”
Parish Updates and News Items
►The Annual Thanksgiving Day Raffle is only a few weeks away. Ticket returns can be made through the office, the collection, the
mail or to one of the priests. More tickets are available at the church doors or at the rectory.
►Pastoral Council Nominations are due by the end of this week. We want YOU! Or, the name of a fellow parishioner whom you feel
would be a contributing and active member of the Council. Nomination forms are available in the turnstiles in the side vestibule.
►The Advent Mini-Retreat is coming soon. Mark your calendars for November 20th. The format will remain the same…coffee, juice,
pastry after the 9:00 a.m. Mass, presentations, and a light lunch following. Watch the bulletin for more details in the weeks to come.
►Financial Report: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to print and insert the report this weekend as previously
announced. It will be in next week’s bulletin.
►“Cash for Gold” is still collecting! Bring your donations to the rectory. While those broken chains, single earrings and other pieces
of jewelry may not have tremendous value alone, they all add up to a nice bonus check for St. Mary’s. Take a moment to search your
stash and offer them up with fellow parishioners and friends.
►Congratulations to Diane Mason...this week’s Clubplay winner. There’s still time for you to sign up—your $25 could win $50 in the
Priesthood Sunday This Sunday is
CHWC Pancake Breakfast
This weekend Catholics across the country will celebrate Priest-
hood Sunday on October 25. The Catholic Heart WorkCamp
Pancake Breakfast takes place this Sun-
It is a day for Catholics to reflect on the gift of the priesthood and to day from 8:00-1:00 p.m. in the Fr. Garrity
offer prayers of gratitude for priests. When Pope Benedict designated this spe- Center. Tickets are available at the door
cial year, his announcement said in part “...the objective of this Year for Priests at a cost of $6 each or $25 for a family—
is to support the struggle of every priest ‘toward spiritual perfection, on which children 5 and under eat free. Come sup-
the effectiveness of his ministry primarily depends.’ It is to help priests first of port an outstanding organization that
all...to rediscover and reinvigorate their awareness of the extraordinary and restores hope and changes lives and our team of teens
indispensable gift of grace that the ordained ministry is for he who receives it, who will be traveling to Louisville, Kentucky in June
for the whole Church, and for the world, which would be lost without the real 2010...oh, and eat lots of yummy pancakes.
presence of Christ.”
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Please Remember Our Military Mark your calendars for these free health forums
sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.
In Prayer & With Gratitude
"Chronic Back Pain: Causes and Treatment
Airman Jeffrey Anzalone—McDill AFB Options" will be held on Wednesday, November 4th from 1:30-
SFC Jonathan J. Cathcart—US Army 3 p.m. at the Emerald Village in North Olmsted. Many Ameri-
Sgt. Gerald F. Foust, Jr.—US Army, Ft. Campbell, KY cans experience back pain and more than 90 percent of them
SR Matthew Frey—US Navy, Great Lakes, IL find symptom relief through non-surgical therapies. Adel Zakari,
ENS James K. Gorman—US Navy MD, Pain Management Specialist, will address the common
Staff Sgt. Brandon Hanna—USAF, Okinawa, Japan causes of chronic back pain and treatment options. This event
Staff Sgt. Michelle Hanna—USAF, Okinawa, Japan is co-sponsored by the Emerald Village and dessert and coffee
Lcpl. Michael Kirsch—USMC, Camp Lejeune, NC will be served. Reservations are required by calling 1-877-234-
EN1 Jonathan E. Knoll—Deployed in the Middle East 3488.
C1C Frank P. Mercurio, Jr.—USAFA, Colorado
Sgt. Stefen Neuwar—Ft. Bragg, NC "Dizziness and Vertigo: Treatment Options" will be
Airman Anthony J. Phillipp—Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ presented also at Lakewood Hospital on Tuesday, November
Lt. James T. Prosek—New London Submarine Base in CT 17th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Few events are more frightening than
Lt. Jeffrey G. Prosek—Kaneohe Bay Marine Corp Air Station, HA to experience the spinning sensation of dizziness or vertigo. It's
Private 1st Class Jake Stepanovich—82nd Airborne, Iraq one of the main reasons that people fall. Jennifer Ui, MD,
MA2 Gary L. Stephen—US Navy Cleveland Clinic Neurologist, will discuss the causes and treat-
LCDR Thomas A. Stephen—US Navy ment. It will be held at Lakewood Hospital in the Wasmer
Sgt. Sean M. Walters—US Army Green Berets Auditorium and reservations are required by calling 1-877-234-
Sgt. Louis M. Woyton—US Army 411 MP CO, Iraq 3488.
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
Cpl. Brad D. Squires—KIA in Iraq, June 9, 2005
May God bless and keep
these brave men and women safely in His care! ● TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
● USE GOOD HANDWASHING
● STAY HOME IF YOU ARE ILL
November Election Issues THE RULE IS TO STAY HOME
UNTIL YOU ARE FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS.
The Catholic Bishops of Ohio have reviewed three
statewide, non-partisan issues that will be before YOU ARE WORTH THE TIME AND EFFORT!
the electorate on November 3rd, 2009. HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
Issue 1 is a proposed Constitutional Amendment that
would authorize the state to issue bonds to compensate veterans of
the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts. The Catholic Weekend Collection
Bishops of Ohio are “not opposed” to the passage of Issue 1.
Last weekend our offertory collection was $11,925.50.
Issue 2 is a proposed Constitutional Amendment that Thank you.
would create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. The Bish-
ops support passage of Issue 2.
Issue 3 is a proposed Constitutional Amendment that Capital Campaign
would allow one casino in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and
Toledo. The Bishops are opposed to Issue 3. As of the October 16, 2009 auditing, here are our
In arriving at their decisions, the Bishops of Ohio cite rele-
vant Catholic Social Teaching and suggest several questions for Pledge Total: $1,461,535.72
reflection by voters in making prudential judgments on these issues. Cash Received: $1,230,126.24 (84.2%)
Parishioners can find detailed background on all three issues at:
Participation: 813 households
The Pledges continue to come in...Thank you for
helping us to Complete the Mission.
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Weekly Parish Events
Mass Schedule and Intentions
Sunday, October 25
9:00 am—(Church) Youth Choir
Monday October 26 Weekday 8-12 noon—(FG Ctr) CHWC Pancake
Rom 8:12-17/Lk 13:10-17 (479) Breakfast
6:30 am Dale Pribanic Carol Kovach 10:30 am—(School) PSR
9:00 am Raymond Waldron Carol Matisko
Monday, October 26
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 9:30 am—(Chapel) Rosary
Tuesday October 27 Weekday 10:00 am—(FG Ctr) Bingo
Rom 8:18-25/Lk 13:18-21 (480) 6:45 pm—(School) PSR
9:00 am Timoteio Marano Daughter & Granddaughter 7:15 pm—(Chapel) Rosary
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * Tuesday, October 27
Wednesday October 28 Ss. Simon & Jude 9:30 am—(Chapel) Rosary
Eph 2:19-22/Lk 6:12-16 (666) 11:00 am—(Chapel) Bible Study
6:30 am Mary Mellini Tom Chilbert 12:30 pm—(Chapel) Quiet Prayer
9:00 am Patrick Anderson Wife 6:00 pm—(Church) Youth Choir
2:15 pm Aristocrat Mass 6:45 pm—(FG Ctr) Bingo
7:00 pm—(Chapel) Bible Study
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 7:30 pm—(Church) Traditional Choir
Thursday October 29 Weekday
7:30 pm—(School) Advent Team Mtg
Rom 8:31b-39/Lk 13:31-35 (482)
9:00 am In Thanksgiving—St. Jude Mary Ferranti
Wednesday, October 28
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 9:30 am—(Chapel) Rosary
Friday October 30 Weekday
10:00 am—(FG Ctr) Pastoral Staff
Rom 9:1-5/Lk 14:1-6 (483)
2:15 pm—(Aristocrat) Nursing Home Mass
6:30 am Mary Bender Sue Spahr 6:30 pm—(Church) Altar Servers Training
9:00 am Joseph Hirsch Family Mtg
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 7:00 pm—(FG Ctr) Hawaiian Cruise Mtg
Saturday October 31 Weekday
Rom 11:1-2a,11-12,25-29/Lk 14:1,7-11 (484) Thursday, October 29
9-2:30 pm—(FG Ctr) Parish Nurse
4:00 pm Julie Blahovec Kathy DeRing
9:30 am—(Chapel) Rosary
5:30 pm Virginia Spina M/M Thomas Petrore
7:00 pm—(Church) Guitar Group
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 7:00 pm—(FG Ctr) RCIA
Sunday November 1 All Saints 7:00 pm—(Chapel) 12-Step Program
Rv 7:2-4,9-14/Mt 5:1-12a (667) 7:00 pm—(School) Men’s Spirituality
7:30 am Stephen Marva Fr. George (Media Ctr)
9:00 am George Grame Wife
10:30 am Virginia Spina Dee Sovizarl Friday, October 30
12:00 noon For all Parishioners—Living & Deceased 9:30 am—(Chapel) Rosary
Saturday, October 31
Ministry Schedule for All Saints—October 31st and November 1st
Mass Lectors Eucharistic Ministers Servers
4:00 am D. Pusti J. Gut, A. M. Vivian, R. J. Bohrer, C. Krantz, S. Snyder K. Klimo, N. Ezinski, C. Dahlinger
5:30 am J. Haas M. J. Morgan, B. Ehrbar, T. & F. Tamas M. Morgan, J. Ehrbar, K. Paul
7:30 am J. Callaghan G. Wetzel, C. Sengenberger, M. Dole, K. Hennessy M. Mooney, R. Butcher, C. Hennessy
9:00 am G. Irvin S. & A. Laubert, K. Kljun, R. & S. Mier J. Ducat, M. Giuliano, S. Laneve
10:30 am J. Pae M. Blevins, T. Lynch, K. Laneve, S. Lillback, T. Chadeayne B. Novak, M. Moody, N. Mier
12:00 Noon P. Hardman A. Blunschi, D. Brill, J. White, P. Harris, K. Gaul S. Hasek, R. Stinson, S. Bachie
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By Barbara Goebl, Spiritual Director
What opportunities have you had to celebrate life this month? Were you able to welcome a new baby into
the family or perhaps just remember the joy that came with the last one born? Were you able to attend a wake or funeral and marvel at the
blessing someone had been to the family or the community? Perhaps you were able to look back on your own life and found reasons for
the blessing you have been to others. A while ago someone gave me a plaque which reads “God danced on the day you were born.” How
has God called you to come and dance the joy of who you are?
Too often during the month of October we find ourselves focused on the ways life is threatened in our world and we forget to
pass along the awareness of life as a gift. The woman who is considering an abortion will see things differently if she has known the joy of
new life welcomed into a community. The sick or elderly who see no reason to continue living can find new hope if we let them know the
gift they are to us.
You might even want to pray with the articles in the news that seem to regard life and its loss as too commonplace to be con-
cerned about. When you go to prayer, take all of these things with you. Ask God where you can serve best in the celebration of this pre-
cious gift He has given. See if you don’t find yourself being drawn into a ministry that helps the world to know more fully the wonder and
joy of life as it teaches each of us to see the creator reflected in the lives around us.
Entertainment and Mary Travelers
All Around Town Savings Books
Mystery Dinner Train Tour—This tour features a 2-1/2
hour riding and entertaining experience aboard a moving train.
The Berea Optimist Club is again selling Entertain-
You will receive a complete luncheon while being entertained
ment Books ($30.00) and the All Around Town Book ($28.00).
by a troupe of actors and actresses who will be performing an
From the profits of these sales, a scholarship will be awarded
interactive murder mystery. Please book your reservations as
to a Berea High School and a Midpark High School student.
soon as possible.
For each book sold to a St. Mary’s parishioner, a donation of
$8.00 will be made to St. Mary’s Tuition Assistance Fund. If
Date: Wednesday, December 2
you are interested, please call Chet or Judy Talarczyk at 234-
Price: $89.00, includes lunch and tip
Arrive St. Mary: 7:30 a.m.
Leave St. Mary: 8:00 a.m. sharp
Return home: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
www.stmarysbereasports.org For more information/reservations, please call Angela
(243-5376) or Rita (234-7327).
NIGHT AT THE RACES—Be sure to mark your calen-
dars for Saturday, January 23, 2010 for our annual Night at
the Races! New this year, buy your tickets early and get $5
off! Talk to any Athletic Commission Member or check our
website for more information!
7th & 8th Grade Winter Cheer Squad. Any 7th and
8th grade cheerleaders interested in cheering for our 7th & 8th 11/ 7/2009 Erika Fulkerson/Tim Avarello
grade boys basketball teams should call Jennifer at 216-798-
8403 or e-mail StABoosters@gmail.com by October 26.
Cheerleading Competition at Holy Name on Octo-
ber 31. Come cheer on our Varsity Cheerleaders! Also, the What is the Difference
following girls will be competing as pairs: Kelly Church and
Kelly Hayes; Alexis Tichy and Allison Soucie; Laura Callaghan Between Reading and Proclaiming?
and Marissa Mullins.
One may think that at weekend liturgy, the
Football Equipment Turn-in is scheduled for Octo- scriptures are read to us so that we might simply hear
ber 28: them. However, what is actually happening is that the
Varsity: 5:15—5:30 p.m. Scriptures are being proclaimed to us so that we might
JV: 5:45 p.m. hear the salvation of our God with our own ears. Con-
5th: 6:00 p.m. sider putting down the misalette and listening to the
4th: 6:15 p.m. Word proclaimed. The parish is currently calling mem-
bers of the community to proclaim the Word of God. If
Football Awards Banquet will be held on November
you feel any movement in your heart to this ministry, please con-
15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Fr. Garrity Center. All players and their tact Fr. Jeff. Training for this ministry will be conducted in early
families are welcome. Watch Sports Corner for more details.
November. May the Word of God rouse our hearts!
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Catholic Heart WorkCamp
“Modern Martyrs: Those Who Gave Their Lives to the
Lord” is the next 6-week session for those in 8th and 9th grade.
Holy COW! Applications are now due for our trip The session begins on Monday, November 2 from 6:45-8:15
to Greensburg, Pennsylvania (note the location p.m. in the school
change) on June 20, 2010. There is still one spot
available, so please contact Katie Drager at
email@example.com or 243-8221 for more In Your Charity
information or to pick up an application
Please remember in your prayers the repose of the
souls of Lucille Geiger, mother of Mary Ann Maxfield, Joseph
and Robert; Deacon Joseph Skrha, Permanent Deacon, Dio-
B-W Newman Alumni Leaf-Raking cese of Cleveland; and Clarence Skrovan, brother of Ray. May
they rest in eternal peace.
The Baldwin-Wallace Newman Alumni Asso-
ciation is holding a leaf-raking fundraiser to
help our community! On November 7th,
between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., a group of Second Hawaiian Cruise Meeting
current and former B-W students will be avail-
able to rake leaves for the senior citizens of There will be a meeting at the Fr. Garrity Center on
Berea. This will be in preparation for Berea’s Wednesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. A deposit of $500.00 per
first round of general leaf-collection during the following week. person is required at that time. Any questions, please call An-
The group will be accepting donations (suggested amount $10 gela at 243-5376.
or more) which will go directly towards the continued spiritual,
social, and professional support of B-W Newman students and
alumni. You can sign up by calling their Fundraising Chair,
Kathryn Suchocki, at 440-292-7370 by Thursday, November
“In All Things Give Thanks”
November Blessing Cup Intentions
Men’s Spirituality Group
“We praise and thank You, Almighty God”
The Men’s Spirituality Group meets this coming Thurs-
day, October 29, in the St. Mary School Media Center from
7:00-8:30 p.m. After finishing our study of the history of the ╬ That we may remember with love and gratitude our departed
Mass, we will discuss some of the changes likely to be coming loved ones, placing them always in the hands of God.
to the liturgy in the next few weeks. We will also follow-up on
any questions or thoughts from Sr. Melannie Svoboda’s talk on ╬ For all those who bring the joy of God’s love to our children.
October 21 and, as always, spend some time in reflection and
╬ That the sharing of our abundance may be a sign of God’s
prayer on the upcoming Sunday’s readings and have an open
love to those who are in need.
discussion of questions about our faith.
╬ For teachers, students, and parents that they may be open to
the presence of the Spirit present at conference time to grant
Religious Education News wisdom and understanding to each of them.
╬ For the children preparing to receive First Reconciliation that
they be filled with the knowledge of God’s gracious love and
Next Sunday, November 1 is PSR Sunday. Fami-
lies are encouraged to join us at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. This
year, we will go to the school building where families are wel- ╬ That the prayers of Thanksgiving become alive in our lives
come and encouraged to attend class with their child! There and in our attitudes toward all of creation.
will be lessons, games, and activities for all. Please join us
from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in the school. ╬ For the caregivers and health-providers who are being called
on in even greater need than usual that God give them the
knowledge and the strength to provide the care needed during
this flu season.
Prayer for a Serene and Quiet Heart
╬ For our Music Ministry as they begin their preparation for the
O loving God, please give me a serene and quiet coming holidays that the spirit of the season grow within their
heart. If there is anxiety and stress today, bless me with a bit of hearts.
your tranquility, so that even when I’m troubled or in pain, I may
radiate peace of mind and heart, and complete trust in your ╬ That those beginning sacramental preparations that they be
provident care. As I try to emulate your serenity today, perhaps drawn more closely into the wonder of the gift they will receive.
someone who ministers to me or comes to visit me, by some
little act or words of mine, may glimpse your goodness and ╬ For our parish that we may continue make the love of God
sustaining peace. Amen. visible to all.
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WVIZ/PBS Ideastream Broadcast
Newly Baptized WVIZ/PBS Channel 25 to
broadcast “The Cathedral of St. John
the Evangelist: Everybody’s Church” on
Please welcome this weekend the newly Baptized
Thursday evening, October 29 at 10:00
members of our parish family:
p.m. This locally produced program
traces the history of the mother church
on the occasion of its 160th anniversary and is worth your view-
Family Perspectives St. Mary Catholic School
At Halloween, people dress up and pretend to be
someone they are not. That’s okay for a day—not if it becomes a Helping our children grow in their Catholic faith
lifestyle. We need to be like the blind beggar in today’s Gospel
who admitted his blindness and was able to seek help from Je-
sus. In hiding our weaknesses, we hide ourselves from God and
others. We miss the chance to find support, assistance, and This past Tuesday the
healing. Junior High students and
parents attended a meeting
for the SMS Ski Club.
Students will be skiing at
6th Annual Advent Retreat Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort in Peninsula on Monday
evenings. If you missed this important meeting or have any
Mark your calendar for the annual Advent Retreat for questions, please contact Mr. Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or
those in grades 8-12 to be held Friday, December 4 through 243-4555, ext. 44.
Saturday, December 5. We are forming a team of teens and
adults to plan the retreat, choose a theme, plan activities, wit- As part of the Sixth Grade Stewardship Project this year,
nesses, music and prayer. Contact Katie Drager at 243-8221 or they will be collecting new and unused, unwrapped toys to the
email@example.com for more information. U.S. Marine’s Toys for Tots Program. A collection bin will be
placed in the back of the church. Any donations would be greatly
appreciated, and most importantly, will help to brighten a child’s
day this Christmas season. Please drop off your donation in the
collection bin before December 1st. Thank you so much for any-
Music Ministry Notes thing you can do to help!
You are cordially invited to Students in Mrs. Formica’s Second
Grade Class continue to be visited weekly
the Annual Memorial Mass… by Mystery Readers. This is an opportunity
for family and friends of Mrs. Formica’s
On Monday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m., the parish will students to come into the classroom and
again be celebrating the Annual Memorial Mass remembering read a favorite story to the students.
the deceased members of the parish in a special way during
the liturgy. November Market Day sales are currently being accepted.
Invitations have been mailed to the families that lost Flyers went home last week in your family folder or you can con-
a loved one from St. Mary’s Church over the past year. They veniently go online to www.marketday.com to place your order.
have also been asked to pick up their loved one’s personalized Orders must be picked up on Saturday, November 7th from
votive candle at the table by the Mother Teresa window before 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the School Gym.
Our 4-year-old Preschool and Pre-K students had the
If you have not received an invitation but have cele- opportunity to visit Red Wagon Farms this past week. The
brated a funeral at St. Mary’s this past year, please contact the weather cooperated for the children, chaperones and teachers.
Parish Office (243-3877) so we can have a candle reserved for They had the opportunity to take a wagon ride, enjoy a hay
you. maze, pick a pumpkin and take home a goodie bag!
Please know that if you are unable to attend, a mem-
ber from Parish Council or the staff will be present to light your Mothers, daughters and grandmothers,
loved one’s candle in your absence. Members of the parish don’t forget the Annual Mother/Daughter and
community are also welcome to attend this beautiful liturgy Grandmother Tea is quickly approaching on
which includes a brief candle lighting ceremony in which the Sunday, November 8th from 12:00 noon to
names of the deceased are read aloud. Please come and sup- 3:00 p.m. at Columbia Hills Country Club.
port your fellow parishioners in prayer. A reception will follow Reservations must be received in the School
the liturgy in the Fr. Garrity Center. Office by November 1st.
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