A Deanery Gathering to welcome and worship with our new bishop The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas: Bishop Thomas eagerly wants to gather with as many persons from our Diocese as is possible before Christmas this year. All in our Deanery are invited to greet, welcome and worship with Bishop Thomas Sunday, November 23, at Saint Mary of the Snows Parish, Mansfield. Vespers or the Office of Evening Prayer is to be prayed in church at 7:00 p.m. Immediately after Vespers, all are invited to a reception to meet and to greet Bishop Thomas in the school cafeteria. Let's have a great turn out to greet and to welcome our new Diocesan Chief Shepherd in Christ!
Join us for Mass at 9:00 a.m. We will be having our annual food drive for the Fish Food Pantry at the Thanksgiving Day Mass. Your donations are appreciated very much. Please note: no glass containers, and please watch expiration dates.
The annual St. Mary's Christmas Bazaar will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A special pre-sale will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for goodies from the bake shop and candy shop.
Sunday's event features homemade baked goods, candy, Santa Shop crafts and vendor booths. Cabbage rolls or Swiss steak dinners will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $9.00 adults, $8.00 seniors and $5.00 children.
Saturday, December 13, 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary's School. The theme will be "Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting". The day will end with 5:00 p.m. Mass. Call the parish office to register 419-347-2381.
We pray to become one with the priest who stands centered at the altar of sacrifice from now until the Communion of the Faithful as 'persona Christi', in the person of Christ, as father of the family meal.. - Deacon Stockmaster. Read his column here... Deacon's Corner.
We will be making noodles in the school kitchen on Monday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. Please come - no experience necessary. Also, we need people to bag the noodles on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. If you have any questions, call Kathy Kanney.
Ignite comes to our parish Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. and nearby to Sacred Heart of Jesus in Bethlemhem Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn more here MassImpact.com.
The Angels are on the trees. Please sign the clipboard with your name and phone number. Once the Angels are gone, we will fill the trees with underwear, socks, pjs, hats and gloves for all ages. Thanks for your continued support of this very important ministry. Gifts are due back to the Parish Center on December 1.
If you have a loved one or know of someone who is ill or in need of a pastoral visit with Father or someone from the Ministers of Care please contact the parish. The HIPPA Law prohibits hospitals from contacting the parish when someone is hospitalized. The office can be reached at 419-347-2381.
A special message from Mrs. Rhodes: A new tool has been made available in memory of Mr. David Reihl, who continually made a difference for us with his generous giving of time, talent and treasure. I always advocate looking for ways to not incur more family expense. So now the question really becomes, "how can I maintain current giving levels and still increase giving?" That sounds like a trick question, but it is not. Please remember that donations start with us, but increases don't have to fall completely on the parishioners. Many employers offer company match for charitable donations. If you would like to learn more, please contact your employer's human resource department. They can guide you through the process. Please click on the green label to see if your employer matches funds or provides service hour grants. - Mrs. Lisa Rhodes, St. Mary's Elementary SchoolYou may also find your employer online. Click on the icon above or follow this link Double the Donationto find your employer or learn more about this program.