St. Mary's School is a gift to our children to start them on the right path toward God. Our amazing teaching staff and small class sizes will help your student thrive in Pre-K (3 and 4 Year old)-6th grade. If money is an obstacle, scholarships are available with most deadlines being July 31st. Our school is a treasure different by design to provide faith based academic excellence to the next generation. It is going to be an amazing year ahead. If you have questions or want more information call 419-342-2626.
Most Pure Heart of Mary's SummerFest Sunday, August 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Shelby Country Club Free event for all members of the parish to come eat, swim and enjoy games and activities. Please RSVP by calling the Parish Office by end of day Monday, August 1, 419-347-2381.
Saturday, September 10. Look for a surprise coming in the mail.
Many of you have heard the news that I need to have both knees replaced. On Monday, July 18th, the day after the festival this procedure will occur. I will be hospitalized at Ohio Health in Shelby for 3-4 days depending upon progress, then will be home recuperating. Thank you to all who knew of this procedure and have put me in their prayers. For those of you that this is new news, please add me to your prayers. It is going to be a rough couple of weeks following surgery, pray that God gives me the grace to endure coming back stronger than before. I hope to be back into partial swing of things sometime thereafter and am leaving it kind of open ended, since I don't know how I will progress.
A message from Kim Stover, St. Mary's School Principal: Hello! My name is Kim Stover. I am honored and delighted to be the new principal at St. Mary's School. After attending St. Mary's School, my life and career took me on an interesting journey to lead me to this meaningful opportunity. After Lisa Rhodes resigned, there were big shoes to fill as she contributed so much to our school. However I strongly believe and am committed to seeing our kids, school, and parish thrive with our amazing staff team and new leader Father Chris. With your help we can continue the tradition and keep evolving in faith based academic excellence from Pre- K through 6th grade. Our school is a gift to our children to start them off on the right path. Please visit or call 419-342- 2626 to give me your input on how we can continue to make St. Mary's the best school.
Are you interested in teaching our super fun preschool scholars? St Mary's School is looking for a part-time preschool teacher. If you are interested drop a resume and cover letter to the school or church office.
In an effort to maintain costs for our families and uniformity in supplies, St. Mary's now provides school supplies for our students. Watch the bulletin for an announcement on how you can help and watch your donation be doubled. As always, we appreciate your support and prayers
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is a journey that allows those who might wish to grow in their faith and those who might be looking to become Catholic to inquire and explore. If you would like to just update your faith or know of someone who might be interested at looking at the faith, call Barb Pifher at 419-347-2381 and leave a message. There is no commitment during this process - just to look and explore.
To meet the needs of our local church the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal Campaign is underway. The campaign goal is $2,800,000 and our parish goal is $25,000.
We can assure the continued existence of many important programs that help tens of thousands in our Diocese each year; education of our seminary students, care of the sick and needy are among them. Please respond generously when you are asked to make your pledge. For more information, visit the Diocesan website at ToledoDiocese.org/annual-catholic-appeal.
"The Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis has called, from December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016, is an Extraordinary Jubilee. Pope Francis called this particular Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to direct our attention and actions "on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father's actions in our lives...a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective".
Visit the USCCB online to learn more: USCCB/jubileeofmercy.org
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.