Visit the St. Mary's School Shutterfly page to view photos from our Annual Christmas Bazaar: StMarySchool.Shutterly.com.
There will be no Religious Education Classes December 24th or December 31st, have a Blessed Christmas and Joyful New Year.
There is a mandatory parent meeting for those parents who have children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, the meeting will be held on January 14th from 6:00 tp 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendars now, more details to follow.
Deacon Stockmaster continues with the prayers of the Communion Rite... Deacon's Corner.
Christmas: Most Pure Heart of Mary, Shelby: Wednesday, December 24, 4:00 p.m. Children's Mass; Vigil Mass, 10:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 25, 10:30 a.m. St. Joseph, Plymouth: Wednesday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. Children's Mass; Thursday, December 25, 8:30 a.m.
New Year's: Most Pure Heart of Mary, Shelby: Wednesday, December 31, Vigil Mass, 6:00 p.m.. St. Joseph, Plymouth: Thursday, January 1, 8:30 a.m.
The Parish Office will be closed December 23 - 26, December 30 - Jan 2 for Christmas and New Year's. For your convenience the office will be opened Monday, December 22 and Monday, December 29 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
From the Diocese: Whenever a county/city within the Diocese of Toledo is placed under a Level 3 Snow Emergency, during which all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel, the Catholic Churches within that geographic region will cancel the scheduled Saturday Vigil or Sunday, or Holy Day Masses. Roman Catholics in that region, therefore, are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass. If Masses are cancelled, Catholics are encouraged to participate in Holy mass via television, radio or internet, making a spiritual Communion. When Mass is cancelled, all other diocesan, parish, or school events in that geographic region are also cancelled.
If school is canceled due to a snow day, the parish office will be closed. Weekday Masses will not be celebrated when school is canceled. Weekday Masses will be held if schools are on a delay but please do not venture out onto the roads if it seems too dangerous for you to be driving during a delay.
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.