From the Exsultet Easter Proclamation:
The 50 day Season of Easter begins with Easter Sunday and continues through Pentecost. Enrich your understanding of the season: Catholic.org.
On April 25 at 5:30 pm, the doors of St. Mary's School will open for an evening out for adults to come and enjoy dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, and visiting with friends! This is the biggest fund raiser of the year for St. Mary's School and a lot of fun! Schedule the date with your family and friends and call the school office at 419-342- 2626 to make your reservation!
April 27 is the Shelby Crop Walk. Participants will meet at the First United Methodist Church. Registration is at 1:00 p.m. with the walk beginning at 1:15. Conact Kathy Kanney for more information.
Birng your April, May, and June receipts from Cornell's and receive 4 percent directly toward your family's tuition for the 2014-15 school year. Please shop Cornell's and encourage your family and friends to do the same.
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.