Join us February 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a brunch at St. Joseph Parish to raise funds for Adam Carman. Adam is Deacon Fred's nephew who was injured in a motorcycle accident in September losing both legs. Shelly and Adam have two children, ages 1 and 4. Their home in Shelby is in need of modification for a double amputee costing between $13,000 to $18,000. Any and all donations and gifts are greatly appreciated. Come join this event helping to spread God's merciful and compassionate hand!
February 10 is Ash Wednesday. Masses at MPHM Shelby will 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph in Plymouth will be at 4:00 p.m.
Dinners are served on two Fridays, February 12 and 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at McFadden Hall. Menu includes: Baked or fried Alaskan Pollock, baked potato, coleslaw or applesauce, rolld and butter, drink and dessert. Mac 'n' Cheese available for the kids. Price: Adults $9.00; Children (5 to 10) $5.00 and free for kids 4 and younger.
Donations of baked goods are welcomed. Volunteers are needed. To sign up contact the school or go here to sign up online: Fish Fry sign up.
The annual appeal for blankets will be February 13 and 14. Blankets are still $5.00. Chruch World Service sends these to assist those in recovery after a disaster throughout the world. Envelopes will be provided or simply use any envelope and mark it for "Blankets".
Father Jim will be available for indvidual confessions throughout the Season of Lent: MPHM every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. before Holy Hour; every Friday after Stations of the Cross (Stations begin at 7:00 p.m.); every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Plymouth St. Joseph every Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
Join us for Stations of the Cross each Friday of Lent at 7:00 p.m. at both parishes in Shelby and Plymouth.
Are you looking for an online guide to Reconciliation? Or are you looking for guidance for Lent. Visit this page for some suggestions: omphm/lent.org.
If school is on a two hour delay: The Mass or Communion Service will be as scheduled. If school is on a two hour delay on Wednesday: Mass will be in the lower level of the parish center. If school is closed there will be no Mass or Communion Service.
Weekend Masses are cancelled only if Richland County is on a level 3 emergency.
A church community unites us under Christ as our center and because of that relationship; we are all brothers and sisters in Jesus, our Lord. Read more here: Deacon's Corner.
The winter basketball season is about to begin and MPHM is still without an athletic director. Currently our Youth Minister is acting as an interim AD. Her interim role will discontinue at the end of the winter season. CYO Sports at MPHM Parish will be discontinued during the 2016/17 school year if we do not have an athletic director in place by July 1, 2016. CYO is a great opportunity for youth and parents to celebrate being a part of the larger Catholic community. Please prayerfully consider being our volunteer athletic director. - Fr. Jim
"The Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis has called, from December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016, is an Extraordinary Jubilee. This designation as an "Extraordinary Jubilee" sets it apart from the ordinary cycle of jubilees, or holy years, which are called every 25 years in the Catholic Church. By calling for a holy year outside of the normal cycle, a particular event or theme is emphasized. For example, 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.