Read Deacon Stockmaster's lastet column about the Anointing of the Sick... Deacon's Corner.
Every Friday in Lent we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph in Plymouth; 7:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart of Mary in Shelby.
Keep track of upcoming services, Masses and events through Holy Week. This printable schedule also includes events in the parish through May. Click here to view or download: Calendar.
The Diocese of Toledo wants to help send 15 families, one from each of the 15 deaneries of the diocese on the World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas in September 2015.Visit the Toledo Diocsese website for more information and to apply online here: Toledo Diocese.org/ WOMF. View the brochure here: WMOFPage.
Shelby Knights of Columbus is hosting a fish fry Friday, February 27 at the K of C Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Adults $8.00, kids ages 4-12 $4.00, and kids under age 4 are free.
St. Mary's PTO is again sponsoring fish fry dinners at McFadden Hall on Friday, March 6. Dinners are served 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.Adult price is $8.00; children ages 5 to 10 are $5.00; children 4 years or younger free.
If you can volunteer or donate baked goods for desserts you can contact the school or sign up online at Fish Fry Sign-Up.
Confirmation students: Back to Heartland Retreat has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 22, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. closing with Mass starting at 6:00 p.m. For those who cannot make the rescheduled Back to Heartland, there is another option on March 7 at Most Pure Heart of Mary in the school from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Mass included. Families are invited to attend the Mass at 5:00 p.m. Confirmation candidates MUST make one of these two retreats. If there are questions please contact Sherry Stockmaster.
There will be a mandatory meeting for parents of the children preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gym.
Celebrate Irish style on Saturday, March 14 at McFadden Hall. Join us for food and Irish dancing featuring Irish Celtic Dancers. The event is 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Entrance fee of $1.00 to $2.00 if you're not wearing green!
Our sister parish in Plymouth will hold a rescheduled spaghetti dinner on Sunday, March 15, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. rving spaghetti with meat sauce, breadsticks, salad and beverage. Free-offering with carrou out orders available.Sponsored by St. Josephn Altar and Rosary Society.
Sunday, March 22 is the annual prom for seniors at St. Mary's gym. There is no charge and the dress is casual. Anyone over age 60 is invited along with guests. Festivities begin at 2:30 with dancing, entertaniment and dinner at 4:30 p.m.
Please call the Parish Office at 419-347-2381 to request a 2014 Giving Statement. Please allow 3 days to process. Giving Statements may be picked up at the Parish Office Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or other times by appointment. If unable to make it to the Parish Office we will mail your Giving Statement upon request.
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.