Sunday, July 20, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Serving chicken BBQ or ham dinners, salad bar and potato bar in an air conditioned hall. Reverse raffle drawing at 2:00 p.m., only 300 tickets sold. Free entertainment.
Join Father Eric Culler Friday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of "Saints and Spirits - Holy Ales Through the Ages". All ages (21 and up) are invited. The event will be held at Parrot Head, 16 Mohican Street in Shelby.
Religious education information for the upcoming year has been sent out, if you did not receive a packet, please contact the parish office or pick one up. Please take the time to review the information; there are several changes in the schedule. Please complete your registration forms and return to the parish office as soon as possible. Thank you and I look forward to working with everyone. - Sherry Stockmaster Religious Education Coordinator
Download the registration form here: Religious Education.
Sunday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 5742 St. Rt. 61. BBQ chicken or ham dinners, entertainment for kids and adults, free parking.
If you have any signs used for these events from last year, please return to the parish office. We can recycle these for use again this year.
Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish will be helping with the children's Summer Lunch Program again this year. We will be cooking, preparing and serving 150-200 children per day at Help Line Ministries and Russell School the week of August 11 - 15.
We are asking for money donations to help buy food and paper products. You may drop off your donation to the parish office, or put it in the Sunday collection marked for Summer Lunch program. Please put your name on your envelope so you get credit for it. Thank you in advance for your generosity. If you have any questions or would like to help please call Kathy Kanney.
We are forming a St. Mary's School Alumni Committee and we need your help! We are looking for individuals to help us clean up our records so we can share current events and exciting announcements through our new St. Mary's School Alumni e-newsletter.
We also need creative writers to help us generate themes and write interesting articles for our newsletters. If you are able to share your talents with us, please contact Andrea Wilkins - call or text (419)704-0291.
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith and joining the Catholic Church, please call Barb Pifher at 419-347-2381. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)sessions are starting in September.
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.