At the request of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops all parishes in the Diocese of Austin are asked to take up a special collection to aid the victims of the 2016 Louisiana floods. The money collected next weekend, September 17 – 18 will be used to support humanitarian efforts of Catholic Charities USA and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to the dioceses with flood damage.
Religious Education Classes for both children and adults will begin this Sunday, September 11th at 9:15 a.m. Children Pre-K to 6th grade will meet in the Assumption House. Adults will meet in the Annex Meeting Room.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will also begin this Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. Mass.
The Parish Garage Sale will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week. If you can help, please call Anne Ratajczak. Additional information is in the bulletin. Hamburgers will be available for sale on Saturday during the lunch hour.
Next Sunday, September 18th between the 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Masses we will be taking group pictures for the Parish Directory. If you are a member of any group within St. Mary’s Parish, please be at the church by 9:10 a.m.
Have you scheduled your appointment to have your family photo taken for our Parish Directory? If not please do so today after this Mass in the foyer of the Church. Family photos will be taken September 20 – 24, 2016.
Volunteers are needed to help with signing up families after the Masses on the weekends, helping at the Parish Hall during the photo sessions and calling parishioners to remind them of their appointments. Please call the church office and volunteer to help. We need your help.
If you would be interested in training to help with Children’s Liturgy, please contact the church office and leave your name and information. Each teacher rotates on a schedule approximately every 4 to 5 weeks. Think about it, the kids at St. Mary’s are great and it is very rewarding.