of nonperishable food and household items as well as gift cards are needed for parish families for Christmas. Please be as generous as you can.
The Angel Tree
is now up in the foyer of the Church. If your family needs assistance with Christmas Gifts, or you know of a parish family that needs assistance for Christmas, please call the church office. Parishioners can take an ornament off the tree if they wish to purchase that item. Keep the ornament tag to put on the gift when you bring it to the rectory. All gifts will need to be brought to the rectory prior to December 17
Monday December 1st
will be our
Advent Penance Service
at 7:00 p.m. There will be additional priests available for private confessions.
Women’s Bible Study
will be on Wednesday, Dec. 3
at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.
The MCC Community College Winter Concert
will be in St. Mary’s Church on
Friday, December 5th
at 7:30 p.m. Please put this on your calendar, you won’t want to miss this event. What a beautiful way to begin the season of Advent. Admission is two (2) items for the Food Pantry.
The Parish Council
will meet next Sunday, Dec. 7
at 12 noon in the Conference Room.
Monday, December 8th
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
, even though this year it is not mandatory Mass attendance; we will have Masses at 12:10 in the church and 5:15p.m. in the chapel.
A very special event will take place in our parish on
Monday, December 8th
at 6:30 p.m.
“Lesson and Carols”
presented by the St. Mary’s Choir
under the direction of Michael Groff will present a program of readings from both the Old and New Testaments and Seasonal Carols. Everyone is invited to attend the program and also the reception that follows in the Parish Hall.
The monthly Pot Luck Supper
will be on Thursday, December 11
at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
The 7th and 8th grade students
are selling Christmas Angels in honor or memory of a loved one in the Foyer of the Church.
The Men’s Club
is taking orders for Christmas Poinsettias in honor or memory of loved ones. Order envelopes are at each entrance of the church in the Media Centers. Please return the orders by Dec. 19