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“Camping in God’s Creation”
Sacred Heart in La Conner will be holding Vacation Bible School Monday June 24 through Thursday, June 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children age 4 through those entering 5th grade next year. You will find flyers and registration forms on the table in the narthex. If you have any questions please call (360) 466-3967. St. Mary will not offer VBS this summer so this will be a wonderful opportunity for your children.  

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Quo Vadis Days - June 24-27, 2019
Jesus Has a Plan for You! Quo Vadis Days is a 3-day camp for young Catholic men to learn more about the priesthood, to deepen their faith, and to better discern God’s call in their lives. It was started in the Jubilee Year 2000 by Father John Cihak in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon as a response to the Holy Father’s request that the Church begin “The New Evangelization.” The Archdiocese of Seattle’s 17th Annual Quo Vadis Days will take place at Camp Don Bosco near Carnation, Washington on June 24-27, 2019. ...

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Faith on Fire Family Conference
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Faith on Fire Family Conference, July 12, 13, 14.

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Mass of Reception for Archbishop Etienne
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain invites the people of the Archdiocese to join in this special celebration to receive Archbishop Paul D. Etienne as Coadjutor Archbishop of Seattle.   Date:Friday, June 7, 2019 Time: 2:00 p.m.  Location:  St. James Cathedral       804 9th Avenue       Seattle, WA 98104   A public reception will follow at O’Dea High School, located on the east side of the Cathedral.  All are welcome!             &n...

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Parish Office Closed On Memorial Day
The parish office will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Thank you and have a blessed day!! Gracias y que tenga un dia lleno de bendiciones!!

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Mission talk by Fr. Jude Eli, OP
Fr. Jude Eli, OP, will be at St. Mary for the weekend of May 18-19 and his mission will be Monday through Thursday, May 20-23. Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. each morning followed by the mission talk, and in the evening at 7:00 p.m. with mission talk. The topic of Fr. Jude’s mission is: Salvation and Life After Death from the Jewish, Christian and Islamic perspective. Presentations will cover the Jewish notion of Messianic Expectation, the Apocalypse, Redemption and the Parousia.

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Our vibrant, active, diverse and wonderful parishes have five employment positions open. If you would like complete information about any of these positions, please call Ruth Miller or stop by the Parish Office to request a job description and application. You can reach Ruth at 360-293-2101x102, Monday through Friday.

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Parish Lenten Mission

Posted on April 09, 2019 in: General News

Parish Lenten Mission
Fr. Dominic DeMaio, O.P. will be leading our Lenten Mission: “Living Encounter with Jesus to Prepare for Resurrection” Monday April 8-Thursday April 11: 9:00 a.m. Mass and Mission Talk 6:00 p.m. Mass and Mission Talk Each mission talk will conclude with Eucharistic Benediction Fr. Dominic DeMaio will speak at Weekend Masses April 6-7

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2019 Rosary Sailing

Posted on April 09, 2019 in: General News

2019 Rosary Sailing
St. Mary will embark on our third Rosary cruise around the islands on Friday, May 10. Seats are available first for St. Mary parishioners between March 25 and April 21; remaining seats will be available beginning April 22. Adults: $30; Children under age 12: $15. Your reservation is confirmed upon payment. Call the office to reserve your seat: 360-293-2101

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Please plan to attend “The Healing Power of the Holy Spirit” presented by Fr. John Campoli, I.V.Dei. There will be 9:00 a.m. Mass with Mission Talk and 6:00 p.m. Mass with Mission Talk each day Monday, March 4 through Thursday, March 7. Please note: Wednesday Masses will be Ash Wednesday Masses, and the 6:00 p.m. Mass on Thursday, March 7 will be a Healing Mass concluding with Eucharistic Benediction. All are welcome; no prior registration is necessary.

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The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Parish Breakfast on Sunday, February 24 after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Enjoy a delicious full breakfast for a donation and purchase your tickets for the Knights’ St. Patrick’s Day Dinner to be held on March 16. Proceeds will go to the seminarians, the Postulants of the Dominican, and RSM Sisters. Watch for more details to come on the St. Patrick’s Dinner!

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So what happened?

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: General News

So what happened?
By the Most Rev. Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland 12/3/2018 I have recently returned from the annual fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was at this meeting that the U.S. bishops were prepared to address in a strong manner the current crisis in the Church, a crisis that revolves around the bishops themselves and the negligent handling of cases of sexual abuse and misconduct in the past. Judging from all of the mail I have received over the crisis, the lay faithful were rightly demanding a response and action on the part...

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Register for FORMED

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: General News

Register for FORMED
Have you registered for your FREE access to our parish subscription to Formed from the Augustine Institute yet? Formed has a rich content of programs, movies, audio, and books to explore our Catholic Faith. The subscription is available at no cost to you and can be accessed 24/7 from any device. Register at Formed.org using our parish code GH7GC8.

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March for Life

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: General News

March for Life
The March For Life in Olympia will be Tuesday, January 22. We will begin with Mass at 8:00 am at St. Mary, Anacortes and depart by bus at 8:30 am. Signups will begin after Masses the weekend of January 5-6, and continue the following weekend. Bus fare is $20 for adults and children 12 years of age and over; $10 for children ages 5 to 11; and $5 for children under 5. All reserved signups must be paid in advance (all signup fares are final). We will provide an onboard breakfast of muffins, coffee, oranges, and juice for the kids. Each person will need to provide their own ...

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Thursday, December 24, 2015 - Friday, January 1, 2016, all Parish Offices will be closed.  Regularly scheduled classes and meetings will resume after the New Year.

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The children's pageant will happen during the 5:00pm Christmas Eve Mass (Thursday, December 24).   We will have two rehearsals:   Saturday, December 19th at 10am in the gym - due to a funeral, we will meet for this one in the gym (and get costumed up) and on  Tuesday, December 22nd at 10am in the church If you have kiddos interested in being part of this fun, here is what they may want to know…it will happen as Father Strazicich reads the Gospel during Mass.  The children will act out the parts (the holy family, stable animals, innkeeper, angels, shepherds, she...

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Do you need the parish schedule for Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24, 2015) through January 3? Please click here.

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Many families gathered together to install the walking rosary created by the children of Vocation Bible School a few weeks ago.  What a beautiful addition to our parish grounds.  Visit the far right side of the Father Auer Center (the side opposite the church) and enjoy the prayer opportunity now available to us all in this calm and serene space.  What a gift - thank you to the Buyske family for envisioning this, the Tully family for gifting us with the beautiful statue of Our Lady, the Knights of Columbus Council 3611 for all the support, and all the families and children of VBS 2015.  Wonder...

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Many came out to worship with Father Herman Joseph Putnam, O. Praem when he celebrated his first home Mass at St. Mary Saturday, July 25.  It was additionally special in that it was celebrated as a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form...beautiful music, beautiful ceremony, a universal Church celebration, and entirely focused on Jesus Christ and His mission for us.  Thank you to all who contributed to the day and to those who traveled to be there with us. Anyone unable to attend can hear Fr. Herman Joseph celebrate and preach at the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, July 26.  And don't forget that he will be...

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Fr. Herman Joseph, Faith on Fire
Please join us in celebrating a son of St. Mary coming home as Father.  The Most Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by Father Herman Joseph Putnam, O. Praem on Saturday, July 25 at 11:00am.  This will be his first Mass celebrated at his home parish (he has celebrated Mass before now, just not at St. Mary) since he was ordained a priest on June 27. A reception will follow the Mass in the Father Auer Center, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Truenet Council #3611. Fr. Herman will concelebrate all the weekend Masses (July 25 & 26) with First Blessings to follow.  ...

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Mass, Fr. Herman Joseph, Extraordinary Form
This Thursday, July 23rd, at 6:00 p.m. St. Mary will be hosting Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi, Italy.  He will celebrate Mass at 6:00pm in the church, followed by a talk and refreshments next door in the Father Auer Center. The Archbishop will be preaching on the Family of the Gospel Parish Renewal and will be accompanied by the Ardent Disciples of Jesus Crucified (Lay and Consecrated).   His Excellency and the Ardent Disciples will also be joining us for morning Mass on Friday, July 24th.  Please spread the word about this wonderful event!

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Mass, Assisi, Archbishop
Due to Faith on Fire Catholic Family Conference (Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2, 2015), a few significant changes are being made to regular Mass times. The schedule for that weekend is: Friday, July 31   9:00am Daily Mass  5:00pm Opening Mass for the Conference Saturday, August 1 7:00am Daily Mass...in the Extraordinary Form (i.e Latin Mass) 5:00pm Sunday Vigil Mass Sunday, August 2 10:00am Mass celebrated by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo (please note:  there will be no 8:00 or 10:30 Mass on August 2, only the 10:00am Mass) Please help us spread the word.  And you do not...

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Dear Families of St. Mary Parish, Calling all kids!  Ever wonder which way to go? Are you curious about how God is calling you to follow Him? Join us at Saint Mary Parish, Anacortes for VOCATION Bible School! Tuesday, July 14 – Friday, July 17 Come for morning Mass at 9am, VBS is held from 10am – 12pm Children 4 – 12 years old $30 for one child or $50 for the whole family Learn how God invites you to know, love and serve Him in a special way! Get to know Saints Kateri, Joseph, Gianna, Bosco, and Catherine of Sienna! Snacks!  Crafts!  Music!  Recreation!  C...

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St. MerryFest 2015

Posted on May 30, 2015 in: General News

June 12, 13 & 14, 2015.  A three day community festival of carnival rides, food fair and live entertaintment for the whole family.  

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Following the 10:30 a.m. Mass at about 12 Noon the Pastoral Council is hosting a farewell party for Fr. Marion and all outgoing Staff Members.  The Vela Luka Dance Assemble, who will be performing at the Port, plans to do a number at the Farewell Party about 2 p.m.  The event will close at 3 p.m.  

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WHEN & WHERE Friday, May 8th  @ 7 pm—9:30 pm Saturday, May 9th  @  9:00 am { begin w/Mass } —4:00 pm Venue: Rooms  5& 7, Father Auer Center Download Flyer Presented by the Joy of the Lord Prayer  Group Member of the WWCCR You are Invited To a Life in the Spirt Seminar {An awakening to the Holy Spirit} In preparation for the Feast of Pentecost. Topics Covered: · The Kingdom of God · The Love of the Father · The Healing Touch of God · The Power of the Holy Spirit · The Baptis...

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Sound Choice Charity Dinner

Posted on February 12, 2015 in: General News

Our third annual dinner fundraiser featuring “Henry’s Story” Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00 – 9:00pm The Swedish Cultural Center 1920 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 Schedule of Events  6:00pm  Hosted Social Hour 7:00pm Buffet Dinner & Dessert Dash 8:00pm Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Theresa Deisher Be inspired learning about SCPI achievements and hearing "Henry's Story" about Dr. Deisher's son whose aggressive Burkitt's lymphoma may be a side effect of using vaccines containing residual human DNA. &nb...

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Lent at St. Mary Anacortes

Posted on February 12, 2015 in: General News

Parish Lenten Mission Presenter: Fr. Micheal Vuky pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church & Visitation Church in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon Topic: When Life gives you more than you can stand, Kneel! Dates and Times: Monday Mar 16 - 18th, 2015, 2 sessions 9 am and 7 p.m. Format: Confessions, Mass and Conference. Venue: Church Fridays of Lent 4: 30 p.m.  - Confession 5:15 p.m.   - Stations of the Cross 6: 00 p.m.  - Soup Supper with Catechesis occuring half hour later during Soup Supper.  Catechesis Theme: "Once you have knelt, get up and work." ...

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CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS COLLECTIONS

Posted on February 11, 2015 in: General News

The Catholic Home Missions collection strengthens the Catholic Church in the United States and its territories, funding a wide range of pastoral services, including evangelization, religious education, and the maintenance of mission parishes, the training of seminarians and lay ministers, and ministry with ethnic groups, particularly for Native and African American parishes and communities. Second collection will be taken up on the weekend of February 21/22 to support this Archdiocesan cause.  Envelopes are in the pews. Please pick one up and return it next weekend. You can pay online through the parish website.&nb...

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“THE LORD HEALS THE BROKEN HEARTED AND BINDS UP THEIR WOUNDS” ST. JOSEPH Prayer and Healing Ministry's 38th ANNUAL HEALING RETREAT FT. WORDEN CONFERENCE CENTER Port Townsend, WA February 20, 21, 22, 2015 Please join us – Fr. Paul, Fr. John Topel, Fr. John Shaw, Brother Mauricio Torres, Kathy Moore, Greg and Karissa Stone's music ministry, and our prayer teams, as we share our experiences of trusting and healing in the Lord. Registration starts Friday 4:00 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m., Praise and Worship begins 7:30 p.m., with Mass at 8:00 followed by healing prayer with Father Pau...

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Healing Ministry, St Joseph, Kathy Moore, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Washington
"Men of Saint Mary: Are you looking for fun,  fellowship, and a deeper understanding of scripture?  Come join the St. Andrew Men’s Bible Study as we embark on the 8-session course “A Quick Journey Through the Bible” by Jeff Cavins.  Be not afraid - this is a beginner study - you don’t need to know anything other than that there is a bible. Sessions will be on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, and will begin on Tuesday, 03 February.  Sessions will run from 7:30 p.m. to around 9:00 p.m.  Each session starts with a 30 minute DVD presentation followed by discuss...

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The Knights of Columbus is hosting their annual Valentine Dinner Dance at the FAC-Gym, following the 5 p.m. Mass. Live music by 4B4U. Tickets will be available at the weekend Masses.  See flier for details.  Download

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Ashley Hardesty daughter of parishioners, Robert & Margaret Hardesty is getting married to Jay Gruber on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 1 p.m.

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ENTIRE PROGRAM   [DOWNLOAD] JUST THE HIGHLIGHTS W/DIRECTIONS  [DOWNLOAD] Free Children's Menu for children: toddler through age12.  No host lunch for adults @ $10.00 each. A memorable event of old country celebration of the Feast of St. Nicholas. Father Marion's Blog  

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Advent Mission Dec 7th-10th, 2014

Posted on November 17, 2014 in: General News

Theme: Jesus, the Divine Physician: Transforming our heart, mind and soul. - Fr. James Kelleher, SOLT Topics 7 p.m. Sun 7*           The Most Holy Eucharist: From Eucharist to Communion, to Transformation. 9am & 7pm Mon 8 - Holy Day of Obligation - Feast of the Immaculate Conception       True Devotion to Mary: The Power of Consecration to Jesus through Mary and praying the daily rosary. 9am & 7 pm Tue 9      St. Therese of Lisieux: Living the little way  of love. 9am & 7 pm Wed 10&n...

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An opportunity to help an expectant mother in Mt. Vernon! This will be a one-time collection to support a specific family in need.  Please bring your donation items to Mass during the weekend of Nov 29th and 30th. The following is a list of things needed by the Gabriel Project for a baby due on Dec 7th - 1. Size one diapers 2. Baby wipes 3. Diaper cream 4. Baby wash/shampoo The following items could be gently used donations or new items: 1. Baby wash cloths 2. Baby bath towels 3. Size 0-3 month girl clothing 4. Crib sheets 5. Size 5T g...

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Sunday November 9th, 2014 is the Commitment Sunday for turning in a completed Stewardship of Treasure Card for the calendar year 2015.  Grateful thanks to all who responded to date.  We have only 28% of our goal to realize.  If you have misplaced your pledge card, we have a virtual card for you. Just click on the button below to send us your pledge online to us.  Pledging online does not mean you will be automatically enrolled into online giving.  That is a separate step altogether and you will have the opportunity after you have pledged.  So click on the button to take care of your 2015...

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Spring 2015 Rummage Sale

Posted on October 28, 2014 in: General News

Sale Dates: April 23rd-25th Setup Dates: April 14th @ 6pm with Pizza

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Wills & Estate Planning Seminar Tuesday, November 4th, at 7:00 p.m.   Click to Register Online and to learn more

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KoC Spaghetti Feed - Sat Nov. 15th

Posted on September 18, 2014 in: General News

KofC Spaghetti & Meatball Feed & Fellowship includes Salad Garlic Bread Dessert Red & White Wine & Beer a fundraiser to support Seminarians and Pro-Life Saturday November 15, 2014 at 6pm in the FAC gym after Vigil Mass Live music featuring "The John Fahey Band" $10 per person or $25 per family - Tickets on sale after all weekend Masses, or at the door!!

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Heal Your Marriage – Are you frustrated or angry with your spouse?  Is it impossible to talk about difficult topics without arguing?  Have you just given up?  Do you feel alone in your marriage?  Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help, no matter the source of conflict in your marriage. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning Sept 5-7, 2014 call 206-706-2608 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com What is the Retrouvaille program? Retrouvaille is a community of disciples committed to helping hurting couples heal their marriages.  The Retrouvail...

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Yes!  we will be having First Friday and First Saturday Mass this August.  We have a Priest for the month of August.  Fr. Francis Kikimeko will be the celebrant.  Anointing of the Sick will be done during the First Friday Mass.  24 hour adoration will commence immediately following the First Friday Mass with Benediction on Saturday at approximately 9:45 a.m. First Saturday Mass will follow at 10 a.m.  Confessions will be heard from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. so you can gain a plenary indulgence for yourself or a deceased loved one or for a soul in purgatory. Parents' group which organize the C...

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Come relax and visit with your parish family.  St. Mary will host a potluck picnic following the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, August 24th.  POTLUCK DISHES REQUESTED Families with last names starting with A-L are asked to bring a dessert and those starting with M-Z are asked to bring a side dish or salad.  Everything else will be provided.  The Knights of Columbus will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers and sponsoring activities and games for the children.  Hope to see you there!

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Posted on July 25, 2014 in: General News

Catechesis! Music! Crafts! Games! Snacks! WHEN: AUGUST 12 THROUGH AUGUST 15 10:00 A.M TO 12 P.M. Tuesday through Friday ending with an Assumption Party on Friday FOR AGES 4 THROUGH 12 YEARS OF AGE.  Children younger than four will be considered if parents are available to help. REGISTRATION OPEN AFTER WEEKEND MASSES. The theme of this year's St. Mary's Vacation Bible School is THEOTOKOS -  Mary, Mother of God and Queen of Saints. The fee is $25 per family, and scholarships are available if needed. VBS will run from 10am to 12pm Tuesday through Friday, ending with an Assumption Party on Frid...

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Peter's Pence Collection 2014

Posted on June 19, 2014 in: General News

Next week (June 28-29th) our diocese will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides the Holy Father with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Join our Holy Father as a witness of charity  to those who are suffering.  

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Lost and Found

Posted on June 18, 2014 in: General News

The lost and found drawers in the church are filled to capacity. Please take a minute to look through them and reclaim your lost items. In addition, there is a growing pile of clothing that's been left in the Fr. Auer Center from socks to jackets. Due to lack of storage space in our office, we need to reunite the lost with their rightful owners!  

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Thank You!

Posted on June 18, 2014 in: General News

The 2014 MerryFest Committee would like to give a big thank you to the planners,  publicity people, ticket sellers, office workers,  set-up crew,  take-down crew,  food-booth workers,  curly fry fairies, parking angels,  beer garden crew, salmon dinner team,  dishwashers and the ‘go-to’ guys that made this year’s MerryFest happen. Some were volun-teered, some were volun-told. Every single one of them deserves a big thank you for their willingness to give of their time for the greater good of our parish family.  THANK YOU!  

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2014 Bulletins Now Available!

Posted on June 05, 2014 in: General News

You can now download any and all bulletins from January 2014 to the present! Under the Resources tab click Sunday Bulletin to see a complete list. You can also click here. Simply click "download" next to the bulletin issue you would like to see.  

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St. MerryFest 2014

Posted on May 28, 2014 in: General News

St. MerryFest 2014 is fast approaching! Please save the date: June 13, 14, and 15. Volunteer sign-up cards are available in the pew pockets, so please indicate how you can help. Help is especially needed in the parish food booth and parking. Remember that this event can only be a success if everyone chips in! Donations are also appreciated so that we can provide wristbands for needy children who otherwise would not be able to attend. Each registered family will be receiving ten tickets to sell. Any tickets you are unable to sell can be returned to the church office. Thank you in advance for your efforts!  

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Rummage Sale Committee

Posted on May 28, 2014 in: General News

We are forming a Rummage Sale Committee and an organizational meeting is set for Wednesday, June 4th at 7p.m.  Join us in Rm 5 of the FAC to share ideas and vamp out a plan to lighten the responsibilities of the rummage sales for the Belles of St Mary. The majority of us are retired and feeling our age, and we need young strong workers. The rummage sales support the Liturgical and Faith Formation needs of the Parish of which we all are apart.  We would appreciate a family or two to help in the shed as donations come in during the months  between the rummage sales which are in May and October. ...

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Friars' Feast by the Bay

Posted on May 28, 2014 in: General News

“Friar’s Feast by the Bay” is Sunday July 27th at 4pm. Each attendee will have a chance to win a Lithograph “signed” in pencil by the hand of Pablo Picasso, which is gallery priced between $8-10K includes “COA.” [Certificate of Authenticity]. Come and enjoy live music, adult beverages, and a variety of delectable delights from the culinary artistry of Fr. Jude Eli. This is a fundraiser to support St. Mary Liturgy for Parish Missions, and the Western Province Dominican Seminarians (Our next generation of Priests!) Tickets are $100/person--Limited to 50 adult attendees. Y...

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The Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon will be Sunday, June 22nd at 1:00p.m. at the 13 Moons Restaurant. You should have received your invitation at this time. Please RSVP either yes or no by placing the supplied postcard in the collection basket. Those who use email will also be receiving a digital invitation  and can RSVP by responding to the email. We look forward to seeing you all on June 22nd!  

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