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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 t...

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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 1...

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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 i...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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 th...

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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 C...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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...

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"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 kn...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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...

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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 infor...

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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 Bened...

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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 ...

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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. T...

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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 ...

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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 right...

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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 ...

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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 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 appreciate...

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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 worke...

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“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...

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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 respondin...

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