Diocesan Fuel & Hunger Fund
St. Mary’s was pleased to receive a check in the amount of $267.54 from the Diocesan Fuel & Hunger Fund.second round distribution for 2014. This award is made possible through your donations to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal and will be used to assist our community neighbors who find themselves is temporary need of funds for utility bills, rent, medicine, etc. Thank you!
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” Do you treat your spouse like a temple of God. Strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. For more information or to apply, visit our website at www.renewmarriage-vasouth.org or contact us at [email protected] or 757-483-3209.
One of the most wonderful fruits of serving in our parish choir is that the music and words that we sing on Sunday continue to play in our hearts, minds and souls throughout the week. They come as gentle and beautiful nudges of the Spirit praying within us when we most need to feel and be moved by them.
Would you like to join us? The choir practices on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 7:30 pm, and all levels of ability are welcome! Ability to read music is not required, only a desire to share the gift and joy of music. Instrumentalists are also most welcome. Questions? Please see Peggy Nees or Kathleen Vanison.
Richmond Diocese Online
Do you want to keep in touch with what the Diocese of Richmond and the parishes and parishioners throughout the diocese – as well as Catholics around the world — are doing? Do you want to join the “New Evangelization” and be part of the effort to renew and spread the faith? If so, “Like’’ the Catholic Diocese of Richmond on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @RichmondDiocese.
Did you know that in 2012, 630 lives were changed as our Pregnancy Counseling program guided women and their family members through an unplanned pregnancy? Our counselors are here for anyone who needs them. Please call (866) 259-5708 any time, day or night.
The Ladies’ Guild meets the first Saturday of each month, beginning with the recitation of the rosary at 9:00 AM followed by the meeting and concluding with a covered dish luncheon. Consider joining this very productive and enjoyable group. Contact Mary Ann Popielarz for more information.
KNIT & CROCHET
Due to the great response, every 3rd Thursday of the month now will have knitting and crocheting in the narthex at 9 AM. All are welcome! All are welcome! Please join us!
SUPPORT THE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Prayer shawls are given to individuals who need God’s comforting arms wrapped around them while they recover from illness, surgery or other treatments, or in times of loneliness. This ongoing ministry has offered over 50 prayer shawls. Thank you for your time and donations of yarn! Suggestions for recipients are welcome.
AA/NA MEETING SCHEDULE
These groups for those recovering from alcohol or drug addiction meet at the church each Thursday night, 7:30 to 8:30 PM.
Finance and Pastoral Council documents are available in the parish office for parishioners’ review.
PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS…
Kimberly Andrea Stierhoff
Our homebound parishioner: Bernardino Rodrigues.
Our infirm: Marlene Petry, Jonathan Strong, Harold Thoms, Robert White
(Parishioners: Please keep the church office updated on the health status of those you request to be placed on the infirm list so we will be able to keep an accurate listing.)