St. Mary’s Community Outreach ‘Trunk Or Treat’ Oct. 30

WELCOME! We warmly welcome all visitors! If you are new to our parish community, please be sure to introduce yourself to Fr. Joe and Fr. Kevin. Contact the parish office if you would like to become a member of our parish

The weekend Mass schedule at St. Mary’s Church is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.

Food Collection: We are continuing to collect non-perishable food items for our local families in need. Can goods peanut butter & jelly, Mac and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, crackers, granola, cereal, etc.

Teaching Mass: Father Joe has planned a Teaching Mass to be held at Saint Jude Church on Sunday, November 5, at 6 p. m. This Mass is considered a class. All students preparing for Sacraments (2nd, 7th, & 8th grades) and youth group members are expected to attend. Fr. Joe will be breaking down the Mass and explaining each part. This Mass is open to the public!

Fall Fundraisers: Our students are selling Gertrude Hawk Candy, Pond Creek Candles, and Thirty-one Gifts. Prepaid orders are due by November 12. Order from any student or pick up brochures in the back of the Church. Please call the parish office if you need assistance. Help to keep our registration affordable for all families.

Roast Beef Dinner: Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, November 4, from 3-7p.m., for the annual Roast Beef Dinner. Cost is Adults $9, Children (5-12) $4, pre-school-no charge. Sign up sheets for donations can be found in the back of the church. Tickets are available after Mass or from the parish office.

Help Needed: We will be making the picked beets and pickled cabbage on Thursday, November 2, at 8:30 a. m., and will be cleaning the potatoes Friday, November 3 at 6:30 p. m. The Friday evening potato cleaning will be an adult only activity with food and beverages. Covered dishes welcome.

Turkey Bingo: Saint Theresa’s Guild will host their annual Turkey Bingo on Sunday, November 12, in the parish social hall. Doors open at noon. Early Bird at 1 p. m. Kitchen will be open. Entrance: $2 donation. Specials, door prizes, & raffles!

Saint Theresa’s Guild asks members to donate $5 worth of lottery tickets for a lottery wreath raffle. Tickets are due to Elaine Polak or Molly (office) by November 7.

Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets: Our parish in conjunction with Saint James Church in Hobbie will be assembling Thanksgiving Dinner baskets for local families who can use some assistance this year. Needed items include: stuffing, canned vegetables, gravy, noodles, box desserts, cranberry sauce, apple sauce, juice or dried drink mixes, and/or any other item typical of a Thanksgiving dinner or to make turkey soup. Turkeys and gift cards are also appreciated. Boxes will be in church to November 12.

Please call the parish office if you or someone you know could benefit from a Dinner Basket this year. Names and contact information are needed by November 13. All names are confidential. Children’s Christmas Party: Saint Theresa’s Guild will sponsor a Christmas Party for children of the parish up to and including 10 years old. The party will be held on Sunday, December 3, at 1 p. m., in the parish social hall. Sign up sheets are in the foyer of the social hall. Reservation deadline to sign up for the party is Sunday, November 12. Due to the advanced planning and preparations needed for this event late sign ups cannot be accepted.

The Youth Group will meet Sunday, October 29, from 6-8 p. m., in the dining room. On the agenda: we will be sorting hats, scarves, and gloves for those in need. Evening snack will be Walking Tacos and Ice Cream Sundaes. Parents are welcome at every meeting. Please call or text Molly for more information: mobile: 262-4628 or office 868-5855.

Trunk or Treat: The Community Outreach Group is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat on Monday, October 30, from 6-8 p. m., in the parking lot (grove side). Parishioners are encouraged to decorate their vehicle and pass out treats to our young ghosts and goblins in a safe community setting.

Office Hours are Monday –Thursday from 8:30 a. m. -3 p. m. or by appointment. In case of emergency call 570-474-6315.