Registrations for PREP (Parish Religious Ed. Program) are already under way. If your child attends a non-Catholic school and especially if they are within two years of receiving a sacrament, religious ed. is for you! All of our registration materials are online at the parish website under Religious Education. Here you will find information about the program, including lesson calendars and publisher’s website info (so that you can see exactly what your child will be doing each week). Classes begin September 11th – so don’t wait, register now!
We are in need of 1 Aide for our 10AM Sunday Confirmation class. Sessions run from Sept.-Nov. Visit www.smmchurch.org/confirmation for more info. If interested in any of these opportunities email or call Karen Yasik at 654-7141.
The Adult Choir of SMM will resume rehearsals on Thursday, August 25th from 7-9PM. Rehearsals will take place in the choir loft. We would like to invite new members from high school age to adult to join us. It is NOT necessary for you to be an accomplished singer, or even be able to read music. All that is needed is the desire to be part of a very special, unique and integral ministry of the parish. All skills and techniques needed are taught at rehearsals. If you have often thought of joining this group, now is the time to give it a try. If you’ve always wanted to join but felt you’re voice was just average, just remember, there is safety in numbers and in the best choirs the majority of the members are average singers with a few soloists. If you are still not sure if this ministry is right for you, come to a rehearsal and see for yourself. Bring a spouse, a friend, a son or daughter along for support. For further info. please feel free to speak with David Ifkovits, Director of Music after Mass in the choir loft or at 302-652-6800, ext.125.
New for 2016/2017, Family Catechesis classes for 1st – 8th grade (the whole family attends.) Families will be required to attend 4 out of the 7 Family Catechesis classes, so three of those weekends your family will not have to attend PREP and have “off.”
See Family Catechesis dates, subjects and sign up genius' for each class.
for 4th-8th graders the week of August 8-12! Campers enjoyed learning the parables, singing along to Christian Rock music, and creating crazy crafts! Each afternoon, a new type of prayer was introduced including, adoration, praying in color, meditative prayer, and prayers of petition! SMM is shiny and clean thanks to their service activities of weeding the prayer garden, cleaning tables and chairs in the Church Hall, and polishing the pews. Campers even made 30 rosaries which were donated to charity! It was a very hot week so everyone cooled off with slip and slide kickball and water balloon fights. Join us next summer for another week of service, faith, and EXTREME fun!
Deacon Richard Jasper concluded his 10 week summer assignment with us August 7th & returned to his final year of studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. His ordination to the priesthood is scheduled for May 20, 2017 at The Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington. Please keep Deacon Jasper in your prayers.
If you would like to send a note to Deacon Jasper while at the seminary, mail can be addressed to: Rev. Mr. Richard Jasper c/o St. Mary’s Seminary, 5400 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. Daily Mass
8:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Join us for Youth & Family Mass at 5PM on Saturday August 27th & then …
Come to our last Summer Family BBQ!
Food, Fellowship, Crafts, Games, and More! Please bring a donation, snack, salad, or dessert to share.
Mother Teresa, icon of charity & mercy, will be canonized this September 4th. Use these coloring pages to introduce or revisit her incredible wisdom.
May God’s blessings guide you to accomplish your goals throughout the coming years. Congratulations to all our graduates!
High School Selections for Class of 2016