Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, December 8th
Masses at St. Mary's will be at
12:10 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
(St. Mary's KC's will lead the Rosary at 6:30 p.m., prior to the 7 p.m. Mass.
(appologies, evening Mass time was incorrect in the bulletin)
Deadllines to submit articles to St. Mary's for:
Advent / Christmas Environment Offering
Envelopes for Advent/Christmas environment offering are in the pews and entrances of the Church.
Christmas Mass Times at St. Mary's
Note: These Mass times fulfill your Christmas obligation. They do not fill your Sunday obligation. Masses for Sunday obligation are (usual Saturday/Sunday times):
St. Mary's Knights of Columbus will continue to pray the Rosary for America during the month of December. The starting time in December will be 5:30 p.m. to let more people who work join them. Wednesday, December 7 will be at 6:30 p.m. prior to 7:00 p.m. Mass.We are inviting all parishioners to join us.
It's about that time for religious education classes to start again. In person registration will be Sunday September 12 starting at 9:30 in the church basement. You can bring your form filled out that you received in the mail or there will be blank forms for you to fill out along with calendars for the upcoming year available. As always this year there is an online option you can find at http://stmarysgfnd.weshareonline.org/religiouseducationregistration
God's Gift Appeal Update:
The 2021 God's Gift Appeal is stil on-going until the end of this year. St. Mary has seen 32,84% of our registered families participate so far. As a reminder, our parish goal is $64,955.59 and we are currently at 78.91% of our goal. If you haven't participated in this year's appeal, there is still time to join. With a few short months left this year, it would truly be a blessing if St. Mary could make up the difference and ultimately help our diocesan family meet its goa.
Please consider donating to the God's Gift Appeal if you haven't already done so.
You may donate online at: fargodiocese.org/godsgiftapeal
Or mail your gift to: God's Gift Appeal. Diocese of Fargo, 5201 Bishops Blvd S. Suite r, Fargo ND 58104-7605
2021 is the Year of St. Joseph:
150 years ago, Pope Pius IX in his decree Quemadmodum named St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church. To commemorate this 150th anniversary, Pope Francis in his Patris Corde (With a Father's Heart) declared December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 the Year of St Joseph.
December's theme is St. Joseph, Chaste Guardian of Virgins and Pillar of Families
Due to his chastity and vocation, Joseph has further been entrusted to continue his mission of guarding the pure ones of God and of the integrity of the family. This power flows through him now as a reward of his perfect fidelity. All religious and families should have recourse to this most powerful intercessor.
St. Mary's Hospitality Campaign
We are hoping to replace the tile flooring in our Social Hall and school basement hallway. In addition, we would like to fill the need for an accessible restroom in our Social Hall.
We are calling this our "St. Mary's Hospitality Campaign" and we are asking for your help. If either or both of these needs is valuable to you, please take part in this campaign.
Thank you for your consideration and generosity!
Our main corridor in the basement of the school building is a high-traffic area. Notice the considerable wear in these sections of the floor.
This is the entrance to the room on the north side of our Social Hall we are planning to convert into a single-occupanct unisex restrooom.
Pilgrimage to the East Coast Shrines with Bishop Folda, September 10-14, 2022
Join a Pilgrimage to Washington D.C., Emmitsburg and Philadelpia with Bishop Folda, September 10-14, 2022. Travel with the bishop to some of his favorite shrines in the USA! Sites include the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, St. John Paul II National Shrine, Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrinne, and the saints in Philadelphia: St. John Neumann and St. Katherine Drexel along with many other historical sites. Pilgrimage cost based on double rooms: $2,195.00. Deadline to register is January 20, 2022. Visit Fargodiocese.org/events for more details and registration link. Or call the Diocese of Fargo for registration forms, (701) 356-7900. Organized by Peter's Way Tours.
St. Mary's Financial Snapshot Newsletter - Summer 2021
To read newsletter click here.
First Fridays, Eucharistic Adoration
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Come and spend time with Jesus.
Confessions will be available:
Confessions are in the Reconciliation Room in the Sacristy. [until further notice while making appropriate arrangements that allow for both social distancing and confidentiality.]
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to Noon
Traveling? Searching for the closest Catholic church? Log on to CatholicMassTime.org or click on the link below to find a Catholic church and their Mass and reconciliation times:
St. Mary's Altar Society would like to thank all of the volunteers that worked Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make our Fall Dinner a success! Thank you for the people that donated for the dinner: Vernon Gornowicz - 100# hamberger; Don Votava - potates, apples, carrots and beets; Steve Zidon - apples; Dan Korynta & Kim Schill - beets. We'd also like to thank all who came to pick up Take-Out-Dinners. The turnout exceeded our expectations!
2021 Raffle Winners
$500 - Evy Sperle
$300 - Mary Krese
$50 (three) - Stacy Dahl / Judy Hendry / Vince Goldade
Mystery Prize - Ron & Julie Spale
Dinner with Father Gross - Vince Goldade