PARISH PICNIC -- MAY 19th JOIN US AFTER 10AM SUNDAY MASS AND SHARE IN THE FUN! * Inflatable games * Field games * Activities for the kids * Bingo * Live music * 50/50 Raffle * Food, fun and fellowship We need volunteers to help the day of the picnic, sign up in the Narthex to help with parking, games, food, setup or cleanup! Please contact Pat Boyle firstname.lastname@example.org, Vicki Hauser at 552-7763, or Ann Falls aFalls44@gmail.com.
Children’s Clothes for Haiti Orphanage Drive
: Children Of Christ Orphanage (COCO) in our twin community of Pignon, Haiti supports 52 children in residence, ages 2-20, as well as roughly 170 orphans in other locations within the Hinche Diocese. The orphanage is run by Dr. Acene Jean Pierre and his wife, who have no source of outside support to provide for the needs of these children. He works at various clinics throughout the area and often is not paid by the poor for his medical services. When visited in March, he and his wife asked whether our church could provide anything to support the orphanage, as he is struggling just to feed them, let alone provide shoes, clothing, toys, etc.
St. Mary’s Haiti Ministry is setting out an orphanage box in the Narthex so that parishioners may donate suitable summer clothes, shoes, toys, etc. for these children. Parish children, Little Angels, SJNA, etc. often have clothes that no longer fit, and these could be donated to this worthy cause. We could recycle these items by donation to the orphanage rather than the items being donated to Goodwill, YMCA, or simply discarded. A box will be placed in the Narthex in early May for these items, to be emptied weekly for sorting and storage prior to shipment to Dr. Acene’s Ft. Pierce, FL mailing address; where these items will be shipped for transport to Pignon by his contact person in residence. Thank you for your continued generosity to the poor.
Please contact Dick Neves for more information or with questions: email@example.com
, (540) 951-7829
Enjoy a slice? or tasty pasta dish? Support Sal's Night SMLA Fundraiser May 22nd
- Eat at Sal's in Blacksburg
anytime that day, or order take out to bring home and St. Mary's Little Angels Preschool gets a percentage of the sales that day!
St. Mary's Adult Faith Program now has its own name: AFFIRM - Adult Faith Formation Is Right for Me. Watch for AFFIRM Thursday announcements in the bulletin, in your email box, on the web, and on Facebook.
For the summer, we will hold AFFIRM Thursday Movie Nights. This is a time to join your fellow parishioners for an evening movie and fellowship in the Parish Hall. All movies begin promptly at 7pm. Popcorn and drinks will be provided -- feel free to bring a snack to share.
We will show a different movie on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. More information on each movie will be printed in the bulletin several weeks before the movie is shown.
June 13th--Amazing Grace
June 27th--The Way
July 11th--The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
July 25th--The Mighty Macs
August 22nd--Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Some movies are family friendly!
We hope to see you at one of more nights at the movies!
New River Valley Marriage Preparation Program at St. Mary's
fall 2013 and spring 2014 sessions will be scheduled in July, please check back with the office at that time.
Did you capture a terrific photograph at a parish events?
Let us know! Email Kim Dowdy
or drop a disc of your favorite high quality digital photographs from the parish during office hours or place in the staff mailbox in the Parish Library on the weekend. We’ll feature quality images on our website, Facebook page and bulletin cover and credit you as the photographer.