PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY EVENTS
Lenten Soup Suppers 2017
Join us on Friday evenings for our Soup Supper series. We will share a simple meal of bread and soup, beginning at 6:30, followed by a speaker at 6:45 p.m. Each family is encouraged to bring a pot of non-meat soup to share. Please include the soup suppers in your Lenten spiritual enrichment for yourself and your family.
March 3rd – Rev. Seamus Finn, OMI is an international leader in faith consistent and socially responsible investing and serves as a consultant to investment committees. He also serves on the boards of a number of organizations focused on domestic and global justice priorities in the public policy arena. Rev. Seamus has a deep passion for issues of justice for the poor and will be challenging us to consider, What Does God Require Of Us In 2017?
March 10th – Karen DeVito is the Executive Director of Catholics for Housing, Inc. CFH that assists people with limited incomes to move from poverty situations to sustainable homes. Karen will describe CFH’s work in helping families become self-sufficient and their program that assists senior citizens through rent subsidies.
March 17th – Mark Stinard has served as St. Mary’s High School Youth Minister since June, 2016. He will share his insights on the challenges and rewards of working with youth. St. Mary’s youth will describe their work at last year’s summer work camp to and will look ahead to this year’s trip to the Diocesan Work Camp in Steubenville.
March 24th – Craig Anderson is a St. Mary’s parishioner and an attorney specializing in wills, trusts and estate planning. He will share his expertise on these subjects, as well as charitable giving, powers of attorney and advance medical directives. This presentation will be of interest to all.
March 31st – Anthony Jones is a St. Mary’s parishioner who will be graduating this year from Robinson Secondary School. A strong pro-life advocate, Anthony became an activist when in August ‘15 he originated Rams for Life, a pro-life club, at Robinson. Anthony will describe the challenges and successes he has experienced in starting the club that won the 2016 Students for Life New Club of the Year award.
April 7th – Fred Walker, a founding Board member of Toward Educating America’s Children (TEACH), will describe the organization’s recent mission trip to Guatemala, and will update us on all TEACH’s schools in Guatemala that St. Mary’s tithing funds have supported.
HUNGERING FOR THE JOURNEY
Join our parish community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s rice bowl from the foyer in the Worship Center and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app! Remember, what you give up for Lent changes lives.