A Word from the Pastor

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Grandads, Godfathers, and those that are male role models in children’s lives. Your contribution to their development is an important vocation and your faith journey directly impacts the lives of the children. What you do speaks louder than what you say! May God bless you on this journey!
I would like to remind you to join Fr. Peffley and me for a Farewell Reception in St. Joseph’s Hall on Sunday, June 23rd after the 11:30am Mass. Our transfer date is Thursday, June 27th. That day, as Fr. Peffley and I move out of the rectory, Fr. Vander Woude and Fr. Seh will be moving in. Please keep all the priests in your prayers.

Upcoming News and Announcements

We will have a Children’s Holy Hour with Adoration on this Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am. Bring your children to experience Our Eucharistic Lord.
The second collection this weekend will benefit the building fund.
We will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of the federal holiday.
The Parish Yard Sale has begun. Stop by the Parish Center to pick up new treasures for your home, office, family, friends, etc. Presale is Friday from 5:00pm-8:00pm wth the sale hours on Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Sunday from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
Are you willing to live out your baptismal promises through service and devotion to our Mother Mary?  The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolate that seeks to advance the reign of Christ through Mary.  The Legion members at St. Mary’s invite you to join them in pursuit of personal holiness and in the great quest for the salvation of souls.  They will be outside after Mass to answer any questions you have about the Legion and how you can serve Jesus through Mary in active or auxiliary membership.
After the 5:00 Mass on June 22, join us for dinner (tacos!) and a showing of Episode 3 of the 4th season of The Chosen.  Season 4 follows the disciples as they move towards Jerusalem for Palm Sunday.  
The diapers/wipes/formula collection is next weekend and on the 4th Sunday of each month.  Donations can be left in the Parish Center foyer.
Saturday, June 22nd there will be a Deanery Mass celebrated by Bishop Burbidge for the parishes in our Deanery at St. Mark’s.
Amigos+Christo Tex Mex Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on June 29th in Farrell Hall starting at 6:00pm. Take out is available.
There will be a Blood Drive on June 30th in Farrell Hall. See the bulletin for details.
SAVE THE DATE: The following events are coming up. Please make note on your calendar and watch for further information in our bulletin, on our website or in future Flocknotes!!
  • Groups within the parish can submit calendar/room reservation requests via email at calendar@stmaryofsorrows.org. We have not begun scheduling yet as we are awaiting additional instructions from the diocese and the arrival of the new pastor.
  • Installation Mass for the new pastor, Fr. Vander Woude will be at 6:30 on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30pm with a reception afterwards in St. Joseph’s Hall.


Moving Foward

We will be starting the calendaring process after the new pastor arrives at the end of the month. We should have information from the diocese as well. We will be in touch when your group has been added to the calendar. 

Welcome from our Pastor

On behalf of our parish family, welcome to St. Mary of Sorrows parish website! We would love for you to join us on Sunday, and every day!  Please look over our website and if we can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact me or a staff member. Our mission/vision statement is listed below to provide you with a deeper sense of our commitment to our Lord Jesus.

In Christ Through Mary,
Rev. James S. Barkett, Pastor


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