Thank you to all who have attended Saturday Suppers! We always have a great time enjoying good food, conversation and games. All parishioners are welcome, so if you haven’t had the opportunity to attend, please consider joining our next Supper on March 7th. We are still looking for volunteers to host in the upcoming months, so please contact Amy Bashant (853-4537) if you are interested or have any questions.
Children’s Liturgy is celebrated every week at St. Mary’s. The first weekend of the month this occurs at 5:15 Mass on Saturday (followed by a community potluck dinner in the school gym). The remainder of the month it is celebrated at 10:30 Mass. Take a peek at our family corner in the front vestibule of church. There are worship bags that include activities for small children to borrow during Mass and copies of Magnifikid for the 8-12 year old crowd–this is a great publication and teaching tool for understanding the Sunday Mass.
BINGO –Friday February 13th
BINGO fun at St. James’s Church on Friday February 13 from 7-8:30 pm. This is a community event that promises to be a great evening of fun for our church families and friends. Come out and play a game or two, maybe you will even win a prize! Refreshments available. $10 donation/family
Parish Book Read
Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly is the current title available for our parish book study. This publication comes to us from the organization Dynamic Catholic whose mission is to “develop resources to help parishes discover the timeless truths of the Catholic faith and how they can be lived out in everyday lives.” More information about this title can be found at http://dynamiccatholic.com/rediscover-catholicism/. Discussion groups are meeting on Wednesday evening 6:30 -7:30 or Saturday morning 8:30-9:30 in the school. No meetings February 18th or 21st.
We will once again be collecting canned fruit for the Country Pantry each week during lent. The schedule is as follows: 2/22-Pears, 3/1-Peaches, 3/8-Fruit Cocktail, 3/15-Pineapple and 3/22-Applesauce. There are many great online reflection series for Lent. I thought I would share two very good, easy to use options: Living Lent daily at Loyola Press: http://www.loyolapress.com/living-lent-daily.htm and The Best Lent Ever at Dynamic Catholic http://www.dynamiccatholic.com/
We hope you will consider joining us for Lenten Soup and Sandwich Suppers to be held on Friday February 27, March 13, and March 27th at 5:30 pm in the St. Mary’s Parish Center. Stations of the Cross will follow the meal at 7 pm in the church. We welcome all members of our Clinton community to join this opportunity for reflection during this significant season in our Christian lives
Middle School Fun!!
SATURDAY March 14TH Mike and Lisa Jeffery have a fun day (9 AM-4:30 PM round trip from St. Mary’s) planned for interested students in Grades 6-8 at Wonderworks @ Destiny USA Cost- $15.00- for Wonderworks & Laser Tag Other expenses- 2:30pm lunch at food court- Burger/pizza & Drink etc. $8 to $12.00 (your cost). Registration forms are available through Mary Lou Lauchert. Completed forms along with $15.00 must be returned to the Faith Formation office before March 9th. A parent informational session will be held on Friday March 13th in conjunction with the 6:30-8pm middle school gathering.