PARISH NEWS & HAPPENINGS:
PARISH MISSION FOR CATHOLIC YOUTH
GRADES 1 -- 12
June 12-17 at St. Mary’s
Totus Tuus is Latin for “totally yours,” a motto given to us by Blessed Pope John Paul II in describing his dedication to Jesus through Mary. For one week this summer, we will provide Catholic youth entering grades 1-12 a prayer-filled environment that will help them come closer to Christ through His Mother, Mary. Totus Tuus demonstrates that one can be a faithful, practicing Catholic and still have fun! The Totus Tuus teams are made up of four college-age men and women who share their enthusiasm and love for the faith with the youth of our diocese. They engage students in classes, songs, skits, and games, all while deepening their understanding of the faith and showing them how to live it out day to day. Registration forms were sent home with all SMS and CCD students, or forms can be found at the doors of the church.
GRADE SCHOOL PROGRAM
For students entering grades 1-6 in the 2016-17 school year
Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, 9am to 2:30pm
COST: $15 for one child or $25 per family
JR. HIGH & HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
For students entering grades 7-12 in the 2016-17 school year
Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16, 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday night student social
COST: $10 per student
FOOD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We will be serving lunch to the kids each day and could use two workers per day. We also need cookies to serve throughout the week. If you can help by working or baking cookies, please call Peg Meier at 815-844-5301.
YEAR OF MERCY, SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: During this Year of Mercy, as declared by Pope Francis, we will offer additional hours of Reconciliation each week. Confessions will be heard every Monday from 12-1pm, and Tuesdays from 6-7pm after the Patriotic Holy Hour. Confessions will also continue at the regular time, 4-4:45pm each Saturday.
The BULLETIN for the week of May 29, 2016 can be found HERE.