The Lord is truly risen, Alleluia!
To Him be glory and power for all the ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia!
Remember, Easter is not only a day; it is an entire season in the Catholic Church. We spent “40-days” of Lent getting ready for it; so in true celebratory fashion, we’ll spend “50-days” rejoicing in it. Pentecost – the Descent of the Holy Spirit – is the closing celebration of Easter on Sunday, May 15.
Today is known as Divine Mercy Sunday. Especially in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, it is important to keep before us the immense and infinite Mercy of God in sending His Son to be our Savior and Redeemer. St Mary’s will be hosting a Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction today, Sunday, April 03 from 2p-3p. I will be available for confessions. We will conclude with the Divine Mercy Chaplet (texts provided) and benediction. Please come and partake in Christ’s infinite Mercy won for us by His Paschal Mystery in the Cross and Resurrection.
Sunday morning, April 03 from 9a – 11:30a (today), St Mary Catholic School and Preschool will have an open house. You can view the school and classrooms, the student science fair projects, and the newly renovated STEAM Innovation Lab – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math. Ladies, do you remember the “little girls’ restroom” on the second floor? We’ll, you won’t when you see it now. It has been completely repurposed for the first dedicated, primary grade school STEAM Innovation Lab in Rush County. We are especially thankful to local industries for their support – Emerson Climate Technologies, INTAT Precision, Inc., and Rush Shelby Energy, as well as the PTA and other generous St Mary School Supporters. Thank you! St Mary’s is dedicated to forming the whole person – body, mind, and soul. The innovation lab will help hone those little minds towards creative problem solving. Come check it all out. Kuddos to Principal Kirschner for her vision and dedication to seeing this new lab into existence.
Speaking of the wonderful things happening at the school, did you know that the St Mary Preschool recently had to cap its admissions for the 2015-16 school year? We have twenty 3 and 4 year olds learning and laughing with Mrs. Kemple and Mrs. Hannefey this year. We are beginning enrollment for 2016-17 in all grade levels. Sign up before it fills up! Happy and Blessed Easter to you all. St Mary, Mother of the Risen Lord, pray for us. ~ Fr. Gries
Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m.
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday 6 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.
Led by Fr. Jeremy Gries
Matthew: The King and His Kingdom
Feb. 17 Introduction to Matthew
Feb. 24 Mt 1 - Jesus: Son of David, Son of Abraham
Mar. 2 Mt 2 - King in Exile
Mar. 9 Mt 3 - John: Forerunner
to the King
Mar. 16 Mt 4 - Tempting of the King
Mar. 23 Holy Week/Spring Break/No Class
Mar. 30 Mt 5 - Bar is Raised by the King
Apr. 6 Mt 6 - Personal Piety
Apr. 13 Mt 7 - Choices in the Kingdom
Apr. 20 Mt 8 - King’s Power Demonstrated
Apr. 27 Mt 9 - New Wine, New Wineskins
Come to one, come to all.
Bring your Bible & Catechism!
Monday- Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Emergency Number: (765) 932-2588
St. Mary Food Pantry: (765) 932-2588
ARE: Jill Kuntz