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.
Monday- Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Emergency Number: (765) 932-2588
St. Mary Food Pantry: (765) 932-2588
Terri Nigh, ARE: (765) 938-4943
The Triple B Threat pre-Fall Festival party and the Fall Festival were a great time. God blessed us with wonderful crowds. Thank You to all those who stepped up to help make the weekend a success.
“For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat” (Mt 25:35). An update on the St Mary Food Pantry: a group of 8-9 people met on Thursday, August 7 for the initial (likely only) meeting to discuss the food pantry and its operation. This does not count all who have agreed to assist. At that meeting, it was decided to maintain the Wednesday night 5:30p distribution time. A standard list of items to be given out per household ‘client’ was determined (other donated items received by the pantry will be given out as bonus items). A “Donation Item of the Month” will be listed in the bulletin for parishioners who would rather give food in addition to the Food Pantry donation envelope. For September, we are asking for cereal and oatmeal. Clients of the pantry are requested to call the parish office prior to 3p on Wednesday. Any walk-ins will not receive the perishable items portion of our standard distribution (i.e., milk, eggs). While there is no designated leader/chair of the food pantry, Susan Hoeing and David Moeller are helping to coordinate the activities. If you are interested in providing hands-on assistance with stocking or distribution, please call one of them or the parish office.
‘For I was thirsty, a stranger, naked, sick, in prison, homeless, cold, and you took care of me’ (Mt 25). As a parish, our moral and Christian obligation extends beyond simply providing food. One way we reach out in providing for the economically disadvantaged of the community is through direct financial aid in housing/utilities/medical needs. The parish has a modest annual budget for providing this aid. The requests always outpace the available funds. As noted last week, a 10% tithe commitment of Fall Festival net revenues would be used for those in need. The Parish Council has decided that we should simply utilize the tithe of funds to extend our 2014-15 FY budget for requests received in the areas of housing/utilities/medical assistance. I/we realize this is a new endeavor for the parish, and so I remain open to questions, comments, or concerns.
St Mary, Pray for us. ~ Fr. Gries