Upcoming Events and News
I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Luke 2: 10c
Please Note: For complete information on ALL parish events, news, and activities, please see the parish bulletin. You can obtain a bulletin
after every Mass service or by clicking on the Bulletins button in the top navigation of this site.
Bereavement Meeting Date Change
The Bereavement Ministry will not meet on their usual third Thursday during the month of May—(St. Mary’s has Confirmation that evening). The Bereavement Ministry has moved their meeting to Thursday, May 23, 7:00 PM in the Bishop Higi Room (This month only). If you have experienced any kind of loss in your life and would like to join a grief support group, the Bereavement Ministry would like you to come to our meeting. Questions? Call Mike or Luanne Frampton at 491-8188 or 426-6552.
Christ Renews His Parish Reunion
May 17, 2013 — 6:30 to 8:00 PM Bishops’ Memorial Hall BBQ sandwiches will be provided; please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. Babysitting in the Bishop Higi Room will be provided. Please RSVP to Jennifer Alter at 765-479-1503 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15.
St. Mary’s Preschool Registration
Registration is now taking place for St. Mary Cathedral Preschool for the 2013-2014 school year. Classes offered are:
Children must be the appropriate age by August 1st. Before and After School Care also available. Please visit our website at www.lcss.org or call Karen Thompson at the school office at 765-742-6302 or e-mail Thompsonk@lcss.org for more information! Classes fill up quickly!
Once again St. Mary’s Middle School Youth Group (EDGE) will be collecting new children’s underwear for the children in Haiti throughout the month of May. Last year, thanks to your generosity, we collected over 500 pairs!!! Please drop off your donations at the “UNDY 500” display in the gathering space. Thank You! Questions? Contact Ginny Windler at email@example.com.
St. Mary has an immediate need for SCRIP Volunteers each Sunday after Mass and to fill SCRIP orders on Thursdays. To fill orders would take approximately 30 minutes once every third or fourth week. This important program is a huge support to the Lafayette Catholic Schools. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers can call Jeanne Marks with any questions at 532-3058.
The Haiti Committee is organizing a Garage Sale to be held in the parking lot at St. Mary Cathedral on Sat., August 10, 2013. The week prior, we will be accepting donations of items for the sale in the lower level of Bishops Hall. We will schedule pick up of larger items such as furniture or large collections of items on a monthly basis. Large item pick up dates are: (Saturdays) June 8, July 20 and August 3rd. Please take advantage of these dates if you are planning a move, or acquisition of new furnishings during the time leading up to the garage sale. To make arrangements for pick up, contact Dave Schmidt by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 449- 4123. Note that we do not anticipate collecting clothing for the garage sale. We will also need volunteers to work the garage sale in 3-hour shifts on the day of the sale, and will need an additional truck and crew for pick-ups on Sat., May 10 and Jun. 8. We need three additional trucks and crews to assist in set up and take down/return on Aug. 9 & Aug. 10. If you would like to help, please contact Dave Schmidt at the number listed above.
We are looking for an individual, couple or family to help organize the Coffee and Donuts ministry. Responsibilities would include:
This does not take a huge amount of time. Please consider your stewardship to this ministry and contact Mandy Weaver in the parish office at 742-4440 ext. 226. If you have questions about this ministry we’re sure Karen and Steve Thompson would be happy to help. Please Note: We do not hold Coffee and Donuts through the summer months (June—August).
The Tippecanoe County United Food Pantry is run by the Tippecanoe County Church Women United. This is a group of women representing all the Churches in Tippecanoe County. The Food Pantry is located in the Bauer Community Center. It is open Tues., Wed., and Fri. from noon—3 PM and Thurs. from 6—8 PM. A big THANK YOU to all the people who volunteer at the Food Pantry or donate food. If you would like to work at the Food Pantry, please call Rosemary Chapman at 838-0101. (St. Mary works on Tues. & Wed.)
These are the food items needed by the Food Pantry:
Please leave your items in the gathering space in front of the wooden boxes. Remember food donated to St. Mary Cathedral goes directly to the Bauer Food Pantry. The food donated to Food Finders must be purchased by the Food Pantry.
Donations for the local women’s shelter are being requested for the following items:
The collection box for donations is the wooden bin on the right side next to the window area. If you have questions please call Marilyn Glenn at 474-5094.
Baptisms will be celebrated on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month at 12:45 PM. To schedule a baptism please call Carolyn Shoaf at the Parish Office, 742-8336). Classes will alternate each month between St. Mary & St. Lawrence. Baptism classes are required for parents prior to Baptism. Next Baptism class: May 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Bishop Higi Room at St. Mary.
St. Mary Community Lunch to the Needy
Please consider making or providing a chicken casserole, salad, bread, or dessert to help us feed about 100 needy people a nourishing lunch.
Future dates St. Mary will be serving in 2013 are
All lunches are short (set up is at 11:30 am and clean up finished by 2 pm). Our clients are very appreciative. Serving Lafayette’s hungry is a wonderful experience for families. Please contact Deb Parent by phone (743-5871) or email: email@example.com.
The Haiti Committee is pleased to announce the official launching of its new website which can be found at either www.saintmaryhaiti.com or www.stmaryhaiti.com. There are many stories and photos from past trips to Pendus, projects completed as well as still under way in Pendus, maps, photos and bios of our “Friends in Haiti” and other general information about Haiti and the Pendus community. Information from the most recent trip is not yet included but will be shortly. We encourage you to visit the website and let us know what you think! Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember a loved one by having a Mass offered for them. Currently we are scheduling Mass intentions for 2012. If you would like to schedule a Mass, please visit Mary Ann in the Parish Office. Mass stipend: $10.00. We will try to honor special dates such as anniversaries or birthdays. We would appreciate Mass intentions.
Volunteers are needed to carry up the gifts. If you are interested in participating in this special privilege, please notify the ushers when you enter church.
We also need Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, & Servers to help with the 6:30 PM Sunday Mass. Please call the Parish Office (742-4440) if you would like to join one of these ministries or if you currently serve in any of these ministries and are willing to be placed into a rotation for our new Mass.
Your gift may be made for any frequency: weekly, monthly or quarterly. Draws are made on the Monday after the applicable Sunday including the first Sunday of the month or quarter. Simply complete the ACH Enrollment form available in the literature rack in the gathering space or download it here and return it to the office or in the weekly offering. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Tom Reed at 742-4141 or email@example.com.
Lost and Found
If you are missing any items please check the lost and found box in the Gathering Space. Items left for long periods of time will be donated to Goodwill.
The Parish Library is located in the Bishop Gallagher Room and is open from 8am to noon every Sunday. Come browse and borrow from our collection of over 700 books, videos, and books-on-tape. We also have a computerized catalog for locating books and links to online resources about the Catholic faith. You can donate materials to the library by clicking on our Wish List button.
Online SCRIP Payment Now Available
Do you order SCRIP online or would you like to? You can now pay for your order at www.shopwithscrip.com using Great Lakes SCRIP Center’s new PrestoPay. You simply enter your checking account information one time in a secure environment. After the account is verified, you can choose to have your scrip payments electronically deducted from your checking account when you order. This is not a credit-card based system…it is simply an added convenience that eliminates the hassle of writing and delivering your check for your online order!
A study, commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, revealed that 75% of Catholic young people who had seriously considered religious life felt they were never encouraged to pursue that goal. Your encouragement may be all that’s needed.
A misconception among some Catholics is that the priest has an ideal job; he works one day each week, Sunday. They forget the other six days a week, where the priest works long and hard behind the scenes—visiting the ill, counseling troubled families, helping bury our loved ones, visiting school classes, etc. Often the job is exhausting and thankless, but always of vital importance.
The loving environment of a family draws forth an individual’s greatest talents and gifts. We’ve come to realize that creating an atmosphere in which children can hear the Lord’s call is one of the most significant responsibilities resting on our shoulders as parents. Parents, grandparents – do you encourage your children to develop their talents and gifts? Do you encourage them to think of Church ministry as a possible life choice?
Interested in supporting vocations? Contact Barbara at 474-9374.
Advertise Your Business in our Sunday Bulletin!
Your support will benefit St. Mary Parish and the Lafayette Catholic Schools. Contact Art Blackburn our bulletin representative at the parish office, 742-4440 ext. 228. Tell them you saw this on the website.
Funeral Holy Cards will be memorialized in the Memorial Card Display Case so that our parishioners will be able to pray for our loved ones. If you have an immediate family member such as a grandparent, mother, father, child, sister, brother, brother-in-law who has passed away within the past year, please call Mary Shelton at 474-2559 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember a Loved One
Remember a loved one or recognize your family with a brick in the Diocesan Memorial Plaza. Forms are available in the literature rack or call the parish office at 742-4440.
If you have a special anniversary that you would like to place in the bulletin to share with the parish, please call Mandy in the parish office, 742-4440 ext. 226 or email her.
Please note: The bulletin deadline is always due by the Friday prior to the week (8 days before) you wish to have your announcement in the bulletin because our bulletin deadline to the printer is Tuesday. Thank you for your help.
Life Teen Life Teen is starting another semester on Sunday, January 13th. The theme this semester is “Scripture.” All high school teens are encouraged to attend this youth group where youth from St. Mary and St. Lawrence can strengthen their faith while enjoying food and entertainment. We meet Sunday evenings in the lower level of St. Mary from 6:30—8:30 pm. Contact Kendra Leckrone if you have any questions, 219-208-0060, email@example.com or check out the group at www.dualsaints.com.
Teen Bible Study
High school teens are invited to Bible studies held every Wednesday evenings, 8-9:30, in the lower level of St. Mary's. Contact Kendra Leckrone for more information at 219-208-0060 or firstname.lastname@example.org or John Teagardin at email@example.com.
Attention All 7th – 12th Grade Girls!
If you are a girl in the 7th through 12th grade and would like to join the Servants of the Holy Table by serving regularly at our weekly Masses please call Marla or Alaina Milazzo at 765-589-3159.
YoungLife for Catholic High School students in Lafayette! Doesn’t matter where you go to high school! If you’re in grades 9 – 12, if you’re Catholic and if you’re needing to find the joy in your faith, you should check out YoungLife! We meet on Monday nights from 8:00 – 9:15 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Hospital Nursing School Auditorium and most every kid says YL wasn’t what they expected! E-mail Ruby Behringer for more info firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-426-6867.