We are blessed to have a new parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish - Father George Thadathil, CMI!
Father George has been a priest for 32 years and was most recently the prior of the Carmel Monastery in Vazhakulam in Kerala, India. Previously, Father George did pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Nashville, TN. You can read more about him here. We welcome Father George to St. Mary's! May God bless your ministry with us!
Many parishioners have shown interest in receiving Holy Eucharist after attending Mass virtually. Our parish will start celebrating all weekend Holy Masses outdoors in the parking lot beginning the weekend of December 5 and 6. Here are the ways you can participate:
Our annual Maryhouse Advent Giving Tree will be virtual this year. Please pick an item or items from the list below. Donations can be dropped off in the collection bins in the parking lot before and after the weekend masses starting the weekend of December 5 & 6.
Advent begins this coming Sunday. Here are some free online resources to help you prepare to celebrate Christ’s first coming (Christmas) and to direct your mind & heart to await Christ’s Second Coming. We'll have all of these resources posted on the parish website as well. Praying for a blessed & fruitful Advent for all of you!
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Try out the "Inspire Daily" channel - a new spiritual reflection is posted each day.
We want to thank Knights of Columbus # 953 members who recently painted the Rectory driveway gate. The work was done over two weekends this month. Photos of the Knights and their work can be viewed here. We're very thankful for their efforts!
Comments needed for meeting on Tue. Nov. 17
As you know, one of the main fundraisers that our parish has carried out annually is our Fireworks booth. You may also recall that in September of this year, the City of Sacramento was considered banning ALL fireworks within the City. While your comments at that time served to re-focus the City Council's efforts on illegal fireworks, the Council is now considering an amendment to the Safe and Sane exception to shorten the days of sale/use. This would negatively impact the funds we can raise at our Fireworks booth.