* We welcome Fr. Gary Wiesmann for our annual mission appeal. The second collection this weekend is for the Diocesan Missionary Appeal, for the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica.
* Join people of all faiths for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, as proclaimed by Pope Francis. Hosted by Shiloh Old Site Baptist Church at 7pm on Tuesday, September 1.
* Save the date for these upcoming events:
- Parish Ice Cream Social, Cakewalk and Dance, Saint Mary’s fall social, come to see everyone, enter the cake decorating contest, put on your dancing shoes, Sunday, September 13, 4-7pm. Before the Social begins join us for our first 1-mile Fun Run/ Walk at 3:30pm, starting at Walmart Garden Center and going to the school. For all ages, join us.
- Parish Life Weekend: get involved in parish life and work, Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20.
* Don’t forget! Manna Food Drive for the Fredericksburg Food Bank is coming up the weekend of September 12-13 at all Masses! Bring food and donations for those who are hungry.