Express Announcements ~ May 15, 2016

* The second collection this weekend is the Diocesan Retired Priests’ Collection. This collection aids in caring for our retired priests who have served our diocese so faithfully over the years. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

* A special Evening Prayer (Vespers) for Pentecost will be celebrated tonight, May 15, following the 7:01pm Sunday Mass. Join us for a beautiful solemn Vespers led by our youth choir as we close the Easter Season and return to Ordinary Time.

* Fredericksburg’s annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is hosted this year by Christ Lutheran Church, Monday, May 16 at 7pm (two blocks from Saint Mary on Augustine Street). Please join our city’s prayer.

* We will have so mulch fun on Tuesday, May 17, starting at 5:30pm behind the Parish Life Center as we have our spring mulch event, followed by pizza and age-appropriate beverages! Looking for a family service night? This is perfect. Bring your tools (wheelbarrows, especially). Thanks so mulch!

* Join us as we celebrate the arts at Saint Mary with our next free Organ Concert Friday, May 20 at 8pm in the Church, with master organist Benjamin LaPrairie from the Basilica in Washington DC. Reception follows.

* Mark your calendars: Our PARISH PICNIC at Holy Cross Academy is Sunday, June 12 in the afternoon.

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