Express Announcements ~ May 8, 2016

* A special Evening Prayer (Vespers) for Pentecost will be celebrated next weekend following the 7:01pm Sunday Mass, May 15. 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.

* Join us next week for the Taizé Prayer Service on Monday, May 9 at 8:15pm. For over nine years we have met each month to pray for Christian unity in our community and the world. All Christians are invited!

* 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 Saturday, May 14, from 12:30–3pm and learn about building healthy self-esteem. Open to teenagers and all interested adults, ministry leaders, all involved in leading our youth. RSVP needed, please see p. 8.

* The “Believe Group” is a new Health Ministry discussion group for those facing a cancer diagnosis and for those sharing this experience with a loved one. Our first meeting will be Sunday, May 15 from 9:30-11:30am in the Courtyard Meeting Room, see page 8 for details.

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

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