Express Announcements ~ September 11, 2016

* Saint Mary’s fall social, the Parish Ice Cream Social, Cakewalk and
Dance, is TODAY from 4-7pm. Come see everyone, enterthe cake
decorating contest, and put on your dancing shoes. Before the Social, join us for our annual 1-mile Fun Run/Walk at 3:15pm, starting at Walmart Garden Center and going to the school. Children 12 and under (and parents), join us! More information on Page 4.

* Don’t forget! Manna Food Drive for the Fredericksburg Food Bank
after all Masses this weekend. Bring food and donations forthose who are hungry.

* Please join us for our monthly Taizé Prayer Service this Monday, September 12 at 8:15pm. Now in our 9th year, we have met
each month to pray for Christian unity in our community and in the world. All Christians are warmly invited; invite your friends!

* This year’s Parish Life Weekend is next weekend, September 17-18. Please plan to visit with our many parish ministries and learn more about how you can get involved in the life of our Parish.

* The Second Collection next weekend supports the Religious Education of our Parish. Forthe fiscal year ending June 30,
2016, parish expenses for our Religious Education Program were $42,220.73, and your generosity in supporting the faith
formation of our children is sincerely appreciated.

* Nar-Anon Support group is now meeting on Thursdays at St. Mary at 7pm in the Fr. Don Rooney Community Room. Help is offered by sharing experiences, strengths and hopes; please see the page 11 for more details about this program.