* This weekend is Stewardship Commitment Weekend. Please prayerfully consider how you can get involved with our parish community and share your talents and gifts with others. Please see pages 9-10 for the Commitment Card.
* The traditional blessing of animals for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi will take place on Saturday, October 1 at 10am in the parking lot at the statue of St. Francis in front of the Parish Office Building. Please park away from the building to allow space for our “rambunctious” pets. Please also come prepared to clean up after your pet in case of “accidents.” All animals should be contained or leashed.
* Next Sunday, October 2, is Respect Life Sunday. Saint Mary Parish will again participate in the Annual Life Chain. We will meet in the Parish Life Center at 2pm to pick up our signs and walk up to Route 1, where we will form a chain along Route 1 from Route 3 to College Avenue. lease join us and take a stand for the unborn.
* The Saint Mary Choir’s Cabaret Night fundraiser, featuring lively music and silent auction is Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm at Holy Cross Academy. Tickets are $50. Buy tickets after Mass, at the parish office or by calling Joyce O’Toole at 540-371-2365.