Weekly Parish News
Mass in gym regular times, Pictures of renovations, Fellowship Sunday, TOTUS TUUS registration form
Our "Church" while renovations are being done for the next 5 weekends.
Located in the St. Mary School, all entrances will be open this weekend. You may enter from 9th street directly into the gym, or from the main school entrance or south door from the St. Mary parking lot. All Mass times and confession time will remain the same - Confession (in corner of gym) 4-5pm, 5:30pm Sat Mass. 8:30 & 10:30am Sun Masses with Coffee and Doughnuts following in the caf - EVERY WEEK!
See below for some pictures from this week's progress, it's all been going along great!
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Monday was a very productive day of moving and preparing. All pews and statues were removed and a protective flooring put down.
Dolores Patterson and her cousin Belinda Godfrey of Godfrey Ecclesiastic Arts will be here this summer renovating our 14 Station Statues, overseeing the painting and decorating of the inside of the church, and adding the finishing touches of gold leaf stenciling. Dolores is pictured here in the JPII room of the parish center with the Station Statues she will be restoring. This is Dolores' third time here in the past 2 years, after this summer she will have restored all the statues inside of our church including the crucifix which was done just before Easter last year.
In addition to the church improvements being done this week, you'll notice a new blue privacy fence installed around our playground area.
All inside painting and plaster repair is being done by Koehn painting, they have been fantastic so far. And so has all our roofers from Roofing Services Unlimited, both local companies.
Everything is the choir loft is all wrapped in plastic ready to go for next week when they start repair and painting up there. Sorry no pipe organ practice for the next couple of weeks!
The temporary confessional in the corner of the school gym "church". The normal confession times from 4-5pm on Saturday will continue.
Tuesday we started with the roof replacement. Thank God for such wonderful weather this week!
4 layers of shingles are being removed. 3 asphalt and one wood shingle layer. What a mess!
Mary went "under cover" during the roof replacement.
Even started to put some paint down, pictured here is the front of the choir loft, notice the subtle change from the white wall we had before to the warmer tone going on now.
With the entire East side complete on Friday morning they began working on the north side of the church. Next week we will have a lane of main street closed while the work on the West side.
We will have Fellowship Sunday EVERY week for the next 5 weeks in the cafeteria after the 8:30 & 10:30 Masses, hope to see you there, bring a friend!
Totus Tuus - July 23 - 28
Totus Tuus is a Catechetical Summer Camp (VBS - Vacation Bible School) for students entering the 1st-12th grades. Totus Tuus will again return to St. Mary for the last full week of July. The Grade School Program (Grades 1-6) will run from 9:00am - 3:00pm Monday - Friday. The Junior and Senior High School program will be 7:30pm - 9:45pm Sunday Thursday. Registration forms are in the back of church or to download from the link below, due to the St. Mary Church Office by July 10th. Any questions, please contact St. Mary Pastoral Assistant, Rob Tierney at 620-960-5602.
Sent by Rob Tierney on Friday, June 9 at 2:56PM