May is traditionally celebrated as a month dedicated to our blessed mother. Click here to read a fantastic article about this monthly celebration of Mary! As a family, come up with a plan to grow in love of our Blessed Mother.
Congratulations to our 2nd graders who have and who are preparing to receive their 1st Eucharist, and to our confirmation candidates who will receive the sacrament of confirmation on Thursday May 3rd!
In a couple of weeks you will be receiving information regarding registration for the 2018-2019 faith formation year. One thing you will notice is that our faith formation program is now called “Breakthrough Faith Formation”! In scripture there are numerous times that God “broke through” in someone’s life. Their lives gained new meaning, a new identity, a new mission, with a clear destination. Well our faith formation program will be a place where our students, catechists, and families will Encounter the love of God, Engage with our faith, and learn how to Witness/Share our faith with others! It will be a time and space for God to Breakthrough into our lives! Next year is going to be EPIC!
Mark Your Calendars! Please consider participating in St. Mary’s Corpus Christi Procession on June 3. Procession starts at 2pm at Tyburn Academy and moves to St. Mary’s Church! Celebrate Jesus in His amazing gift in the Eucharist!
Faith Formation News for May
***NEW***EDGE Middle School Youth Group (6th, 7th, 8th Grades)
You have spoken! We have listened!
May 7- 7:00pm-8:30pm –St. Alphonsus Gym
May 21- 7:00pm-8:30pm – St. Alphonsus Gym
EMMAUS High School Youth Group
Sundays from 6:00pm-7:30pm in Youth Room in St. Joseph School unless otherwise noted!
6- Who is Mary and why is she my mother? (***Meet at St. Francis Church) Taco Night for Cinco de mayo!
13- Mother’s Day! The importance of Mothers!
17- 5:30pm Holy Hour at St. Hyacinths followed by food, fellowship and fun!
20- Feast of Pentecost! 5pm Mass! Living in the Spirit!
27- Memorial Day! No Meeting
Saturday May 5- Topic: People of Spirit! Location: CFL
Sunday June 3- Participation in St. Mary’s Eucharistic Procession! 2pm-4pm
Adult Faith Formation
The Bread of Life: Foundations of a Eucharistic Spirituality Dr..Matthew Kuhner, will offer eight spiritual talks at St Mary's Church Hall leading up to the Feast of Corpus Christi. The talks will explore the foundational ways in which the Eucharistic encounter can take root in our lives, shaping our spirituality, our work, and our relationships. The talks will be given over four consecutive Wednesdays beginning May 9th. There will be 2 one hour talks given each Wednesday starting at 10:30 AM with Eucharistic Adoration and lunch break between the talks. A free lunch will be provided to those who sign up for lunch by calling St Mary's 252 9545 at least 24 hours prior to each Wednesday.
Technology and Faith
OFFICIAL APP OF MASSTIMES.ORG!
The purpose of the Mass Times ministry is to help Catholics get to Mass by helping them find churches and worship times worldwide. We do this by hosting and sharing the most comprehensive database of Catholic churches and worship times in existence. Dioceses, parishes, and many volunteers help us keep the database current. We also host the masstimes.org website that our visitors use to search for Mass times.