Adoration closed
until after
the 9AM mass on Monday
January 21 due to winter storm.



ANNUAL MARDI GRAS ~ NIGHT AT THE RACES
On Saturday, February 23 from 5 PM until 11 PM we will once again have our Annual Mardi Gras ~ Night at the Races. If you remember,
this event was SOLD OUT early last year. You can BUY A TICKET, PURCHASE A "HORSE" for $10 or be a sponsor for this great event. Consider becoming a SPONSOR! I hope you are able to make this a huge success for Saint Mary Parish.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIP
The Perkiomen Valley Council 3633 of the Knights of Columbus of St. Eleanor and St. Mary Parishes are offering two Scholarships to Pope John Paul II Catholic High School. Each Scholarship is for an entering Freshman and is a four year award of $750 per year, or a total of $3,000. To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must: (1) Be a current eighth grade student registered at either St. Eleanor or St. Mary Parish, regardless of where or how they complete their elementary education,(2) Have a completed application for admission on file at Pope John Paul II High School and (3) Have a completed application for financial aid on file at Pope John Paul II High School. Scholarships are based on financial need. For more information contact Joe Klobusicky at 610-653-0829.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Each year our country celebrates Catholic Schools Week during the last week of January. We are blessed with our own Parochial School. Saint Mary Catholic School offers both a Pre-School Division, called Agnus Dei Academy, and an Elementary School Division. Please stop by for a tour of our beautiful school by contacting Suzette Moyer, Director of Development at 610-287-7757.

DAY OF GIVING
A Day of Giving is a national campaign focusing on giving back to Saint Mary Catholic School for 24 hours beginning Tuesday,January 29, 2019 at 12 PM to Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to 12pm. This national day of philanthropy invites all people, across the country, who have been impacted by Catholic school education in ways big and small, to financially donate to their local Catholic school. By making a gift, you are helping to ensure that all families who choose a Catholic school education can continue to receive value, faith-filled, and quality academic formation for their children.

ANNUAL CENSUS and PARISH APPEAL:
A mailing was sent to households on the Census and Appeal. This Census and Appeal is important to us here at Saint Mary Parish because its purpose is two-fold: One, it helps us to update our Parish records and Two, the Parish Appeal will help us to continue to maintain our 22 acres of property and 6 buildings in a manner you have come to expect and deserve. You will be happy to know that our Parish has ascertained a new Data Software Program. We are switching from Parish Data System (PDS) to Servant Keeper. Servant Keeper will allow us, on a parish level, to obtain much more information, quickly print reports and schedule lay ministers of the Mass in an efficient manner. Thank you so much for your support and cooperation.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Biblical Women in Crisis: Portraits of Faith and Trust
by Jeanne Kun

Old and New Testaments who are caught up in difficult, surprising, or uncertain situations. The choices they make to face or embrace those situations are models for us when we are confronted with such events in our own lives. This 7-week study will be offered on Thursdays beginning February 21, 2019. Two sessions will be offered: 10-11:30 A.M. or 7-8:30 P.M. Please contact Linda Nichols at 215 256-4941 by February 17th to register. There will be a nominal fee for the study guide.

 


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MISSION STATEMENT

Saint Mary Church is a community of Catholics, striving to be an open and caring people,
living our failth, spreading God's word, and serving Jesus' disciples to our families,
our parish and our surrounding communities.

 


40 SPRING MOUNT ROAD
SCHWENKSVILLE, PA 19473

Reverend Louis P. Bellopede, Pastor
Reverend Brian M. Kean, In Residence
Deacon Donald O. Nichols

Updated 1/19/2019