This weekend, please support children with special needs by purchasing Tootsie Rolls which will be sold before and after all Masses. Thank you!
The Zarephath Club is in need of a leader (or co-leaders) to coordinate activities and outings for widows and widowers in the parish. Past activities have included lunch outings, card games and going to movies. If interested, call Angie Cina at 637-2319.
The "Catholicism" study series continues with session 7 on Monday, 14 May, at 7:30 p.m. in the Atrium. There will be no session on 7 May. All parish members are welcome and you need not have attended previous sessions to participate.
Roses for life on Mother’s Day: After each Mass next weekend, May 12 and 13, you will be able to purchase red roses to support the Wisconsin Right to Life fundraiser. A donation of at least $2 per rose is asked to help provide funds for WRTL educational activities. Please help to protect the most vulnerable human life.
The Joseph Club is sponsoring the annual Mother's Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 13 after both the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses. (Please note that the Joseph Club 5th Sunday breakfasts are only served after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.)
A free will offering will be gratefully accepted.
The next St. Mary Chapter of Pax Christi gathering is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in the Atrium. Our parish Pax Christi group has been discussing the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ call for immigration laws and policies that reflect the principles contained in Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching.
Calling all the women in the parish - Come to the Marian Banquet on Wednesday, May 16. We are going to be arriving between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. We plan to eat at 6:30 p.m. If you can, please bring a dish towel for our kitchen as our supply of towels for drying are getting worn out. There is a sign up sheet in the Atrium so we can plan a little. A dish to pass is requested; whatever you would like to bring. We will be playing Marian Bingo and having a special prayer.
May 16, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
If anyone has not yet returned their Rice Bowl offering, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you.
Please note that the Mass time changes from 10:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 13.
Last Week, Noah Reuter Turben was welcomed into the Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism. Noah is the son of Jamie and Sarah (Timmerman) Turben. Welcome to this community of faith.
The Joseph Club will sponsor the Annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 10 at Eckhardt Park. They will also host a Chicken-Q (carry-outs only) on Saturday, June 30th from 3-7 pm. Early bird ticket sales for the Chicken-Q will be sold for $7.00 each in the Atrium from Saturday, May 7 until Sunday, June 10; the price will increase to $8.00 on June 11. Delivery service to shut-ins will be available. Mark your calendar now to support the work of the Joseph Club!
Final call for registration for the Diocese of La Crosse Pre-Cana class to be offered here at St. Mary's on June 2nd. The class will not be offered again in this area until February, 2013 in Richland Center. Engaged couples are required to participate in this class prior to their wedding. Please call 608-637-7711 for more information or to register for the class.
PLENARY INDULGENCE—ST. JOSEPH THE WORKMAN CATHEDRAL ANNIVERSARY - A decree designating a plenary indulgence attached to the 50th anniversary of the erection of the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman and the 150th anniversary of the Cathedral Parish. The indulgence is granted to all who make a pilgrimage to the Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Diocese of La Crosse. Please note that to receive the indulgence one has to go to confession, receive Holy Communion and engage in a charitable work. The Bishop, acting in union with the Holy Father and by virtue of canon 995 and the Apostolic Constitution Indulgentiarum doctrina (AAS 59  5-24), promulgates this decree.
This week we highlight Corner Copy and The Computer Guy as the bulletin sponsor of the week.
Weekend 29 April 2012
Casa Hogar: $95.00
DIOCESAN ANNUAL APPEAL
Cash to date: $30,412.50
"We Belong To Christ"
Please continue to pay on your pledge. Thank you to all who are participating. New pledges may still be made. Watch future bulletins for detailed information regarding how campaign proceeds have been invested in improvements to our parish.
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK
Saturday, 28 April, 5:15 p.m. +Ronald Aspenson
Sunday, 29 April, 8:00 a.m. * For the People of Saint Mary Parish
10:30 a.m. +Patt (Pedretti) Hansen
(Nick & Jeanne Haskins)
Monday, 7 May, 8:00 a.m. +Frank Finley
(Matthew & Melissa Thorson)
Tuesday, 8 May, 8:00 a.m. + Charles Martin
(Chicago Powdered Metal Products)
Wednesday, 9 May, 8:00 a.m. +Dick Effinger
Thursday, 10 May, 8:00 a.m. +Mary Schiltz
Friday, 11 May, 8:00 a.m. NO MASS OR COMMUNION SERVICE