St. Mary’s Catholic Family News Sheet
March 17 & 18, 2018
Father Federico:  833-3131           Parish Office:  833-5835

Liturgy Schedule  (March 19 - 25)

Monday        8:30 AM     Peace
Tuesday       8:30 AM      Louise Westbrooks
Wednesday  6:00 PM      Fran White-Boes
Thursday     8:30 AM      Louise Westbrooks - Steve Westbrooks
                   6:30 PM      Lenten Penance Service at St. Joseph in Cobden
Friday         8:30 AM      Laurence Wiedlocher
               1 PM – 7 PM    Eucharistic Adoration
                   7:00 PM       Stations of the Cross
Saturday     4:00 PM       Confession
                   5:00 PM       Xue Yun Tang S.I.  
Sunday        7:30 AM      Our Parish Family
                 10:00 AM       Bill Ford

Ministry Schedule – March 24 & 25
5:00 P.M.
Lector          Holly Wohlwend
Servers        Olivia Heinrichs – Breckstin Schaefer
Euch. Min.    Joe Wendling – Susan Sheffer - Paul Cairatti
Greeters       Volunteers

7:30 A.M.
Lector          Susan Hoyle
Servers        Emily Kacinski – Hannah Hale
Greeters      Gerry & Rosa Basler

10:00 A.M.
Lector         Richard Pommier – Nancy Welborn
Servers       Ricky Tweedy – Luke Vaughn - Karynna Carter
Euch. Min.   Liz Mandeville – Terri Hale - Amy Ulrich
Greeters     Grover Mays Family

Last Weekend’s Collection
Loose           873.00         Building       182.50
Envelopes  2363.00         Education      67.50
Total          3236.00         CRS             215.00

We need Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers & Servers for Holy Week Services
Sign-up sheets for the various ministries and times are in the church entrance.
Please sign up ASAP -- Thanks

Easter Flower Fund
If you would like to make a donation in remembrance of a loved one to our Easter Flower Fund – there are envelopes at the church entrances.  Please fill out the information on the front of the envelope, insert donation, drop envelope in the collection.   Donations will be accepted through Palm Sunday. 

Lenten Penance Service 

St. Joseph Church in Cobden       Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 PM
Please Pray For:

Bill Britt, Valrey Coleman, Bill Eblen, Tracee Foley Missy O’Daniel Franklin, Perry Hazelwood
Charlene Potts, Lori Ray, Terry Rueffer, Dick Schaefer, Kay Schaefer, Jack Sherwin, Cindy Wiesnewski
                      Prayerline — Diane Lovell     833-3700


KC’s Lenten Fish Fries
Only 1 more --- Friday, March 23         5:00 PM – 7:00 PM         St. Mary’s Parish Hall

Respect Life Corner - Grade Your Marriage

Marriage is not a test that you either pass or fail.  It is an ongoing process of learning about each other and how to accommodate differences so that both of you can feel satisfied and grow in love for each other
Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: Marriage is not a com-petition in which one person wins at the expense of the other.  Go to to assess where you are in your marriage.  This assessment can add up to a blueprint for deepening your marriage and helping you reach your full potential.  Give thanks to God our Father for the gift of marriage:  the bond of life and love. 

Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 17-18, 2018
About dying.  Many are already thinking of spring planting and waiting for bulbs to show and then flower.  Dying seeds.  Dormant bulbs.  Plentiful produce.  Beautiful flowers.  
               • As Lent winds down, what still needs to die in me?
               • As Easter draws near, what needs to flourish?    
               • How will I remain obediently faithful? 

The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal
A most heartfelt thanks to all those who have already responded with a gift to The 2018 CSMA; we are truly grateful.  If you have not yet done so, there’s still plenty of time…one-time donations or pledges – in any amount – are needed.  Our seminarians, people served by Catholic Urban Programs and Daystar Community Program, the youngsters at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School and 10 other ministries and programs are counting on your support.  Donations can be made through your parish or online at  Please consider making your gift today or at any time in the coming months.  Thank you and may God bless you for your generosity.   

2017 Tithing Statements
Your 2017 contribution statements are available on the table at Church entrance — please pick them up.  

A Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land

Prayer – Solidarity – Peace
Co-Sponsored by:  Catholic Relief Services in the Diocese of Belleville in Illinois
                                                                           Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
You are invited to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime ‘Pilgrimage to the Holy Land’, 12-days Nov. 26 to Dec. 7, 2018.  Includes visits to Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, CRS Projects in the area, and much more!  Only $3,399 from Chicago (ORD) plus $195 in tips.  Spiritual director for the trip is Rev. Msgr. David Hoefler, Vicar General of the Springfield Diocese.  Pilgrimage coordinator will be Cheryl Sommer, CRS Coordinator for the Belleville Diocese.  To download free color brochure and registration form,, or for more information, contact Cheryl Sommer at 618-234-1166 or send email to  Space is limited.  Register today!

Spring Day of Recollection
The West Vicariate Spring Day of Recollection will be held on Thursday, April 5 at St. Pius V, Walsh.  The morning speaker will be Deacon Douglas Boyer.  We will be attending Mass before lunch.  The after-noon speaker will be Rev. Vincent Mukasa.  The cost of the day will be $9.00.  Everyone welcome!

Senior Citizen Dance
Notre Dame’s FCCLA invites all seniors to the Senior Citizen Dance on Friday. March 23 from 2-4 PM at Notre Dame H.S.  The dance will feature music by the Jerry Ford Combo.  Snacks and prizes provided by FCCLA students.  Come join us for a fun, free afternoon of dancing!  For more information contact Tanya Davis 573-335-6772 ext. 501

Special Collection Proceeds – Thank You!
A special thank you to all those who contributed to the Catholic Communications Campaign collection.  While collection donations have not as yet been received from all parishes, total proceeds as of February 20, are $25,754.71.