Friday Flash February 28, 2020

One does not live on bread alone,

but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:4

IMPORTANT DATES NEXT WEEK:

  • Wednesday March 4 – School Mass
  • Thursday March 5 – Fourth Grade Field Trip

NEWS/EVENTS/NEED TO KNOW:

GALA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

 We are looking for many volunteers to make this year’s Gala a success. There are volunteer opportunities for not only the evening of the gala, but the week proceeding as well. Additionally, we will need clean up volunteers. If you are able to donate your time, please sign up here

“GALA TICKET SALES END MARCH 9TH!!!!”

Purchase tag week for your students, now!

MOBILE BIDDING – NEW THIS YEAR!!! If you can’t make it to this year’s Gala, you will still have the opportunity to bid on most silent auction items! Simply purchase the mobile bidding package here!

Tickets are now on sale HERE!
Tickets also available to purchase on our website saintmary.org. Look for the orange GALA button at the top of our homepage!
Print this announcement for ticket sales HERE!

PARENT PRAYER DURING LENT:

There’s no better time for prayer than during Lent! Parent Prayer meets Mondays at 8 AM, in our NEW location, the small Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Please join us as we lift up our school, church, and community!

BOXTOPS APP INFORMATION:

We want to make using the BOXTOPS app on your phone even easier; to locate our school information, search; ST MARYS SCHOOL – School ID: 147154

FRANK’S WEST SPIRIT NIGHT

March 11th 3:00 – 8:00 PM Frank’s West 11238 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23238

Join your Saint Mary’s PTO on March 11th for Spirit Night at Frank’s West! Dine in or take out – simply mention Saint Mary’s when ordering, and our school will receive a portion of the sale! We hope to see you there!

LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Fourth and Fifth Grade Parents/Families. This is your opportunity, WE NEED YOUR HELP AT LUNCH!

Parents – are you looking to get involved or see your child and help out in a much needed way?  One way to volunteer is during lunch. Each grade level is assigned a month. Please consider helping!

March 2020 – 4th and 5th grades

April 2020 – 2nd and 3rd grades

Click on the month to sign up!

THE FIRST OF OUR FISH FRY FRIDAYS FEBRUARY 28TH:

Fish Fry Menu For Friday February 28

SUMMER CAMP IS COMING!:

Click on the blue links below for a Camp Flyer for each week, Camp Offerings Sign up, Camp Registration, and Summer Camp online payment.
Our camp information can also be found on our homepage under “Latest News” ” Summer Camp”

SMCS Summer Camp Week 1 Flyer June 8 – 12

SMCS Summer Camp Week 2 Flyer June 15 – 19

SMCS Summer Camp Week 3 Flyer June 22 – 26

SMCS Summer Camp Week 4 Flyer July 13 – 17

Camp Selection Form

Camp Online Registration

Camp Online Payment

NIGHT OF NATIONS SAVE THE DATE APRIL 2, 2020!

If you have not already taken the survey for the Night of Nations, you still have time.  More details are coming out about this event soon.  We cannot wait to celebrate our cultural heritage at Saint Mary’s! Information Letter and Survey

ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH EVENT:

NO TIME TO COOK?” Back by popular demand, we are taking pre-orders for Knights of Columbus Irish Night food.  Orders for Shepard’s pie, lamb stew, and beef stew can be placed online now at www.stmarysrichmond.org for pick up after each mass in the Lower Commons on March 14th and 15th. All proceeds will go towards building a proper kitchen for the school children of our twin parish in Angouman, Haiti. Pè Gèn, our pastor from Angouman will be at St. Mary’s for the annual Haiti sponsorship weekend on March 21st and is very much looking forward to visiting again with St. Mary’s students.
Questions?  Please contact David Park, Chair of St. Mary Haiti Ministry (dypark@gmail.com).

“Are You Interested in Becoming A Catholic?”  If you have never been baptized, if you were baptized in another Christian denomination and would like to become Catholic, or if you were baptized Catholic, but never received the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, you are welcome to join our RCIA Inquiry Process.  For more information, call Sr. Pat at 740-4044, ext. 13, or go to our parish web page, and click on “Interest in Becoming Catholic”.

“St. Mary’s Catholic Church Registration” Parish registration takes place monthly on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm or some weekdays at 7 pm in the Bishop Sullivan Room.  During this one-hour program, you will meet other parishioners, our Pastor and staff, receive an introduction to St. Mary’s Parish and complete the registration documents.  Childcare and refreshments are provided.

Our registration will take place on March 15, 2020.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Volunteer for Carpool Duty
Painless Fundraising
Flynn O’Hara Uniform information