Friday Flash January 17, 2020

The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us.

To those who accepted him,

he gave power to become children of God.

John 1:14

IMPORTANT DATES NEXT WEEK:

  • Monday January 20 – School Closed Holiday Martin Luther King Junior Day
  • Wednesday January 22 – School Mass
  • Saturday January 25 – Chili Cook-Off

NEWS/EVENTS/NEED TO KNOW:

CHILI COOKOFF:

The Annual Chili Cookoff is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6:30pm, immediately following St. Mary’s Catholic Church 5:30 mass. Chili chefs and chili tasters needed!  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, $30 family maximum, and there will be a cash bar. Register to participate and purchase tickets ! Signup to volunteer at the Cookoff. This event takes a lot of “cooks in the kitchen”,  and we appreciate your help!  The Cookoff is a great way for our SMCS Family to kickoff Catholic Schools Week: delicious chili dinner (with chicken nuggets and mac-and-cheese for non-chili eaters), a friendly competition (with new prizes every year!), a movie for the kids, and a lot of fun!  Questions? Email Matthew Joss at mdjoss75@gmail.com

LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2nd & 3rd 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!

January 2020 – 2nd & 3rd grades

February 2020 – Kindergarten & First grades

Click on the month to sign up!

SMCS GALA SAVE THE DATE!:

ENJOY THESE PHOTOS FROM THE RICHMOND SYMPHONY CONCERT WITH SMCS CHOIR!

On December 10th, the Richmond Symphony, conducted by Daniel Myssyk, performed at St. Mary Catholic Church with Anne O’Byrne, soprano, Fr. Michael Renninger, baritone, and Saint Mary’s School choir.  Our school choir worked hard for months preparing and we are very proud of them.  The sold out concert was spectacular and enjoyed by all!  Here are some photos from the evening for your viewing pleasure!

WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR ALUMNUS CHRISTIAN LARGO:

Spina Bifida took Christian Largo’s ability to walk, but the disability is not preventing the Saint Mary’s grad from taking home gold on the bench thanks to a special trainer and friend. “Heroes Among Us“. 

NIGHT OF NATIONS SAVE THE DATE!

Saint Mary’s families, be on the lookout for a survey and more information coming out next week about this exciting event.  For now, mark your calendars! 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BASKETBALL FREE THROW CONTEST

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Basketball Free throw contest

A free throw contest for individuals age 9 to 14 based on their age as of 1 January 2020 is being sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  The event is open to all families.  

The event will be held on Sunday January 19, 2020 in the gym/Parish Hall at Saint Mary’s Catholic School.  Registration will begin at 2:30 in the gym. Please bring a government issued ID, a birth certificate or passport for age verification.  

The contestants will be divided into categories based on age and gender.   9, 10 and 11 year olds will be permitted to shoot from a 10 foot line. 12, 13 and 14 year olds will shoot from the standard 12 foot free throw line.  Each participant will be allowed 3 warm up shots. The contest is free and will consist of 15 free throws.  

Winners will advance to the District contest in February.  District winners will compete in March.

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH EVENT:

“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 January 19, 2020.

HELPFUL LINKS:

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

Please submit the information on this form so that we can share more about the Saint Mary’s experience with you. Thank you.