Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid;
from now on you will be catching men.”
When they brought their boats to the shore,
they left everything and followed him. Luke 5:1 -11



An exciting evening of mystery and fun will be on the agenda for the winners of this week’s Spotlight Item!
We will be auctioning off an 8 person table to one of Dover Hall’s Murder Mystery Dinners, “Murder at the Mansion”. This interactive dinner will feature a cocktail hour and a fabulous four course dinner.   You won’t want to miss the chance to bid on this night of intrigue. Be sure to purchase your tickets for our Masquerade Ball & Casino Night!  Dover Hall

February 1, 2019

Please visit the school calendar regularly for the most up-to-date information as times and dates may change.


Monday, February 4 – No School for students, Parent Teacher Conferences. NO ASC
Wednesday, February 6 – School Mass, Blessing of the Throats



Field Day T-shirt Order:  IMPORTANT! Your students Field Day T-shirt was covered in your Student Fees. Please print the order form and fill in your students T-shirt size and information.  Click HERE. If you have more than two children , just add additional children on the back of the form repeating all needed information. Please return the form to your oldest student’s teacher by Friday February 8th.

NEW – Prayer and Reflection: There is a group of moms (although dads are also welcome) that has been meeting on Mondays at 8AM in the daily mass chapel to pray the rosary – for all the intentions of our school community. It has been a meaningful start to our week!  This week, we are adding “a bookend” to the other end of the week. Join us Fridays at 1:30PM in the St Mary Room (down among the church offices) to look ahead to the readings for Sunday and reflect, discuss, and continue to help make our Catholic School experience meaningful. We planned it for “just before pickup” in the hope that you can make it work in your day.   For both events, no preparation is required and children are invited.  We look forward to seeing you!

NEW – Crayola ColorCycle: Send in your old markers!  We are excited to announce our participation in Crayola ColorCycle program.  “Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Through this initiative, students grades K-12 in schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and re-purpose used markers.”  Saint Mary’s will be collecting and recycling all brands of plastic markers.  This will include dry erase markers and highlighters.  Let’s keep them out of the landfills! Please send makers in a paper bag marked “Mrs. Trout”.

Masquerade Ball and Casino Night:

Tickets are now on sale for our Masquerade Ball & Casino Night, Saturday March 2!!! We have tax deductible sponsorships available as well. Purchase tickets, sponsorships and TAG week HERE.


Franks Spirit Night: 

Spirit Night at Frank’s West, Tuchahoe Village Shopping Center, 11238 Patterson Ave, Richmond VA.   Tuesday, February 5th, 3 to 8pm. Plan on taking the night off from cooking. Dine in or Carry Out!


After School Clubs Starting in February:  New clubs are starting in February registration due by February 1.  “Bricks 4 Kidz” is on Wednesdays starting February 6th, for students in grades 1st thru 5th. 16 student maximum class size. Click HERE for more information.  Click HERE to register.

Also, Martial Arts provided by “The Budo Center” on Thursdays starting February 7th, for students in Junior Kindergarten thru 1st grade. Click HERE for more information and registration form.


NEW – PTO General Meeting:

PTO general meeting in the Bishop Sullivan room on Wednesday February 13th at 6:30 p.m.  Father Renninger will update the community on the principal search and our PTO will share upcoming events and news.





Church Events:

“Pope Francis After Six Years” Saturday, February 16th, 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Fr. Thomas Reese. Click HERE for more information.

“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 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 next registration will take place on February 21st, 2019 at 7:00p.m. in the evening.


Helpful Links:

Volunteer for Carpool Duty
Volunteer in the Lunch Room
Painless Fundraising
Flynn O’Hara Uniform inform