Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 

January 18, 2019

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


Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King School Holiday
Wednesday, January 23 – School Mass
Friday, January 25 – Middle School Knights of Columbus Dance
Saturday, January 26 – Catholic Schools Week Mass
Sunday, January 27 – Catholic Schools Week Mass
Sunday, January 27 – Saint Mary’s Open House 10am to 2pm



NEW – Clinic Communication: To create efficiencies in communication our clinic will begin to send email notifications when there is a student clinic visit. When a child visits the clinic and receives minor care, our nurses will send a clinic notification with details of the visit. This is to avoid interrupting families during the day with a phone call when there is just a minor visit to the clinic. Nurses will continue to call on urgent matters that warrant a conversation. This is an effort to streamline communication, improve clinic documentation and reduce interruptions to your day. Thank you for your support and understanding during this transition. This change will go into effect beginning Tuesday, January 22.

NEW – Catholic Schools Week Mass:   The weekend of January 26/27 marks the start of Catholic Schools Week. It’s an important time that we celebrate the gift of Catholic education. For both Saturday and Sunday masses, we encourage students to wear their school uniform to mass. We are proud of our students and would love the church community to see our student representation in mass.

NEW – Saint Mary’s Catholic School Geography Bee!:  If your child is in grade 4-8 and is interested in participating in the St. Mary’s School Geography Bee on Friday, January 25, at 3:00 p.m. in the library, please see Mrs. Henning to sign-up or Email Mrs. Henning at  Sign-ups will close at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 24.

NEW – Middle School “Winter Wonderland” Dance:  Friday January 25, 2019 from 7:30 to 9:30pm.  Volunteers are needed (chaperones, food donations, etc…) and our middle school students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to sign up to decorate and clean up.  Please SIGN UP to make this event a possibility.  Click HERE for required permission slip. (Admission $5 and a canned good).

Chili Cook-Off:  


What a great way to kick off Catholic Schools Week, sharing time and a delicious meal together.  Come join us on Saturday, January 26th in the Saint Mary’s Parish Hall at 6:30 p.m. for the 10th annual Chili Cook-Off at Saint Mary’s.  We need tasters and Chili Chefs! Bring your best chili and there will be prestigious prizes for the first, second, and third place winners.    Chicken nuggets and macaroni will be available for non-chili eaters.  Beer and wine will also be available for purchase at the event.

Register to cook and get tickets HERE:

Please volunteer! Click HERE the Sign Up Genius has everything from set up to clean up!

NEW – Special Treat for Catholic Schools Week:

As a special treat to conclude Catholic Schools Week, the PTO has coordinated a Food Truck Friday February 1st!  We invite you to order and join your child(ren) for lunch.  All lunches need to be pre-ordered by Friday January 25. No cash will be accepted on site.  A percentage of the proceeds will go to our school.

To order all meals, please click HERE

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.

NEW – 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!

Field Day T-shirt Order:  The time has come to order your students T-shirt for Field Day. Good News! When you paid your student fee, it included the Field Day T-shirt.  Parents, please print the order form by clicking 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 January 25th.


Saint Gertrude High School Fall Admission Events: 

Shadow Days; Multiple dates in November, January, and February, School day begins at 8 a.m. Register at

Click HERE for all Saint Gertrude Events.




Church Events:

“The Abuse Crisis and the State of the Catholic Church Today”  Saturday, January 19th, 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Dr. Massimo Faggioli. Click HERE for more information.

“Pope Francis After Size Years” Saturday, February 16th, 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Fr. Thomas Reese

“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 10th, 2019.


Helpful Links:

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