Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying:
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
And all spoke highly of him
and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.
They also asked, “Isn’t this the son of Joseph?”
He said to them, “Surely you will quote me this proverb,
‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say,
‘Do here in your native place
the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.'”
And he said, “Amen, I say to you,
no prophet is accepted in his own native place. Luke 4:21 -30



This week, take a look at these gorgeous rose gold necklaces from designer KENDRA SCOTT. 

“Known for her beautiful gemstones and and timeless styles, designer Kendra Scott has won over the fashion world one gorgeous piece of jewelry at a time.”

Understated and on trend, these would make a beautiful gift for any special woman in your life, or simply a well deserved treat for yourself! These necklaces are valued at over $200. Make sure to purchase your tickets for the ball, so that you can have the chance to bid on this jewelry! 

January 25, 2019

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


Friday, January 25 – Middle School Knights of Columbus Winter Wonderland Dance
Saturday, January 26 – National Catholic Schools Week Begins
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
Wednesday, January 30 – School Mass
Friday, February 1 – Catholic Schools Week Special Lunch, Food Truck Friday


NEW – National Catholic Schools Week: Saint Mary’s Catholic School Celebration SCHEDULE.

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 went into effect Tuesday, January 22.

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.

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!


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 TODAY Friday January 25. No cash will be accepted on site.  A percentage of the proceeds will go to our school.

(Please note: Students must bring their lunch or participate in our special  food truck treat.)

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.


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!


NEW – After School Clubs Starting in February:  New clubs are starting in February registration due by February 1st.  “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.


NEW – Visit Saint Gertrude High School in February, also Dinner and a Show Information!

Destination: High School An Insider’s Look at Saint Gertrude

Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.  Join us for an insider’s look at Saint Gertrude High School. Hear from members of our community — current students, current parents, alumnae, faculty members, and administration — about what life is like during the Saint Gertrude experience and how prepared our alumnae are for life after high school. There will also be a panel Q&A to answer all the questions you’ve wanted to ask. Register at

Shadow Days Feb. 3 & 4 Come see firsthand what life is like for students at Saint Gertrude. Guests are paired with one of our student ambassadors, and experience Morning Gathering, two classes, and lunch. Our student ambassadors guide guests through the school for a private tour with an opportunity to visit with our teachers one-on-one and learn more about our signature programs and electives. Must be an eighth grader or transfer student. Register at

Application Deadline Extended Due to an influx of interest surrounding our flexible tuition program, we have decided to extend the application deadline to Monday, January 28.  If all documents (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) are received by January 28, admission notification will still be sent on March 1.  Any documents received after January 28 may delay notification.

There’s still time to register for “Dinner & a Show.”  Join us at 5:30 PM on January 30 for an early dinner, then enjoy Starbucks coffee with VIP seating while you take in all the fabulous performances at our annual talent show and one-act play.  Register at  Questions? Contact Meredith McNamara, Director of Admission at or 804-822-3941.




Church Events:

“Pope Francis After Size 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