Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?
How can you say to your brother,
“Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,”
when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?
March 1, 2019
Please visit the school calendar regularly for the most up-to-date information as times and dates may change.
IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK:
Saturday, March 2 – Masquerade Ball and Casino Night
Wednesday, March 6 – School Mass Ash Wednesday
NEWS/EVENTS/NEED TO KNOW:
Financial Assistance: The Catholic Diocese of Richmond and Saint Mary’s Catholic School work together to provide financial aid to families who demonstrate need. In order to qualify for these funds, families must complete a FACTS application form by clicking this link and also provide supporting documents to FACTS by March 1, 2019 for existing families. If you have questions or concerns about the FACTS application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-315-9262.
NEW – Change For Haiti:
During 2019 Lenten season, in solidarity with our twin Parish school in Angouman, Haiti, students of our 1st to 5th grade classes will be asked to take part in “Change for Haiti.” Next week, each student will be coming home with a donation box to collect change to be donated for purchase of much needed school supplies for the Haitian students. The donation boxes will be collected in April after Lent. Thank you for your support. Questions? Please contact David Park, Chair of St. Mary Haiti Ministry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NEW – Scouts Troop 737 Brunswick Stew Sale: Date: Saturday March 9, Location: Wembly Swim & Racquet club, Starting at 12pm. Click HERE for more information.
Kids Challenge Running Log: The Kids Challenge Running Log is coming home this week with your student. It is an optional Sports Backers program, not through the school. Run! Earn! Celebrate! Start running, keep track of your miles, and earn free prizes along the way. They can even run their last mile for the Kids Challenge at the Virginia 529 Kids Run on April 13. Students Grades JK-1 will have a Kids Challenge Running Log sent home in their folder soon. Grades 2-8 were given the option to take a Kids Challenge log home if they wished. The running/walking logs are due back to Mrs. Robinson on or before April 5, 2019. Please contact Mrs. Robinson with any questions.
8th Grade Ice Cream Sales: Bring money for ice cream! On Fridays in March, the 8th grade will be selling ice cream sundaes at lunch time! Sundaes can be purchased for $2.00. This is a fundraiser for our 8th grade graduating class, we appreciate your support!
Masquerade Ball and Casino Night:
Please help set up and volunteer at our Masquerade Ball & Casino Night, Saturday March 2! Click HERE for Sign up Genius.
Field Day Help Needed:
Field day is May 24 this year, please sign up HERE to help with this wonderful event
“No time to cook?” Back by popular demand, we will be taking orders for Knights of Columbus Irish Night food in the upper commons after mass on March 2nd & 3rd. Proceeds from the sale will help build a kitchen at our twin Parish school in Angouman, Haiti. Orders can also be placed online at www.stmarysrichmond.org
“Parish Lenten Mission” Please join us for a Parish Lenten Mission on the Meaning of Lent starting with a family dinner on Friday, March 1 at 6 pm and continuing on Saturday, March 2 from 9 to 11 am. The mission will be presented by Fr. Joseph Serano, O. Praem: “Preparing to Renew the Promises of our Baptism” “A Season of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving” and “Remembering our Fundamental Call to Join the Communion of Saints”
Child care will be available. For more details and to register, click HERE
“A Retreat for Men” A day of spiritual reflection, scriptural guidance and gain understanding. Saturday March 9th. Click HERE for more information.
“Breakthrough A Journey From Desperation to Hope” Tuesday March 19th. Father Rob Galea, dinner and Post-dinner program open to Youth (Grades 6-12) Parents welcome to attend. Special pre-dinner event for youth ministers, youth ministry volunteers, core team members, Catholic School teachers, parish catechists – any adult who works with teens in a school or church setting. FREE event… dinner included… but you must register… go HERE Check out Fr. Galea on youtube
“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 March 17, 2019.