“I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken for He is right beside me.”
Psalms 16:8

Saint Mary’s Families
October 12, 2018

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


Monday October 15 – 4th Grade Field Trip
Thursday October 18 – 3rd Grade Field Trip



NEW – Sweet Treats for Middle School:  The 8th grade will be selling sweet treats during middle school lunch on Friday, 10/12, 10/19, & 10/26. Prices will be $2 for ice cream and $1 for everything else.  Please support the 8th grade and buy a sweet treat!”

Volunteer Information & Virtus Update:  Field Trips and Volunteer opportunities are coming up and I want to make sure that you are ready and you have met the volunteer requirements. ALL volunteers must have attended a VIRTUS session AND be up to date on reading the monthly VIRTUS bulletins.  Also, please visit our school website to read up on the other requirements to volunteer. Please click HERE to register for an upcoming class.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather at hheishman@saintmary.org

Save the NEW Date for High School Night: We would like to invite our middle school students and their parents to our annual High School Information Fair to now be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 6:30-8pm in the Upper Commons of our Church.  Print this flyer for a list of the visiting schools  HERE.

TRUNK OR TREAT: Costumes, Fun, Candy, Games & Movies!!! Click HERE for the full details.

Saint Gertrude High School:  Invites you to their annual Open House on Sunday, October 14 from 1 PM – 3 PM. Hear from Head of School Renata Rafferty, learn more about their NEW Flexible Tuition Program, take a private tour of campus, and discover what makes their academic, athletic, and arts programs truly amazing. Register at saintgertrude.org/openhouse. For more information, contact Meredith McNamara at 804-822-3941 or mmcnamara@saintgertrude.org



Monday Prayer Group:  “Come start your week with prayer! Join your SMCS community every Monday in the side Chapel after drop off for a time of communal prayer. Let us come together to strengthen our community by inviting God into our midst. All you need to bring is a Rosary and a smile. We hope to see you!”


Church Events:

“Middle School Rally”  (grades 6-8) Sunday 10/21. It is a fun, faith-focused, field-trip day. There’s a dynamic guest speaker, fun activities, inflatables, games and crafts. We will also attend mass together. This is a great community experience shared among the middle school youth of our diocese.   Registration is OPEN! Space is limited. Email Laura or visit evangelizerichmond.org for the YOUTH registration form. Early bird price ($40) expires after 10/5. $50 through 10/12. Bus leaves ParkNRide at 8:30 on 10/21.  Submit registrations to Laura (lstapleton@stmarysrichmond.org). Chaperones are also needed.

“The King’s Singers – GOLD” A Christmas Concert Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. St. Mary Catholic Church  Tickets:  $40 per person Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, two time Grammy and Emmy award winning The King’s Singers are in global demand. Come celebrate 50 years of amazing musical heritage with their special anniversary performance: GOLD.

For concert info and tickets, visit stmarysrichmond.org or call the Parish Office at 804-740-4044.  We expect a sellout, so get your tickets now!

“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


Helpful Links:

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