Dear St. Mary Parish Family,
While we continue to follow health department guidelines, we are pleased to report that weekly mass attendance has increased significantly this year.
Last year we received excellent feedback from our St. Mary Parish Synod. We are excited about the responses to the parish survey from this summer and small group discussions that all were invited respond to and attend over the summer after multiple masses. All feedback will be compiled into a document to be shared with the Diocese and the Vatican.
We continue to grow the committees developed over the past few years that are devoted to the St. Mary Parish Mission and Vision. All are welcome to share your passions for worship, mission, ministry, discipleship, and fellowship. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved and/or ask any questions. The Council is excited to work with fellow parishioners to help grow and develop each of the five areas of our St. Mary Parish Mission and Vision.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Katie Biese-Oleinic, Elsa Johnson, Tricia Miller, and Tracey Van Stippen for their service on the Parish Council. We are so grateful for the many gifts that they shared with our parish!
I also want to welcome Tom Betters, Emily Jenks, Emily Lonergan and Joe McCormick as the new members of the St. Mary Parish Council.
The Parish Council looks forward to collaborating with our phenomenal staff and parishioners to ensure our St. Mary continues to be a place where people come for acceptance, love, support and most importantly, to encounter Jesus.
Thank you and may God bless you and our parish!