First Saturdays Devotion
Saturday, October 4th, is the first Saturday of the month. Join us at 8AM as we participate in the First Saturdays Devotion with Archbishop Sample and parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Portland. On the first Saturdays of the month, the Faithful are asked to Go to Confession, Receive Communion, Pray the Rosary, and Meditate for 15 minutes – all with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Please join us for the Ministry Fair in the Parish Hall following all weekend Masses on October 4-5. The Ministry Fair will showcase all our Parish Ministries and provide parishioners with an opportunity to use their particular talents to serve others. Something for all ages – bring the kids! We’ll be serving wine and cheese on Saturday evening, coffee and donuts on Sunday morning.
Religious Education (R.E.)
Religious Education classes for children in grades 1-5 meet in the Parish Hall on Monday evenings at 6:45pm. These classes are designed for both Non-Catholic and Catholic school children. For more information, contact Kim Zea at email@example.com or call 503-222-2055.
Little Angels Sunday Preschool (2 1/2 – 4 1/2 years)
The Little Angels Sunday Preschool meets on Sundays during the 10am Mass starting October 5th. Parents will check their preschool children in at the church entrance and then be seated. The children will exit the church right after the opening prayer and go to the Kindergarten classroom during Mass. Preschool childen will be picked up at the Kindergarten classroom door after Mass. Parents of participating families will be expected to take turns being classroom helpers. If you have questions, contact Kim Zea at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-222-2055.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
All parish children in grades K-5 are invited to join us during the Liturgy of the Word at the 10am Mass starting October 5th. During this time, the children will hear the Sunday readings in a story they will understand. They will have an opportunity to share with each other what Christ’s message is for all of us. The children will return to Mass to rejoin the congregation at the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Annual Offertory Pledge Drive
Nearly 500 Masses, 20 weddings, 50 baptisms, countless hours of teaching, service and counsel in the community…and that’s just last year. The annual offertory pledge drive launches the weekend of October 11-12. Fr. Rick will be speaking at all the Masses about the ministries that are funded by our parish offertory. Help our parish help you to “Renew Your Spirit & Rise in Faith.”
An Evening with Fr. Amsberry
Fr. John Amsberry, Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker in Portland, will be speaking at STM in the church on Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm. Fr. John has spread the Good News of Jesus in the U.S., Canada and beyond for over 20 years. A favorite around the country, Fr. John is passionate about the love of God revealed in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Please join us!
Benefit Concert for Fr. Jim Galluzzo’s Homeless Project
A Benefit Concert will be held in the STM Church on October 16th from 7:00-8:30pm for Fr. Jim’s Homeless Project. RSVP to email@example.com. Donations are appreciated!
In addition to the concert, Fr. Jim is asking for your help with the Annual Christmas Gift program. Please bring small unopened toiletries to the church entry. We’ll be sorting and wrapping packages November 16 & 17. We hope to put together over 1,600 gift packages for the needy and deserving. This is our 20th year of helping the homeless and people living with AIDS.
RCIA Starts Soon!
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic, please join us for one of three programs:
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Children
- Reception of Baptized Christians into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church
If you would like to participate or accompany a participant, please contact Kim Zea at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-222-2055.
Music at the 10AM Mass
“At the Name” by Josh Blakesley and Sarah Hart
Meet the composers and hear the story behind the song at www.spiritandsong.com/podcasts/at-the-name. Click here for the podcast.
The Shawl Ministry will begin soon. Jeannie Vermilya has offered to lead the group. If you love to knit or crochet and would like to donate your work to those who are ill or in hospice, please contact Kim Zea at email@example.com or call 503-222-2055, ext. 14.
We have fall dates to volunteer at the Blanchet House soup kitchen. The following Wednesdays include: October 15, December 3 & 10. We are committed to providing 10 volunteers each time. Children who volunteer with a parent must be in the 6th grade or older. To sign up, please call Kim Zea at 503-222-2055. If a conflict arises and you’re unable to fill your spot, please contact Kim.