• TH2 New Priests prepare to give first blessings to family and friends
  • TH2 Handing over of the bread and wine
  • TH2 Anointing of Hands
  • TH2 New Priests Bless the Bishop
  • TH2 Laying of Hands (Ordination)
  • TH2 Concelebrating Mass with Bishop Robert Morlino

May is the Month of Mary

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

May has traditionally been considered and observed as the Month of Mary.  In his encyclical, Month of May, Pope Paul VI says May is the “month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady,” and it is the occasion for a “moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world [pay] to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God’s mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance” (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no. 1).

The practice of special devotion to Mary during this month has been recommended by Popes through the years. In May 2002, Pope St. John Paul II said, “Today we begin the month dedicated to Our Lady, a favorite of popular devotion. In accord with a long-standing tradition of devotion, parishes and families continue to make the month of May a ‘Marian’ month, celebrating it with many devout liturgical, catechetical and pastoral initiatives!”

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First Communion, April 26, 2014

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 Congratulations to our children who received their First Communion on Saturday, April 26, 2014!

Front Row: Gavin Voights, Emma Brunton, Trista Curran, Garrison Tashner

Middle Row: John Baxter, Riley Donahoe, Carsen Udelhofen

Child Care Summer Program

Looking for affordable childcare?
Wondering what to do with your child/children during the summer months?
Come Join St.Mary Childcare and Preschool!
Child Care 9 7 13 3Now Enrolling for our 2014 Summer Program
*Flexible Schedule
*Open 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
*Certified Teachers
*Morning Preschool
*All Day Childcare
*Ages 2 1/2-12
*Open All Year Round!
*Summer Field Trips, pretend Camping
*Science Experiments
*And much. much more!
Please contact Director, Chealsey Lolwing at 608-348-3447 with any questions, to take a tour, or to enroll in our program!! :)

 

Confession/Spiritual Direction Thursday Mornings

Confession

Every Thursday morning after the 8:00 Mass, Father will be available for confession or spiritual direction until 9:30 am.

If you are unable to come to Confession during the scheduled times, you may schedule a personal appointment for Confession by calling the parish secretary any weekday between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm at 608-348-9735. 

First Fridays & First Saturdays

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

Have you ever wondered why, when we say the Hail Mary, our last request to the Blessed Mother is to “pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death“? It should serve as a clear reminder to us of the importance of the final moments of our life on earth, and our need for the grace of final repentance.  The purpose of this letter is to talk about two devotions based on promises from Jesus and Mary, which we can practice and that may prove to be of great comfort to us in this final hour of need.

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Seat of Wisdom: The Creed

PARTS 1, 2 and 3

Parts 4, 5 and 6

Thoughts on Readings from 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A. 2014

Father Alex, Divine Mercy Parish, Sauk City, WI

The readings today make us think about a problem that is very common among people, the problem of division and disagreement… and this is common even among Catholics.

Saint Paul tells us today in the Second Reading: I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose.

There cannot be division among us. We are supposed to be united in the same mind and in the same purpose.

And what does this mean?

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