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    St. Mary's Parish
    211 Avenue O South
    Saskatoon, SK
    S7M 2R6

    Phone: 306 244 2983
    Fax: 306 242 6461
    stmarysrectory@sasktel.net

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  • Mass Times

    Sunday Masses
    Saturday: 7pm
    Sunday: 9am, 11am,
    1pm Aboriginal Mass with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
    4pm mass in Spanish

    Weekday Mass Times:
    Monday to Saturday: 9am
    Wednesday: 9am, 7:15pm


    Perpetual Help Devotions at both Wednesday Masses

    Adoration and Benediction on First Saturdays following the 9:00 AM Mass until 12:00 Noon
  • Reconciliation

    Saturday: 4-5pm, 6-6:45pm
    Sunday: 12:30-1pm (Guadalupe Parish)
    Sunday: 3-4pm in Spanish
    Wednesday: 6:30-7pm

    Or by appointment
  • Office Hours

    Monday to Friday
    8:30am to 12 Noon
    12:30pm to 4:00pm

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Mary’s Celebrates 90 Years

Anniversary LogoThis weekend marks the beginning of the 90th Anniversary celebrations for St. Mary’s Parish as well as the 75th Anniversary of Redemptorist service to the parish. The significance of taking time to celebrate the history of a parish follows the ancient tradition of the Judeo-Christian story.

New beginnings were always marked by:

1. REMEMBERING: That is, recounting the saving events of God in the past,

2. RESTORING: That is, a mark of hope that God is active and Grace is evident in our present time, and

3. RENEWING: That is, renewing our commitment, both individually and as a faith community to the Vision of Jesus Christ.

The Anniversary Committee has chosen as its theme: “I am with you always.” This is the promise of Jesus after his commissioning of the disciples in the Gospel of Matthew. What does it mean to have Jesus promise this?

We look to Remember how he committed himself to a life of self-giving love, even to death on the cross for us.

We look to Restore our hope in a God who raised Jesus from the dead and continues his saving work on earth today.

We look to Renew our commitment to Jesus and to His church, especially in this faith community called St. Mary’s Parish.

Deacon Bob Williston

Bulletin Announcements

ST. MARY’S PARISH HARVEST SUPPER

Sunday, September 27th
St. Mary’s Hall, 5.00 p.m
Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5-12 yrs. (under 5 free). Advance tickets only.
Tickets are available at the rectory during office hours or by calling Sylvia at 382-4390
The committee once again anticipates your generous donation of dill pickles, beet pickles, carrots, tomatoes, coffee, sugar, tea and pies. Drop off on Saturday, September 26th or Sunday, September 27th after 9:30 a.m.
HELP WANTED! Helpers are needed on Friday, September 25th to peel potatoes starting at 9:30 a.m. and making cabbage rolls that afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Many hands are also needed for set-up and getting ready Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m.
Thanks to everyone for your generosity and support!

SENIORS’ IN MOTION All ladies and gentlemen of the parish are welcome to join our exercise group each Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Hall beginning on Monday, September 21st. An active lifestyle can benefit your physical health. It prevents and can help to manage osteoporosis, heart disease, falls, diabetes and mental health. Our program includes stretching, weights, cardiovascular, elastic band and cool down exercises. Come on out and join us for a fun filled hour of exercise and socializing! Call Fern at 384-6318 for more information.

UNITING IN FAITH UPDATE This past summer, we distributed pledge forms and surveys to all parishioners of St. Mary’s, so that you could make a pledge to the Cathedral and Pastoral Centre Campaign if you so desired. We asked that your survey be returned to the parish office, even if you chose not to contribute. We are asking all parishioners, if you have not already done so, to return the completed surveys to the parish at this time. We will begin calling all parishioners who have not returned the survey within the next few weeks. Thank you for your support!

MINISTRY OF CARE Something to think about… very soon we will hold a meeting to discuss and brainstorm ideas for a Grief & Bereavement Ministry. If this is an area in which you would like to participate, please call Iris at 244-2983, ext. 237 and let me know. I welcome your ideas, thoughts and suggestions. We will determine if there is enough interest to go forward with this meeting. Watch the bulletin for further information. Thanks for all you do!

ST. MARY’S CWL NEWS For our regular meeting on Wednesday, October 7th, we are planning on a pilgrimage to the Shrine to the Venerable Nun Martyrs Olympia Laurentia, located at the Ukrainian Sisters of St. Joseph’s. We are planning to meet at St. Mary’s at 6:45 p.m., then walk to the shrine. Following this, we will return to the hall and have our regular meeting. If anyone is not able to walk, arrangements will be made for a ride. All ladies of the parish are invited to join us on this journey within our own neighborhood. See you there!

2009 BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL All parishioners of St. Mary’s can make their financial contribution to the Bishop’s Annual appeal before and after the weekend Masses on September 26th and 27th as well as Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th. You can make your contribution with cash, post-dated cheque, pre-authorized payment, Visa or MasterCard. Volunteer workers will be at the entrance of the church to issue a tax receipt for your donation. St. Mary’s guideline is $38,611.00 for 2009.

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA This annual collection will be held in our parish on the weekend of September 26th and 27th. The funds raised go to promoting the work of the Bishops of Canada, who through the conference are involved in national and international areas of pastoral activity, social justice, aid to developing countries, collaboration with aboriginal peoples and the protection of human life, liturgy and catechesis. Thank you for your continued support of the CCCB.

PREPARATION FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION We are now inviting all parents and guardians who desire their child to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (confession) and First Communion to register between September 15th and October 23rd. You may register in person at the parish office during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by phone at 244-2983.

Mass Intentions

Monday, September 21 9:00 a.m. †Ida Brombole

Tuesday, September 22 9:00 a.m. †Joe Cullen

Wednesday, September 23 9:00 a.m. †Joe Bairos, 7:15 p.m. Mary Ellen Scherban

Thursday, September 24 9:00 a.m. †Ellie Stroeder

Friday, September 25 9:00 a.m. †Natalie Melo

Saturday, September 26 9:00 a.m. †Teodora Constantino, 7:00 p.m. Irene & Bernie Sikorski

Sunday, September 27 9:00 a.m. †Shirley Laroque

11:00 a.m. For the parish

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