As the Love One Another Campaign gets up and running at the parish you’ll have the chance to learn more about all of it. The first informational session will be held in the Atrium at 6:30 PM on Monday, August 22nd. This will give an overview of the campaign process, the Archdiocesan needs, the needs of St. Mary’s, answer questions and will also be an opportunity to learn of ways you can help to make the campaign successful. Everyone is invited to attend – no need to sign up, just show up!
Speaking of the parish school – we are happy to be able to share that (at the time of this writing) our school enrollment for next year is 338 students! This is the largest our parish school has been in over a decade! As you know, our school over the years had a very close relationship with the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who, for so many years, sustained the school and provided teachers and administration. In honor of those close historical ties between St. Mary’s and the School Sisters, we were honored to receive the two statues which were in the Lourdes grotto on the convent grounds. These two statues (Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette) have been located to the corner of our property at Crescent and Juneau Boulevard. They have been placed so that Our Lady looks at their former location on the convent grounds. That corner has been revamped over the past few years with new landscaping, a new sign and a new outdoor classroom – what was really a pretty sad looking part of our property has been transformed and the statues are a lovely addition. Please feel free to stop by and make a mini-pilgrimage to pray, we hope to dedicate them after one of the school Masses this fall.
Finally, I hope everyone can make good use of the summer weather that remains!