The annual Diocesan Christmas Prison/Jail Ministry Drive is underway. The items that would be appreciated this year are: white tube socks, plastic reading glasses, +1.0, +1.25, +3.0. A variety of travel size hygiene items are also needed: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturizing lotion, lip balm and deodorant.
Please use the receptacle in the gathering space to drop your items no later than Sunday, December 10, 2017.
Thursday, December 7 — 9:00 AM—12:00 PM
St. Mary’s ABC Rooms
ALL Volunteers are required to take VIRTUS training.
If you fall into any of the following categories, you will need this training before you may continue to volunteer with students at St. Mary’s School or Parish:
Lunch room helper
Classroom party volunteer
Field trip volunteer
Race for Education volunteer
Boy/Girl Scout Leaders—affiliated with St. Mary’s Parish
Faith Formation Catechists & Aides
Youth Ministry volunteers
Children’s Liturgy of the Word volunteers
Vacation Bible School
...anything that requires you to be around children
If you are unable to attend this session, there are other sessions available within the diocese.
Please use the link below to sign up for the December 7 class or to find a different class.
Use Scrip when you go shopping for holiday get-togethers. Take a look at some of the Scrip gift cards we have readily available for purchase: D&W, Frank’s Market, Gordon Food Services, Leppinks, Meijer, Orchard Market, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Sweet Temptations, Stone’s Butcher Shop & BBQ, Village Baker, and Walmart/Sam’s Club. We are also carrying some lower denomination cards for the holiday season while supplies last: $5 Panera, $5 Starbucks, $10 Applebee’s, $10 Home Depot, and $10 Wesco cards.
The Scrip Cash and Carry box has over 50 national and local gift cards available. You may purchase them at the Parish Office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1 p.m.), or you can stop by the Scrip table after Masses at St. Mary’s.
Lynn Daugherty & Laura McKenna
It’s time for the Community Thanksgiving Feast. Call the parish office (616.842.1702) to volunteer to help on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Orders are being called in and donations are being given. Would you like to deliver meals, help in the kitchen, serve in the dining room? Perhaps you would like a meal delivered. Let us know. 616.842.1702.
All are welcome to the ........
Community Thanksgiving Feast
Thursday, November 23, 2017
@St. Mary's Catholic Church
406 E. Savidge St., Spring Lake
Come and enjoy a home-cooked, traditional "family style"
Dinner served from 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meal deliveries will be made between 12:00-1:00 p.m.
For meal deliveries: call 616.842.1702
Please call for delivery by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 616.842.1702
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