Members of our parish who have also joined our parish’s United Catholic Movement actively pray that all our students and all our school parents attend Mass and feel invited and welcome at Mass. Our parish prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, merciful Savior, It was Your fervent prayer that all may be one in You, so that the world may believe that the Father has sent You. Through the intercession of St. Paul, missionary and patron of our diocese, and St. Francis de Sales, that gentle shepherd of burdened souls, we ask You to pour out Your blessings upon all of us who make up the United Catholic Movement, that we may share in Your passion to bring all Catholics together. May the Holy Spirit stir the hearts of those You are prodding to be reunited to Your Body, the Church, (especially those whose names were enrolled in our parish) for the glory of God, now and forever. Amen.
Join our United Catholic Movement. There are no dues, no meetings, “just” prayer, willingness to extend loving, welcoming invitations as the Holy Spirit would use us, attending Mass with our parish family — and an occasional email to stay in touch! To join, fill out a card inside church and place it in the collection basket, or sign up online at unitedcatholicmovement.com
Private schools are nominated for the award by the Council for American Private Education based on standardized test scores and a comprehensive application and review process.
Mr. Matt Grosser, principal, and Mrs. Mary Helen Wagner, religion teacher, represented St. Mary at the national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on November 8, 2016.