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Please Welcome Our Lady of the Smile to Our Daily Mass and Adoration Chapel

Dear Friends in Christ, As long time members of Mary, Mother of the Church know, our parish church holds a number of artistic treasures that enhance the beauty of our building and which enrich our understanding and appreciation for our Catholic faith. The front doors of our church leading into the sanctuary are a wonderful

Under Mary’s Mantle

To honor the Fatima Anniversary, Pope Francis granted three ways to obtain a plenary indulgence. One way of receiving this gift is to pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima which applies to “the pious faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in

Risen Savior Missions Update

From Jerry and Barbara Krosnowski, The Good news of Jesus is that the total donations received from Mary, Mother of the Church, including the auction from Fr. Jim’s parents, came to $20,570.70. This will pay for shipping approximately eight 40 foot containers of food or 2,177,280 Feed My Starving Children meals to the Philippines. This will

Pancake Breakfast May 7

The Community Life Pancake Breakfast is coming up next Sunday, May 7th. Please join us in the Mary Center after the  8:30 and 11:00 am Masses, for pancakes and sausages. Free will offering. The Knights of Columbus will be cooking. Note, serving begins at 8:00 am.

Sacrament of Confirmation, Sunday April 30 at 2:00pm

Join our confirmation candidates and their families as we celebrate their confirmation on Sunday, April 30, at 2:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The Mary Mother Choir will also be part of this celebration!

Knights of Columbus Cinnamon Roll Sale This Weekend

The Knights of Columbus, Council 6374, at Mary, Mother of the Church, will be hosting a Cinnamon Roll Sale and Fundraiser after all Masses this weekend April 29 and 30. Your donations will go to many programs here at Mary Mother. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with us!

Totus Tuus – Our New Programming for Vacation Bible School

What is Totus Tuus? Totus Tuus (Latin for Totally Yours) is a fun and energetic parish based summer catechetical program, for both grade school age children and junior and senior high school youth. The day program is for grades 1 through 6 (for Fall 2017/18), and an evening program is for grades 7 through 12 (Fall 2017/18). Cost is $50 for

Summer Reading

Want some religious reading for the summer? How about 1-2 minutes of Bible reading twice a week on your cell phone, tablet, or computer? On May 10 we plan to start sending a short important Bible quote to an email list along with a brief paragraph of explanation. We can also answer questions you may

Iconography Workshop

Mary, Mother of the Church will host an Iconography Workshop on May 22 through 26, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Master Iconographer, Nicholas Markell, teaches Byzantine iconography using the ancient method of egg-tempura painting and 24 Kt gold leafing. This approach explores the technique as well as spiritual symbolism of the icon writing process.  Each participant will