What's happening in our parish
Vacation Bible School took place this year at St. Mary's. Twenty-nine kids participated in the ecumenical, week-long camp, running from Monday, July 30 through Thursday, August 2. This year’s theme was “Rolling River Rampage: Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God!” Under the leadership of Ginny Gibbs, the kids had a blast! Budding photographer Kaitlyn Gulluscio captured some of the fun. (See Photo Gallery)
Special thanks to: Ellen Buckland, Joanne Calabro, Anita Cicero, Janet Jernick, JoAnn LoBue, and Bettianne Morritt. Also helping out and deserving of our gratitude were the following Junior Assistants: Kaitlyn Gulluscio, Madison Springer, Annabella Springer, Lexi Jernick, Janet Carbajal, Mary Kate Labrozzi, Lydia Shepherd, and Callie Tyler.
Faith-to-Faith Book Discussion Club: This informal group gathers at 7 pm on the second Monday of the month to discuss books with a variety of spiritual content, ranging from women of the Old Testament to Mother Teresa and subjects in between. Members decide what book to read for the following month. The book group is on hiatus for the month of August.
Fellowship: Join us downstairs at the Parish Hall on the first Sunday of each month, following the 9:30 am Mass. Meet and greet fellow parishioners and enjoy refreshments. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday movies: Faith-based movies will be shown on the last Sunday of the month after 9:30 am Mass in the Parish Hall. Refreshments will be served.
Non-Eucharistic visits: We are happy to visit you if you’re homebound or would like a social visit. Call Angela Corbett or the Parish Office at 749-0001 to arrange a visit.
Ladies Guild at Cormaria in Sag Harbor: Members meet on the first Wednesday of the month, for an evening of quiet solitude to explore their experience of God in their lives. The evening begins with dinner and is followed by a prayer service and time for reflection. Reservations are required at least a week in advance. The guild will meet again in October.
Adult Faith Formation
Lenten Faith Formation Meetings for Parents: Led by Fr. Peter downstairs in the Parish Hall during the seasons of Lent and Advent. This program is an opportunity for parents/adults to develop and deepen their faith with other parents/adults. Parents of students receiving sacraments this year are encouraged to attend. Contact Ginny Gibbs for info.
Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction: Enjoy peaceful contemplation with our Lord in the church on the first Sunday of every month at 3:00 pm. Stay as long as you like. Benediction takes place at 3:55 pm.
RCIA -Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Baptism, First Confession, First Holy Communion, Confirmation. To discuss and invite people who might be interested to complete their Christian Initiation with the Sacrament of Confirmation.