News Update: 2021.11.05

News Update: 2021.11.05

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes – Collecting Full Boxes

Hallelujah! We handed out 150 empty shoeboxes over the past 2 weekends! St. Mary’s parishioners are so generous! We look forward to collecting all of the filled boxes this weekend November 6th and 7th. We will also collect them the following weekend November 13th and 14th in the event that people cannot bring them earlier.

Knights of Columbus Recruitment Drive

St Mary’s K of C council will be having a recruitment drive at our Parish the weekend of November 13/14, 2021 at all 3 masses. They will be operating out of a tent in the Parking Lot.  They will also be selling Christmas buttons along with “Permission Granted “Books” for any Parishioners who missed out a few weeks ago.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

If you, or someone you know is interested in possibly joining the Catholic Church, then RCIA is for you.  

For more information, please e-mail Dan Gutoskie at 

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College

Committed to an authentically Catholic education, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College offers a uniquely affordable Bachelor’s degree in just 3 years! With small class sizes, a vibrant student life, and an academically rigorous education, SWC is committed to the formation of the whole human person. Apply before the Early Action Deadline on January 4, 2022, and have your application fee waived and receive a $400 dollar tuition discount! Note our regular application deadline on March 18, 2022. 

For more information see our website: If you have any questions about our academics, student life, or application process, please contact

Marcel and Linda Dion, and Magnificat Ministries invites you to SEEK HIS FACE

Marcel and Linda Dion, and Magnificat Ministries invites you to SEEK HIS FACE. This two-part event will be launched on the first Friday and first Saturday of November at Holy Cross parish. Friday evening (Nov 5th – 7:14 pm to 9:00 pm) features Eucharistic praise and worship, while Saturday morning (Nov 6th – 9:30 to noon) features formation and ministry on discipleship and spiritual growth. Both events will be live-streamed. Those who desire to attend in person are required to register through Holy Cross parish website:  .For more information go to

Virtual Come and See 

The Community Servants of theCross ( is hosting a VIRTUAL Come and See for young single women who are discerning the consecrated life. From Thursday night to Saturday night, November 11 – 13, 2021. 

Diocesan Synodal Process 

As we enter into this Synodal journey together, we wish to share a few important updates with you. First of all, we are very happy to let you know that the Vatican has revised its timelines to allow more time be dedicated to this foundational phase amongst the “People of God.” Rather than having to submit summaries of discussions to the Diocese by February, it now looks like local synodal groups will have until at least early May 2022 to gather and submit these summaries. We hope this will help alleviate some pressure in local Parishes. Secondly, we are in the midst of finalizing a “Coordinator’s Guide” which we hope to share with you by November 19th at the very latest. We hope this guide will serve as a helpful tool for coordinators and small group leaders, both within the Parish and beyond. We are looking forward to this walk together as we listen to one another and to the Holy Spirit! Please stay connected via our website for updates (