News

Apr 15 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Cause for joy...cause for concern...calls to action!       It strikes me that in life, we continuously encounter reasons to rejoice, reasons to be alert and sober, and reasons to respond in faith to events and circumstances…
Apr 8 2018
Dear Parishioners:    On this Divine Mercy Sunday, we ask: what does mercy look like? Consider the following, excerpted from an article by Vinita Hampton Wright (NCR, 8.26.14):  .   ... mercy gives you his seat on the bus, acting as if he was about…
Apr 1 2018
Dear Parishioners:    The following comes from the Easter homily of Pope Francis, 2017:    Today the Church repeats, sings, shouts: “Jesus is Risen!” ...It is the first announcement: “He is Risen.” And then the confusion, the closed hearts, the…
Mar 25 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Holy Week: Come and Pray Your Part!               Although there are clearly parallels between them, liturgy differs from drama in…well, dramatic fashion. As we begin Holy Week with the Masses on Palm Sunday of the Lord’s…
Mar 18 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Here is an update on St. Mary Parish Pastoral Council.  Four of our current members— Jesse Feldpausch, Russ Long, Loren Kirchner, and Diane Welshhans—will conclude their terms this month.  Since Jesse and his family recently…
Mar 11 2018
Dear Parishioners:    What beauty surrounds us!  Indeed, brothers and sisters in Christ, we are blessed with great visual beauty in our church.  In case you would not have had the opportunity to observe it, recently we have been able to accomplish…
Mar 4 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Now is an occasion to extend blessings and congratulations!  First of all, blessings and congratulations to Fr. Joe Seebauer, who this weekend  is being officially installed as Pastor of two faith communities in Bedford. …
Feb 25 2018
Dear Parishioners:    While Catholic Schools Week is past, the mission of education at St. Mary School is very much current.  We are hosting a  school open house next Sunday, March 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  It is our earnest hope that…
Feb 16 2018
Dear Parishioners:    First of all, I want to thank everyone who supported our recent Mardi Gras School Benefit event— materially or spiritually.  This was the last year for us holding the evening at Memories Party Center.  That space now will serve…
Feb 11 2018
Dear Parishioners: This is a weekend for giving and receiving! As announced last weekend, we participate with parishes diocese-wide in the main 2018 Catholic Charities In-Pew Appeal. Thank you for your giving spirit! On the receiving side, of course…