St. Mary's Catholic Church
This Wednesday we welcome back Cardinal O’Brien, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, and Grand Master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, as he confers the Sacrament of Confirmation on several of our young people. We thank him for his service to the Church and especially the Christians in the Holy Land and for taking the time out of his busy schedule to visit us here in Hagerstown!
We’ve also been able to set a date for a special farewell for Father Larry.
On June 23, Father Larry will celebrate the 11:30 am Mass which will be followed by a short Eucharistic Procession around our campus in honor of Corpus Christi (there is a bicycle race through the city that day, so we won’t be able to process downtown this year). After the procession, the Catholic Daughters will host reception with tasty light refreshments in Fatima Hall. I hope you can join us as we say farewell and thank you to Father Larry for his many years of service to us at St. Mary’s and St. Michael’s.
I hope you enjoy the new benches and planters in our “courtyard” parking-lot! They are one of the final touches from last summer’s construction projects, and we hope especially that our kids will enjoy their time on the playground because of them, and just in time for summer, too!
Another improvement will be beautiful signage throughout the campus bearing our new logo.
If you haven’t seen the new logo, please ask an usher for a car magnet on your way out today! (Can you figure out where the two major elements come from??)
Finally, thanks to your generosity thus far, we are more than half way to the $1.75 million goal of our capital campaign and nearly at the $1 million mark! I am truly grateful for all your generosity.
May God bless you and keep you in His care, and may the
Blessed Mother intercede for you,
Thanks to a generous donation by the Pangborn Council of the Knights of Columbus, every member of our community now has access to a great online resource called FORMED.org. FORMED provides an impressive number of video, audio, and e-book resources directly to your phone or computer that cover just about any topic you can imagine on the Catholic Faith. They are high quality and very engaging from some of the most prominent names in solid catechesis today (and from the past too!) such as Edward Sri, Fr. Mike Schmitz, and Bishop Fulton Sheen. It’s often described as “Catholic Netflix”! I’ll be highlighting specific series or individual programs that are especially worth checking out. See below for how to create your own personal accoun, you can click on the flyer to take you to the set up page.