St. Mary's hosts The New River Valley 2013 Advent Reconciliation Service, 7pm, Tuesday, December 10th.
Peace, Healing, Forgiveness …and preparation for the Birth of Jesus available. Please join us! Then Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go, (and) from now on do not sin any more." ~ John 8:11
The Town of Blacksburg and Blacksburg Transit (BT) want your feedback on future bus routes. Please take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BTSurvey1.
Survey is scheduled to close December 15th. You could win a $25 gift card. Now is our chance to send the message that we need a BT Bus stop closer to St. Mary’s! We need your help to make this happen!
Fourth Annual Hanging of the Greens! December 22nd following 11:30am Mass.
Hotdogs provided, please sign up in the Narthex to RSVP and to contribute chili and/or slaw. Bring your favorite Christmas Cookies to share.
Mystical Rose Rosary Makers will not
be meeting during the month of December.
Office and Church facilities will be closed outside of worship times December 23rd through 27th and again January 1st, 2014.
Excited to see your proof from your photo session with Amodeo Photography? Visit this website and enter "Mary" to see the images taken for our parish! Contact Amodeo Photography directly for assistance with accessing your proofs: 540.641.0321.
Sponsor a family this holiday season!
Each year we support sponsoring local families in need through the Montgomery County Christmas Store. Each $125 contributed allows a family of 4 to shop at the store. Find a new meaning to Christmas: add your tax-deductible contribution with a memo of “Parish Charities” or “MCCS” to any regular collection. Any contributions designated for parish charities are held in reserve for this Christmas program and other emergency charitable needs which may arise throughout the fiscal year.
If you would like to volunteer as a Youth Catechist please contact contact Eric Hogan for the Middle School Youth program or Tom O'Connell for High School Youth.
We would love to have you join the Middle or High School Youth Ministry teams. We work as a team to teach, socialize, and minister to the youth of our parish.
AFFIRM: Adult Faith Formation is Right for Me! Thursday's
book discussion using Matthew Kelly's book: Rediscover Catholicism, a spiritual guide to living with passion and purpose. Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm in the Parish Hall: resuming January 9, 16, & 23, 2014.
This book has become very popular as a way to rediscover the essence of authentic Catholic spirituality while addressing some of the most important questions we face today, both as individuals, and, as a Church. As we grow and change, we need an opportunity for rediscovering our faith. For more information on this book, please use the link above.
More information will be emailed to each registrant. Questions? Contact Sue Ellerbrock
We will host the “To Our House” Men’s Homeless Shelter once again this holiday season.
Volunteers are needed to organize as well as to support the hosting process the week following Christmas: Saturday, December 28 until Saturday, January 4, 2014
. Please call Vicki Hauser: 540-392-8663 or email Anne Falls
to learn more about the specific volunteer opportunities available this year. Sign up sheets will be available in the Narthex beginning November 23rd.
Save the date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at St. Mary’s come join the Knights of Columbus, Father Fox Council 6747 at our annual Mardi Gras Ball! Tickets are $30.00 per person. Contact Claude Steele for more information.
Little Angels Preschool and Parents Morning Out programs are now enrolling students.
Did you capture a terrific photograph at a parish events? Have a great nature shot from your summer vacation? Let us know! Email Kim Dowdy or drop a disc of your favorite high quality digital photographs from the parish during office hours or place in the staff mailbox in the Parish Library on the weekend. We’ll feature quality images on our website, Facebook page and bulletin cover and credit you as the photographer.