September 17, 2022 | #128

A message from

Fr. Charlie

On this Catechetical Sunday we rededicate ourselves to the teaching mission of the church. In days past, we handed the faith on to our children through the Baltimore catechism. We memorized the answers to each of the questions.


Helpful Links

St. Mary Church FB - Livestream



Last Week's Homily


Volunteer Opportunities

'Table of Plenty' Food Pantry

611 Lake Ave., distribution date: Sept. 24th . Gates open at 9:30am - food distribution is 10am - Noon. Enter on Bat h St. Car trunks should be clean & empty. The Pantry is usually the 4th Saturday of each month. Only Elyria residents please. Anyone interested in helping with the Food Pantry, contact Mary Ann Schaefer at 440-669-4468 or Debbie Jerrome at 440-669-1290. Thank you! 


(St. Agnes Mercy Program)

On Sunday, Oct. 23, STAMP will be filling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. We will need items to pack in the shoeboxes. For example: small stuffed animals, small dolls, small balls, cars, fun toys, non-liquid hygiene items, craft items, and school supplies. A collection bin will be outside the Weigand Room until Oct. 16. [DO NOT INCLUDE: toothpaste, candy/gum, seeds, aerosol cans, glass/breakable items, anything scary, guns/war-related toys, food, medications, vitamins, liquid/lotions, used/damaged items.] 


The CANA CLUB is good way to build and deepen the sacramental bond of marriage. Married couples are invited to gather spiritually & socially to enhance their marriage relationship. Join us on Sept. 21st [3rd Wed. each month] at 7pm in the Gold Room. Contact Laurie 440-823- 8473 or Pat 440-320-0320 for more information.


We are looking for people to join our HOMETEAM CALLERS. This HOMETEAM will help us stay connected. Please contact Joyce at 440-775-1967 or email Thank you for being a part of the St. Mary Family!

Fun Fundraising

Everybody Shops

Just since our announcement last week, is doing great! Thank you to everyone that has supported this online shopping site.

Check it out!

Please click on the link below to learn more and register. It is quick and easy to participate.

School Store Link

School Store Link
Coming Events

Join Us!

Our September Book Club book is titled Lost Girls of Ireland by Susanne O'Leary. We will meet on Thursday, *September 22 at 7pm in the Cahill Library. All are welcome. [*date changed to 4th Thursday in September]

Community Events

Boys Basketball Skills Clinic

Click above to register for the upcoming skills clinic in October.

Marching Band Holiday Craft Fair

Crafters are invited to register by Sept. 30 for Early Bird special. Click above to register. Shoppers mark your calendars!

School News

This week at school

1st Grade

Celebrating that they are on the First Grade Express bound for 2nd grade. They are ready to work hard and do their best!

4th Grade - A follow up on ...

Students designed and testing protective coverings for their egg drop assignment. Here are the 4th graders doing their final demonstration of the egg drop assignment.  All three teams were successful!

Our makerspace is in need of restocking. Please click on the button below to view a list of some of the items the students use most often when completing projects. If you are able to contribute, items may be dropped off at school or parish office. Thank you in advance for your help!

Makerspace Needs List

Turn Tax Dollars into Tuition

Coming Events

Sunday, September 18

  • 10:30 am Mass - Catechetical Sunday - Recognizing our teachers

Monday, September 19 

  • Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments begin for K-8

Wednesday, September 21 

  • 7:00 pm - Parent and Student Confirmation Meeting - Weigand Room

Friday, September 23 

  • 9:00 am - Mass - Grades 4-8

Monday, September 26 

  • 6:30 pm - Grade 6 and Parent Bible Service - Church
  • Refreshments to follow in Weigand Room

Thursday, September 29

  • Cougar Spirit Day

Friday, September 30 

  • 9:00 am - Mass - Grades 1-3

Join us!

Matus Winery Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 5, for our Matus Winery fundraiser! Our Parent Club is planning an afternoon of wine tasting, food, raffles, and prizes. Contact Amy Taylor at 216-219-0560 to find out how you can help.

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