St. Mary School (SMS) is having LEAD Night this Thursday, January 11th, 6:30-7:30 PM, for families with children who will be entering 3 year old Montessori through Grade 2 in September 2024. Lower Elementary Academic Discovery (LEAD) Night will help acquaint you with our lower elementary staff and help your child get ready for their next steps at SMS! If you have a neighbor or friend with a child entering these grades in September, be sure to invite them too! St. Mary School is also hosting Open House for families interested in all SMS grades,: Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-8, on January 28, 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Please RSVP for either event with this link: https://shorturl.at/pwIJ4
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Visit St. Mary School for LEAD Night or  Open House
Photos of children at St. Mary School SwormvilleSC
BREAKTHROUGH TONIGHT! January 8th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, parish center HOW TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to learn where to find the answers to commonly asked questions about their Catholic faith. If you have a cell phone, bring it! Bring a friend, too!
about 2 months ago, St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Breakthrough Youth Group for Grades 6 - 12
"Today the Magi gaze in deep wonder at what they see: heaven on earth, earth in heaven, man in God, God in man, one whom the whole universe cannot contain now enclosed in a tiny body. As they look, they believe and do not question, as their symbolic gifts bear witness: incense for God, gold for a king, myrrh for one who is to die.” — St. Peter Chrysologus
about 2 months ago, St. Mary's Church
Epiphany of the Lord with the 3 kings
Today is the Memorial of St. John Neumann, St. Mary's founder. Our relic is on display in the church today until 7 PM for private prayer. This reflection has an interesting story about him: https://www.mydailyvisitor.com/advent/jan-05-2024/ More can be read on our parish website and in our 175th Anniversary Booklet.
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St. John Neumann
Thank you to Mr. Kauppinen, school parent and owner/founder of Grand New Flag in Lockport, NY, for the donation of these gorgeous American flags in our gym! They are a wonderful addition to show off our love of God and country!
about 2 months ago, St. Mary's Church
2 American flags hung on St. Mary's gym wall
RETREAT TO REFRESH, RENEW, REVITALIZE It is time to register for the 2024 Christ Renews Welcome Women's and Men's Retreats. These are spiritual renewal weekends designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with others in their faith community. It is a time for adults to relax, pray, and rethink priorities. It is a time to get to know others in the parish and grow as a community. It is an opportunity to examine, rediscover, and /or intensify your personal relationship with Christ. It is a weekend of reflection and sharing of spiritual and real-life issues. It is a time of evangelization. Go to stmaryswormville.org or click the link for contact information, more details, to read the brochure for each weekend, and to register online: https://www.stmaryswormville.org/o/smsp/page/christ-renews-his-parish-welcome-20-retreats
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Christ Renews logo
The clergy and staff of St. Mary's Parish wish everyone a very blessed and Merry Christmas! The Word was made flesh and dwells among us!
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Merry Christmas graphic with manger
Holiday greetings from Father Sleeva!
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Christmas card from Fr. Sleeva
St. Joseph, pray for us.
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Prayer to St. Joseph
It's Throwback Thursday and we have loads of history to share! The 175th Anniversary Committee has created a Commemorative 175th Anniversary Booklet that captures key moments in our rich history and highlights discipleship at St. Mary's. One booklet per family will be distributed at all of this weekend's Masses and the Christmas Masses. If you have a family member that has moved away, please send them one. Note: If you are excited to peruse the booklet but do not intend to keep it on hand, please drop it into the parish office mail slot so we may share it with others. #stmarys175th #welovestmarys
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St. Mary's Swormville Commemorative 175th Anniversary Booklets
pages from 175th anniversary booklet
Online registration is now open for the 2024 Christ Renews Welcome Retreats. These retreats change lives in amazing ways! Discover how! WOMEN'S WEEKEND - February 24-25, 2024 MEN'S WEEKEND - March 9-10, 2024 Questions? Contact: Marelyne Tolentino – (720) 220-9856 marelyne.tolentino@gmail.com Rosanne Davis – (716) 830-6805 rosanne_davis@hotmail.com Patrick MacDiarmid – (716) 864-8347 pgmacdiarmid@yahoo.com Greg Honsberger – (716) 713-2222 honsbergergreg@yahoo.com To register, use the QR Code, go to stmaryswormville.org, or use this link: https://www.stmaryswormville.org/page/christ-renews-his-parish-welcome-20-retreats
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QR Code for Christ Renews Welcome Retreat Registration
St. John of the Cross writes, “Our greatest need is to be silent before this great God with the appetite and with the tongue, for the only language he hears is the silent language of love.”
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Adoration at St. Mary's Swormville 12/20/23 at 7 PM
St. John of the Cross writes, “Our greatest need is to be silent before this great God with the appetite and with the tongue, for the only language he hears is the silent language of love.”
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Adoration rosary and Reconciliation at St. Mary's Swormville
Last night’s Taizé prayer service was a beautiful peace-filled experience.
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candles and icon in St. Mary’s Church for Taize.
Taizé Prayer Service 7 PM Tonight! St. Mary's Church Taizé prayer is a meditative form of prayer. Through a peaceful environment and the repetition of musical phrases, the body and mind slow down enough to be able to listen to the voice of God that is deep within us all.
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Taize Prayer
Advent Penance Service Tonight, Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 pm in St. Mary's Chapel. Eight priests available for the sacrament of Reconciliation. Please park in the chapel lot or Swormville Fire Department lot on the opposite side of Stahley Rd.
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penetential service with lavender cross graphic
Text Scam: There is an unauthorized text circulating that claims to be from Fr. Tom Mahoney. DO NOT RESPOND, it is a scam. Please note, if our clergy had to reach you regarding an urgent matter, they would not text you.
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The second purple candle of the Advent wreath symbolizes Peace. Our faith inspires us to pray fervently for peace throughout the world. We know that Christ is the King of Peace.
3 months ago, St. Mary's Church
2nd Sunday of Advent
Hold ion in Faith
Our Family of Parishes' Advent Retreat is at 6:30 tonight! Deacon Peter Donnelly is presenting “The Holy Family” Tuesdays: December 5, 12, 19 Choose from 10:00 - 11:30 AM and 6:30 - 8 :00 PM Parish Center Registration appreciated but not necessary. https://www.signupgenius.com/.../20F054CABA72FA7FD0...
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advent retreat graphic
Young Adults, 18-25 (or so) are invited to join us tomorrow night, December 6, 7 PM, in room 109 of the parish center. Spark! is a peer group designed to share faith and fun together on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. Bring a friend with you! No sign up required.
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spark meeting graphic