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 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time   

Wisdom 2:12, 17-30, James 3:16 - 4:3, Mark 9:30-37   Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, There is a clear focus in today’s first reading and in the Gospel on the necessity for humility and service in those who claim to be followers of God. These qualities are important in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus. [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Announcements, Fr. Valery|0 Comments

Sale at St. Mary’s School September 28 & 29

Lots of items still available: Portable lunchroom tables, adjustable height classroom tables, chairs, desks, computers/laptops, Smart Boards, text books in a wide range of subjects and grade levels, supplemental resources, shelves, cubbies, books, books and more books! SEPTEMBER 28 - 4:00PM TO 6:00PM SEPTEMBER 29- 9:00AM TO NOON St. Mary’s School, 507 Connelly St, Paris, IL Behind St. Mary's Church, 528 N. Main. Questions? Enjoy [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Announcements|0 Comments

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Isaiah 50:5-9a, James 2:14-18, Mark 8:27-35   Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Today we begin to hear more about the sufferings that the chosen one of God must undergo.  It is Jesus Himself who is telling us as He told his early followers:  I must suffer and die in order to do the will [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Announcements, Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Holiday Craft Fair November 17

By |September 7th, 2018|Announcements, Front Page, St Mary's, St. Aloysius|0 Comments

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry September 14

Knights of Columbus  FISH FRY  at the KC Hall Friday, September 14  |  4:30pm – 7:00pm Adults $10.00 – Children under 12 $5.00 Dessert is included! Eat in or Use Drive up Service

By |September 7th, 2018|Announcements, Front Page, St Mary's, St. Aloysius|0 Comments

Welcome Party for Fr. Valery Sunday, September 23

You Are Invited to the “Official” Welcome Party Potluck For Fr. Valery! Sunday, September 23 |  5:00pm to 7:00pm  |  At St. Mary’s Parish Hall Come meet with Fr. Val in a more informal setting, enjoy good food and great fellowship! Please bring your family and a dish to share. Drinks and table service will be provided. This [...]

By |September 7th, 2018|Announcements, Front Page, St Mary's, St. Aloysius|0 Comments

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

My sisters and brothers in Christ, The prophet Isaiah is speaking to God’s people during their captivity in Babylon: “Be strong, fear not!   Here is your God, he comes to save you.” God’s salvation is expressed in terms of healing the blind and the deaf, the lame and the mute. The desert would come alive [...]

By |September 7th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments


RCIA Inquiry Sessions begin Wednesday, September 19, 6:00 pm in the Parish Meeting Room. “In the sacraments of Christian initiation we are freed from the power of darkness and joined to Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. We receive the Spirit of filial adoption and are part of the entire people of God in the celebration [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Announcements, Front Page, St Mary's, St. Aloysius|0 Comments

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 26, 2018 Decide today whom you will serve.  The commitment to be bound to another person for life is never made once and for all but must be renewed again and again. This is true not only of our commitments to one another but also in our commitment to God through Jesus.  At particular moments [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 19, 2018            First Reading: Prov 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58   You are kindly invited... It is so easy to get a meal nowadays. You don't have to 'waste' time shopping for food and then preparing it, setting the table, and cleaning up afterwards. All you have to do is make a stop at [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments