Good Afternoon!

I hope you all have had a good week. Our St. Mary campus has been a little busier this week with teachers back in the building and parents checking in to get ready for school. It’s great to see their warm smiles and hear their familiar, friendly hellos again!  School starts on Monday, August 31. Please keep our students and our staff in your prayers. 

  • This weekend, we celebrate the founding of our church, when Jesus hands over the keys of the kingdom to Peter. The readings can be found here on the USCCB website.
  • Father Peter is away this weekend so Father John William will be here for the weekend Masses. Please give him a warm welcome if you see him. We will plan on outdoor Mass on Sunday at 11:00am unless the weather tells us otherwise!  As always, please consider sharing 10-15 minutes of your time with us to help with cleaning and disinfecting surfaces after the indoor Masses. Click here to sign up.
  • Our 54 day Rosary Novena continues through October 7th, the Feast Day of the Holy Rosary. Even if you haven’t been praying daily, you can still join in to continue praying for the petition of God’s peace and blessing in our country as we approach the election – every prayer helps! You can find more details about the Novena and sign up for reminders at this website:
  • The St. Matthew’s Parish Festival is finally here! Sunday, August 23rd. Don’t forget to pre-order your Polish Dinner for pickup between 12:00 – 2:00 pm. For more information, please visit the Boyne Catholic Community website: or call 231-582-7718.
  • Click here to read it fr. Peter’s article this week:“Who do you say that I am?”   
  • Click here for this weekend’s bulletin 
  • Next Thursday, August 27, the Augustine Institute’s Tim Gray will be hosting a webinar on the mother and son relationship of St. Monica and St. Augustine. Click here to register.
  • The following week, Friday, September 4, starting at 6:30pm. Cross in the Woods Parish is hosting an event called The Power of Jesus: An Evening of Praise, Preaching, Eucharist Adoration & Healing Prayer with Fr. Patrick Gonyeau. The event will take place outdoors (weather permitting) and will close at 8:30pm. Fr. Patrick and his trained prayer ministers have offered to remain after the event to pray over people who so desire. Please see the flyer on our website for more information.
  • Finally, a reminder to please try to maintain a reverent silence in the Parish hallway. We have many visitors to the church throughout the day and loud talking and laughing in the hall carries loud and clear into the church. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

“Never give up prayer, and should you find dryness and difficulty, persevere in it for this very reason. God often desires to see what love your soul has, and love is not tried by ease and satisfaction.”
— St. John of the Cross