Good Morning!

Good Morning! Hope you all are staying safe and warm under the new blanket of snow we received last night. 
St. Mary School students had a great Catholic Schools Week this week! Below are some pictures below of some of the fun activities throughout the week. A big thank you to Mrs. Dvoracek and our wonderful teachers and staff for making it such a special week for the children. 
A reminder that Sunday Mass times are 8am and 10am so that Fr. Peter can get to Beaver Island for the 12:15pm Mass. 
We are still looking for some usher help at the 8am Mass on Sunday. If you would like to help out, please call the Parish office 547-6652 or let Annie Joy know before Mass starts. 
We are also in need of help with cleaning/disinfecting the church after all the Masses. Please click to sign up here or call the parish office to let Mindy know you can take a slot. We need help at all Masses & it only takes a few minutes if we have 3-4 people to help out. 
Starting during Lent, we would like to try a “High-Risk” Mass for our parishioners who are high-risk or have family members who are high-risk, making it difficult for them to attend Mass on a regular basis. The idea would be to prop the back doors of the church open to create more air flow, and close the wooden doors on the aisles of the main church so that the church vestibule would be cordoned off for this group. We can space out chairs in the back so those attending are socially distanced, and Fr. Peter would distribute communion to the people in the back first, and then return to the rest of the congregation for communion and the final blessing. We would like to try this starting at the 4pm Mass on Saturday, February 20. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know. 
Also during Lent, we will be offering a Lenten Formation Group Study on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm. Please click here for the link to the trailer. If you are interested in participating, please call the Parish office: 547-6652. 
Fish Frys have also been scheduled for the Lenten season. This year will be take-out only. Dates are 2/19, 3/5 and 3/19. More info to come! 
Father Peter will be taking a well earned vacation next week so there will be no Mass on Monday, Tuesday or Friday. Fr. Jim Hayden will be here to celebrate the children’s Mass on Wednesday at 8:30 and also Thursday morning at 8:30. 
Finally, Father Peter’s article, Know your Opponent is now available on the Petoskey News Review’s website. 
Enjoy your weekend! 
  “When one has nothing more to lose, the heart is inaccessible to fear.”
— St. Théodore Guérin