Good Saturday Afternoon!

I hope you all have had a good week. We are looking forward to the start of school on Monday. Please keep the teachers, staff and students in your prayers as we begin the new school year. We are excited to have everyone back in the building for full-time in person learning at St. Mary School! 

  • Yesterday was Lloyd Himebauch’s last day as our church/school custodian. He will be moving downstate next week to be closer to his family. If you see him around next week, please wish him luck in his new adventures. We will miss Lloyd dearly!
  • The new boiler has been installed in the Parish! A few weeks ago we had a pretty heavy duty valve break so Finance Council approved and we moved ahead with this project.
  • This week’s readings remind us that often times we do not think as God thinks and end up tripping ourselves up. The Lord calls us to be transformed by the renewal of our minds. We contemplate God’s calling to put on the mind of Christ. The readings can be found here on the USCCB website.
  • Our 54 day Rosary Novena continues through October 7th, the Feast Day of the Holy Rosary. Please join us in to continuing to pray for the petition of God’s peace and blessing in our country as we approach the election. You can find more details about the Novena and sign up for reminders at this website:
  • Click here to read Father Peter’s article this week: “Mind Renewed”   
  • Click here for this weekend’s bulletin 
  • Next 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 utilize our FORMED subscription – it is available to all members of our Parish! FORMED has new releases to check out this week from the Feast of St. Bartholomew to a Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew. Lots of features for kiddos as well. You can check it out here.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

August 31 is the feast day of Saint Joseph of Arimathea. St. Joseph of Arimathea assumed the responsibility of giving Jesus a proper burial after his crucifixion. According to John 19:38, upon hearing of Jesus’ death, this secret disciple of Jesus “asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. St. Joseph of Arimathea, Pray for us!


“Let us love the cross very much, for it is there that we discover our life, our true love, and our strength in our greatest difficulties.” — St. Maria de Mattias