Fr. Kevin Oiland:   Pastor       509-276-2948  
Eileen Hartzell:      Secretary  509-276-2948
Perry Pearman:      Deacon     509-447-4641
Cathy Chase:         Religious Education Coordinator 509-879-0488
 

A New Nativity Tradition.

Now our Holy Family Nativity has a shelter over their heads!

Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Program
Catholic charities can provide emergency assistance vouchers for food, utilities, rent, prescriptions, gas, etc. to those in immediate crisis. For help and referral, the phone number is 509-455-4963.

Two days before Christmas, Fr. Kevin Oiland needed 300 books wrapped as the Christmas gift to the parishioners of St. Mary’s. The call went out to the Knights of Columbus and the Altar Society. The next morning, after daily Mass, the church hall was swarmed by "Santa's helpers” and in less than half an hour all the books were wrapped! Don't you just love our parish?

  Helpful Websites

  Readings for the Month: http://www.usccb.org/nab/

  Spokane Diocese Website: http://www.dioceseofspokane.org/
  Immaculate Heart Retreat House:http://www.ihrc.net/
  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: http://www.usccb.org

  Vatican City: http://www.vatican.va


WELCOME TO ST. MARY PRESENTATION

Clydesdale Caroling

More photos can be seen on the Parish News page

More photos can be seen on the Parish News page

Mass Schedule
Saturday        5:30 PM
Sunday          8:30 and 10:30 AM
Monday        NO MASS
Tuesday        (Rosary at 8:30AM)    9:00 AM
Wednesday  (Rosary at 8:30AM      9:00 AM
Thursday      (Rosary at 8:30AM)    9:00 AM
Friday           (Rosary at 8:30AM)    9:00 AM

This is our general schedule. See the Bulletin page for this week's Masses

A Call for Help is Answered

Sacraments
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:30PM or anytime by appointment.
Baptism: Contact Father Oiland.
Marriage: Contact Father Oiland at least four months prior to the proposed marriage date.

As in years past, we have joined with the Open Door Church for Christmas caroling the last Sunday before Christmas. A hay wagon, with a team of two Clydesdales, makes its way through the streets of Deer Park, stopping at homes of shut-ins, parishioners, or whenever people come out on their porches to listen to songs of the season. Stops are usually made at the fire station, the ambulance station, and the VFW as well. After caroling, the ladies of the Open Door Church host with hot chocolate, cookies and other Christmas goodies. A really fun activity!

The creative souls at St. Mary's have once again provided a beautiful gift for our church.  Using tree rounds from hazard trees recently removed, they have crafted this "Holy Family" at the entrance to the parking area.

Ed. note: The halos now have lights as well!

Thanks, guys! (Lee Stragis, not pictured) lent artistic advice as well.

Upcoming Parish Events


Jan. 8           Blood Drive
* Fatherhood Group- 1st & 3rd Mondays 5:45 PM
* Men's Spirituality Group - 1st & 3rd Fri. 6:30AM
* Altar Society - 2nd Tuesday @ 10 AM Sept-June.
* Knights of Columbus - 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 Dinner, 7 PM Meeting Sept-May.