October 1, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Hello, Saint Mary’s Catholic School Community!

I hope you are having a blessed Friday.  After this first week of walking around the school and meeting students, teachers, parents and staff, and today as my first official day as Principal, I have been very impressed with the community at St. Mary’s School.  This is a place of learning and spiritual formation that has potential to grow into something even better and of higher quality.  Parents, I hope that you will share your hopes and dreams for the future of the school and your child’s education with me and your teachers, so that we can work together to make St. Mary’s one of the best Catholic schools in the UP.  This is your school, there is a lot to be proud of already.  The school has already finished 5 weeks of school and we are nearing progress reports.  Good job to the students and their hard work and progress, and to the parents and teachers who supported them.  Let’s make it through the cold and flu season the best we can and safely, even though some of us will inevitably come down with something.  As my previous letter stated, there has been some exposure and quarantine in the local schools and area, so please consider that into your daily planning and routines.


I pray that St. Mary, our Patroness and Mother may keep us in her prayers, and that God may protect us from sickness and all evil, and lead us to Himself.  


Please feel free to contact me at any time with concerns, questions, ideas, or simply to be heard.

In Christ, Tim Vail

September 17, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

“Blessed the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  (Matthew 5:3)

Happy Friday, SMCS Community!

There will not be a school Mass on Thursday, September 23rd.  Fr. Mike and Fr. Romeo will be attending Convocation throughout the week. 

September 27th is Picture Day.  On Monday, the picture day order form will be sent home; please look for it in your child’s backpack.

School uniform exchange: although the school is not taking gently used uniforms at this time, there is a parent uniform “exchange” taking place on FB.  For further information, please contact Shannon Marone.  Thank you, Shannon!

Mrs. Miller will be away starting from Wednesday through the following week (September 22- October 1).  Her son will be undergoing surgery.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.  Safe travels, Mrs. Miller.

Thank you for the birthday wishes last weekend, and thank you to so many who have reached out one way or another to say good-bye.  I will miss our amazing school.  Take care and God bless each of you, always. 

~Hedy Yanni

Looking Ahead:

Friday, September 24, is Color Day – students may dress out of uniform for a nominal fee of at least $0.25; funds collected support Unbound – child sponsorship charity.  SMCS supports a child who lives in Guatemala.

Monday, September 27, is Picture Day – FREE color dayTuesday,

October 5, Progress Reports Issued

Friday, October 8, No School, Teacher Professional Development Day

September 10, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

“You are my inheritance, O Lord.” 

(Psalm 16)

Good Afternoon St. Mary’s School Community and Happy Friday!

The school year started smoothly with everyone getting back into the groove.  Wednesday, Fr. Mike and Fr. Romeo led a Eucharistic Procession through the building blessing each room; Thursday, brought the first school Mass.

St. Mary’s is blessed with the following teachers and staff:


Kindergarten – Mrs. Lauren Andrews
1st Grade – Mrs. Joan Bauer
2nd Grade – Mrs. Karen Shackleton
3rd Grade – Mrs. Keri Stevens
4th Grade – Ms. Beth Walsh
5th Grade – Mrs. Colleen Bumstead; Sr. Peggy Fornicola, religion
6th Grade – Mr. Randy Pianosi, math; Mr. Kevin Fabry, science; Fr. Romeo Cappella, religion; Ms. Melissa Pianosi, ELA and Social Studies
7/8th Grade – Mr. Kevin Fabry, math 7; Mr. Pianosi, religion; Ms. Melissa Pianosi, math 8, remaining subjects, and Spanish
Reading Support – Sr. Peggy Fornicola
P.E. – Mrs. Heather Mitchell
Music – lower grades, Mrs. Miller; upper grades, Fr. Mike Chenier
Library and Social Emotional Coordinator – Mrs. Margaret Swedene
Computers and Title I – Mrs. Nancy Larsen, shared time teacher from the public school
Office Support – Ms. Karen Fornicola
Maintenance – Mr. Bill Gardner
Secretary – Mrs. Theresa Miller

If you would like to volunteer for recess, please let the office know.  Recess runs from 11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Anyone who volunteers for the school must have a successful background check & completed Safe Environment training through the Diocese of Marquette and have  a successful DHS background check on file with the school before volunteering for tasks where students are present; please contact the office for further information.  Thank you.

Looking Ahead:
Friday, September 17, is Constitution Day.  Each class will have lessons regarding the Constitution.
Friday, September 24, is Color Day – students may dress out of uniform for a nominal fee of at least $0.25; funds collected support Unbound – child sponsorship charity.  SMCS supports a child who lives in Guatemala.
Monday, September 27, is Picture Day – FREE color day


God Bless,
Hedy

May 14, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

Today’s e-newsletter will be brief as I shared quite a bit last week, and today I am out of the office and in Marquette attending my son’s ordination to the Order of Deacon – a very exciting time for my family. 

The news I do have for you may be found here.  This is a note from Mrs. Miller. 

I hope you have a great weekend. 

God Bless,

Hedy

Reminders

Recess Duty
Please continue signing up to assist with recess.  Please click here to sign up to help with monitoring recess.  Recess runs from 11:20-12:40 Monday – Friday.  The booking page is password protected for the safety of our students; please do not share it.  

Recess duty information may be found here.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance

May
Half Day: Friday, May 28th, staggered dismissal 10:30-11:00Memorial Day, No School: Monday, May 31st

June
Last Preschool-3rd Grade Mass: Wednesday, June 2nd
Last 4th-8th Grade Mass: Thursday, June 3rdGraduation Mass: TBD Last day of school: Friday, June 4th, Final Report Card issued & 10:30-11:00 a.m. staggered dismissalTeacher Work Days: June 7th-11th & 14th-15th
Kindergarten Roundup: Tuesday, June 8th 

Jackpot Raffle Sponsors


May 7, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

Congratulations to our Jackpot Raffle Winners!  You may see the list here, and once more, thank you to everyone who made our raffle a success this year!  

We had May Crowning this week.  Below are a few photos from each Mass.  We also had our 6th grade students working on our school gardens this week.  Thank you, Mrs. Formolo, and class!

Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) provides $2.75 billion for the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) program, which is part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.  Under the EANS program, the Department will award grants by formula to each Governor with an approved Certification and Agreement to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the State. https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/emergency-assistance-non-public-schools/

I did apply for the EANS relief grant and the application has been approved.  This is very exciting news for our school.  Mind you, the MDE has not yet released the funding but the first step has taken place with the application being approved. The projected amount our school was granted is $80,612.  Funds have been allocated in the following ways: 
Reimbursement for some of our expenses from the current year: $14,987 
Fixing two broken windows: $1443
Touchless water filling stations (one for each floor!), touchless faucets, touchless flush units: $9300
Classroom document cameras, interactive whiteboards, student Chromebooks, teacher iPads: $39790
Online platforms to support remote learning: $3038
Third party part time classroom Assistant $12,047

School Building Upgrades

We are also looking at starting school building improvements this summer with the updating all four main bathrooms, blinds/shades in classrooms, blinds in gymnasium, and attic window upgrades.  All of these updates and additional equipment make for exciting times for SMCS! 

Both the planning of the EANS program and the school improvements were huge undertakings.  Thank you, Mr. Gardner for your assistance with gathering bids and materials! 

Home And School Association (HASA)

We are looking for individuals to take on HASA officer roles.  HASA is our parent organization that assists with planning and running events for our school.  HASA supports our teachers, staff, and students, and is a great way for parents to complete their volunteer hours while getting to know other amazing people within our school.  If you would like to get more involved, please let me know.  Please consider becoming an officer.  Thank you!

God bless all our mothers!  May each of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your family!  This is already a long newsletter, but I do not want any more time to pass without letting our school families know about next year.  I will not be returning for the 2021-2022 school year.  I will remain throughout my contract and wheels are in motion for finding a new principal.  On the teacher front, we have been actively searching for teachers and have some promising candidates.  God watches over our school, He has a plan, and it is always good.

With much gratitude for my time with SMCS,

~Hedy

Reminders

Recess Duty
Please continue signing up to assist with recess.  Please click here to sign up to help with monitoring recess.  Recess runs from 11:20-12:40 Monday – Friday.  The booking page is password protected for the safety of our students; please do not share it.  

Recess duty information may be found here.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance

May
Half Day: Friday, May 28th, staggered dismissal 10:30-11:00Memorial Day, No School: Monday, May 31st

June
Last Preschool-3rd Grade Mass: Wednesday, June 2nd
Last 4th-8th Grade Mass: Thursday, June 3rdGraduation Mass: TBD Last day of school: Friday, June 4th, Final Report Card issued & 10:30-11:00 a.m. staggered dismissalTeacher Work Days: June 7th-11th & 14th-15th
Kindergarten Roundup: Tuesday, June 8th 

Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

April 30, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

Reminder, Monday, May 3rd, SMCS will be closed (details below), and Thursday, May 6th, is our Jackpot Raffle.  Please turn in all sold tickets and money as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, May 5th.  This is our only required fundraiser as years ago we did away having several small fundraisers each year, i.e. candy bar sales, pizza kits, etc. because school families preferred one major fundraiser.  The Jackpot Raffle generates $50,000.00 for SMCS.  Thank you, families, and all who have sold and purchased tickets!   The drawing for the Jackpot Raffle this year will once again be recorded then shared on our school website and FB.  Once the recording has been posted, all winners will be phoned and names posted as well. 

4th quarter progress reports go home Tuesday, May 4th.  If you have questions or concerns after reviewing the report, please contact your child’s teacher.  Thank you.

May is the month of Mary!  We honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, throughout the month of May.  Younger classes might say a decade of the rosary each day, some classes may study and learn more about the feast days of our Blessed Mother, and yet another way we celebrate and honor her is with the May Crowning.  The May Crowning will take place next week at the Wednesday student Mass as well as the Thursday student Mass.  

Please don’t forget about Kindergarten Round-up, summer learning materials, and the 2020-2021 St Mary’s Catholic School year book.  Details on all three may be found below. 

May School Lunch Menu

Please find the lunch menu for May 2021 here.

Appreciation Day

As many of you know, Pope Francis has named this liturgical year – Dec 8, 2020 through Dec 8, 2021 – the Year of Saint Joseph.  May 1st (which falls on a Saturday this year) is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  Bishop John and Superintendent Mark Salisbury have offered the schools in the Diocese of Marquette “a day off as a way to thank the entire community, beginning with school staff, as well as students and families for everyone’s awesome generosity, hard work, and teamwork during this very difficult year.”  This day of appreciation will take place Monday, May 3, 2021, which means St. Mary’s Catholic School will be closed on Monday, May 3rd; a three day weekend to spend with your family in honor of St. Joseph. 

SMCS Kindergarten Round-up

Please tell your friends, SMCS Kindergarten Round-up will take place Tuesday, June 8th.  Each prospective student will attend round-up; each appointment takes approximately 1 hour; students are assessed in motor skills (skipping, jumping, cutting, writing), conceptual skills (knowledge of colors, counting), and language skills (knowledge of letters, words, ability to solve problems); hearing and vision screening will take place; and immunization record verified.  More information will come soon regarding scheduling an appointment and what a parent/guardian needs to bring to the appointment. 

Summer Materials

Last day to order summer materials with this promotion.  If you are looking for materials to use during the summer months to prevent summer learning loss, please consider Summer Solutions.  Please see this flyer for further information.  If you would like to place an order, use promo code SUMMER3 before April 30, 2021, and receive 10% off orders with 3 or more books.

2020-2021 Yearbook

SMCS 2020-2021 Yearbook orders may be placed.  Please see the order information sheet for further information; the link to the ordering site within the flyer is not working, please use this link.

Teacher Positions 2021-2022 
(Help spread the word, please!)

Do you want to teach in a positive and supportive environment?  St Mary’s Catholic School is the place!  We are looking for two positive Catholic full-time Elementary teachers for the 2021-2022 school year!  Applicants must be certified in the State of Michigan or be in the process of obtaining certification.  For more information, please contact the school office at 906-635-6141 or send a letter of interest and resume to hyanni@eupschools.org.  An employment application may be found on the school’s website https://stmarysup.org/employment-2/ Hope you have any enjoyable weekend.  

God Bless,
 Hedy

Reminders

Recess Duty
Please continue signing up to assist with recess.  Please click here to sign up to help with monitoring recess.  Recess runs from 11:20-12:40 Monday – Friday.  The booking page is password protected for the safety of our students; please do not share it.  Password: 2021help

Recess duty information may be found here.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance
May
Appreciation Day to all Faculty and Staff – No School: Monday, May 3rd
Progress Reports Issued: Tuesday, May 4thJackpot Raffle: Thursday, May 6th; drawing 7:00 p.m.
Half Day: Friday, May 28th, staggered dismissal 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Memorial Day, No School: Monday, May 31st

June
Last Preschool-3rd Grade Mass: Wednesday, June 2nd
Last 4th-8th Grade Mass: Thursday, June 3rd
Graduation Mass: TBD 
Last day of school: Friday, June 4th, Final Report Card issued & 10:30-11:00 a.m. staggered dismissal Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

April 23, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

God gave us an absolutely beautiful spring day today!  Physical education for many classes was held outside, recess was outside – plus extra outside recess for many classes, and Kindergarten even had an outside picnic.  I am grateful for every day we are in school and the weather today was just one more reason to give thanks!

The following is a review from last week, just in case you did not have a chance to read the newsletter or simply a reminder if you did.  We do not want anyone to miss this information. 

Please send in sold tickets and money.  The raffle is less than two weeks away.  May 6th!  You are more than welcome to drop them off during morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up.  If it is easier to stop during the day to place them in the office bin in the south entrance, this works as well.  Thank you!

As many of you know, Pope Francis has named this liturgical year – Dec 8, 2020 through Dec 8, 2021 – the Year of Saint Joseph.  May 1st (which falls on a Saturday this year) is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  Bishop John and Superintendent Mark Salisbury have offered the schools in the Diocese of Marquette “a day off as a way to thank the entire community, beginning with school staff, as well as students and families for everyone’s awesome generosity, hard work, and teamwork during this very difficult year.”  This day of appreciation will take place Monday, May 3, 2021, which means St. Mary’s Catholic School will be closed on Monday, May 3rd; a three day weekend to spend with your family in honor of St. Joseph. 

SMCS Kindergarten Round-up will take place Tuesday, June 8th.  Each prospective student will attend round-up; each appointment takes approximately 1 hour; students are assessed in motor skills (skipping, jumping, cutting, writing), conceptual skills (knowledge of colors, counting), and language skills (knowledge of letters, words, ability to solve problems); hearing and vision screening will take place; and immunization record verified.  More information will come soon regarding scheduling an appointment and what a parent/guardian needs to bring to the appointment. 

If you are looking for a taco meal this weekend, please consider the taco night fundraiser St. Mary’s Parish is holding for their high school students.  Further information regarding this fundraiser may be found below. 

New MDHHS Epidemic Order

There has been an update regarding masks which primarily impact preschoolers.  The information is as seen below.  

This order is an extension of the previous order, with one important change for child care providers. The mask mandate is being expanded to include children ages 2-5, beginning Monday April 26. Here’s what that means:
* The general mask mandate now applies to children ages 2 and up (instead of ages 5 and up). That means that younger children will be expected to wear masks in public places.
* The order also updates mask rules for child care providers and camps. Now, child care providers and camps must not allow gatherings unless:
* A good faith effort is made to ensure children age 2-4 wear a mask when participating in gatherings.
* Children age 5 and up wear a mask when participating in gatherings.
* As a reminder, a gathering is defined as “any occurrence, either indoor or outdoor, where two or more persons from more than one household are present in a shared space.” Previous orders clarified mask use in different spaces because the masking requirements varied on age and environment. This gathering definition includes all of the areas that were previously referenced (e.g. homes, classrooms, transportation, hallways.)
* Staff are still required to wear masks.
* License And Regulatory Affair (LARA) Mask Overview

Summer Materials

If you are looking for materials to use during the summer months to prevent summer learning loss, please consider Summer Solutions.  Please see this flyer for further information.  If you would like to place an order, use promo code SUMMER3 before April 30, 2021, and receive 10% off orders with 3 or more books.

2020-2021 Yearbook

 SMCS 2020-2021 Yearbook orders may be placed.  Please see the order information sheet for further information; the link to the ordering site within the flyer is not working, please use this link.
Have a great weekend, everyone!

God Bless,
Hedy 

Reminders 

Recess Duty Please continue signing up to assist with recess.  Please click here to sign up to help with monitoring recess.  Recess runs from 11:20-12:40 Monday – Friday.  The booking page is password protected for the safety of our students; please do not share it.  

Recess duty information may be found here.

Diocese of Marquette or Parish

 Taco Night fundraiser for St. Mary’s Parish, April 24th.  Please see the taco night flyer for further information.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance April

Color Day: Friday, April 30th, $0.25 minimum donation to dress out of uniform; please follow modesty guidelines as indicated in the student/parent handbook.

May
Appreciation Day to all Faculty and Staff – No School: Monday, May 3rd
Progress Reports Issued: Tuesday, May 4th

Jackpot Raffle: Thursday, May 6th, drawing at 7:00 p.m.  The raffle will again this year be recorded and shared on our website and FB.  Once the recording has been posted, all winners will be phoned.  

Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

April 16, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families! 

I received the results from the parent satisfaction survey this week.  Thank you to those who participated.  Thank you for the constructive feedback; we will review the results and guide our school improvement based on your input! 

We are now working on raffle accountability daily.  Please, please send in sold tickets and money.  You are more than welcome to drop them off during morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up.  If it is easier to stop during the day to place them in the office bin in the south entrance, this works as well.  Thank you!

As many of you know, Pope Francis has named this liturgical year – Dec 8, 2020 through Dec 8, 2021 – the Year of Saint Joseph.  May 1st (which falls on a Saturday this year) is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  Bishop John and Superintendent Mark Salisbury have offered the schools in the Diocese of Marquette “a day off as a way to thank the entire community, beginning with school staff, as well as students and families for everyone’s awesome generosity, hard work, and teamwork during this very difficult year.”  This day of appreciation will take place Monday, May 3, 2021, which means St. Mary’s Catholic School will be closed on Monday, May 3rd; a three day weekend to spend with your family in honor of St. Joseph. 

SMCS Kindergarten Round-up will take place Tuesday, June 8th.  Each prospective student will attend round-up; each appointment takes approximately 1 hour; students are assessed in motor skills (skipping, jumping, cutting, writing), conceptual skills (knowledge of colors, counting), and language skills (knowledge of letters, words, ability to solve problems); hearing and vision screening will take place; and immunization record verified.  More information will come soon regarding scheduling an appointment and what a parent/guardian needs to bring to the appointment.  

Summer Materials

If you are looking for materials to use during the summer months to prevent summer learning loss, please consider Summer Solutions.  Please see this flyer for further information.  If you would like to place an order, use promo code SUMMER3 before April 30, 2021, and receive 10% off orders with 3 or more books.

2020-2021 Yearbook

 SMCS 2020-2021 Yearbook orders may be placed.  Please see the order information sheet for further information; the link to the ordering site within the flyer is not working, please use this link.

 Have a great weekend, everyone!

God Bless,
Hedy

Reminders Recess Duty
Please continue signing up to assist with recess.  Please click here to sign up to help with monitoring recess.  Recess runs from 11:20-12:40 Monday – Friday.  The booking page is password protected for the safety of our students; please do not share it.  Password: 2021help

Recess duty information may be found here.

Student Absences
If your child(ren) will be absent, please contact the school no later than 9:00 a.m.  Either call the office, leave a message if necessary, or email the office/your child’s teacher.  We need to know your child is safe and to not expect him/her at school that day.

Diocese of Marquette or Parish

Taco Night fundraiser for St. Mary’s Parish, April 24th.  Please see the taco night flyer for further information.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance 

April
Color Day: Friday, April 30th, $0.25 minimum donation to dress out of uniform; please follow modesty guidelines as indicated in the student/parent handbook.

May
Appreciation Day to all Faculty and Staff – No School: Monday, May 3rd
Progress Reports Issued: Tuesday, May 4th
Jackpot Raffle: Thursday, May 6th, drawing at 7:00 p.m.  The raffle will again this year be recorded and shared on our website and FB.  Once the recording has been posted, all winners will be phoned.  
Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

April 9, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families, and Happy Easter, Alleluia! 

I hope you have been having a blessed Easter Week!  It’s good to be back in school during such a joyful time.

Please look for a Family Faith Pledge Card coming home today.  On behalf of our Catholic Identity Committee, each school family will receive this pledge card to assist with welcoming God into daily family life.

Our Preschool-3rd grade classes begin going to Mass next Wednesday, April 14th.  Our younger students will celebrate each Wednesday afternoon through the end of the school year!  Alleluia!  We will follow diocesan protocols when attending Mass.

Students in grades 2-8 will be taking a new religion assessment.  The testing window is April 12th-30th.  Each of these classes will take the Assessment of Religious Knowledge (ARK) over the next few weeks.  The purpose behind this test is to drive instruction and school improvement; it will let teachers know which areas students need further instruction.  Our teachers will also take the assessment, again for school improvement to drive adult catechesis. 

Jackpot raffle ticket sales are going well and going fast!  Thank you to all of our raffle ticket sellers!  Thank you to our raffle sponsors!  These next few weeks bring an even busier time in the office as we collect, count, and verify tickets and money; please keep sending in your sold tickets and funds, it helps immensely with verification.  It’s an exciting time, but a busy one as everyday school tasks continue as well as raffle prep taking place.

If you are looking for materials to use during the summer months to prevent summer learning loss, please consider Summer Solutions.  Please see this flyer for further information.  If you would like to place an order, use promo code SUMMER3 before April 30, 2021, and receive 10% off orders with 3 or more books.

SMCS 2020-2021 Yearbook orders may be placed.  Please see the order information sheet for further information.

Devine Mercy Sunday is this Sunday, April 11th.  This is a beautiful celebration.  Please see below for further information.  
 Have a great weekend, everyone! 

Reminders

Recess Duty

Please continue signing up to assist with recess.  Please click here to sign up to help with monitoring recess.  Recess runs from 11:20-12:40 Monday – Friday.  The booking page is password protected for the safety of our students; please do not share it.  

Recess duty information may be found here.

Student Absences

If your child(ren) will be absent, please contact the school no later than 9:00 a.m.  Either call the office, leave a message if necessary, or email the office/your child’s teacher.  We need to know your child is safe and to not expect him/her at school that day.

Diocese of Marquette or Parish
Divine Mercy Sunday
Holy Name of Mary Parish
April 11: Beginning with 2:00 p.m. Mass – please read here for further information.  
Please read about the origins of Divine Mercy Sunday here.

Taco Night fundraiser for St. Mary’s Parish.  Please see the taco night flyer for further information.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance

April
Color Day: Friday, April 30th, $0.25 minimum donation to dress out of uniform

May
Jackpot Raffle: Thursday, May 5th, drawing at 7:00 p.m.  The raffle will again this year be recorded and shared on our website and FB.  Once the recording has been posted, all winners will be called via phone.

Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

March 26, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families! 

Below are Holy Week Mass/liturgy times for Holy Name of Mary and St Joseph Parishes as well as Diving Mercy Sunday. 

May all of our families, teachers, and staff have a safe and blessed Holy Week and Easter! 

Diocese of Marquette or Parish

Stations of the Cross – each Friday during Lent: 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish and 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish. 

St. Joseph Parish
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Sundays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Easter Triduum

Holy Name of Mary Parish
Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 p.m.; All night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Mary Room
Good Friday, Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 1:00 p.m.; Confession 3:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish
Holy Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Mass; Chapel of Repose in Parish Hall until midnight
Good Friday, 12:10 p.m. 
Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil, 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Holy Name of Mary Parish
April 11: Beginning with 2:00 p.m. Mass
Please read about the origins of Divine Mercy Sunday here.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance

March
March 29 – April 5: Holy Week & Spring Break 

April
April 1: Holy Thursday
April 2: Good Friday
April 4: Easter Sunday
April 6: School Resumes 8:00 a.m.; Beginning of 4th quarter 


Jackpot Raffle Sponsors