Recent News at Saint Mary of the Woods

 

 


Bread from Heaven, Lenten Talk 2017

With Father Landenwitch at the Winner Family Barn

 

03/05/2017 Part 1) Passover
03/12/2017 Part 2) Heavenly Sanctuary
03/19/2017 Part 3) Manna in the Desert

 

 


Why Be Catholic, Lenten Talk 2016

With Father Landenwitch at the Winner Family Barn

 

03/01/2016 Part 1) Unity of the Church
03/09/2016 Part 2) How Faith is passed on from one generation to the next
03/14/2016 Part 3) What Christ sees when he sees the Church

 

 


Annual Farm Mass

 

Celebrated at the Winner Farm, September 8, 2013

 

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River Run Harbor Boat Blessing


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Two recent graduates received $1000 scholarships
from The Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Council 217.


 




First Communion 2012
 


Combined Parish Workshop with Sister Kathy Harmon
 

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Combined Parish Workshop with Jeanne Hunt

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Ad Altare Dei Catholic Emblem - Jan. 22, 2012

 

Saint Mary of the WoodsA young member of our parish has earned his Ad Altare Dei Catholic Emblem as a Boy Scout. He was among 35 scouts in the diocese that received the award on Jan. 22 from Father Kyle Schnippel at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Ad Altare Dei is a nine-month study of the sacraments that is focused on fostering the scout's faith. Scouting is a faith-based program, yet only five percent of scouts receive the religious emblem for their faith. In comparison, four percent of scouts become Eagle Scouts.

 

 

 

 

 


 


 
Father Harry's Retirement Party

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FUNFEST/TRUNK OR TREAT 2011

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Confirmation - May 15, 2011

 

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First Communion - May 1, 2011


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March For Life

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Christmas at St. Mary of the Woods

 

         

 


 

In pursuit of wisdom, Missionaries go back to school


Br Jerry Schwieterman, C.PP.S.Early every weekday morning for over two years, Br. Jerry Schwieterman, C.PP.S., went into his room at the C.PP.S. community house in Whiting, Ind., where he makes his home, and quietly shut the door. He sat down at his desk, entered a web address into the browser of his computer, and went to class.

Everybody in the house knew not to bother Br. Jerry during those times when he was completing online coursework with the University of Dallas, any more than they would have barged into a classroom to interrupt him there. Br. Jerry was very serious about his schooling. Anyone who hopes to complete an advanced degree has to be.

Br. Jerry, who is a campus minister at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Ind., is just one of the C.PP.S. priests and brothers to have gone back to school in recent years. Some want to deepen their spirituality with theological studies. Some delve into the study of scripture. Some take courses to develop or improve a specific skill. All hope that further education will help them in their ministry.

“I always wanted to get a graduate degree. I knew that it would help me in all phases of my ministry,” said Br. Jerry, who earned his master of theological studies degree from the University of Dallas in December 2009. “It was a good experience for me; I learned a lot. Every course I took was somehow related to my ministry. And on the days when it was snowy and cold, I couldsit at my computer and thank God that I didn’t have to go outside to get to class!”

Br. Jerry’s degree was unique in that it was earned entirely online.“I was apprehensive at first” about taking classes without a classroom, he said. “I had heard a lot of pros and cons about online classes. But it was a good fit for me. Although the work was very demanding, I was able to keep up with it.”

 

You can read additional stories and information at CPPS Today.

 


 

Relic Blessing


Twenty-siz (26) servers participated in the blessing of the St. John Berchman Relic on Saturday, Nov. 27th
at 9 AM at St Mary of the Woods.

 

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Sister Debra Marie Wischmeyer


Pronounced her Perpetual Vows of Chastity, Poverty, and Obedience as a sister of Notre Dame on Sunday August 1, 2010.

 

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Servers are Reds Fans


On July 18th, the Saint Mary of the Woods Altar Servers got together and visited Great American Ball Park.  Reds lost 1-0.

 

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Investiture 2010


The family of one little guy was out of town the day of the investiture. He was invested in a separate ceremony.
Fr. Kyle Schnippel was the celebrant that day.  He did a great job!!!!!!

 

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Father Matt Lee's Ordination


At the presentation to his parents, Fr. Matt gives to his mother the cloth used to wipe the oil from his hands right after his consecration to God. He was ordained on May 23rd, 2009 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati, OH.

 

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Father Richard DeClue's Ordination


Fr. Rick’s family presented him with an engraved chalice.  He was ordained at St. Matthew’s Catholic Parish in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, June 2nd, 2007.   His first Mass was the following day in the Belmont Abbey Basilica at the Belmont Abbey College where he studied.  It was grand!

 

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Retirement for Anne Davis


Saint Mary of the Woods Parish would like to thank Anne Davis for her many years of service and kindness.

 

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