Dear Parish Family,

As we enter into the final two weeks of August, I would ask you to please pray for all of our students who are preparing to return to school. Letís pray for their safe return to school and for a truly blessed 2018-19 academic year.

Over the last several months, we have completed a number of capital improvements here at St. Maryís. We have purchased and installed a new baptismal font for the Church. We have also replaced the old carpeting with new carpeting in the Church. In addition, we have re-surfaced the majority of the parking lot on the west and north sides of the Church. The carpeting project will continue into the Gathering Area and up to the door leading into the school.

The cost of these projects have been paid for in the following ways:

The new Baptismal Font was substantially paid for by a donation from a parishioner in the form of sold
The carpeting was substantially paid for by a donation from a parishioner.
The re-surfacing of the parking lot was paid for by a nearly $100,000 operating surplus for the 2017-18
fiscal year. In addition, $50,000 was drawn from the Festival Account and some $30,000+ was drawn
from existing money market funds. By completing this project this summer, we were able to avoid the
rising cost for asphalt in the future.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the generosity of those who helped to make the
completion of these projects possible. I thank you for your generous support of St. Mary Parish. May God bless the work that we do each day.

God bless you.

Fr. Dan Redmond