It is time for ALL volunteers working with children, the vulnerable and the elderly to take the Refresher Safe Environment Training for 2017-2018. This
Includes Boy Scout Leaders, Cub Scout Leaders, St. Vincent de Paul, EMHC to the sick and homebound, Catechists, RE Volunteers, BeFrienders, St. Joseph Coffee House, Child Care, Samaritans who visit Nursing Homes, Catholic Girls Club Leaders and Ave Maria School parents.

The following dates are scheduled for both the Foundation and Refresher Training:

August 20th after the 9:30 am Mass in Dwyer Hall, Refresher only
August 28th at 8:00 am in St. Dominic’s and Dwyer Hall
August 29th at 12:30 pm in St. Dominic’s and Dwyer Hall
September 6th at 6:00 pm in St. Dominic’s and Dwyer Hall
October 18th at 6:00 pm in St. Dominic’s and Dwyer Hall

*Please plan to attend one of these training sessions.

New: Online Giving!

Ave Maria now provides Online Giving—a convenient and safe way to make one-time or recurring donations. Getting started is easy—click the Online Giving button below.  When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. And you won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays!
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Original Olive Wood Handicrafts from Bethlehem

October 24th&25th after all Masses

Nativity Sets – Creches – Rosaries – Statuettes – Christmas Ornaments – Home, Office and Church Décor

From Bethlehem in the Holy Land, The Bannoura family of Bethlehem Handicrafts imports products from the Christian community of Bethlehem.  They are pleased to share their family story and trade to all those who will be present after mass next weekend.

As Joseph taught Christ the trade of carpentry in Nazareth, the Bannoura family passed the trade of olive wood artisanship from generation to generation until the present. They take great pride in this distinct and traditional craft, which is one of the principal sources of income for the small but resilient Christian community.

Each item for sale is handcrafted from olive wood with care and precision.  Any number of items ranging from Nativity sets to Christmas ornaments will make ideal Christmas gifts for family, friends and coworkers.  Other items such as statuettes and rosary beads will make for excellent Baptismal, First Communion and Confirmation gifts throughout the year.

For more information and to view available products, please visit www.bethlehemhandicrafts.com.

7:00 am Mass updates

There will not be 7:00 am Mass the week of September 14th.

Also, there will not be 7:00 am Masses on the following dates:

  • September 29 and 30
  • October 1st
  • the week of October 5th
  • October 15th
  • November 19
  • November 23
  • November 26
  • December 17
  • December 24

Also there will not be a 7:00 am Mass on the third Thursday of each month.