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Prayer for the Christian Family

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Prayer for the Christian Family

May 8, 2015: St. Mary’s School 8th Grade and Kindergarten Graduation

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
8th Grade Graduates

8th Grade Graduates

Kindergarten Graduates

Kindergarten Graduates

Baccalaureate Mass & May Crowning of Our Lady

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

On Mothers’ Day, the External Solemnity of the Ascension (May 12th), we had our Annual Baccalaureate Mass to honor our parishioners who are members of the High School Graduation Class.  We concluded Holy Mass with the Annual Crowning of the statue of Our Lady of Grace in the grotto Fr. Joseph Ripp installed in the back of our church.  Miss Natasha Frances Krempges, a graduate of St. Mary Catholic School and a member of the McCook Central Class of 2013, crowned Our Lady’s statue:

 

Photos from Bishop Swain’s Visit to Parish School Children

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

On Rogation Tuesday (May 7th), His Excellency, the Most Rev. Paul Joseph Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, made a Pastoral Visit to St. Mary Catholic School to pray the Rosary and visit the children in the school following the Rosary.  Bishop Swain also blessed the Crosses for the Farms and Fields traditionally blessed on or around May 3rd, the old Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross.  In between each Mystery of the Rosary, the children sang “Mary the Dawn” from The St. Pius X Hymnal and the Regina Caeli, with its versicle and oration, ended the prayers in church before His Excellency headed over to the school.

St. Mary School Open House

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

October 15th: Pilgrimage to Carmelite Monastery

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

 

On Monday, October 15th, the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, the students and faculty of St. Mary Catholic School, Salem, were the honored guests of the Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery of Our Mother of Mercy and St. Joseph in Alexandria, SD. St. Teresa, a Doctor of the Church, reformed the Carmelite Order in the 16th Century. Along with St. John of the Cross, Teresa is considered a Founder of the Discalced Carmelites. The students were treated to a sung High Latin Mass with the Sisters followed by different activities, including touring the Fatima Family Shrine and meeting and visiting with a group of the Sisters in a meeting room, which is separated from the public by an iron grille.  Students asked the Sisters questions about prayer, their daily routine, how often they may write letters to people outside their Monastery, and they even learned why there is a grille between the Sisters and visitors.

We thank Mother Marie Therese and the Carmelite Nuns of Alexandria and St. Mary of Mercy Parish for allowing us to make our pilgrimage to their wonderful and holy sites, Fr. Martin Lawrence (Priest of Salem) and Fr. DeWayne Kayser (Priest of Madison and native son of Alexandria) as well as to parents Staci Wolf, Laura Gessner, Joni Wagner, Cathy Ries, Val Krempges, Barb Stangeland, and Audrey Eich for their time in transporting students to Alexandria. (Photo by Mrs. Molly Lather)


Picture from the past ?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010