Church of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin
101 South Meyer Avenue
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Recent Events at St. Mary
Sundays of Advent
Sunday, December 1, through Sunday, December 22, 9:00 am
The children of PSR light the candles of the Advent wreath.
Christmas Cookie Bake Sale at Masses on December 7 and 8
Come to the annual bake sale sponsored by the Ladies Altar Sodality following Masses on December 7 and 8. Please bake up a batch of your favorite holiday cookies to donate them to the Sodality’s fundraiser.
Advent Reconcilitation, December 12 at 7:00 pm
Confession in preparation of the Nativity of our Lord is 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 12.
Christmas Decorating December 18 at 6:00 pm
Decorating of the church and gathering area in preparation for Christmas begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 18.
Children’s Nativity Play on Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm Mass
The children of PSR perform the Nativity Play at the 5:00 pm Mass on December 24. Practice for the play follows PSR class on December 8, 15, and 22.
Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 10:00 pm
The Christmas Eve Vigil Mass is at 10:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24.
Solemn Mass of the Nativity of the Lord at 9:00 am
Christmas morning Mass is at 9:00 am on Wednesday, December 25.
Feast of the Holy Family Masses
Masses for this feast day are at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 28, and 9:00 am on Sunday, December 29.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Masses
Masses for this feast day are at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31, and 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 1.
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Masses
Masses for this feast day are at 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 4, and 9:00 am on Sunday, January 5.
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Masses
Masses for this feast day are at 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 11, and 9:00 am on Sunday, January 12.
Cash Bingo on Sunday, January 20, 1:00-4:00 pm
Cash Bingo was held on January 20 at our Parish Center.
Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 16, 7:30-11:30 pm
We celebrated Valentine’s Day Saturday, February 16 at our Parish Center.
Fall Church Picnic, Third Sunday in September
Each autumn since New Valmeyer was established on the bluff, St. Mary’s joins with St John United Church of Christ to have a church picnic with fried chicken, a silent auction, a country store, raffles, bingo, and live music.
Before the Flood, St. Mary’s picnic was on the second Sunday in September; St. John’s on the fourth Sunday.
Having come together to rebuild Valmeyer on the bluff after the flood, the parishes now come together for a Fall Church Picnic.
Fish Fry, October 18
We came to St. Mary’s Parish Hall for what may have been the best fish in Monroe County, cooked by the Knights of Columbus.
Fish dinner included your choice of side dishes: Valmeyer’s famous chippers, potato salad, cole slaw, and stewed tomatoes.
Knights of Columbus Breakfast, Sunday, November 3
St. Mary’s Parish Hall was the site for a delicious breakfast, cooked by the Knights of Columbus.
Breakfast included fresh pork sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and fried potatoes.
St. Mary Church · 101 South Meyer Avenue · Valmeyer, IL 62295 · (618) 935-2247
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