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The retreat day originally scheduled for April 16 had to be canceled because the retreat master was encumbered with a knee injury. Now I am happy to report that Father David Endres is now mobile once again. Having spoken with him just last week via phone we have re-scheduled the retreat day for Saturday, October 29. The time frame will be 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. The theme is Prayer and Spirituality.



When you enter the Gathering Space at St.
 Mary, you'll notice the many tables that are set up with prize baskets that will be raffled off at the PIG ROAST. You can purchase your raffle tickets 
now! Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5 and 15 for $10.
We have some great items that everyone will want. Gift cards include: $100 Kroger, $50 Wichard’s, $25 Walgreens, $25 Red Lobster, and dinner for two at Golden Corral. There are lots of coupons for free menu items at various restaurants and over 20 wonderful assorted baskets. There is a mascot stuffed "Miss Piggy" loaded with free coupons and gift cards!

While you are purchasing your RAFFLE TICKETS after Mass, please take the opportunity to buy your Advanced PIG Roast Dinner Tickets! Questions? Please contact Diane Hancock at 734-6827.

Christmas Mass Schedule 

St. Mary’s, Bethel Christmas Eve – 4:00 pm 

Christmas Day - 9:30 am


St. Peter’s New Richmond Christmas Eve – 4:30 pm 

Christmas Day – 9:30 am


We hope all of you are enjoying our new IT Verdin Digital Carillon Bell System. As you have likely experienced, we are able to choose different ringing patterns and peals that include some great realistic bell sounds! We have also selected music to play that is appropriate for whatever liturgical season we are in. It has certainly made a real difference here at St. Mary and is no comparison to the single bell that has rusted in place up in the front of the church.


As you might recall, for months back in the summer, the soil was too wet to mount the two additional speakers. The large lift required dry soil so it would be secure when extended to extreme heights. Thanks to parishioner Konrad Sandker, the speakers are now mounted and Kim Trout (the audio engineer) has wired them into the bell system. 


Efforts are currently being made to prepare the memorial plaque for the Gathering Space. We are currently working with a reputable supplier who is well known by some members of St. Mary. We hope to have the plaque soon.

Things never seem to go as you want expect but this project has certainly been worth the wait. It has been completed thanks to the many donors in our parish who saw the vision and importance to St. Mary to having a bell system. No money from the Sunday collections were used to complete this installation. A big thank you to those who have made this project possible. It has been a great addition for our 75th Anniversary.




Join us on Saturday, August 5th from 4 to 8 PM for the St. Mary’s Pig Roast!

There will be so much fresh food and fun. You won’t want to miss it! Advance meal tickets are $7 available on Tuesday or Friday at St. Mary's Office 7:00 AM - 5:00 or available at St. Peter on Wednesday or Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM The advance tickets are also available at Community Savings Bank in Bethel. Adult tickets are $9 when purchased at the event. Children 5 - 10 are $4 and under 4 are FREE!

What do you get for your hard earned moolah? A lot! Your meal includes your choice of pulled pork or chicken. (Bluegrass brats, metts and hot dogs are available as an alternative.)  Five sides include mac and cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, green beans and awesome sweet corn. Lemonade, iced tea or ice water and your choice of dessert is included. Soda is available for a nominal charge.

We are thinking of your comfort and are ready for rain or shine. If you prefer the air conditioning, the
Fr. Le
wis Parish Center will be open. If you enjoy eating outside, we will provide the huge tent with lots of tables and chairs.

The Pig Roast features beer from the Old Firehouse Brewery. Other brands are also available. All brands are at a nominal, extra charge.


This year will be our largest raffle ever! Purchase 1 ticket for $1, 6 tickets for $5 and 15 tickets for $10. Place the ticket in the bucket next to the item(s) you are interested in. One ticket will be drawn from that bucket for a winner of that item. The more chances you purchase and put in a single bucket, the increased odds of winning!

Here is other awesome news! Freddy's Frozen Custard will be available! You won't want to miss that!

Come and have some fun. Let's go “HOG WILD” and meet up with friends and family both new and old.

You can make this our best event ever by spreading the word. Proceeds from this event goes toward the St. Mary building fund. Please feel free to contact a committee member with any suggestions or questions. They include Diane Hancock 734-6827; Ginny Cady 969-8914, John & Shirlene Wallace 205-4762; Madonna Cahall 734-4630.