COMMUNITY


Bible Study:  Have you wanted to study the Bible but didn't know how? Groups meet Tuesday from 9:30 am - 11:15 am for women, or Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm for men and women.  The studies run from September to May.  Enjoy the friendship and bonding that result from weekly sharing and monthly fellowships.  No experience is necessary.  For more information or to register, contact Susie Timchak at stimchak@verizon.net.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed in 1881 by Father Michael J. McGivney (New Haven, CT), whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society numbering today more than 1.7 million members. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities. St Mary's Council has more than 113 member families and ranks in Top 10% of Council's recognized for outstanding achievements in programming, member growth, retention and insurance participation.  Contact:  Parish Office 961-1061 and leave a message.

Website for Knights of Columbus


Boy Scouts Coordinator Joe Gonzales, Boy Scouts Donald Stante, Cub Scouts Corey Burns
An informal, educational program designed to build character while developing physical, mental and emotional fitness. Cub Scouting is designed for boys; first through fifth grades. Boy Scouting begins in the sixth grade until the eighteenth birthday.  Contact: Parish office 961-1061 and leave message


St. Mary Women's Council serves the Church, families, and community through special activities and outreach programs.  Some of the Council supported programs include Catholic Charities Foundations of Life Program, Easter Clothing Drive for Children, Sacrament Receptions, speakers, and parish social events.  Please contact: Jean Gootee 813 961- 0088     St. Mary Women's Council Webpage

Quilters:  This group makes quilts to give away to the VA Hospital, Catholic Charities, Santa Maria Mission, Day Care Centers, Nursing Homes, etc.  The quilters meet in the library and room 6 of the parish center every Monday from 9:00 AM till Noon.  They Quilt all year long, except during the month of June. Men and Women of all ages are always welcome.  Donations of cotton fabric are accepted. Quilts are also sold to enable the purchase of batting and the repair of sewing machines.  For more information contact:  Lorraine Hoffman 920-4846.