Class of 2017 Oktoberfest Fundraiser October 28th
An Octoberfest fundraiser for the Class of 2017 takes place at SML School on October 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Dinner, wine, and beer included in the ticket cost of $40 per person. DJ Music, Beer Tasting, Live/Silent Auctions. For information, contact Christal Pinto at
St. Mary of the Lakes School Daisy Scout Troop 24253 Takes Top
Prize in Medford Scarecrow Walk Competition
The SML Daisy Scout Troop was the winner of the Medford Main Street Scarecrow Walk Contest, not an easy feat considering their many competitors! Go Daisies!
Advent Wreath-Making Workshop
Are you looking for an opportunity to bring your family together? Why not start a new family tradition by creating your own Advent wreath? Join us for an Advent Wreath Workshop on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27
from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Emmaus Center. A wreath takes about an hour to assemble. We provide each household with a wreath base, candles, and an Advent wreath prayer. Bring your own greens, decorations (ribbon, bows, ornaments, pine cones, etc.) and glue gun to personalize your wreath. Light refreshments. To register, go to:
or sign up at the Jackson Road entrance.
A Bear’s Den Halloween
Last week, The Bear’s Den hosted a Halloween Party with costumes and crafts. Costumes ranged from Batman to princess to chef to karate champion. In costume or not, everyone had a fun time making friendly ghosts and trying to figure out who was who!
A Record-Breaking Planting of Daffodils!
A special “Thank You” to all those who helped plant daffodils around the church and rectory last Sunday. It took only 14 minutes, or 56 seconds per bulb! Thanks to Emily and Samantha Andryca, Lynn Lawlor, Alexis and Giuliana Sopala, Regan and Riley Kelly, Chris Mangino, Rebecca Scheffold, Ed, Michelle, and Melissa Mayer, Gene M’Quade, Ainsley Fleming, Edie Nixon, Debbie Distasio, Jenn Gallagher, Loretta Amari, Taylor and Kelly Morgan, Connor, Katherine, Trey and Kyle Smith, Michael Craig, Nick Falcone, Modi Connolly and Bill Stout, who donned garden gloves, and with trowels and smiles, planted 1500 bulbs!
Father Dan's Last Scripture Study: Thursday, October 27th
Father Dan's last Scripture Study of the Gospel of John will be on Thursday, October 27th from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Emmaus Center. BYOB (bring your own bible) or purchase one for $6.00 at the class.
"Keep the Faith" T-Shirts Still for Sale by Young Adults Ministry
St. Mary of the Lakes' Young Adult Ministry (YAM) will continue to sell their popular, Father Carlos-inspired T-Shirts for a little while longer. Colored a beautiful blue and inscribed with "Keep the Faith," the shirts sell for $15.00. Call the parish office at (609) 654-8208 for information on how to get a shirt. They won't last long. (Proceeds will be going to the stewardship of Father Carlos' next trip to Colombia to feed and clothe the poor.) Above, Father Carlos (center) poses with some members of the YAM at the Parish Picnic.
SML School Kindergarten students pose with 6th-grade buddies on their Annual Kite Day. Students in grades 5 - 8 are "buddies" with younger grades for activities throughout the year.
Children's Choir Sings First Mass of School Year
The parish children’s choir sang for their first Mass last Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Eighteen children took the roof off as they praised God and told us to "share the light of Jesus." The children’s choir is beginning to prepare for our annual Christmas Concert and hope other children will join the choir to sing at this exciting event. Boys and girls in grades two to six in both SML school and in PREP are welcome to join. Rehearsals are Thursday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room at the school. Contact Sister Regina, Ext. 119.
PREP Students Show Off Their Favorite Saint
This week, Ms. Finan's and Ms. Motylinski's third-grade PREP classes dressed as their favorite saints. Each student also researched the saint and gave a short presentation to the class.
St. Mary of the Lakes' "Disciple-Ship" Will Sail Down Main Street in Medford Halloween Parade
(Participating Students Will Need Signed Permission Form: See Below)
Members of Y.E.S., SML school students, and Father Dan will be aboard the SML Disciple-Ship that will sail down Main Street during the annual Medford Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 29th. Any student participating will need a permission slip signed by a parent. Click here to download form. Return with signature to parish office or email back to Linda Xerri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation Update for PREP/SML School Sixth Graders
All sixth graders (PREP and School) will begin their Journey to Confirmation 2019 with the Mass of Enrollment, which will be celebrated on Saturday, October 22nd at the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Families and friends are also encouraged to attend this Mass to show support for our young men and women. Immediately following Mass, sixth graders are invited to an evening of Faith, Fun, and Food as part of the 100 Days of Discipleship Campaign. Don’t forget your passports and get them stamped at the event to be included in the prize-winning drawing at Breakfast with Santa in December!