Best Wishes to John Cox in his new job! John spent his last day of work at SMG on Friday, June 26 and begins his travels to his new job as the Faith Formation Director at St. Francis of Assisi in Longmont, Co. Web site: http://sfassisi.org/ - John began his new week with an article in their bulletin last weekend http://sfassisi.org/bulletins/20150705.pdf Welcome to Keith Parker who takes John's place as the Director of Faith Formation. Many of you may remember Keith from his days of teaching Safe Environment classes here at SMG. Keith also finished his MTS degree at the same place and time as John did. Keith hit the ground running!
Dear SMG school families and parishioners: We all have different roads to travel and my road is taking me to retirement. I will always cherish my years at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School as a student, parent and administrator. I have been truly blessed to serve 8 years as assistant principal and the last 12 years as principal. It is hard to imagine a more wonderful school than ours. This is a bittersweet time because my husband and I are looking forward to having more free time to enjoy our family and granddaughters, but yet I will be leaving a school that I love so much. I will take with me fond memories of the students, teachers, staff, parents and parishioners that I have met over the years. I will keep you and our school in my prayers. God bless you. Mary Ellen Doskocil, Principal
The annual Carter Blood Drive was June 14. The numbers were down on contributors probably due to the summer vacations but we still were able to bring in 24 whole blood and 1 double red units of blood. The SMG Knights of Columbus and Carter Bloodcare express their thanks to all that participated! See you next year! (PS you can still give blood regularly on your own!)
Father Mike arrived at SMG Tuesday, May 12, to assist Father Jim until Father Luke arrived. We wish him a safe and pleasant journey on his departure and a very special THANK YOU for giving of his time to help out Father Jim and SMG!
Do you throw great parties or events? Are you a great planner and communicator? Are you creative and a “people person’? Do you enjoy working as a team player? Then we need you! Please click on the title above to see more!
Fr. Mike Ciski's address is: Father Michael Ciski, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 750 Peachtree Street, Herndon, VA 20170. You may want to write a note of condolence or send a Mass card to Fr. Mike. His sister, Susan Ciski, died in her sleep this past week. The burial was in Michigan this past Monday,March 9. May she rest in peace+.' Thanks, Fr. Jim
Robert Richie sends Father Jim a special email on Rosaries, how America Needs Fatima and a true story that will raise your faith and beliefs in the Blessed Mother. Click the title above to read the email and open the article on the web.
Sharing in Ministry Progress As of December 31, 2014 deposits, $2,962,562 has been committed by 11,012 donors. This is 98.75% of the appeal goal of $3 million. $2,392,440 has been paid toward goal (79.75%). We are so close to making goal - $37,438 to go! St. Maria Goretti has exceeded the goal!