A BIG THANK YOU to the people who cleaned up the side yard. It looks fantastic!

June Jumble “Jems” Sale –  SATURDAY JUNE 1; 9:00 – 2:00pm.  So many treasures…  Don’t miss it! 

NO MORE CHOIR PRACTICE until fall on HUB Wednesdays in June or over the summer, but everyone is invited to join us at 9:30 each Sunday. 

Important update on the Memorial Garden The old Memorial Board has been taken down and will be replaced in the next month.  Fred is creating a new memorial board on which the plaques will be replaced in alphabetical order with spaces for family members who have prepaid plots for future use.  Anyone wishing to pre-pay for a plot, which would then give them a space in the alphabetical order on the memorial board, should contact KAT in the office. After this initial placement of plaques and spaces, plaques for future interments will be placed on the board in chronological order rather than with family members. 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend!  The 'We Together' conference will be held at St Paul’s in Nanaimo this year.  They are looking to you for your hospitality in offering a space for a traveler to stay, the date is Friday Sept 27th, 2019 – perhaps a continental breakfast could be provided by the host family.  Please prayerfully consider this request. Name and number to contact on poster in hall.   Romans 12:13 - Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 

Wednesday June 5          12:30     Pet Cemetery Meeting – Library 

Saturday June 8th  12:30 – 4:00 pm Regional Gathering here at St. Mary’s! Meet other folks in the Cowichan-Malaspina Region, find out what’s important to them, how they are expressing the 3 parts of the Diocesan Vision: Faith in Foundation, Faith in Formation, and Faith in Action. And then hear from the Bishop himself about Transforming Futures: a plan to fuel the Vision into the years to come. Every parish in the Diocese will participate so come and get informed!  Selinde would like to hear from a couple of people willing to help with hospitality. Thank you!

Our Parish Directory is being updated this summer. If you are new to the Parish and would like your picture and contact information to be in the directory, here are the options. Onnig Cavoukian is willing to take photos (at no cost to you) in his home between now and June 30. Please contact him directly for an appointment, Phyllis Thompson is willing to take photos (at no cost to you) after church services on either June 23 or June 30. Please contact her directly to book. If you wish to include your contact information with your picture or update existing contact information please email Deana.

Parish Social at Mary’s house. Wed.  June 12  5:00-7:00pm.  Please just let KAT know by June 10 so we can prepare accordingly. Everyone in the parish is welcome!

Why is planning for the future so important?  Come and find out at the upcoming FAMILY CAREGIVER SERIES hosted here at St. Mary’s June 13 – July 11; 6:30-8:30pm  (5 Thursday evenings). FREE!  Pre-register and there is still space too!. See poster in the Hall. Tell your friends and neighbours. St. Mary’s  is providing a light supper at 6pm.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER;  A Celebration of Summer. Wednesday July 31; 1 pm.  U drive or BUS option. Ticket sales are brisk!  Get them from KAT during office hours or see Shirley Hardy on Sunday.  This is the last week to buy your bus ticket before we open ticket sales to the wider public!