Mother’s Day. Where would we be without our mothers?! Come and celebrate this Sunday. 

Thank you to everyone who has helped out in some way with one or more of the four Celebration of Life/Burial services these past 3 weeks. What a team! The lovely feedback from the grieving families has been overwhelming.  St. Mary’s does compassion and hospitality well! 

The Spaghetti Cabaret was GREAT SUCCESS because of the many parishioners that made it happen!  We appreciated your creativity, humour, entertainment and strong attendance.  Hats off to everyone involved!   

Did you pick up your May Calendar in church last Sunday? If not, find one in the Hall this Sunday. 

HOT TIP!   Did you know?  You don’t have to be a COSTCO member to get your prescriptions filled there! Check out their prices… it might be worth your while going there. 

SATURDAY JUNE 1st from 9:00 – 2:00pm: June Jumble “Jems” – an extraordinary Treasure Trove and Fun Day at St. Mary’s in the parking lot.   As you do your Spring Cleaning, please consider contributing what you don’t need to St. Mary’s!  No clothing this time, please. There will be a plant sale so as you are dividing bulbs and planting starts, please put some aside for us. Marrianna and Sue Godfreyson have graciously offered to co-chair the event so if you have questions, please talk to them.  More info to follow next week.  

WANTED:  Coffee Servers for after Sunday Services – Desperate for new volunteers.  It is an easy ministry and your turn only comes around every 8 to 10 weeks.  Get to know your parish friends in a fun setting.  You will be always serving with a veteran server so an easy learning curve.   Contact Brenda Jarvis   951-2127 or email  [email protected] .ca 

Selinde is looking for someone who would be willing to help with the updating of the photo Parish Directory.  Interested? Please talk to her. 

DO YOU KNOW the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? Come and find out at the upcoming FAMILY CAREGIVER SERIES hosted here at St. Mary’s June 13 – July 11 (5 Thursday evenings). Free. Pre-register. See poster in the Hall. Tell your friends and neighbours. St. Mary’s  is providing a light supper at 6pm. 

THIS WEEK: Have some input into the future of health services in your community. The Oceanside Collaborative Services Committee is pleased to present two community events entitled “A Conversation about Health Care”. The intent of these meetings is to get public input on how health care services can be improved in our community. We will host a panel comprised of local physicians, nurse practitioners and Island Health representatives. The event will be professionally facilitated.      Thursday, May 9, 2019   6:30 - 8:30 pm. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St., Qualicum Beach     Friday, May 10, 2019   10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave E., Parksville 

NEXT WEEK Selinde will be away at a Clergy Conference. She will be in the office Monday most of the day. 

Monday May 13               11:30     Pet Cemetery Committee Meeting

Monday May 13                1:00       June Jumble “Gems” Meeting 

Financial Corner 

Year to date (January-April 2019) 

Income                        $49, 617.2

Expenses                      48,600.34

Net Income                 $  1,016.88 (incl. 2017 final Bequest payout for $2,653.83) 

The positive bank balance reflects this and will be removed from the current account at year end as it will be invested.We actually have a deficit of (1,636.95).  Jennifer Birchall-Creighton