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St. Mary - Our Lady Of The Dunes

P.O. Box 2640, 85060 Hwy. 101 S., Florence, OR 97439 Phone 541-997-2312 / Fax: 541-902-0417

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Our Parish Mission Statement: We, the people of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Dunes Church, are a Roman Catholic community.

We are committed to nurturing our spiritual   growth and sharing God’s love with all people.

Our Pastor:  Fr. David Brown

Pastoral Associate: Joan Olson

 EDGE /  Lifeteen:  Susan Kirby & Randy Matthies

Walking by Faith:  Euella Galasso

Business Manager:  Kathy Friese


SUNDAY MASSES:  Saturday Vigil 5:30 pm Sunday 11:00 am

DAILY MASSES: Tues., Wed. 12 Noon Fri. 9:00 am

ROSARY: ˝ Hour before Daily Mass

CONFESSIONS: Fridays from 9:30–10:00am, Every Sat. 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Reconciliation Room. Other times by Appointment.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Every Wed after the noon mass until 1:00 pm

BENEDICTION:  Every 3rd Wednesday at 1:00pm

MARRIAGES: Please contact Father David at the parish office at least eight months in advance.




v February 27th 2011 – 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time v



Feb 28: Sirach 17:19-27 * Psalms 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7 * Mark 10:17-27

Mar 1: Sirach 35:1-12 * Psalms 50:5-6, 7-8, 14, 23 * Mark 10:28-31

Mar 2: Sirach 36:5-6, 10-17 * Psalms 79:8, 9, 11, 13 * Mark 10:32-45

Mar 3: Sirach 42:15-25 * Psalms 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 * Mark 10:46-52

Mar 4: Sirach 44:1, 9-13 * Psalms 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9 * Mark 11:11-26

Mar 5: Sirach 51:12-20 * Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 11 * Mark 11:27-33

Mar 6: Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28 * Psalms 31:2-3, 3-4, 17, 25 * Romans 3:21-25, 28 * Matthew 7:21-27



Mon. No Mass in Church

Tue. Noon: Richard Boultinghouse…St. Mary Staff

Wed. Noon: Pete & Bob Gebel…Joan Olson

Thur. Noon: Communion Service

Fri. 9:00am: Donald Davis+…St. Mary’s Staff

Sat. 5:30pm: All Parishioners

Sun. 11:00am: Nit Gutierrez+…Fe Behringer



February 19th & 20th
Reg. Collection....$2,319.00





Please respect their privacy. The prayer list will automatically drop any name that has run for four consecutive bulletins unless arrangements are made to do otherwise. Winnie Bartolucci *  Bowe Bergdahl-POW * Harvey Bjork * Richard Boultinghouse * Darlene Briscoe * Gary Burnett * Lillian Culver * Frank De Barro *Ben Foreman * Pete Gebel * Paula Janson *Pat Mahoney * Mary Moore * Rigoberto Moreno * Carol Ornay * Carol Pelsor * Raymond Pena * Richard Plant * Rose Shepard * Tami Spencer * Sr. Noreen * Brad Smith * Lorna Steiger * Trev & Barbara Trevisan * Margie Urgo * Michael Wallach * Ken & Helen Wortman *  and all those of whose illness we are not aware.

A REMINDER that you are invited to join us for coffee and donuts in the Madonna Hall every week after Sunday Mass.


Please join us on Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 in this study group.   Led by Loretta Cook, the group is reading and discussing the doctrine of the Catholic faith.  This is a great study for life long, as well as new or formative Catholics.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN You may drop off your envelopes in the Capital Campaign collection box in the vestibule of the church.


LET'S HAVE FUN!'s the March Madness FREE Fun and Games Day on March 6th from 12:30 (right after the Men's Club breakfast) to 3:30 pm.  The St. Mary's Hall will be set up with lots of big and small tables filled with all kinds of games to play!!!!!!  Come choose the table of your choice to play at for approximately 20 minutes - then switch to another table for more fun.  We'll have Yahtzee, Uno, Old Maid, Skip-Bo, Mexican Train, Chinese checkers, Pinochle, Scrabble, Backgammon, checkers, chess, cribbage...and the list goes on and on. Something for those of 4 years to 104 years old!!!  Just fun and giggles – and it is FREE - so plan on attending the breakfast and then playing a game.  Come when you want - leave when you want. See you there!






Fr. David’s Weekly Schedule*

February 28th – March 6th    

Tuesday, March 1:
12:00 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in Florence.
5:30 p.m. Men’s Club dinner & meeting at
St. Mary’s in Florence.
Wednesday, March 2:
12:00 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in Florence.
5:30 p.m. WBF/EDGE Religious Education Programs at St. Mary’s in Florence.
Thursday, March 3:
8:15 a.m.  Mass at St. John’s in Reedsport.
6:30 p.m. RCIA at St. Mary’s in Florence.
Friday, March 4:
9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in Florence.
Saturday, March 5:
5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in Florence.
Sunday, March 6:
9:00 a.m.  Mass at St. John’s in Reedsport.
11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in Florence.
6:00 p.m. LIFETEEN at St. Mary’s in Florence.
* Schedule is subject to change.  Does not include meetings with parishioners, home visits, hospital visits, Mass/homily preparation time, regularly scheduled Reconciliation times, administrative duties, or travel time.








Sunday March 6th 9:00am to 1:00pm
HEAVENLY Ham, Bacon Link Sausages & Kielbasa
SAINTLY Scrambled Eggs
FERVENT French Toast
Assorted Fresh FRUITS OF OUR LABOR Strawberries, Pineapple, Grapes, Watermelon, Cantaloupe & Honey Dew
ANGELIC Pastries
MYSTIC Mini-Danish
HOLY Doughnuts
BLESSED Beverages Coffee, Orange Juice, Tea and Hot Chocolate
Cost is $6.00 per person – Little Angels under 12 eat for FREE
TO GO Orders are $6.00 in plastic trays only






WALKING BY FAITH: A light dinner will be served at 5:30 on Wednesday March 2nd, followed by our regular classes.
LIFETEEN will gather this Sunday, February 27th from 6:00 -7:45pm.  All 9-12th grade youth are welcome!  Remember to return your McKenzie Bridge retreat forms.
EDGE will gather this Wednesday, March 2nd, from 6-7:30pm (5:30pm if you would like dinner – parents are also welcome to come for dinner and praise and worship).  All 6-8th grade youth are welcome!  Remember to bring your bibles. Be sure to return your McKenzie Bridge retreat forms – they were due on Feb. 27th.





LENT IS COMING! During the six weeks of Lent. find out why you come to Mass each week ~ or ~ what you're missing if you don't!  Join together with others and learn what is REALLY happening up on that altar...and why!  Write your name on the sheet at the back of the church so as to purchase or borrow the book, "Experiencing the Mass" ($6) and select a day and time of day best for you to become part of a weekly gathering of new and old friends either at church or at a home. You will come to better understand and experience the life changing joy of full  participation with Jesus and  with all of the Body of Christ in the weekly celebration of His Last Supper.   This year make every Sunday Mass an  Easter Mass, an experience that you will want to share!   


PRAYER CHAIN REQUESTS Mariam Swanson has organized the "PrayerChain" for many years, and is turning over this important ministry on the first of March.  Her successors will be Loretta Cook -- 541/997-7424 and Anita Vincent -- 541/997-9018.  Please call one or the other with your prayer requests.  Thanks Mariam for your time of service, you have been greatly appreciated and certainly will be missed.



In Our Parish

This week February 28th – March 6th

Tues.: Adult Catechism 10 AM & 5:30 PM;
Men's Club dinner/meeting (both-Madonna Hall);
Vespers 6:30 (in Church)
Weds.: Men's Discussion Grp. (10 AM-conference rm);
Edge & WBF- 5:30 supper (Madonna Hall) 6 pm (church) 6:30 - classrooms
Thurs.: RCIA-6:30-8 PM (youth room)
Fri.: Lauds/Liturgy of the Hours following 9:00 AM mass (church);
Purpose Driven Life book study 10 AM (youth room)
Sun.: Brunch 9 AM-1PM (Madonna Hall); March Madness Fun & Games for Everyone 12:30-3:30 PM (St. Mary Hall);
LifeTeen 6 PM -Confirmation Sponsors invited (Youth room)


WANTED: Retired, able-bodied female roommate to live in, to assist woman with diabetes, no pets, no smoking. To share expenses only. For more information please call Anita at 541-997-9018.
THE ST. MARY'S MEN'S CLUB will hold their monthly dinner and business meeting on Tuesday, March 1st in the Parish Hall next to the kitchen. Social hour begins at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00 and business meeting from 6:30-7:30. All men in the parish are welcome!


IMMERSED IN CHRIST: You are encouraged to participate in this fine series during Lent this year. The focus for the year starting now will be on understanding  the Mass.  Subscribe for the year ($20  for 5 liturgical seasons)  or just for the Lenten Season ( $7.00). For more info or to order look on the table in the back of the church or call Joan (541-997-2312).  


LITURGY OF THE HOURS Sing the Psalms. Reading music isn’t required and all voice ranges are welcome. The chant tones are simple, the words are in English and Psalter books are available. Join us for Morning prayer/Lauds on Friday after morning Mass and Tuesday evening/Vespers at 6:30 pm in the main church. Brochures are available in the back of the church.
R.C.I.A. meets on Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the youth room. All of those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, its teachings and prayer are welcome.




The barrel in the entry of the church is waiting for your generous food contributions.  Please bring a bag of food for those who are hungry in our community.  Right now jams, jellies and low-calorie items are especially needed. Thank you.


LITURGICAL MINISTERS The current schedule is available on the table in the vestibule. Please pick up a copy.
SEMINARIAN SPONSORED:  The Women's Guild has listened to Fr. David describe the great need for new priests.  As a result, they have faithfully responded by sending $5,000.00 to the Mount Angel Abbey in sponsorship of a seminarian, Mark Godinet, who was selected for us.  Mark is from Samoa, Apia and is currently a 3rd year college student.  His email address is: and his mailing address is: One Abbey Drive, Saint Benedict, OR  97373-0505.  You can see a picture of him posted in the church as well as a letter from Mark, the President/Rector, Msgr Paperini at the Mount Angel Seminary and the Abbot, The Right Reverend Duerr, OSB with the Abbey Foundation of Oregon.  We've sent him a new church directory which will help put faces with your letters.  It's our hope that sometime in the future he can come visit us.  Since he has no car we may ask for volunteer drivers. Please join the Women's Guild in supporting him in prayer and letters! 


Another great Catholic website:


Florence Chapter of OREGON RIGHT TO LIFE:  If you need educational pamphlets or answers to life questions or are interested in helping in our Right to Life chapter, contact Margarite Woods 997-0200 or Mona Dick 997-2065. 


THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE – What on Earth Am I here for? A group is now meeting on Friday mornings at 10:00 am in the Youth Room to read and discuss this best-selling book. You are welcome to come discover God’s purpose for your life. Books are available in the office; for more info call Joan at 541-997-2312 or just drop in.



ATTN:  COLLEGE AGE AND YOUNG ADULTS: Looking for a time of fellowship, prayer,

 and growth with other Catholic young adults?  Consider Revival NW which will take place at

St. Pius X Church in Portland on Friday, March 11th from 6:30pm – 9pm.  Join other young

adults for praise and worship with the Ike Ndolo Band, for fellowship, to be encouraged and

challenged by speakers, Mary Bielski and Fr. John Amsberry, and for a time of adoration.  For

more info and to register, contact Jason at 503-636-7687 or or go to


If you know of anyone who could use assistance around their Home or Apt. please let us know. Give us their Name and Phone number and we will see if we can help them have a Better Life. Clif Guillory (997-2404) & Tom Zahara (997-1123).



ST. MARY'S St. Vincent de Paul Conference is looking for volunteers to assist Josie Tom, our new Coordinator as she serves the needy.  Regular meetings will be held to share prayer and fellowship as members prepare to visit the needy in their homes to assess their needs.   For more information call Josie  541-997-9077.
ON SUNDAY EVENING, March 6, world-class Christian guitarist, Jay Leach will be doing a free concert here at the Florence Church of the Nazarene. He has played for the past five seasons on American Idol and has parts in too many TV shows to list. He has played for performers such as Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Clint Black, Bette Midler. He has played music for several major movies as well. He is a wonderful Christian artist and will do a wonderful concert of a variety of kinds of Christian music. We will receive a free will offering but it is a free concert, no tickets. If you want more information, would like to hear him for yourself go to user name is preview, password is 1212. The concert will start at 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions call, 997-9020.
Have a great week!