Events

Operation Bling Fundraiser

Sunday, May 6

On Sunday, May 6 the Operation Bling Foundation will be here!

Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 20

The Annual Meeting of St. Mary's Parish has been scheduled for Sunday January 20th following our single 9am service.

The Budget will be presented, there will be Reports of Committees, approval of last years minutes and election of Vestry Members will take place at the meeting. 

Babysitting will be available.

Greening of the Church

Sunday, December 23
We will be decorating the church on Sunday December 23rd following the 10:30am service.

Everyone is invited to join us in preparing our church for the celebration of our Lord's birth!

Santa Sack Ingathering

Sunday, December 9

Santa Sacks is an annual Holiday Outreach program of St. Mary's.

During the month of November, Church Members agree to take a sack, and a list from an area resident in need. (The lists typically ask for clothing and hygenic needs.)

Members of our congregation then go out and purchase the needed items, typically at local realtors like Walmart or Target. 

Then on Sunday December 9th we bring the Santa Sacks to Church and Mother Debbie will bless them at the 10:30am service and they will be distributed right after!

Advent Wreath Making

Sunday, December 2

Our annual Advent Wreath Making will take place on Sunday December 2nd in between the 8am and 10:30am Service.

Start looking for your rim from last year! If you can't locate it or this is your first year, the cost for the rim is $5.

The greens will be provided.

This is a great opportunity for your family to do a advent project together and begin the season of expectation!

Fall Clean Up

Sunday, November 11

Our Annual Fall Cleanup Day will be held on Sunday November 11th.

We will have our normal two services.

The clean up will take place after the 10:30am service

Pizza lunch will be served following the clean up

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 7

St.Mary's Episcopal Church of Sparta, NJ welcomes you to join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals! On Sunday October 7th during the 10:30am service.

Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, September 2

We’ll have a Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, September 2nd during the service—that will be our last day of holding one service at 9 am during the summer.  

Also beginning September 24th, the 10:30 am service on the last Sunday of every month will be a Children’s Service: our youth and children will read the lessons, the Children’s Choir will sing, younger members will usher, and younger acolytes will partner with more experienced acolytes.  

Confirmation

Saturday, April 21

Confirmation is a sacrament whereby a youth affirms for him/herself the vows made by their Godparents at Baptism. It is also available for adults who have never been confirmed or people from other denominations desiring to become fully part of the Episcopal Church.

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