St. Mary

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Deanery: 
Esterhazy Deanery

Location

Box 100
Grayson, Saskatchewan S0A 1E0
Canada
Phone: 306-794-2198
Fax: 306-794-2198
Mass Times: 
Alternating schedule with three other Parishes Sat 7:00pm Sunday Liturgies: 9:00am or 11:00am *Lay Services in a regular cycle during May through to September
Sunday Liturgies: 
Sun 9:00 am or 11:00 am
Parish Office Hours: 
Monday's between 9:00-12:00 noon unless otherwise posted
Other Information: 

* Cowessess
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Killaly - St. Elizabeth
* Lemberg - St. Michael
* Marieval - Sacred Heart
* Ochapowace
* Kahkewistachew

Rev. Thomas Mutavanattu

My dear brothers and sisters, our Catholic faith has been keeping us busy over this last week and a half. During the last ten days we have celebrated four great Feast Days of our faith in Jesus Christ. We have gathered as the Church to celebrate the Birth of Jesus which gave us the assurance that in every aspect of our life, Jesus is God-with-us. We are never left alone or abandoned.

My dear friends, in my younger days, I used to ask why is New Year’s a holy day of Obligation? Everybody is out celebrating the New Year on New Year’s Eve, so they don’t have time to go to Mass and on New Year’s Day everyone is too tired to go to Mass.  Everyone who went to Confession during Advent to get ready for Christmas finds that within a week they are in the state of sin again because they missed Mass on a Holy Day of Obligation! Seemed strange to me.

My dear brothers and sisters, we continue our celebration of the Nativity of our Lord, Jesus Christ on this Sunday that follows Christmas. As soon as we talk about the birth of a baby, we very quickly begin to think about the family that welcomes this baby. On this Sunday following Christmas we turn our minds and our hearts towards the family of Jesus – to Mary and Joseph and their new child. And of course when we do that we also immediately think about our own families.