• Valleyfair: Thursday, July 19, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

    All youth who have completed grades 6-12 are invited to spend the day at Valleyfair. Everyone is invited!! Meet at the church at 9:30 AM and return at 6:00 PM. Forms are available here. Register by July 13. Cost is $40.

  • Parish Directory! Sign Up for Photo Time Online

    It’s time to update our Parish Directory. We will begin portrait sittings at the Parish Life Center in mid-July and continue into August.
    Thursday – Saturday, July 19-21
    Tuesday – Saturday, July 24-28
    Tuesday – Saturday, July 31-August 4

    Sign up for a time online!

  • Just Book Series: Wednesdays during the summer

    In our on-going series marking Pope Francis’ Year of the Migrant, the Social Justice committee is hosting a series of conversations based on books about those who work to find a better life. The Just Books series takes place during the summer months.

    On Wednesday, June 13, we will discuss our first book The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang. It’s her memoir of leaving Laos as a child, living for a time in a Thai refugee camp, and finally making her way with her family to St. Paul. It is a story of courage and hope, fear, kindness, and deep gratitude. We will meet from 6:30-8:30 PM in the St Joseph room for a lively discussion. Even if you have not read the book, or prefer to listen rather than talk, please come. Call Kathryn Lien at 651-429-8025 to register.

    On July 11 we’ll watch the film A Better Place, in the St Joseph room, at 6:30 PM.

    On August 8 we will discuss the book The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.

  • Altar Server Training: Wednesday, August 8, 12:00 PM

    Youth going into fourth grade and older are invited to serve the parish as altar servers. We will on Wednesday, August 8 at Noon (after Vacation Bible School). Call the parish office or email mbjambor@stmarys-wbl.org to sign up.

  • Vacation Bible School: August 6-10, 9 AM-12 PM

    Join us at Shipwrecked where we will be rescued by Jesus!

    At VBS we will sing songs, hear Scripture stories, play games and have a snack – all with a focus on knowing more about Jesus!

    Participant Registration for ages 3-10.

    Volunteers Needed age 11-Adult.

  • Summer BLAST Reboot: Register NOW!

    Summer BLAST has been rebooted to better fit the needs of the young people and families of St. Mary’s.
    Middle school and high school participants can join us July 10-12 and/or July 17-19. You can do one week or both (there is a discount to do both weeks). Both weeks will be filled with faith, fun and service.
    Whether you are new to Summer BLAST or a veteran – Summer BLAST Reboot is designed with you in mind.

    Registration has begun!
    Register online (You can pay by credit card online.)
    Or print a paper Registration Form and return it to the Parish Office.

  • Recent Homilies From Fr. Talbot

    On March 11, Fr. Talbot preached on the sinfulness of texting while driving.


    On February 18, Fr. Talbot reflected on the Parkland school shooting. Watch and share the message.

  • CALLED Youth and Young Adult Group: Sundays, 6:00-7:30 PM

    CALLED meets twice a month on Sundays. All young adults age 14-20 years old are welcome to join us. There is food at every Gathering! Bring a friend. Come once to try it out!

    Next gathering is Sunday, July 15 at 6:00 PM.

  • Parish Day of Prayer: Wednesday, August 1, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Pray as a parish, beginning with Mass at 8:00 AM, followed by Adoration in the church, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. Ends with Benediction at 12:00 Noon. Come when you can and stay as long as you can or join us in prayer from wherever you are.

  • Gathering Space Newsletter

    On a regular basis, St. Mary of the Lake publishes The Gathering Space to keep parishioners informed of activities and news from the parish. Click here for the most recent edition.

    Past editions: November 2017 Lent 2017 Part 2 Lent 2017 Part 1 November 2016 Part 2 November 2016 Part 1 Lent 2016 Advent 2015 Summer 2015