St. Mary's Parish Picnic had a net income of $52,140.25 in 2023. Increases from 2022 were in the amount raised by the auction ($7,226) and $2,100 in dinner tickets and meals to go.
When Mr. Monty Jury of Oklahoma City took the side road (Hwy 178) to St. Benedict on July 19, he had no idea of what a beautiful church he was about to visit. As a tribute, he created this amazing video and provided for use on the St. Mary's Church website.
Enjoy it here: https://youtu.be/z2OU4ZSzxXo
St. Mary's Church Picnic, held Saturday, June 26, had a record net income. There were 566 dinners served and 263 "to go" dinners for a total of 829.
Click on the title above (article title) to see the results of the various stands, chances and dinner.
Thank you for Covid Relief. See video here.
Dispensation from attending Mass being lifted
Church Picnic, 2021
The Parish Council and Altar Society Officers have decided to move forward with the summer picnic. It will be held Saturday, June 26. Parishioners who may be unable to work because of health or other reasons are encouraged to contact an officer of the Altar Society.
Adoration on Lenten Sundays
First sections of new cemetery fence were installed on Saturday, April 24, 2020. The project involves 1,430 feet of fence and numerous gates.
The St. Mary’s Church Cemetery Committee developed plans to install new fence along the north, south and east sides. Anyone wishing to donate may provide to Church Secretary Mary Beth Haverkamp or a member of the Committee.
This table shows results for the Annual Church Picnic from 2014 - 2019.
Making St. Marys Church More Beautiful and Accessible
Dear parishioners of Baileyville and St. Benedict, Greetings! My name is Reginald Saldanha. My family and friends call me ‘Regie’, and so you can call me Father Regie. I am excited to be starting as your new pastor. Having grown up in a farming family in Southern India, I am very happy to come to Baileyville and St. Benedict.
This file shows the donors, items, purchasers and prices of 2016 Auction Items
Genealogies of area families available
See information about the 150th Anniversary Books.
St. Mary's Parish is pleased to offer professional photographs of the church for purchase.
8 Wonders of Kansas Art Announced
St. Marys Church is finalist in 8 Wonders of Kansas Art
Photos for sale