Build a community of Spirit-filled teens

August 25th, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Mark Rutherford on completing this Ironman triathlon for our teens! 

Congratulations as well to St. Mary parishioners Monica Schafer and Alyssa Gruber who also completed the Ironman!

We succeeded in meeting our goal of $20,000! 

Many thanks to everyone who donated!

Special thanks to our corporate sponsor, Foremost Podiatry! Thank you for your generosity to our teens!

An event video will be posted here soon. Stay tuned!

A note on the photo in which Fr. Mark is pointing to the biker next to him: that participant was biking a handicapped friend through the Ironman!


Tri For Teens

On August 25th, 2019 Fr. Mark Rutherford will participate in the

Ironman 70.3 in Traverse City, MI.

Funds raised will go towards increasing our community outreach to teens, forming teens as disciples, raising up new leaders, funding mission & events scholarships, expanding social media outreach, providing materials & resources for ministry nights, and develop our facility space – all to bring more teens to Jesus Christ!

Traverse City, known as the Cherry Capital of the World, is excited to host the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Traverse City race on August 25, 2019. The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim in West Grand Traverse Bay, a 56 mile bike through Leelanau County and Benzie County, and a 13.1 mile run along Boardman Lake, finishing on Front Street in the heart of downtown Traverse City.


A dessert reception will be held after this event on Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00pm at St. Mary Church. More info to come.



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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race…” 2 Tim 4:7

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