If St. Mary's SOR and Youth Ministry classes are cancelled, this is where the cancellation will be posted.

     SOR will be held even if the Van Wert City Schools do not hold student classes due to fog, teacher in-service days, or Parent/Teacher Conferences.  However, if Van Wert City Schools should cancel for any other reason (for example:  a water main break, which would deprive students of the water for drinking or restroom use) or if Van Wert City Schools dismiss early due to adverse weather conditions, we will not have class.  Cancellations will be posted on the parish website, at www.stmarysvanwert.com.  Go to the Religious Education tab.  You may also listen to WBCL radio (90.3FM) for a once-an-hour report of cancellations and closings or go to the WBCL websie at www.wbcl.org.


     Parents are encouraged to sign up for TEXT ALERTS.  Go to www.ohioalerts.org to sign up.  On the main screen, scroll down until you find the St. Mary's, Van Wert, blue Royals logo.  Click on subscription service.  Complete the information and check the box next to SOR.  This will give you posted text alerts for SOR and Youth Group.  If you wish to receive, in addition, St. Mary's School alerts, check both boxes.


     SOR alerts are only for SOR and Youth Group.  A cancellation of SOR does not cancel Mass or any other activitiy that evening.  Also, no alerts will be given for dates when no class is scheduled (for instance, Thanksgiving or Christmas break).

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