Welcome to the website of St. Mary's Parish, located in the far West End of Richmond. Within the pages of this site, you will find valuable information about our Catholic Faith, our church, our ministries, and our community. You will also find ways in which you can become involved, share your gifts and talents, and join us in our commitment to serving the people of God through the pillars of Word (catechesis, "passing on the faith" through faith formation and education), Worship (Liturgy, prayer, Sacraments), Service (answering the Gospel call to generously serve all our brothers and sisters) and Community (gathering as people of faith). Visit our General Information page to learn more about St. Mary's.
Advent and Christmas, 2013
SING NOEL! A Free Concert and Sing-Along with the Salvation Army National Capital Brass Band - Saturday, December 7 at St. Mary's. For information and details, see the flier here.
"Who Invited All These People?" - The History of the Christmas Crib - The Nativity Scene is a cherished Christmas tradition, and children of all ages find great meaning in the artistic depiction of the Holy Family, shepherds and Magi. But where did this tradition come from, and what can we learn about the Christmas Gospel as we ponder the Nativity figures? Join Msgr. Mark Lane for an insightful exploration of this history of the Christmas Crib on Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary's. All are invited!
The Giving Tree will be in the Commons beginning the weekend of November 30/December 1. Please be sure to take a tag or two and follow the instructions to bring gifts back to the church. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S MASS SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 24
5:00 pm - Mass in the Church and the Parish Hall
7:00 pm - Mass in the Church
11:00 pm - Mass in the Church
Wednesday, December 25
10:00 am - Mass in the Church
Tuesday, December 31 (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)
5:00 pm - Mass in the Church
No Mass on New Year's Day (January 1).
Latest News and Events ...
On-line Survey ... Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to participate in a consultation in preparation for next year's Synod of Bishops. This synod will address the 'pastoral challenges facing families.' Bishop DiLorenzo has invited every parish to provide input concerning the questions which will be addressed by the Synod of Bishops. Here at St. Mary's, we have developed an online survey to allow parishioners to provide valuable information which can be forwarded to our own bishop and to Rome. To take this survey, click here.
Polish Night Fundraiser ... On January 18, 2014, join us for great Polish Food, Entertainment, and Fun! Click here for more information and details as well as ticket information.
Super Bowl Raffle ...Saint Mary's School PTO is raffling two tickets to the Super Bowl. The prize is an exciting package of events and cash, along with two tickets to the Super Bowl to be played on February 2 at MetLife Stadium!! For more information and to purchase tickets online, click here.
Pilgrimage to Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception ... This bus trip will include Mass, celebrated by Fr. Michael Renninger, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, a tour of the Shrine, a visit to the seminary that Fr. Michael attended, and a tour of the Blessed John Paul II Shrine. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Knight's of Columbus Poster Contest - Open to children and youth, ages 5-14. Go here for more details and registration form.
St. Mary's History Committee is publishing a hard back, one hundred twenty plus coffee table book, available later this year. A limited number of non-commercial patron listings are available. Click here to learn more.
St. Mary's Anniversary Polo Shirts - online order form.
"A Big Heart Open to God" - The exclusive interview with Pope Francis - read it here. (opens a new window)
Ongoing Announcements ...
Visit our "Bringing Home the Word" page for a great Scripture reflection resource for the whole family.
The Diocese of Richmond is increasing its use of social media to reach out to Catholics and is now active on both Facebook and Twitter. You can find both links at the bottom of the Diocesan homepage: http://www.richmonddiocese.org.
Saturdays, 4:00 pm
Weekend Mass Times:
Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Tuesdays - Fridays: 9:00 am
Parish Office Hours
Parish Office Phone: 804-740-4044
Parish Office Fax: 804-740-2197
School Office: 804-740-1048