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).
WEATHER ALERT! - UPDATED
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018
St. Mary's Parish Office and Catholic School will be closed today.
- The panel presentation ("From Tragedy to Hope") which was scheduled to take place at St. Mary's has been postponed. The presentation will be rescheduled for a future date.
- There will be no daily Mass on Tuesday morning.
Tragedy to Hope: A Panel Discussion
St. Mary Parish is collaborating with St. Bridget Parish to provide a panel discussion that will address many of the questions raised through listening sessions held at both parishes. The presentation will take place on December 6 at 7:00 pm at St. Bridget Church and will be repeated on December 11 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Church. For more information and details, click here.
Message from Father Renninger
As we enter the ‘snowy season’, a reminder to all:
We try to do everything possible to celebrate weekend Masses as scheduled. We only make the decision to cancel weekend Masses if it is clear that conditions on our property would be unsafe.
If we decide to cancel weekend Masses, that information is typically posted on local TV stations. In addition, we try to reflect schedule changes on the parish voice mail system and web page. Sometimes, it is not possible for us to post that information on all of those sites, so try to keep your eye on more than one site (TV, voice mail, web page) to confirm the parish schedule.
Some neighborhoods have better snow removal systems than others. If you judge that it is unsafe for you to come to church during inclement weather, you should always use your best judgment.
Parish News and Information ...
From the Diocese ...
Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.
St. Mary's School News ...
Visit our School website: www.saintmary.org.
St. Mary's Minutes - What's Happening at the Parish
Previous video: All Souls Day. See more video vignettes at www.stmarysrichmond.org/minutes.
4 for Faith - A Faith Journey Program
If someone told you that you could be inspired by the faith of "ordinary people" just like you, would you be willing to listen for four minutes during your busy day?
Visit www.stmarysrichmond.org/Robertson_Videos to see four minute video as well as the full interview.
Visit www.stmarysrichmond.org/faithjourney to learn more about this series and see other faith videos.
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
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Parish Office Phone: 804-740-4044
Parish Office Fax: 804-740-2197
School Office: 804-740-1048
Christmas Mass Schedule
Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 23
9:00 am Mass and 11:00 am Mass
Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24
4:30 pm Mass in the Church and the Parish Hall. Doors will open at 3:00 pm
7:00 pm Mass in the Church
11:00 pm Mass in the Church
Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25
10:00 am Mass in the Church
Please note: there will be no Daily Mass December 26-29 and the Parish Office will be closed.
Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God - January 1
10:00 am Mass in the Church