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).
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St. Mary's School News ...
LENTEN FISH FRY
Come and enjoy a wonderful Lenten meal with your church and school community in the Parish Hall, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Delicious food will be provided by Morrissey’s Catering and it will be served by a team of our teachers! Activities will be provided for children and you can stay for Stations of the Cross starting at 7 pm in the church. All are welcome! We can’t wait to see you there! All proceeds will benefit Professional Development for our faculty.
Click for menu: MARCH 29 | APRIL 12
Visit our School website: www.saintmary.org.
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.
Responding to the Abuse Crisis ...
All of us are deeply concerned by the headlines we've read concerning the Clergy Abuse Crisis. Here at St. Mary's, we have tried to begin an honest and helpful conversation about this reality over the past few months. Among other things, our parish has:
- hosted 6 listening sessions for parishioners to raise questions and express concerns
- offered major presentations on this topic by Dr. Massimo Faggioli of Villanova University and Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ.
- heard information about this topic from Fr. Renninger in homilies and announcements at Mass
- received information from the diocese concerning the independent review of clergy files
While these efforts have created a 'good start' for this conversation, we realize that the conversation needs to continue. If would like to speak with someone about your questions or concerns, feel free to contact the parish office at any time to arrange an opportunity to meet with a member of our parish clergy or staff. And, if you know someone who has stopped coming to church because of these issues, feel free to extend this same invitation to them. The members of St. Mary's Staff would be happy to talk with you about these issues.
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