SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Daily Mass will not be celebrated on December 1st and 2nd. 
A communion service will take place on December 3rd at 9:00 am.

Fr. Renninger has been instructed by his doctor to quarantine for 72 hours while he awaits various test results.  

Please continue to consult the parish web page and facebook page for updates and information about the liturgical schedule.

4:30 pm Christmas Eve Mass Registration

4:30 pm Mass in the Church is FULL.
 
CLICK HERE to register for the 4:30 pm Mass on Christmas Eve in the Parish Hall. You will receive a confirmation email and will be notified when your tickets are ready for pick up.  When registration for the church is full, we will open a registration for the Parish Hall Mass.
 
Christmas Eve Mass Schedule: 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 11:00 pm
Christmas Day Mass: 10:00 am 
 
Only the 4:30 pm Mass requires registration. All other Christmas Masses are open to all, no reservation required.
 

An Announcement from Fr. Renninger

For the past 14 years, Saint Mary’s Parish has been blessed by the ministry of Joseph Lenich, who has served as our Director of Music. At a recent staff meeting, Joe announced that he would be retiring from his position at the end of January, 2022.

CLICK HERE to read the full announcement.

On the weekend of January 29-30, we will host receptions in the Commons after each Mass so that we can celebrate all that Joe has done for our community. Please plan to join us!

What is a Synod?

Pope Francis has asked the church throughout the world to participate in a two-year process called a “synod.” In this video, Fr. Michael Renninger explains what a synod is.

For more information:

Good News!

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Study series focusing on the Advent Sunday Scriptures.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to register for one of our discussion groups.

One Body, Many Parts

A six-part video series, "One Body, Many Parts" aims to capture the joy of being back at Saint Mary's and fully participating in the many aspects of parish life.  Part 2 focuses on those involved in the very active Youth Ministry and Christian Formation.

CLICK HERE to see previous videos.

Mass Times

Saturdays: 5:30 pm
Sundays: 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Tuesdays - Fridays: 9:00 am


Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our church is open for personal prayer:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Advent Scripture Study

Advent is the season in which we reread and relive the experience of ancient Israel as it longed for the Messiah and the dawn of salvation.  Join us as we reflect on the Advent and Christmas texts, and deepen our hope during this Advent season. “Come, Lord Jesus!”  CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

Advent Evening/Morning of Reflection

We Wait in Joyful Hope!
Preparing our hearts and minds for the coming of the Savior

Join us for a time of reflection during this busy season of Advent. 

This event has been POSTPONED

Women's Book Club

The Book Club selection for December is Betty by Tiffany McDaniel. In this breathtaking and heart-wrenching novel, McDaniel tells us the story of her mother, born into hardscrabble poverty, the daughter of a white mother and a Cherokee father. This novel speaks frankly about the cycle of poverty and abuse that often is passed down through generations. Learn more and register by CLICKING HERE.

Children Helping Children

CLICK HERE for more information.

Sunday Nursery

We will be opening our Sunday Nursery beginning on November 7, 2021 at both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses.  CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Parish News and Events

Read about this month's Knights of Columbus Family of the Month and Knight of the Month here.  

The HealthNotes page of our website has been updated with information from our Parish Nurse Ministry.   It includes their latest note: "When Two Illnesses Collide: The Approaching Twindemic."

Diocesan VIRTUS Training

Are you planning to volunteer in programs with children and youth?! Work Camp? Vacation Bible School? Youth Ministry and Formation Programs? Elementary Faith Formation? Children's Liturgy of the Word? Nursery? etc.
 
All adults working/volunteering with children and youth must complete the required Diocesan Safe Environment training program (VIRTUS) and submit to a background screening.
 
To register for this program, click here
(Select "Richmond, VA (Diocese)")
 
For more information about the
Diocesan Safe Environment Office and programs,
visit
https://richmonddiocese.org/protecting-gods-children/

Children's Ministry Volunteers

Do you remember the adults who gave their time to help form your faith life?  to pray with you?  to teach you about God's love?  Now it's your turn to do the same ...

Visit our Children's Ministry Volunteers page to see how you can help.  If you don't, who will?

Giving Tree

Our Giving Tree will be up in the commons next weekend, November 27/28 as we begin the season of Advent. We invite you to take one or more tags from the baskets around the tree, purchase the gifts and return them wrapped (unless the tag says do not wrap) to the large gray bins in the lower hallway no later than December 12th.
 
You also have the option to use the link below and sign up to purchase gift cards to bring to the parish office or place in the boxes on the “What’s Mine is Ours” table or the table in the lower hallway no later than December 12. Thank you for your assistance and patience as we seek to serve others during these challenging times. For questions contact Rebecca in the parish office.
 
CLICK HERE for the Christmas Gift Cards Sign Up

Advent Brunch

Saint Mary's School PTO's Annual Advent Brunch is on Sunday, December 5th with seatings at 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM.  This year, we are featuring indoor seating, outdoor seating and take-out options. Advanced ordering is highly recommended, as there will be a limited amount of food available for purchase at the door.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to order your food.

Carols and Cocoa

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear! Join the Saint Mary's community for Carols and Cocoa on December 1st from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  This is a free event for our families, however, you must register to attend.

CLICK HERE for more details and to register.

Christmas Concert

Winter Tales: A Christmas Concert
Friday, December 10 at 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE for more details and information.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Christmas Concert

The Salvation Army National Capital Band returns this year for their annual Christmas Concert. 

CLICK HERE for more information.

Giving Tuesday

CLICK HERE to learn more.

FORMED

St. Mary's now subscribes to FORMED ... The Catholic Faith. On Demand.  CLICK HERE for more information and to learn how to sign up for free.

School News

Learn more about our school at www.saintmary.org.

Financial Stewardship

We know that during this difficult time many parishioners may have to change their giving habits or giving levels.  However, in order to keep our parish and its ministries running in these difficult times we need to have regular income.  If you can give during this time, please consider using one of the following methods:

  • Register for E-Giving here or click the icon.
  • Text “Donate” to 18042590555 on your smartphone
  • Mail your regular giving envelope to the parish via the US Postal Service
  • Drop your giving to the parish office during office hours
  • Use your bank’s BillPay option if possible, to send a check to St. Mary’s

We thank you for your generosity to St. Mary’s Catholic Church!

Let Us Pray ...

Fr. Renninger and the Parish Staff would like to pray for your intentions during their personal daily prayer time.  Please complete the form below to send us your intention and know that it will be included in our prayer.  We would ask that you remember the intentions of our Parish Family in your prayers as well.

 
 

Latest COVID Updates for St. Mary's Parish

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Diocese of Ricmond

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 at 1-877-887-9603.


 

Celebrate the Eucharist

Sunday Mass at St. Mary's will be livestreamed at 9:00 am.
 
 
Click here for today's Scripture readings.
 
Need help with the people's responses?  Click here to download the Catholic Mass responses.

Virtual Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW): Click here to connect with the "Heidi Witte - Kids Liturgy channel", where her latest CLOW is posted each week. Click here for the Children's Lectionary readings and click here for a Gospel activity sheet.

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