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
Christmas Day Mass: 10:00 am
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!
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.
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
UPCOMING EVENTS AND PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Advent Scripture Study
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.
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
Diocesan VIRTUS Training
(Select "Richmond, VA (Diocese)")
Diocesan Safe Environment Office and programs, visit
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?
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.
Winter Tales: A Christmas Concert
Friday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
CLICK HERE for more details and information.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
The Salvation Army National Capital Band returns this year for their annual Christmas Concert.
CLICK HERE for more information.
CLICK HERE to learn more.
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.
Learn more about our school at www.saintmary.org.
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.
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
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.