Dear St. Mary’s Parishioners,
I was notified that an individual who attended the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday, September 20, 2020 has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is receiving the appropriate medical attention.
Following government and diocesan protocols, I immediately notified local health officials and our diocesan officials to make them aware of the situation.
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and diocesan guidelines, the spaces occupied by this individual were closed for an airing out and will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The individual who tested positive was only present in the Commons and Main Worship Space
Out of care and concern for every staff member and parishioner, I urge you to contact your primary health care provider immediately if you feel ill.
Please join me in praying for this individual and all who are affected by COVID-19 at this time.
Father Michael Renninger
We will gather in our parish church to proclaim our faith in eternal life as we celebrate the funeral Mass for Pasquale “Pat” Onofrio. You are always welcome to join us as we pray for deceased members of our community. If your schedule permits, please know that you are invited to come and pray with us:
+ Pasquale “Pat” Onofrio – Monday, September 28 at 12:30 pm. Click here to pre-register for this funeral Mass.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ask everyone to pre-register for all Masses, including funerals. As with all other public liturgies right now, we require everyone age 10 and up to bring a face covering and wear it all times. Social distancing will be observed, and everyone must answer COVID-19 screening questions before coming into the building.
Updates from St. Mary's
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Watch our Sunday Mass - September 20, 2020 - https://youtu.be/NXwO5Oc_1Rs
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St. Mary's Schedule ...
- The parish offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.
- The church is available for personal prayer on weekdays between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Please enter the building through the lower level office entrance and check-in with the receptionist.
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.
Parish News and Events
New 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.
New St. Mary's will be offering a Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 4 in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Click here for information - registration is required for this event.
New Join us for an Outdoor Sing Along "Sing of the Lord's Goodness" on Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 pm. Click here for information - registration is required for this event.
New The Knights of Columbus is hosting an Italian Food Fundraiser. Order your food online and the drive up on October 17 to pick it up. Click here for the information page, menu, and online registration form.
Facilities Maintenance Manager Position Open
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richmond VA, seeks a full-time Facilities Maintenance Manager responsible for the development and management of building operations (including HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and safety/energy systems), capital improvement planning, asset replenishment, and buildings and grounds maintenance. Properties include church, school, and rectory. Manager is responsible for ensuring applicable diocesan and facilities policies and standards are implemented including property and risk management policies.
For a full job description, please email [email protected].
For more information and a diocesan application, click here.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and completed diocesan application to [email protected].
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!
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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.
During the current phase of reopening, our Mass times will be as follows. Please note: you must pre-register for each and every Mass you wish to attend. To learn more, go to our Weekend Mass Registration page or Daily Mass Registration Page.
Weekend Mass Times:
Saturdays: 5:30 pm
Sundays: 9:00 am and 11:30 am
Tuesdays - Fridays: 9:00 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Parish Office Hours
Currently, our parish office hours are:
Mondays - Fridays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Our church is open for personal prayer (during this time of social distancing). Please note: you will need to enter the building by the parish offices and check in with the receptionist as we must monitor the number of people coming in.
Mondays - Fridays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm