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).
Updates from St. Mary's
Please read our Daily Emails to get the latest information from St. Mary's.
Bishop Knestout has sent out an instruction suspending all public Masses and all other forms of liturgical prayer until further notice. All Masses and events at St. Mary's Church are canceled until further notice.
You may visit https://youtu.be/ju-yE8iXZ8k to watch our Mass for March 28-29,Fifth Sunday of Lent.
You may visit https://youtu.be/XtFyUxmDm0Q for our Taize Prayer Service.
St. Mary's Schedule ...
PARISH SCHEDULE: The clergy and staff are always available to respond to emergencies.
- The Parish Offices will be open on Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. If at all possible, please contact parish staff members by phone or email.
- The Parish Church will be available for personal prayer Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon. Please enter the building through the lower level and check-in with the receptionist.
- Confessions will be celebrated on Saturdays, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Enter through the main doors of the church.
- Sunday mornings the church will be open for personal prayer from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.
For all of the above, we must limit the number of people in the building to no more than 10. This schedule may be changed as the situation evolves, so please check this box for updates.
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!
Resources for Faith at Home
Can you help?
CARITAS needs our help providing meals for their guests!! St. Mary’s parish community is sending boxed lunches for both sites on March 19th thanks to Morrissey’s Catering, BUT the needs are great. We invite you to participate as you can by signing up at the CARITAS site below. Thank you for your constant support of all of our outreach ministries!!
Feed More is in need of volunteers. If you are able, go to https://feedmore.org/volunteer/ to sign up to help.
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.
Lenten Scripture Reflections ...
Parish News and Information ...
Learn more about our school at www.saintmary.org.
St. Mary’s current 5th thru 7th Graders are invited to participate in the Diocesan sponsored Middle School Summer Day Camp hosted at St. Mary’s July 20-24, 2020. Current High Schoolers 9th Grade and up may also participate in the camp as Camp Counselors. To pre-register go to https://forms.gle/cynCo6kxRzTG2vqX9
St. Mary’s current 8th Graders thru 12th Graders are invited to participate in the Diocesan Work Camp in Southwest VA – June 20-26, 2020. ADULT volunteers will be need to take a group of teens. To pre-register go to https://forms.gle/XFaMydUmHzG7SKAW9
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.
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