Daily Mass Schedule Update


Please note the following changes to our Daily Mass Schedule: 

+ Mass will be celebrated on August 9, 10, & 11.  There is no Mass on August 12th.
+There will be no daily Mass on August 16-19.

CARITAS COLLECTION THIS WEEK

AUGUST CARITAS COLLECTION - THIS WEEK

Our next CARITAS collection will be for linens to benefit those setting up an apartment after completing the program at The Healing Place as well as those sent to the CARITAS Warehouse from other community organizations serving the homeless. CARITAS receives many generous donations of linens, but they are often lacking what is needed to make complete sets.

Please bring new or gently used bottom sheets (twin, full, or queen sizes), hand towels, and washcloths (no top sheets or bath towels, please) to the tables in the lower hallway near the parish offices between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Tuesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 11. Please note: While bottom sheets alone are difficult to find in stores, they are readily available online. 

As always you can also order items off the Amazon wish list at any time and have them sent directly to CARITAS by CLICKING HERE. Please include a note that your donation is from friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Thank you for your continued support of CARITAS!

MASS TIMES

Saturdays: 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
(The 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass is livestreamed each week.)

Tuesdays - Fridays: 9:00 a.m.


Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

SUMMER HOURS

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Our church is open for personal prayer:
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

This Week's Calendar

A Note From Fr. Renninger

Dear Friends:

For the past 11 years, St. Mary’s Parish has been blessed by the ministry of Chris Jenkins, who has served as our Director of Youth Ministry. Chris recently announced that he has accepted a new position at Cristo Rey High School in Richmond, where he will serve as Director of Counseling and Wellness starting August 15th.

This new position offers Chris a wonderful opportunity to put his professional skills as a seasoned Youth Minister and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to excellent use in Richmond’s newest Catholic High School!

Chris has played a crucial role in the life of our parish community for over a decade. He faithfully led religious formation programs for our Middle and High School Youth. He coordinated the process which prepared over 1000 high school youth for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Chris accompanied our youth to diocesan work camps, youth conferences, outdoor hiking trips and service projects. He took the lead in developing opportunities for parents and teens to bring the resources of our faith to conversations which address topics such as teenage and parental anxiety, anti-racism, community violence, and mental health.

In addition, Chris worked with Laura Stapleton to offer opportunities for our middle and high school students to volunteer in numerous parish events. Groups of students attended workshops at Saint Meinrad Abbey & Seminary in Indiana.

Chris also worked collaboratively to lead our divorce care ministry in recent years. He shared his artistic gifts, doing graphic designs for a variety of parish publications and projects.

Chris will now focus his ministry within the community at Cristo Rey. But we rejoice in knowing that Chris’ wife – Angelina – and their daughters will continue to be active members of the St. Mary’s Parish community. Let us join together in prayer, thanking God for the gift of Chris Jenkins and his presence in our midst!

Fr. Michael Renninger


UPCOMING EVENTS AND PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Healing Mass & Lunch

Anniversary Mass & Reception

School News

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

Haiti Update


News from our Haiti Committee.
CLICK HERE to read our latest update.

Parish News and Events

Read about this month's Knights of Columbus Family of the Month, the Joe and Joy Lenich Family and Knight of the Month, Deacon Peter McCourt, 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."

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.

Support

As a community, we strive to support survivors of child sexual abuse on their journey toward healing and wholeness.  For those who have suffered abuse by clergy residing in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, we invite you to join virtually, on August 10 and/or August 24 at 7pm.  Spouses and affected community members are also welcome.  These gatherings, led by an independent facilitator, will offer a safe environment for participants to connect, share experiences, support, and heal.  If you would like more information or the virtual meeting link, please call the Victim Assistance Coordinator at (877) 887-9603 or email [email protected].

Job Opportunity

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Henrico County seeks a Coordinator of Adult Formation to collaborate with the pastor, staff members, and lay leaders in the development and implementation of adult faith formation and discipleship opportunities for members of the parish community.

CLICK HERE for full description.

Diocesan Job Posting

The Diocese of Richmond seeks a highly qualified editor to oversee the strategy, direction and operations of The Catholic Virginian, a biweekly publication, with specific attention to its editorial content and daily updating of its website. 

CLICK HERE for a full description and to apply.

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/

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.

 
 

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Diocese of Richmond

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.


 

Our livestream begins at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday.

 
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