Community Life Ministries

Contact Rebecca Oxenreider, Minister of Human Concerns, Social Justice and Community Life


Coffee Servers

Serve the refreshments for weekend liturgies. Includes setting up, serving and cleaning up. Commitment: One liturgy per month.


Community Life Events Committee

This group visions, plans and produces social activities, receptions, parish dinners, etc. Volunteers are needed in each area for events as well as to plan. Commitment: As your schedule allows.


Funeral Team Reception Preparer

Prepare and serve food and beverages following funeral liturgies, as well as welcoming and being present to any needs of the family and others who are guests in our community. Commitment: As your schedule allows.


Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 and is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. St. Mary's Monsignor Charles A. Kelly Council 14129 was founded in 2006. Activities of the Knights of Columbus are guided by their four core principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Visit the web page at http://saintmarysknight.org

General Information

Knights of Columbus Council #14129 meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at St. Mary's Church. All degrees are welcome.


Marriage Ministry

The purpose of St. Mary's Marriage Ministry is to offer support to married couples and their families through prayer and programs designed to help families grow together in faith and encounter Jesus Christ in daily life.  We help to strengthen loving relationships within families, to foster connection and fellowship with other Christian couples and families, especially within the parish, and to equip families for Missionary Discipleship. Newlyweds through Golden-Age couples are encouraged to join us for events planned throughout the year which enable couples to prioritize time for their marriage to grow and deepen their love for each other. For more information, visit the web page at https://www.stmarysrichmond.org/marriage


Nifty Needlers

A group of crafters who gather weekly to knit or crochet hand-crafted prayer shawls, lap robes, baby blankets, warm scarves, hats, and more! These items are distributed to those in our community in need of a warm hug. All are welcome. Commitment: Weekly gathering as your schedule permits. Check the bulletin for day and time.

Want to request a Prayer Shawl?  You can find the form on our Forms and Schedules Page.


St. Anne Ministry

The St. Anne Ministry provides an opportunity for mothers to join together in the spirit of Christian fellowship to share experiences and offer one another support. By fostering friendships and establishing a support network, this ministry provides members with the help and encouragement needed to sustain mothers. With monthly spiritual topic nights, social outings, and service to the parish, the hope is to provide mothers and their families with many opportunities to build relationships with the parishioners of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Commitment: Monthly meeting on the last Monday of each month. Visit the web page at https://www.stmarysrichmond.org/St--Anne-Ministry


Sunday Bakers

Bake and donate cookies, brownies, muffins, banana bread, etc. These items are sold after Sunday Liturgies to support the ministry. Commitment: One Sunday per month, or as often as you'd like.


Young Adults

To learn more about Catholic Young Adult Ministries and opportunities for young adults in the Richmond Diocese, please visit the web page at https://www.stmarysrichmond.org/YA