Crisis Update No. 15

Pentecost Sunday: We will resume celebrating Sunday Mass in the church on Pentecost Sunday, following the usual Sunday schedule: Saturday vigil @ 5:30 pm; Sunday @ 8 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm (Spanish) and 6 pm.  Please read the detailed instructions issued by Bishop Stika last week, and be prepared to follow these instructions carefully.  You will need to sign-up …

Crisis Update No. 14

“When will public Masses resume?”: Bishop Stika has decreed that public Masses will resume the weekend of Pentecost Sunday, May 30-31, but with heavily modified procedures for congregants and clergy.  Among other requirements, everyone will need to bring their own face mask.  The parish Divine Worship Committee of the Pastoral Council will meet on May 20th to discuss implementation of …

Crisis Update No. 13

The Month of Mary: To honor our Blessed Mother in the month of May, a month dedicated to Mary, the St. Paul Street Evangelization Ministry invites you to five, weekly, online “Zoom” presentations on Catholic teachings about Mary, presented by Dr. Brant Pitre. Each presentation is approximately 30 minutes long. Following the video presentation there will be a discussion led …

Crisis Update No. 12

Divine Mercy Sunday: In celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, you are invited to virtually participate in a Divine Mercy Chaplet and prayers with the Sisters.  It will begin at 3 pm on April 19th. Food pantry: The St. Joseph Food Pantry will open on April 22nd.  Hours are Wednesdays 10 am to 11:45 am.  If you have limited resources and …

Crisis Update No. 11

The Sacred Triduum rites will be live-streamed according to the following schedule: Holy Thursday at 7 pm, Good Friday at 3 pm and the Night Vigil of Easter at 8:30 pm. Live-streaming is available both on the parish website under the “Divine Worship” tab, and on the parish Facebook page. Easter Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 8 am. The church is still open from 7 am to 7 pm. Solemn …

Alumni Contact

Several Updates

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Mary Parish, Today is traditionally a day to meditate upon the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A fitting prayer from today’s Mass: O God, who in this season give your Church the grace to imitate devoutly the Blessed Virgin Mary in contemplating the Passion of Christ, grant, we pray, through her intercession, that …

Several Updates

Dear Parishioners, Our Hands of Christ team is calling parishioners to see how everyone is doing. If you have any needs in the meantime, including emotional, spiritual or material needs, please call the office and follow the prompts. Pressing “0” allows you to record a message for our Hands of Christ team, and one of them will call you very …

Pastor’s Update

Dear Parishioners, Thank you for your patience and your support during this exceptionally challenging time. We need to make the best of the situation, even while acknowledging how difficult it is. It’s hard to stay calm when there are so many uncertainties. Please remember that you can reach a priest’s cell phone by following the prompts on the office answering …

Our Parish Schedule

Office hours: Phones answered 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  Priest hours: Priests available by phone, as usual. During office hours, ask to be transferred to a priest. After office hours, follow answering system prompts to be transferred to a priest’s cell phone. Church hours: 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week.  The Most Blessed Sacrament …

We’re Here for You!

Dear St. Mary’s Parishioners, St. Mary Parish remains open and will strive to provide for those who may require aid as a result of the local, state, and national response to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Our homebound parishioners, those in our community who are vulnerable due to age or health issues, and those who will otherwise be affected …

March 21st Farmers’ Market

The Winter Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, (or until the farmers sell out!) through March 28. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be outside in the parking lot of the school. These procedures have been communicated to the Anderson County Health Department. We will SPREAD OUT in the parking lot, keeping our social distance. …