Upcoming Special Masses
For regular mass times, please see the sidebar on the homepage.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
- Tuesday nights from 5:30pm - 6:30pm
- Wednesday from 9:00am - 12:00pm (during the school year)
Congratulations on the birth of your baby!
Baptism welcomes us into God's family and Christ's Church by claiming us for Christ. In baptism we are united to Christ as priest, prophet, and king.
You can schedule your baby's Baptism during any Mass or, upon request, the sacrament can be celebrated outside of Mass.
St. Mary's has classes to prepare you for the baptism of your child. Contact Deacon Dave for more details. For more information regarding baptism or parish membership please call our parish secretary at 757-6555 x205.
Elizabeth Ministry is excited to celebrate the birth of your baby and has a free gift for you! Call Carol Frahm for more information at 757-6555 x210.
Adults seeking baptism should call Deacon Dave De Young at 757-6555 x 201 for details on the RCIA program which prepares adults for baptsim and entry into the Church or click here for more information.
Marriage preparation includes two courses presented by Father Peter on a rotating basis. Please plan to attend as early as possible in your engagement so that all can be completed on time.
An NFP class is also required and is to be completed at least four months before your wedding date. For more on Natural Family Planning click here.
Additional requirements include various forms, paperwork and fees as well as atttending a diocesan marriage workshop. For more information and to schedule the church for your marriage, please contact our parish secretary at 757-6555 x205.
Please pray for our priests and that their numbers may grow!
The Church is also in need of good, holy deacons to help the Church with her mission to proclaim the Gospel and serve the needy. God may be calling you to a deeper service within the Church. For information on the diaconate http://www.gbdioc.org/vocations/deacons.html for more information.
Women religious have served the Church well throughout the centuries. They have beeen school teachers, prayer warriors, dedicated Saints and servants of God. We need more young women to answer the call of Christ to be His bride. Women religious serve the Church today in a variety of ministries and venues. Click here for the diocesan women religious vocation directors. For a complete list of the various women religious communities in the United States click here.
Faith Formation has the honor of preparing our youth to receive the sacraments from our Lord. We prepare 2nd grade students for the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist. We also prepare high school students for Confirmation.
Faith Formation also has the responsibility of welcoming non-Catholics into the faith via the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism (if necessary); Eucharist; and Confirmation. In addition to welcoming new members to the Church we also prepare adults who were not Confirmed for that Sacrament as well.
We strongly encourage all families and especially those receiving the sacraments to spend additional time in prayer preparing the heart for the grace of Christ.