Daily Emails from Saint Mary's
July 31, 2020
Daily Reflection

During this time of crisis, English-speaking Catholic artists have come together with this message of hope. Click here to see this Salt + Light Media presentation. Look closely, some of the artists have performed at St. Mary's.
Human Concerns Updates and Information

The Hopeful Smiles Team is happy to report that our participants have started to return to care! In March, the VCU Dental Clinic closed (with the exception of emergencies) due to COVID. They have been working diligently toward reopening the clinic and taking all precautions possible to protect their patients, staff, faculty and students. We currently have just over twenty participants in various stages of their treatment plan who are returning to services. Prior to COVID, several participants were able to complete their treatment plans. Our goal as we move forward is to continue to support our current participants and assist individuals with urgent care needs. We are also working toward helping people who are in need of comprehensive services. We are so appreciative of all that VCU Dental Care has done to continue serving our community. We also want to extend our gratitude to our parishioners here at St. Mary’s! This outreach program is possible because of your continued support. Together, we are bringing people to greater oral health! THANK YOU! For more information about our Hopeful Smiles Oral Health Community Support Program, contact Rebecca in the parish office at ext. 111.
Upcoming Adult Formation Opportunities
Summer Book Study 

When Life Gives You Pears
The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People

In 2017, Jeannie Gaffigan was diagnosed with a pear-sized tumor in her brain. In her book, she shares her deep personal journey from diagnosis to recovery. With sincerity and hilarity, Jeannie invites us into her heart (and brain) and shows us the importance of family, faith, and humor as keys to her recovery and leading a more fulfilling life.

Join us on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. when we will discuss how important it is to rely on our faith in times of uncertainty and how God gives us ways to cope with hardships. We will meet via Zoom on 8/14, 8/21, and 8/28. You will need to order your own copy of the book and read chapters 1-7 in preparation for the first meeting on 8/14.

To register for this book study or for more information, contact Teresa Lee (
Bishop Robert Barron’s 

The great Sacraments of the Church have endured for thousands of years. Everything in the Church’s life comes from and returns to them. But there is far more to these ancient rites than meets the eye. In this study, Bishop Barron looks at the great sacraments of the Church in all their theological depth, spiritual effects and pastoral promise. The Sacraments will help us understand these signs and channels of grace and discover the secret behind their persistence down the ages: the presence and power of the Savior himself.

You can choose meet via Zoom either on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. or Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. We will begin the 6-week study on August 18th/20th.

Please contact Teresa Lee ( for information about how to order your study materials and to access the Zoom meetings.
Mass and Parish Schedule

Saturday – 5:30 pm
Sunday – 9:00 and 11:30 am
Tuesday through Friday – 9:30 am

You must pre-register for each Mass you wish to attend. Everyone age 10 and older must bring and wear a face mask.


Parish offices open 9 am – 3 pm Monday thru Friday
Church available for personal prayer – Monday thru Friday 10:30 am – Noon.
Confessions: Saturdays, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
Note : There are no Confessions on Saturday, August 1.
Click here for information and registration for our Weekday (Daily) Masses.

Click here for information and registration for our Weekend Masses.
Registration for this weekend has closed.
Next week's registration will be open on Sunday afternoon.
Send Us Your Prayer Requests

On the home page of our website, there is a form you may complete to send your prayer intentions to be included in our daily prayer as well as each time Fr. Renninger offers Mass.

Please support St. Mary's through your financial gifts. Your supports helps us to reach out to those who are struggling during this difficult time.
  • Feel free to mail your contribution envelopes and/or gift cards to the parish office or drop them off during posted business hours. (St. Mary's Church, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23229)
  • You can also text "Donate" to 1-804-259-0555 on your smartphone
  • You can also register for E-Giving via our website. Click the "Donate Online" image to the left.
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