STAYING CONNECTED
Daily Emails from Saint Mary's
June 29, 2020
Daily Reflection
Today's reflection is presented by Sr. Pat McCarthy. It is the reflection she presented at all Mass this past weekend reflecting on her time and ministry here at St. Mary's. Click here to listen to the reflection. Click here to get a print copy.
Update on Daily Emails
Please note that there will be no daily emails from the parish between June 30 – July 4 . Our staff has worked diligently to provide daily updates, videos, and audio reflections since the beginning of the COVID outbreak, and we are grateful that this technology allows us to stay connected during the quarantine. This week, several members of the staff will be taking some well-deserved vacation time, so there will be no emails from the parish in the days ahead. Our daily emails will resume on July 5. 
Parish Schedule Update
The Parish Office will be closed and there is no daily Mass on Friday, July 3.
Human Concerns Updates and Information
MEALS FOR FAMILIES!!

One of our parishioners, Michael Morrissey, III has formed an outreach opportunity, and we need your help! Michael is a rising junior at Benedictine College Preparatory, and Confirmation candidate here at St. Mary’s. Michael is raising money to provide hot meals to individuals and families in need during these challenging days where many people are unemployed or underemployed. His goal is to raise money in the next couple of weeks to provide as many meals as possible. Michael is raising money via Go Fund Me. All of the proceeds from this will be used to purchase the food. Michael will donate his time to prepare and deliver all of the meals. He is partnering with our Human Concerns Ministry to ascertain where meals might be needed. He said: “ Your support means a lot to me because I would like to give back to my community—the same community that has supported me for 16 years. Thank you for your generosity!” We say, “Thank you Michael for living your faith so beautifully –you are a witness for us!” Our Human Concerns Ministry is connecting Michael with local individuals and families who would welcome a freshly prepared meal during these challenging days. We will keep you posted! If you are aware of a parish family or a neighbor where a meal might be helpful, contact Rebecca in the parish office.

CARITAS

Many thanks to all of you who have supported our efforts both in sponsoring a two bedroom apartment in The Healing Place For Women to open this summer, and in shopping on line to help furnish The Peer Mentor Space---a space critical to the success of The Healing Place Program. The Peer Mentor Space will have four beds, a shared bathroom, and a small living space. This space is for women who have been through the program, and who are now coaching , mentoring, encouraging, and guiding the new women who come into the program. Thanks to all of you, we are able to completely furnish this space! It now looks like we will be given a date in August where we gather all of these items here at church for delivery and set up of the space with the donated items. STAY TUNED for more details!! Once the apartments are furnished and occupied, we will have opportunities to have activities in the common area---meals, game nights, cookouts, and more as we begin to form relationships there with the residents. We so much appreciate your continued support of this vital outreach in our community, and of all of our Human Concerns Ministries!! For questions, or more details, contact our CARITAS coordinator Diane Jaskot at: dkjaskot@gmail.com;  or Rebecca in the parish office.
NIFTY NEEDLERS GO TO MISSOURI

Recently, while one of our Nifty Needlers, Judy Sanderson, visited a friend in her childhood home of Hillsboro, Mo., she learned of a small group called “Birthright’ --- part of a ministry in her parish church whose mission is to support women and men experiencing unexpected pregnancies. Judy thought of the work of our local Pregnancy Resource Center, and how Nifty Needlers supports their work by donating hand crafted baby blankets on a regular basis. She suggested that we provide baby blankets to this financially challenged group in Hillsboro. SO---our Nifty Needlers will be sending a box of baby blankets to Judy’s contact at ‘Birthright” along with the prayers of the Nifty Needlers who volunteer their time and talents to provide warm hugs and prayers to anyone who might need them! To learn more about our Nifty Needlers Ministry, contact coordinator, Theresa Leahey at: tetawleahey@gmail.com
Mass and Parish Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: The parish office is closed on July 3 and there will be no daily Mass that day.

MASS 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 SCHEDULE

Parish offices open 9 AM – 3 PM Monday thru Friday
Church available for personal prayer – Monday thru Friday 10:30 AM – Noon.
Confessions: Saturday from 3:30 – 4:30
Click here for information and registration for our Weekday (Daily) Masses.

Click here for information and registration for our Weekend Masses.
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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