Daily Emails from Saint Mary's
August 2, 2020
Celebration of the Eucharist
Click here  to pray with us as we celebrate the Eucharist for July 26.   Click here  for the Scripture readings.

Need help with the people's responses?   Click here  to download the Catholic Mass responses.

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)   Click here  to for a virtual CLOW. You can  click here  to see today's readings from the Children's Lectionary and you can download today's children's Gospel activity sheet  here .
Human Concerns Updates and Information

As we commemorate the 75 th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima,August 6th, and Nagasaki, August 9 th, we reflect on the teachings of our Church, and the words of Pope Francis: “One of the deepest longings of the human heart is for security, peace, and stability. The possession of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction is not the answer to this desire.” Pope Francis, Nagasaki Hypocentre Park, November 2019

“The words of Pope Francis serve as a clarion call and a profound reminder to all that the status quo of international relations, resting on the threat of mutual destruction, must be changed. As Bishops of the United States, we have made similar appeals in the past when we stated: ‘ the moral task is to proceed with deep cuts and ultimately to abolish these weapons entirely’.” USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, statement on nuclear disarmament, February 14, 2020.

“75 th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Time to Explore Catholic Responses to the Nuclear Threat”  
Thursday, August 6 th , 7-8 pm.
The Diocesan Office of Social Ministries invites you to join for an evening of education, reflection, and dialogue about the past, present, and future of nuclear weapons and nuclear testing. Church and community leaders will provide insight into why, and how, we as Catholics are called to respond to this pressing issue.
Dial in by phone: 1-301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 940 5390 6306
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.
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)
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