STAYING CONNECTED
Daily Emails from Saint Mary's
September 15, 2020
Daily Reflection
Video reflection: "School Masses have returned!"

View video HERE.

Saint Mary’s School is a community founded in Catholic tradition and committed to creating a Christ-centered learning environment in which we share in the Eucharist, proclaim the Word of God, and model the gospel values through our actions, service and the way we live our lives.
From Our Pastor
Dear Friends:

For the past 18 years, Saint Mary’s Parish has been blessed by the ministry of Mark Yeager, who has served as our Director of Building Administration. In November of 2020, Mark will reach retirement age and he has announced that he will be departing from his parish staff position on November 14.

Mark has played a crucial role in the life of our parish community for almost two decades. Every parish needs buildings and spaces within which the ministries of the church can take place. Thanks to Mark’s attentive leadership, Saint Mary’s is blessed with an outstanding set of buildings in which the life of the parish can thrive.

Over the years, Mark helped to shape a set of building projects which radically transformed the physical plant of our parish community. Because of the generosity of parishioners, excellent architects, tradespeople, artists, volunteers and project supervisors, we:

  • built the new church (worship space)
  • built the ECDC
  • transformed the ‘old’ church into our Commons
  • built the Daily Mass Chapel
  • built a new school office and renovated the oldest portion of the school building

In addition to these major building projects, Mark directed the work which upgraded the electrical systems in our buildings. We installed new lighting fixtures, insulation and windows, leading to a major decrease in energy use and utility costs. As he prepares for retirement, Mark is also coordinating the installation of new technology which will improve air quality and safety throughout every part of our church and school.

When he is not managing these major projects, Mark uses his ‘spare time’ to attend to his daily tasks at the parish, including the supervision of our landscaping team, coordination of the janitorial efforts which insure that our spaces are clean and safe, direction of all parish vendors and maintenance professionals, the development of long-term capital maintenance plans, and so much more. And on his actual 'day off', you can often find Mark right here at Saint Mary’s, tending to the roses, watering plants, and removing leaves and debris from the sidewalks!

Our parish has been blessed by Mark’s leadership, service and love. He has played a key role in creating a safe and hospitable atmosphere within our community, and he did all of this with a spirit of generosity and professionalism.

Let us join together in prayer, thanking God for the gift of Mark’s presence in our midst!

Fr. Michael Renninger
Pastor
Children's Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Registration

Children's Faith Formation and
First Sacrament preparation information is now available at www.stmarysrichmond.org/children.

Youth Formation and Confirmation information is now available at www.stmarysrichmond.org/youth

Online Registration is open on our web page: www.stmarysrichmond.org

Human Concerns Update
BOOKS FOR GOOCHLAND STUDENTS

Thank you to all who brought or sent books to the Goochland "Y" ! School librarians, using the BookMobile have delivered over 2,000 books to local students, and are hoping to continue this outreach during the fall. You may still bring books to the parish office. Parishioner Susan Vaughan, who serves at Randolph Elementary School, has been most helpful seeing that our donations get to the students! For questions, contact Rebecca in the parish office at ext. 111 or roxenreider@stmarysrichmond.org 

See books needed HERE.
Go Forth 5K
The seventh annual Saint Mary's Catholic School Go Forth 5k run/walk and kids' mile will be a virtual event this year -- this means that anyone, anywhere can participate! To register in either event, visit


The proceeds from the event will benefit Saint Mary's Catholic School's Annual Fund for 2020-21. 

Sponsorships are still available; if you are interested in helping in this way, please email Development Coordinator Jennifer Janus at jjanus@saintmary.org.
Mass and Parish Schedule
MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday – 5:30 pm
Sunday – 9:00 and 11:30 am
Tuesday through Friday – 9:00 am (Doors will open at 8:40 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 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
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)
  • 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.
This email is sent to all registered parish families of St. Mary Catholic Church, Richmond, VA 
and those who registered to receive emails through the parish website.
St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229
804-740-4044 | www.stmarysrichmond.org