Masks and social distancing are still required at Mass as mandated by the Governor of Ohio. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe and healthy. Let us pray for a quick end to this pandemic and peace among our neighbors with differences of opinion!
We will post the Mass schedule right here:
Our new Mass schedule is as follows:
Mondays- Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion at 8:00 am. (Not Dec. 7)
Tuesdays- Mass at 5:30 pm
Wednesdays-Mass at 8:00 am
Thursdays- Mass at 11:30 am
Fridays (11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 only)- Mass at 8:00 am. This schedule will change in the New Year 2021
During Advent the world seems more hopeful and people seem more joyful. The Catholic Telegraph has created The Ultimate Guide to Advent to help you and those you love have an unforgettable Advent. Inside you'll find: new prayer traditions, Advent playlists, tips for decorating, ideas for new family traditions, recipes, and so much more.
Visit www.catholictelegraph.com/2020-advent-guide/70762 and they will send it to you. You'll have to give your name and email.
Monday, December 7 evening vigil Mass for Immaculate Conception is at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 8 5:30 pm Mass
Christmas Eve Masses are at 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Christmas Day Mass is at 9:00 am
New Year's Day Mass is at 9:00 am (January 1st)
ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY If you would like to get involved with this group, please contact one of the officers: Sandy Hoying, Julie Graber, Linda Harsh or Marilou Coverstone. Visit their page on the tab at the top of the website.
**Attention St. Mary's Parishioners!!!**
Check out our live-stream Mass on YouTube on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am! Click the link below to watch!!
All the information you need to create an account is on the ParishSoft & My Home Church page tab above. If you have any problems or questions, call the rectory at 937-548-1616. Our staff will be happy to help you.
We are pleased to announce that St. Mary's Church provides online giving through software called ParishSoft Giving. This is a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation. Getting started is easy- just click the link below and follow instructions for first time user. When you participate, your gift will transfer directly into the parish bank account. And you won't have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays! If you still want to place something in the offertory basket, just write "I gave online" on your church envelope. Don't have an envelope? Call the rectory at 937-548-1616. We'll be happy to help.
Here's the link for our new Online Giving!!
Other ways to give: You can still send your donation to the church. You can set up a donation through BillPay through your bank. Please pray for our church and church family.
Elderly religious have offered a lifetime of service. Now they need your help. Please donate to the Retirement Fund for Religious collection at our parish December 12 & 13. Learn more at www.retiredreligious.org.
Please share your prayer requests with the parish. Send an email or call the office. If you are a member of the parish and are in need, please call the office at 937-548-1616. Your requests will remain confidential. I will be adding a prayer page to the website and add requests as they come in.
Until Further Notice:
Weekend Masses are Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 10:30 am
No Adoration on Wednesdays
The church doors will be open 9am-3pm Monday through Friday.
*Subscribe to Ascension Press's YouTube Channel to follow along with Father Mike Schmitz.
*Father Robert Barron live-streams daily Mass from his channel as well.
*The Pope is asking us to pray the Rosary at 4pm (our time) around the world in unity with each other.
Try FORMED.org They have some great resources during this virus shutdown. Lots of good movies and studies to choose from --- Parish Code EY9TXE and enjoy the enrichment and refreshing thoughts for your mental and spiritual well being! Join people around the country who are benefiting from FORMED.
The Archdiocese has revamped the Catholic Telegraph into a monthly magazine. If you would like to receive the Catholic Telegraph, please call the church office at 937-548-1616 to request it and we will get you subscribed.
Finding Happiness in Marriage
Beloved is a video-based study program by the Augustine Institute that explores the true meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage. In twelve sessions, couples will discover the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical realities of marriage through Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching. They’ll see firsthand how to experience the wonder, mystery, and joy of this sacrament—from that first “I do” through the rest of their lives.Beloved sessions are presented on a 6-DVD set, and kits come complete with Couple’s and Leader’s Guides – everything you need to experience the full power of Beloved for a marriage preparation program.
There are a lot of great movies, books and audio talks on formed.org. All parishioners are encouraged to watch FREE with our parish subscription to Formed. Just visit formed.org.
Reconciliation is by appointment.
Baptisms are the 1st Sunday of the month after the 10:30 am Mass. Parents are required to attend a baptismal preparation class in advance. Please call the parish office to schedule.
Marriages are scheduled at least six months in advance. Please call the parish office to schedule a meeting with the pastor.
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