• Regular Mass schedule
      Saturday Vigil: 5pm
      Sunday: 8:45am and 11:30am

      Tuesday through Thursday: 9am, Friday: 11:15am*
      Pray a decade of the rosary with us after daily Mass.
      * Friday Masses will take place at 9am during the acoustic project.


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        Welcome to St. Mary's Catholic Church,
        a vibrant community!

      ~ St. Mary's staff members and ministry leaders attended Diocesan New Evangelization Training at Our Lady of Nazareth, in Roanoke April 3rd.  We look forward to implementing our ideas for the parish!  One carload of us stopped to take a photo on the beautiful spring afternoon.
      It’s St. Mary’s 75th Anniversary! 
      check out the link under Community at the top of this page for more on our celebration!
    • Noteworthy
      St. Mary's Prayer Lists are now online as well as in our weekly printed and uploaded bulletin!
      Thank you to all of the ministers and volunteers who gave of their time and talent to make our Lenten, Holy Week and Easter prayer so fulfilling and beautiful!  All the behind the scenes efforts resulted in well attended and rewarding fellowship, prayer and justice programs!
      On February 22nd, 1931, Sister Maria Faustina had a vision of Jesus while she was in Plock, Poland. Jesus appeared to her in her cell and said, "paint an image according to the pattern you see with the signature: Jesus I trust in you.” “I want this image to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy”  (Diary 49)  In addition to the image, Sr. Faustina received words of prayer to be recited on the beads of her rosary.  These prayers became the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the devotion has quickly become one of the most popular in the world.
      On Good Friday we begin a 9 day prayer of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
      Join us at the Parish Picnic - May 18th, Sunday Mass at 10am, festivities immediately following!
      Watch our bulletin, website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates ...
      Parish Community Life is a ministry that brings us together to foster community, and to provide opportunities for fellowship and fun.  We have a wonderful time working together to plan, set-up, serve, and clean-up the events, and invite you to join us.  “Many hands make light work” if you wish to get involved and support this ministry in any way please contact Vicki Hauser 540-552-7763, Pat Boyle 540-951-3674, pboyle@vt.edu, or Anne Falls, afalls44@gmail.com.
      Can't wait for summer because that means VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL?! 
      July 14-17, 2014, Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One of a Kind! at St. Mary’s for children ages 4 through rising 5th graders.  We will need lots of youth and adult helpers, so contact Sue Ellerbrock at any time, if you will are interested in being part of this fun, annual adventure!
      AFFIRM: Adult Faith Formation is Right for Me! Summer Thursday’s
      We will once again host our movie night twice a month:
      June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, and August 7 & 21. 
      Please watch the bulletin and email for movie titles and more information. 
      Is there a movie you would like us to show?  Please contact Sue Ellerbrock.
      Little Angels Preschool and Parents Morning Out programs are now enrolling students. 
      Did you get a photo at a recent church function: Baptism, Confirmation, Pancake breakfast, Rite of Sending, Rite of the Elect, Scout Sunday, or have a beautiful photo of our church or local area? Share it with the office! Contact Kim Dowdy for more information 540-552-1091 x10 officestaff@stmarysblacksburg.org.
      Prayer of Discipleship
      Loving God,
      I thank you for choosing me to be your disciple
      and for the gift of your Son, Jesus.
      Help me proclaim and bear witness to the Gospel
      by word and deed,
      today and every day.
      Open my heart to
      the outcast, the forgotten,
      the lonely, the sick, the poor.
      Grant me the courage
      to think, to choose, and to live as a Christian,
      joyfully obedient to God.
      Amen
      We are reading this prayer following Communion at each weekend Mass throughout Lent 2014.

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