Renovation work has begun on the Our Lady of Fatima garden located outside the bell tower doors of the church. Thanks to the generosity of so many parishioners to our capital campaign, new walkways and gardens are being installed in honor of Our Lady of Fatima!
The first inscribed pavers are also being placed. Once your capital campaign pledge has been fulfilled, you will receive a letter and form to finalize the inscription on your paver. A paver of gratitude accompanies any pledge of $1800 or more.
If you have not yet pledged to our campaign or if you would like to increase your pledge to the $1800 level, please contact the parish offices.
Thanks again to Saint Mary’s parishioners!
A Letter from Fr. Rich
My Dear Friends,
Easter has always been a time of personal renewal for myself. I have always looked to the Resurrection of our Lord as the time of year that I get a fresh
start to begin life anew and make amends for the errors of my ways during the past year! I have always looked to the weeks following Easter as a new spring
both literally and figuratively to help me as they say, “get my act together.” To prepare for this wonderful season, I take stock of where I am in life and
look back on the last year to help place in perspective for myself where I am at.... both in my relationship with God and in my relationships with others.
We are blessed by the fact that our God is a God of second chances. Time after time he is there to rescue us from our sins...to forgive us...and help us
start anew. Listen to the following remarkable song, which speaks to this mystery of God's unlimited and unending mercy for us!
I am blessed by God to serve you here at Saint Mary’s as Pastor. It is an exhilarating time for me both spiritually and emotionally. I cannot adequately
express the gratitude I have in my heart for Our Lord Jesus Christ and for all those who have been with me on this journey. I am so indebted to my brother
priests, Father Tom, and Father Trinidad. I am so blessed to have them at my side for advice, counsel and constructive criticism. I thank God each day for
each of these brothers I am placed with and I am so proud and privileged to be in ministry with them.
To each of you, my dear parishioners, I am so grateful for you support, guidance and assistance. This is your Parish and I realize I am only the caretaker
and must treat as treasure all the tradition and history of this most wonderful church.
I do ask for your forgiveness if in any way I have offended, or not listened, or have in some way not communicated properly or followed up when I should have.
Please know that I always try to keep my heart in the right place and that my intentions are always to do what is best for my brother priests and for our
parish. My door is always open to you and your concerns.
I do thank our parish staff for putting up with me and I hope they know how much I appreciate all they do to meet the needs of the people and to provide a
welcoming, clean and inspirational environment for everyone.
And to you my dear brothers and sisters, I thank you for your financial support of our parish and the trust you have placed in each of our hands. It is our
privilege to serve here at Saint Marys’ and we will always strive to do our very best.
May this Easter Season be a time of renewal for you. May the blessings of God be upon you always! You are always in my prayers and I so look to the future,
with humility, joy and excitement, as we continue our journey toward God.
A Blessed and Joyous Easter and Easter Season to all! Fr. Rich
St. Mary's is in need of new Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers! If you are interested in serving our
parish in this way, we will be having a training session on Saturday, April 30th at 11:00am in the church.
Please contact Kristen Gawlik (firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Parish Center) if you plan to attend.
Tax Statement Request Form
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Words of Mercy
As we know, Pope Francis has declared this year the “Jubilee Year of Mercy.” It is an opportunity to help us better know, receive, and share God’s mercy. Throughout this year, we will publish quotes about mercy from Scripture, Saints, Pope Francis, and various other sources.
This Week’s Words of Mercy:
"May we always say thank you to God, especially for His patience and mercy."
– Pope Francis
Our Parish is Served by:
Rev. Richard J. Berbary Pastor
Rev. Thomas Nicastro Parochial Vicar
Rev. Trinidad Jose Cuevas Parochial Vicar
Anne Scheidel Parish Trustee
Patrick Perrone Parish Trustee
Bruce Mauro Music Director
Anthony G. Armando Director of Religious Education
Sunday Masses: Saturday Evening: 5:30 p.m. (Vigil) Sunday:
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. Family Mass: 10:30 a.m. - Children are taken to Msgr. Walsh
Hall during the Readings and rejoin their families during the Offertory.
Weekday Masses (Parish Center Chapel): Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m.
and 12:10 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m.
Holy Days: 7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 7:00 pm (There is no anticipatory Mass on the Eve)