St. Masry Roman Catholic Church
  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
           250 South 12th St.,  Reading, PA 19602


St. Masry Roman Catholic Church
Parish News November 11 - 18, 2018
  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
           250 South 12th St.,  Reading, PA 19602
Confession:  Saturday, November 17, 2:45 - 3:15 PM.  Otherwise, by appointment only.

Second Collection,
Sunday, November 18, is for the Poverty Relief Fund.

Lifeline of Berks County needs Similac Advance formula and wipes.  Please donate any formulas or wipes you can to us for our clients.

The Pierogi Society
will meet for two days,  Monday and Tuesday, November 12 and 13, at 9:00 AM under the Church to make pierogis to be sold as part of the Christmas Boutique at St. Catharine’s on Nov. 16th  and 17th.  If you can help out on either of these days, please call St. Catharine’s Rectory at 610-779-4004 and leave your name.

CCHS class  of 1973 - 45th Reunion:  Beverly Hills Tavern, Saturday, November. 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  For questions/ comments, email
You or a Family Member at St. Joseph's Hospital?  Call the Parish Center at 610-779-4005 if you would like a priest to visit.  St. Joseph's has a new computer system and can no longer run reports for us.

St. Mary's Necrology for November: 11/16 - Boleslaus J. Zywicki (1943).  Remember these good and faithful priests who served at St. Mary's in your prayers.

Prayer Requests for Priests:
Sunday 11/11                     Father Edward Essig
Monday 11/12                    Father John Extejt
Tuesday 11/13                   Father Bernard Ezaki
Wednesday 11/14             Father Joseph Favole-Mihm
Thursday 11/15                 Deceased priests
Friday 11/16                      Monsignor Victor Finelli  
Saturday 11/17                 Father Robert Finlan
Sunday 11/18                   Monsignor Robert Forst

Kennedy House Soup Kitchen is looking for volunteers who can help occasionally on an needed basis when the group running the weekend soup kitchen fall short of help.  If interested, call Laura Wilson at 610-929-2765.

For Those Whose are Grieving a support group offering caring presence, strength, and wisdom meets two Mondays a month at St. Catharine's of Siena Church, Mt. Penn 19606, at 7:00 PM.  To register, call 610-270-1174.

2019 Sunday Missals are now available at the Church store or the Parish Center for $3/missal.  Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers can pick up their complimentary copies in the Priest's Sacristy.

The St. Francis Home in Shillington is up and running. If you wish to a hospice volunteer, contact Paula Rhoads at1-484-942-7670 for more information.  If you're wondering what's involved, you can shadow Paula on her Friday shift from 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM.  You can stay an hour or two, or more if you wish.

Berks Catholic High School invites you to attend their 2018 Fall Play Harvey, a three-act comedy about a six-and-a-half imaginary rabbit called Harvey.  Performances: Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 PM, and on Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Franco-Post Auditorium.  Tickets:  $10/adult and $5/student available at the door.  Open seating.

21st Annual Holiday House Tour
presented by the Woman's Club of Exeter Township, Sunday, December 2, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.  Tickets are $15/person and are on sale at Boscov's East, Effie's, and Exeter Community Library.