St. Masry Roman Catholic Church
  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
           250 South 12th St.,  Reading, PA 19602
St. Masry Roman Catholic Church
Parish News July 14 -21, 2019
  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
           250 South 12th St.,  Reading, PA 19602
Confession:  Saturday, July 20, 2:45 - 3:15 PM.  Otherwise, by appointment only.

Attention Traveling Catholics:
For nationwide Mass times and locations, go to or call
1-800-858-207-6277 (this is a toll call).

Have You expressed an interest in becoming a Catholic or were baptized Catholic but have not yet received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and/or4 Confirmation?  You can join a small group to learn more about Catholicism and prepare to receive the Sacraments you are missing during the Easter season.  For more information, contact the Parish Center at 610-779-4005. 

Central Catholic High School Alumni are selling Alumni car magnets for $3.00 each.  You can purchase them at the Parish Center.

Homebound parishioners who wish to receive Communion, please call the office at 610-779-4005.

Help Needed from anyone in the parish who owns a backhoe and could dig 12 holes for the parish.  Please call the Parish Center at 610-779-4005

AnB Education, a non-profit travel exchange agency for international high school students, needs loving host families with an empty bedroom and who are looking to experience another culture within their home.  AnB provides a generous monthly stipend.  If interested, email or call 267-263-2481.  You can find an application at

A Part-time Secretarial Position is available at a local Catholic Church to support the Director of Religious Education.  Must be bilingual with a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, courteous, and able to maintain confidentiality.  If interested, send your resume to St. Peter Church, 322 5th Street, Reading, PA 19602, Attn: DRE or email to  Please, no phone calls.

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.

For Those Who are Grieving a support group meets two Mondays a month at St. Catharine's Church, Mt. Penn  19606 at 7:00 PM.  To register, call 610-370-1174.

Want to Join Our Parish?  Please contact the Priest after Mass to register in our parish.  Registration takes 10 - 15 minutes.

Registered with St. Catharine's?  If you are not receiving our offering envelopes or the AD Times in the mail, you may not be registered.  To register, please a priest after Mass.  You must be a registered parishioner for at least three months to:
- Serve as  a Godparent for Baptism.
- Serve as a Sponsor for Confirmation
- Begin Marriage Preparation
- Have your children Baptized.

Summer Hours, St. Catharine School: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Catholic Charities needs infant boys and girls summer clothing in sizes newborn to 12 months.  New clothing only.
You can drop off the clothing or mail them to: Catholic Charities, 234 Grace Street, Reading, PA 19611.

St. Mary's Necrology for July: 7/3 - Casimer F. Lawniczak (1964);  7/3 - paul E. Musiar (2011);  7/6 - Joseph B. Rapczynski (1998).  Remember in your prayers these good and faithful priests who served at St. Mary's.

St. Catharine School News:  Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year.  A limited number of spots are available for Pre-K and Kindergarten.  To schedule a tour or request a registration packet, contact Amy Impellizzeri at 610-779-5810 or

St. Catharine of Sienna School has openings for Per Diem Substitutes, Part-time Classroom Aides, and Part-time Early Childhood Instructional Aides.  Please send resume, cover letter, and all clearances including Protecting God's Children to Mrs. Marcella Kraycik, Principal, 2330 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606 or

Gethsemane Is adding Family Service Counselors to the Gethsemane and St. Mary's Cemeteries.  Outgoing and energetic people will meet with families in their time of need.  If you enjoy interacting with people, providing assistance during a difficult time, and are looking for an opportunity in sales and service, please contact Gethsemane for more information. Full- and part-time positions are available; bilingual ability is a plus, but not required.  If interested, call Anne at 610-929-2613.

Bishop's Annual Appeal:  So far, our parishioners have raised $90,021 from 13.45% of our registered families.  If you have not made your pledge, call the parish office or go to Appeal website at

The Defending the Faith Conference Bus Trip to Franciscan University, July 26- 28, co-chaired by Scott Hahn, includes daily Mass, confession, and a joyful, prayerful, and musical bus ride.  For more information, go to  Discounts for early registration.  For more information, call Deacon Bruce at 610-468-9506 or email 

9th Annual St. Catharine Knights of Columbus Annual Afternoon of Golf:  Friday, July 26, at the Reading Country Club.  Afterwards, the Knights will cater a dinner at the Parish Social Hall.  The events new proceeds are used to support and promote Catholic education, the St. Catharine community, our seminarians, the John Paul II Center, Lifeline, Mary's Shelter, and other community charitable endeavors promoted and supported by St. Catharine's Knights Council.  Because of you, since 2010, this outing has raised over $75,000.  You can find registration forms in the back of the Chapel and the Church on Route 562.  On the back of the form, there is an area submit details to be a sponsor.  Several levels of sponsorship are available to fit your budget.  To enter as a golfer or sponsor, contact:
- Tom Trainer, 1-484-333-4312
- Bob Pauley, 610-779-6548
- Tom Rochowicz, 1-484-269-4601

The St. Peter the Apostle Church, Reading, Parish Festival will be held on July 28 at St. Benedict's Picnic Grove, Route 10 and Chestnut Hill Road, Mohnton, PA, 19540 from 12:00 Noon - 7:00 PM.  There will live music, children's games, tournaments, dominos, soccer, and ethnic foods.  Tickets are on sale for the Festival Raffle with prizes totaling $4,050 with prioceeds going to the Church's Operatinal Fund.  For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, call 610-372-9652 or email

The Annual Diocesan Anniversary Mass Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, 1875 West Turner St., Allentown, PA 18104 at 3:00 PM.   We cordially invite couples celebrating 1-5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or 60 plus years of marriage to this special event. Please register online at or refer to the A.D. Times for a registration form or request a form by email at The form must be completed and returned to the Office of Marriage & Natural Family Planning, 2121 Madison Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18017. The registration deadline is September 9, 2019.  For more in formation, call 610-289-8900 ext. 2021.

Sacred Heart Villa
2019 5K Nun Run and 1M Fun Walk on September 21 to benefit the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart.  Register as an individual or team at by August 25 to guarantee  your dry fit NUN RUN T-shirt. Registration is $25 before race day; $30 on race day.ail Carrie at with questions, to register, or to become a sponsor.

Parish Retreat Day, October 5, McGlinn Conference Center adjacent to Alvernia University, and presented by Sister Patrice Klausing, OSFThe cost is $20/person and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Calling All Women: The Diocese of Allentown is holding its 3rd Annual Women's Conference on Saturday, October 5, at DeSales University, 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM, beginning with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Schlert.  The theme is  Women: Chosen for a Purpose.  The speakers are: Dr. Edward Sri, Sarah Christmyer, Sister Sophie Marie Peralta, S.C.C (Spanish Track)  and Martha Fernandez-Sardina (Spanish Track).  In cluded are continental breakfast, lunch, confession, adoration, and exhibitors.  Cost is: $40/adult, $10.high school student, $15/college student and vowed/consecrated religious.  To register and for more information, email  If you have any questions, email or call 610-289-8900, ext. 2021.