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


St. Masry Roman Catholic Church
Parish News June 16 - 23, 2019
  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
           250 South 12th St.,  Reading, PA 19602
Confession:  Saturday, June 22, 2:45 - 3:15 PM.  Otherwise, by appointment only.

Polish Mass, Sunday, June 23, at 9:00 AM in the Church.

Second Banns of Marriage:  Megan Fidler and Joshua Liveuei;  Taylor McKee and Vinny Brutto

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.

A Son of Our Parish is celebrating his Silver Jubilee of ordination to the priest hood.  Father Edward J. Essig, ordained June 4, 1994, will celebrate Mass on Sunday, June 23 at 3:00 PM in St. Catharine's Church.  The choir of  St. Francis de Sales parish, where Father is pastor,  will sing the Mass.  Please join Father on this special occasion.  This Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation

Lifeline of Berks County needs nursing pads, summer maternity clothes (all sizes), and newborn summer outfits and onesies for boys and girls.  Please donate these items.

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.

St. Mary's Necrology for June:
6/9 - Joseph Mikolajewski (1996);  6/12 - John S. Klapp (2001);  6/15 - Frederick F. Walewski (1942);  6/25 - Frederick Przydzial (2003);  6/30- August Kuczynski (1937)..  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 and Part-time Classroom 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 $59,307 from 8.74% of our registered families.  If you have not made your pledge, call the parish office or go to Appeal website at

Newly Ordained Priest Reception and Dinner: 
The Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Allentown are sponsoring this event for our three newly ordained priests Giuseppe Esposito, John Maria, and Zachary Weir on Monday on June 17.
The Recption is at 5:30 PM and the dinner at  6:30 PM at St. Mary's Church Social Hall in Hamburg, PA.  Tickets are $42/person and you can purchase them by calling John Magee at 610-770-9714.

The Lost Art of Listening:  In a world filled with noise and distractions, it's difficult to hear the voice of God even if your are listening for Hom.  On June 24, Fr. Arthur Purcaro discusses the lost art of listening and how young adults can slow down and listen for God's gentle inspiration when determining your life's path.  If interested, the event is at the Paddock, 1945 W. Columbia St., Allentown, PA.  This free event is for young adults, 21-35.  You can order food and beverages from the menu.  For more information, contact Alexa Smith at

Mass for Those Suffering from Addiction
at St. Eleanaor Church, 647 Locust Street, Collegeville, PA 19426, Saturday, June 29, 12:00 Noon.

The Office for Vocation Promotion
is conducting its Seventh Annual Quo Vadis Vocation Camp and Fifth Annual Fiat Days Vocation Camp from Sunday, July 14, to Thursday, July 18, on the campus of DeSales University.  The camps are open to young men and women from age 14 to 18.  Space is limited.  For more information and registration material, go to  The registration is $60 before, June 14; $85 thereafter.  The registration deadline is June 28.  No registrations after June 28 will be accepted and walk-ins are not acceptable.

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