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


St. Masry Roman Catholic Church
Parish News October 20 - 27, 2019
  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
           250 South 12th St.,  Reading, PA 19602
Confession:  Saturday, October 26, 2:45 - 3:15 PM.  Otherwise, by appointment only.

Polish Mass Sunday, October 27, at 9:00 AM in the Church.

One Mass for All Saints Day on Friday, November 1, 8:00 AM in St. Mary's Church.

Sunday Missals
are avail in the St. Catharine Parish Center and at the Church Store.  Extraordinary Ministers and Lectors can pick  up their complimentary missals in the  sacristy at the Church.

Saint Catharine of Siena School Board
will have two positions available starting next year.  Parents who have students in the school as well as individuals who do not have children in the school are encouraged to reply.  Applicants must be 21 years old.  Selected candidates will have orientation in March 2020 and are asked to serve a 3-year term beginning in September 2020.  Email the school at of an application.  The deadline for applications is December 17.

A Community of Catholic Women invite all women who are committed to raising awareness and funds to aid non-profit ministries endorsed by  the Diocese of Allentown in imitation of  the life of St. Catharine of Siena.  By joining together in collective giving and personally selecting the recipient ministries, women will be giving and personally selecting the recipient ministries.  An annual contribution of $300 is required to be placed in a combined Charitable Funds Account for distribution to chosen non-profit ministries with $50 set aside for organizational expenses.  For more information, call 1-800-831-4443 or go to

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.

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 October: 10/6 - Bronislaus J. Sienkiewicz - 1984;  10/10 Stanislaus T. Gorak -1984); 10/12 - Michael V. Marek - 1986; 10/13 - Joseph C. Klosinski - 1990);  10/25 - Leon F. Pateracki (1918);  10/27 - John Pablosky - (2010),   Remember in your prayers these good and faithful priests who served at St. Mary's.

Prayer Requests for Priests:
Monday 10/28            Rev. Kevin Bobbin
Tuesday 10/29           Rev. Msgr. Ronald Bocian
Wednesday 10/30      Very Rev. Thomas Bartz
Thursday (10/31        Rev. Ronald Bowman
Friday 11/1                Rev. Joseph Braudis
Saturday 11/2            Rev. Edmund Brennan
Sunday 11/3              Rev. Richard Brensinger

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

East Reading Reunion: 
Planning Breakfast, Saturday, 26, Wyomissing Family Restaurant, 1245 Pann Avenue, Wyomissing, 9:00 AM.  $12/person.  Reservation deadline Tuesday, October 22.  To register, call Sandy at
610-207-7065 or Tom at 610-698-8731, or email Sandy at

Reflection on Loss of Spouse,
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 PM, St. Catharine Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Reading, PA.  We'll examine that "survivor" best describes the remaining spouse and we'll examine that and the forever-love held for them.

Our Loved Ones Remembered: 
On Friday, November 1, at 7:00 PM, in St. Catharine's Chapel, you can share with us a Memorial Mass of Love and Remembrance of your dearly departed family member.  If you have lost a family member during 2019, fill out the form and return it tio the Parish Center or place it in the colle4ction basket no later than October 27.

Name of Deceased:  __________________________________________________

Person Requesting:  __________________________________________________

I Will Attend: _________________
I Will Not Attend:  _____________

Grand Market and Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 2, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, and Sunday, November 3, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the Marciano Hall, St. Peter Church.  You can buy clothes, furniture, Christmas decorations, and many items for the house, new and used at a reduced price and a surprise those who earn it.  For more information, call the rectory or the Kennedy House at 610-378-1947.

Gethsemane Cemetery
will celebrate All Souls Day, November 3, at 3:00 PM inside the Chapel of Resurrection.  Light refreshments served after Mass.

Christmas Bazaar,
St. Mary's Church, 94 Walnut Road, Hamburg, Saturday, November 23, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Crafts, gifts, theme basket raffle, homemade cookies, an d quilt raffle tickets.  Kitchen open for breakfast and lunch.  For more information, call 610-562-7657 or go to

CYO Mass and Food Drive,
Sunday, November 24, 11:00 AM, at Berks Catholic Auditorium.  CYO participants should bring non-perishable item(s) and wear their team jersey.

The Passion Play at Oberammergau, Germany
is given every ten years.  Les White has put together a 14-day trip to Germany, Austria,  Switzerland, and a bit of France from July 3-16, 2020.  For details and a complete itinerary contact Les at 610-929-1833 or  Don't delay - trip is limited to 30 passengers.