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


St. Masry Roman Catholic Church
Parish News August 18 - 25, 2019
  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
           250 South 12th St.,  Reading, PA 19602
Confession:  Saturday, August 24, 2:45 - 3:15 PM.  Otherwise, by appointment only.

Polish Mass Sunday, August 25, at 9:00 AM in the Church.

Second Banns of Marriage: 
Mary Ann Kruse and Norman Schuhwerk.

School News:  Two spots have opened up in our PreK Class.  For more information, contact our Advancement Director Amy Impellizzeri at 610-779-5810 or email

St. Catharine of Sienna School is accepting applications for a full-time teacher, substitutes, and paraprofessionals.  Please send resume, clearances, and references to Mrs. Marcella Kraycik, Principal at or call 610-779-5810 to set up an interview.

Victim Assistance Coordinator:  The Diocese of Allentown provides assistance to any minor who was sexually abused by a priest, deacon, of employee/volunteer of the diocese/parish.  Anyone who knows of an abuse of a minor, should contact the Diocese of Allentown's Victim Assistance Coordinator at 1-800-791-9209.  All contacts are kept in strictest confidence.

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

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.

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

Interested in Becoming Catholic? Join us for our Opening Night BBQ Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 27, at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center.

St. Mary's Necrology for August: 8/7 - Leo E. J aworowski (2007);  8/19 - Emil Kattein (1887);  8/23 - Joseph Bidus (1967);  8/30 - Anthony Niemotko (1981).  Remember in your prayers these good and faithful priests who served at St. Mary's.

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

St. Joseph's Church, 1018 N. 8th Street, Reading, PA is celebrating the Annual Flea Market on Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24, from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM each day.   Delicious ethnic foods, homemade baked goods, great finds, and ten great raffle prizes.  For more information, call the St. Joseph Parish Office at 610-376-2976

CCHS Class of 1962 - 75th Class Reunion,
Saturday, September 14, at Anthony's, 900 Byram Street, Pennside.
12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM.  For more information and reservations, call George Dietrich at 610-743-4668.

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.

Win $10,000 Cash!!  The Berks Catholic High School Extravaganza Cash Raffle tickets are now on sale. The Drawing is on October 4 during the Extravaganza 2019 Event.  Raffle tickets are $100.  To buy a raffle ticket, send your check and return address to Berks Catholic Extravaganza, 955 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611.  To receive an invitation to attend the Extravaga, email or call the Extravaganza
Office at 610-374-1695.

Parish Retreat Day
, October 5, McGlinn Conference Center adjacent to Alvernia University, and presented by Sister Patrice Klausing, OSF.  The 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, go to  If you have any questions, email or call 610-289-8900, ext. 2021.

Confirmation is on Thursday, October 17, with Bishop Alfred Schlert presiding.