St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
250 South 12th St., Reading, PA 19602
Parish News June 24 - July 1, 2018
St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
250 South 12th St., Reading, PA 19602
Confession: Saturday, June 30, 2:45 - 3:15 PM. Otherwise, by appointment only.
Congratulations to Donna and Peter Kaminski, Jr. who will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 29th! Many more years of happiness!
Peter's Pence Collection: As a parish, we collected $3,383.00. If you missed the collection, you can give in the collection basket or go to www.usccb.org/nationalcollections and click on the How to Give link. Please note that the amount collected is from St. Catharine's and St. Mary's.
Bishop's Annual Appeal: As of 6/24, 457 parishioners, representing 16.70% of our registered families, have contributed $111,049. If you have not pledged your support, you may return your pledge form to the parish office or make your gift online at www.adbaa.org.
Saint Catharine is Accepting Applications is accepting applications for following school positions for the 2018-2019 school year:
Full-time 5th grade teacher. Must possess teaching certificate. Please send Diocesan Teacher Application, cover letter, resume, all certifications and clearances, Pastor recommendation, and both personal and professional references to Mrs. Marcella Kraycik, Principal, 2330 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606. For more information, email Mkraycik@scsreading.org or go to www.allentowndiocese.org/about/employment.
Long Term Substitute Teacher, 5th grade. Teaching certificate preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, all certifications and clearances, Pastor recommendation, and both personal and professional references to Mrs. Marcella Kraycik, Principal, 2330 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606. For more information, email Mkraycik@scsreading.org or go to www.allentowndiocese.org/about/employment.
Attention: Any parishioner who is homebound and wishes to receive Communion please call the office at
Polish Language Class: Until further notice, the class will not meet on the second Saturday of the month.
All of St. Mary's business is handled out of St. Catharine's Parish Center located at 2427 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606. Their phone number is 610-779-4005. Contact Diane Sitler with any bulletin requests at (610) 779-4005.
Please Inform the Parish Office at 610-779-4005 if you change your name, address, telephone number, or any change that may affect your Church registration. If you do not receive your church envelopes in the mail, contact Diane Sitler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office.
2019 Mass Intentions: To schedule Masses at St. Mary’s call the St. Catharine's Parish Center at 610-779-4005 Monday through Thursday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
All of St. Mary's business will be handled out of St. Catharine's Parish Center located at 2427 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606. Their phone number is 610-779-4005. Please Inform the Parish Office if you change your name, address, telephone number, or any change that may affect your Church registration. Contact Diane Sitler with any bulletin requests at (610) 779-4005.
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 these good and faithful priests who served at St. Mary's in your prayers.
Prayer Requests for Priests:
Sunday 6/24 Monsignor John Murphy
Monday 6/25 Monsignor Francis Nave
Tuesday 6/26 Monsignor Edward O’Connor
Wednesday 6/27 Father Richard O’Nyamwaro
Thursday 6/28 Monsignor Thomas Orsulak
Friday 6/29 Father Luigi Palmieri
Saturday 6/30 Father Marian Paskowicz
Sunday 7/1 His Holiness Pope Francis
For Those Who Are Grieving: Memory writes on every page of the calendar. A support group offering caring presence, strength, and wisdom meets two Mondays at month at St. Catharine's of Sienna Church, Mt. Penn 19606, at 7:00 PM. To register, call 610-370-1174.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter: A weekend for married couples of all ages who want to enrich their marriages. For more information, go to www.aweekendforyourmarriage.org or call 1-732-904-9636.
Victim Assistance Coordinator: The Diocese of Allentown provides assistance to anyone who, as a minor, was sexually abused by priest, deacon, or employee/volunteer of the diocese or a parish. You can contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator at 1-800-791-9209 to report the abuse. This is a confidential telephone number.
For more information about Youth Protection Programs, Sexual Abuse Policy, and the Code of Conduct, go to www.allentowndiocese.org and click on Youth Protection in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
ICF Courses: The Diocese of Allentown provides adult formation courses for Catholics looking to learn more about the Faith. There are no prerequisites for these courses. To view information about course content, location, and fees, go to www.allentowndiocese.org/icf.
Berks Catholic High School is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. To schedule a personal tour, receive and application packet, or schedule a Saint for a Day visit, contact Nicky Smith at email@example.com or call 610-374-8361, ext. 244.
Berks Catholic High School is centered on the four pillars of God, Family, Academics, and Fun and is dedicated to providing a challenging academic environment for a diverse population of young men and women. Contact Nicky Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-374-8361, ext. 244.
Free Course ICF 103 -The New Testament: To learn more about the New Testament, now is your chance! This course examines the story of God's plan of salvation with an introduction to the Gospels, Apostolic preaching, and the origins of the Church, concluding with the conversion, preaching, and travels of St. Paul. This course will be presented by Sr. Marie Clark, MSC and is scheduled from 9:45 -11:45 AM, on Tuesdays, June 19, 26, July 3 and 10, 2018 at St. Mary Religious Education Center, Kutztown. The normal cost of a course is $30 but this is a Special Free Offering! Don’t miss out on the opportunity! To register visit www.allentowndiocese.org. ICF Courses are meant for any adult Catholic looking to grow deeper and learn more about the Faith. There are no prerequisites for these courses.
Central Catholic High School Class of 1976: The annual Mass for deceased members will be held at 8:00 AM on Saturday, July 7, at St. Ignatius Church. All classmates and friends are invited.
Save the Date: A Mission Trip is scheduled for July 9 - August 4. Additional information to come.
Our Lady's Missionaries of the Eucharist invite you to a Fatima Evening, July 11, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, at 640 E. Main St., Birdsboro, PA 19508. Father Harry McCreedy leads the Fatima Evening event that includes Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Praying the Rosary, an Act of Consecration of Our Nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Eucharistic Benediction, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. All are welcome. Bring a friend. Your generous donation will be deeply appreciated.
Defending the Faith Conference Bus Trip to Franciscan University, July 27-29. This is a wonderful opportunity to enhance the knowledge of your faith and spiritual growth with over 1,000 attendees. The conference includes best-selling authors and renowned speakers who not only teach, but also motivate. Included are daily Mass, confession, and a joyful bus ride. For more information about the conference, go to steubenvilleconferences.com/adult/dfc/. Previous attendees found this conference significantly lifted their spiritual lives. You should sign up quickly as this conference normally sells out before May. For more information about the bus trip, call Bill and Alice Swist at 610-468-9506 or email email@example.com.
Red, White and Blue Mass, September 11 at 6:30 PM in the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Sienna, 18th and Turner Streets, Allentown, PA. The Most Reverand Alfred A. Schlert, Bishop of Allentown invites all Police, Firefighters, First Responders, Legal Professionals, Health Care Workers and their families to take part in a celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving. Please wear your uniform. Reception to follow in the Parish Activities Center.
Parish Retreat Day: McGlinn Conference Center (adjacent to Alvernia University).
Presenter: Sister Patrice Klausing, OSF
Theme: When Faith and Life Seem to Collide
Cost: $20.00 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Date: September 22, 2018
Registration begins in August!