St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
250 South 12th St., Reading, PA 19602
Parish News July 15 - 22 , 2018
St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
250 South 12th St., Reading, PA 19602
Confession: Saturday, July 21, 2:45 - 3:15 PM. Otherwise, by appointment only.
Ministry to Traveling Catholics: For nationwide Mass times and locations, go to www.masstimes.com or call
1-858-207-6277 (not toll free).
Attention Students of the Polish Language Classes at Saint Catharine’s Parish on Saturday mornings will be taking a summer break from July 7h until mid-September. For more information, please call 610-223-1987.
Effective immediately there are no phone lines at the Church on Route 562. If you need assistance, call the Parish Center at 610-779-4005.
If you or a family member is 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 cannot run reports for us.
Help Wanted: Part-time position cleaning St. Catharine's School Monday through Friday evenings. This is a paid position. If you are interested, call the Parish Center at 610-779-4005.
Saint Catharine is Accepting Applications for the 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.
- Full-time Computer 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.
Interested in Volunteering this Upcoming School Year? Anyone who volunteers with children must complete all clearances, including the Protecting God's Children Course. This includes school volunteers (cafeteria, playground, classroom parties, field trips, etc.), CYO coaches, Church youth groups, and scouts. To get a head start on the clearance process, we are offering a course this summer in Church social hall on Sunday, July 22, at 10:00 AM. To reserve your spot, call 610-779-4005. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention: Any parishioner who is homebound and wishes to receive Communion please call the office at
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 email@example.com 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 July: 7/3 - Casimir F. Lawniczak (1964); 7/3 - Paul E. Masiar (2011); 7/6 - Joseph B. Rapczynsk (1998). Remember these good and faithful priests who served at St. Mary's in your prayers.
Prayer Requests for Priests:
Sunday 7/15 Deceased priests
Monday 7/16 Monsignor James Reichert
Tuesday 7/17 Father Eugene Ritz
Wednesday 7/18 Father Philip Rodgers
Thursday 7/19 Father John Rother
Friday 7/20 Seminarians
Saturday 7/21 Father Paul Rothermel
Sunday 7/22 Monsignor Edward Sacks
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacred Heart Villa: Nun Run 5K and 1M, Fun Walk 2017 - September 15 to benefit the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart. Register as an individual or as a team by August 25 at www.mscreading.org to ensure receiving your dry fit NUN RUN t-shirt. Registration: $25 before before race day; $30 on race day. To register, ask questions, or become a sponsor, email Carrie at 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.
East Reading Reunion: Do you or did you ever live or work in East Reading? To get together with your East Reading friends and neighbors, join us at the Liederkranze, Spook Lane in East Reading on Sunday, September 16 from 12 Noon till 6:00 PM. Follow us on Facebook at East Reading Reunion 2018. For more information or to make a reservation, call Tom Gajewski at 610-698-8731 or Sandy Lubas Hummel at 610-207-7065. Limited Tickets.
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!