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 22 - 29, 2017
  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
           250 South 12th St.,  Reading, PA 19602
The Sacrament of Penance is available on Saturday, October 28, at 2:45 - 3:15 PM.  The Sacrament of Penance is also available at other times by appointment.

All Saints Day:  Wednesday, November 1, is a Holyday of Obligation.  Mass in S t. Mary's Church at 8:00 AM.

Second Collection:  
Next weekend for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

Pierogi Society
will meet under St. Mary's Church for one day on Tuesday, November 14, to make pierogies for sale at the St. Catharine's Christmas Boutique.  If you can help, please call St. Catharine's Rectory at 610-779-4005 and leqave your name.

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.  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 received your church envelopes in the mail, please contact Diane Sitler at or call the parish office.

2018 Mass Intentions:  To schedule Masses at St. Mary’s for 2018, call the the St. Catharine's Parish Center at
610-779-4005 Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  The Mass Book opens the third week in January.

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 these good and faithful priests who served at St. Mary's in your prayers.

Prayer Requests for Priests:
Sunday 10/22            Father Richard O’Nyamwaro
Monday 10/23           Msgr. Thomas Orsulak
Tuesday  10/24         Father Luigi Palmieri
Wednesday 10/25     Father Marian Paskowicz
Thursday 10/26         Father John Paul
Friday 10/27              Father Gregory Pendergraft
Saturday10/28           Father John Pendzick
Sunday 10/29            Father Dominic Pham

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.

Bishop's Annual Appeal:  Our parishioners have raised $134,074 representing 21.67%.  If you have not pledged/given so far, please do so.

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

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 or call 610-374-8361, ext. 244.

Confused About Medicare Options
; struggling with high premiums, high co-pays, or unreasonable drug costs?  George Violand, licensed and certified with all major health carriers, is available at 610-406-9065.  He will also hold informal sales meetings in the Adult Conference Room at the Exeter Community Library - 11:00 AM - on October 18 and 25, and November 1, 8, 15,and 29.  Space is limited, reservations are recommended.  Open enrollment in Medicare begins on  December 8.

Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign and Prayer Vigil:  Pray to end abortion in front of Reading Planned Parenthood, 4th and Franklin, September 27 through November 5, from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  To sign up, go to or cal Pro-Life Berks at 610-375-3395.

Eucharistic Adoration: 
Begins Monday, October 2, 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and continues to Sunday, November 5, concluding with the Solemn Closing of the Forty Hour Devotion.

Healing Mass: 
Monday, October 23, at 6:30 PM at Sacred Heart Parish, 117 Washington Street, Bath, PA for those who experienced trauma.  Bishop Alfred Slert is the Celebrant and Msgr. Walter Scheaffer is the Homilist.  Following the Mass there is a Holy Hour of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and confession is available.  The evening concludes with Benediction at 8:30 PM.

Immaculate Conception Home and School Association, Douglassville, PA, will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 4.  Vendor space is available for rent.  To reserve a vendor space or request information, call 610-582-2411 or email

Spirit 2017 - Lord, to Whom Shall We Go? 
The Annual Diocesan Men's Conference, Saturday, November 4,
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at De Sales University.  Includes keynote addresses; a Vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop Schlert; continental breakfast, and lunch.  Registration fee is $40/adult and $10/high school student.  For more information, go to or call 610-289-8900, ext. 2028.

Gethsemane Cemetary
will celebrate an All Souls Mass on Sunday, November 5, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Resurrection. 

Parish Mission: 
St. Catharine of Sienna Parish invites all parishioners to participate in a Parish Mission conducted by Fr. Vincent Fortunato, O.F.M. Cap on Sunday through Wednesday, February 25 - 28, 2018, from 7:00 PM till 9:00 PM on each night in St. Catharine of Sienna Church.  The purpose of the mission is to help you increase your love of God and provide hope and direction in your daily life.  Cost: free!