Welcome to St. Mary's Parish

We at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish, follow the word of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are dedicated to engaging our entire faith community in acts of worship, ministry, service and mission.

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St. Mary’s faith community is warm, welcoming and inviting, just like your home. We invite you to join us – come and see why we are such a vibrant parish community!

What’s this ADVENT thing all about?

(Middle School & High School – Parish Event)

Come join the Youth Ministry Team while we learn more about the ADVENT season in preparation for Christmas!
Want to know more? Click on link below!

 

Tree & Manger Blessing & Lighting Ceremony

You are invited to OUR FIRST ANNUAL TREE & MANGER BLESSING on Friday, December 6th, at 7 pm.

We will meet in the church courtyard near our statue of Jesus at 6:45 PM. Father Bob will bless both the Christmas tree and manger after we light them for the very first time this Advent Season.

We also will be handing out special blessings for you to take with you to bless your own tree and manger at home.

Dress weather appropriate,  as we will hold this event rain( snow) or shine!

Are you thinking about the mountain of holiday preparations ahead of you?  Are you wondering how you can put Christ back into Christmas?  Our Advent Taizé prayer service might be just what you need to center your mind and heart on the importance of the season.  Please join us on December 12th at 7:00 in the chapel.   

Taizé prayer is a meditative form of prayer. Through the repetition of musical phrases over and over, the body and mind slow down enough to be able to listen to the voice of God that is planted deep within you.

Taizé prayer is traditionally held in a darkened church lit by candles.  One aspect of the prayer involves icons, pictures painted by artists while in prayer, role models of greatness the church has highlighted for centuries.  We see icons of Jesus, Mary, the prophets, and the saints displayed during Taizé prayer, but it is important to note that we do not worship these icons. They are merely reminders to us that we can shape our lives to reflect the sacred majesty of God. They speak to us of dying and rising.

 

 

Bambinelli Sunday - Bring Your Baby Jesus to Church Day!

The third Sunday of Advent( December 14th & 15th) marks St. John Paul ll’s tradition of Bambinelli Sunday.

St. John Paul ll, started this tradition early in his papacy, by asking all the children to bring their little manger statues of Jesus to Mass for a special blessing. This tradition, has been continued by Pope Benedict XVI and even Pope Francis today.

St. Mary’s is asking all the children and parishioners of our parish to bring your baby Jesus to Church on December 14th & 15th, so that we can all particpate in this beautiful worldwide Advent tradition. 

Wrap-up Christmas Parish Fun Event!

Everyone is invited to this fun parish Christmas event celebrating The Holy Family, Epiphany, & Baptism of the Lord.

When : January 11th, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Where: Parish Center

Registration by January 3rd is necessary to participate.  Call  716- 688-0599 to R.S.V.P!

More Details here:

https://www.stmaryswormville.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Wrap-up-Christmas-Parish-Event.pdf

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Recent News

The Latest News & Announcements from our parish.

Welcome Back Fr. Jack Mattimore!

Welcome Back Fr. Jack Mattimore!

Please join us in welcoming back to St. Mary's Parish, Father Jack Mattimore, S.J! Father Jack will be our new weekend asssociate, effective immediately.      

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Auction NEWS!

Auction NEWS!

I know we are a few months away, but it will be here before you know it, and we have begun the planning for another successful St. Mary's Auction Event! Some wonderful new changes will be happening this year, and we are beginning the process by getting our volunteers...

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St. Mary School 3rd Annual Alumni Mass & Reception

St. Mary School 3rd Annual Alumni Mass & Reception

St. Mary School alumni from all graduating classes are welcome to join us for our annual Alumni Mass and Reception to be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019.   SMS alum will receive a special blessing at 4 PM Mass and enjoy light refreshments, share memories, and...

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A Goodbye …

A Goodbye …

My Dear Friends, as you know one of my chosen ministries within the Religious Order - I belong to (Pallottine Fathers) is missionary work. Poland, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, USA: East Aurora, Cheektowaga, Sarasota FL. Swormville, these are my past and...

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In Loving Memory…

In loving memory of our recent dearly departed parishioners. Please pray for their souls and their families.  May God grant them eternal peace in His loving presence.  Amen.

Kristine E. Burkhardt

John M. Burkhardt

Penney E. Burkhardt

Francis J. Conway, Jr.

James R. Golding

Virginia M. Modaffara

Cheryl M. Proctor

Irene N. Reger

Ruth E. Spoth

Lydia C. Farolino

James E. Huber

Nancy Ann Shatzel

Merritt A. Spoth

Anita W. Stanfield

David L. Murphy, Sr.

David W. Tutti