Covid 19 Faith Community Updates

Mass Informatio

As you may have seen, the lawsuit that was filed on behalf of parishes fighting to allow more attendance amidst the COVID regulations has won in the State Supreme Court.
This means that as of this weekend, we can have our ‘normal’ COVID capacity back. We will not need sign ups anymore! However we will maintain a six foot social distancing and mask requirements. All of our normal COVID protocol will be followed, we just don’t have to limit attendance anymore.
This first Advent weekend, Fr. Luke and I will still do double Masses at all Masses except the 6, and will keep you promptly informed on Mass information if there are any changes.

We will continue to LIVE STREAM our Friday 9:00 a.m. St. Mary School Mass, along with our Saturday 4:00 p.m., Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. for those who are not able to join us in our church and chapel. 

Private Prayer

The church & chapel will stay open for daily private prayer between 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Every Saturday from 3:00- 3:45 p.m. and after 4:00 p.m. Mass.

 

Parish Events

The Giving Tree will be set up in foyer for the weekend of 11/28 and 11/29 with ornaments! We invite you to participate via online and/or in person by stopping in and selecting your ornaments!
St. Mary’s Suppers PIEROGI SALE will be moving forward as planned.
YM “What’s this Advent Thing all About?” is still scheduled as planned at this time.
St. Mary School Alumni Blessing Invite for the weekend of 11/28, and 11/29 scheduled as planned with in-person and virtual access.
Day of Mercy & Healing is still scheduled  and we will have a reservation system available for this special day of prayer very soon!
Taize Prayer Service will be available LIVE STREAM for all to enjoy.
Please see our parish calendar for any events not listed here for event updates! Should you have any questions, feel free to call the parish office at 716-688-9380.

Please follow our Covid Safety Mass Protocol by wearing a properly fitted mask, utilizing hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the church, and maintaining good social distance when attending Mass , visiting for private prayer or on our faith commmunity campus

Please  review (download and print if you would like), the attachhttps://youtu.be/WhcatD9-QRUed pdf document that shares many details of our Mass Guidelines, prior to your attending Mass in the church.

Welcome Back! Mass Attendance Guidelines

For additional information and the most up to date parish news from our faith community, please visit this page on our website.  

 

 

St. Mary’s Parish Center

At this time 11/20/20, and until further notice, the Parish Center building will be closed.  

Please stay tuned to our website, bulletin and the St. Mary’s Sunday Newsletter for further information.

St. Mary’s Safety Guidelines for Campus Activities

Parish Office

The Rectory staff is available to assist Parishioners Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

At this time, during the Covid Crisis, it is preferred that all inquiries be handled by phone or email unless pre-arranged visits to the Rectory are scheduled with a specific Rectory employee, at which time visitors upon entry will be asked covid-19 related questions along with providing their name and telephone number.

Rectory NON-ENTRY Options Preferred.

 Pick-up

A CORRESPONDENCE FILE POCKET found on the Side Main Door above the Mail Slot is where individually ID’d non-confidential materials will be placed for pick up at any time.

Drop-off

MAIL SLOT found directly beneath the File Pocket is where parishioners can securely drop off offerings or other correspondence any time at the Rectory.

MASS INTENTIONS can be arranged by phone or email to be either mailed out or picked up as described above.

 

Faith Formation Office 

Faith Formation Office hours are: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3:30.p.m.

FF Drop-Off/Pick-Up bins are located in the Parish Center entryway for families to access supplies or drop-off materials. We ask that families contact the FF Office if they have any questions and/or concerns.

Office: 716-688-0599(During Business Hours Listed Above)
Email: familyfaith@stmaryswormville.org

St. Mary School Office

SMS will begin fully remote instruction on Monday, 11/23/20, until further notice.
Office hours: School Days 10 AM – 2 PM
The principal, teachers, and office are also all available via email.
Office Phone: 716-689-8424
Email: office@stmaryschoolswormville.org