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Reverend Christopher J. Turczany

Welcome to our parish! We're grateful to have you with us. This parish community was founded by Christ so that we might be His instruments of love and mercy in the world. We see that God's action is alive, and not simply in our spiritual persons. A spiritual person is a person who is in touch with their own relationship with God. A religious person recognizes that it's not simply between themselves and God, but emphasizes a relationship between a community and God. In this community, we see ourselves as focused on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the works that he accomplished while he was on the earth. We seek to put into effect his teaching in our own personal lives, and also when we go out into the community. We do this because we value the nature of community; it is what strengthens us to accomplish that great work. We recognize that communicating the love of God and mercy in the world is not simply a personal matter, but is a communal responsibility as well. 

Altar Servers
Altar Servers
Altar Servers are responsible for assisting the priest in a reverent and respectful manner during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Responsibilities include: preparation for the Mass, assisting...
Eucharistic Ministers
It is a sacred thing to administer the Body and Blood of Christ to His Church. The high point of each Mass is the transfiguration of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. Eucharistic...
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
The role of an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is to assist the priest in serving communion during the celebration of Mass.  Communion ministers are scheduled to serve communion at a...
The Lector Ministry calls for volunteers to grow in a warm and loving knowledge of Scripture, which is the living Word of God. Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass and other liturgical...
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Are you interested in becoming Catholic or knowing more about the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for non-Catholics desiring to become Catholics, or for Catholics...
Religious Ed. Teachers
Religious Education
Welcome to St. Mary’s Religious Education Program. It is important that all children participate in this program so that they can obtain a formal education in the Catholic Faith and also be...
Schola Cantorum
Schola Cantorum
The choir enhances the liturgical celebrations by leading the music ministry at Sunday Masses through hymns and songs that will ensure the “full, conscious, and active participation in the...
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Ushers welcome parishioners to Mass and assist with seating at the weekend Masses and take up the collection. They are also available to answer questions from attendees of the Mass.