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WELCOME TO THE WEB SITE OF ST. MARY’S CHURCH
IN BRYANTOWN, MARYLAND

A Message from our Pastor, Father Rory T. Conley

On behalf of the parishioners of St. Mary’s Church in Bryantown, I welcome you to our web page. As disciples of Christ and members of His Holy Catholic Church, we are called to love the Lord above all things and to love others as Christ loves us. We manifest our love for the Lord through faithfully offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and through prayer. Our love for the Lord also motivates us to use our gifts and talents in loving service to all people.

For over three hundred years Catholics have practiced their faith in this area of Charles County, Maryland. We are a parish of about 800 families located approximately one half hour drive outside of the Washington D.C. Beltway south of Waldorf. Our parish was officially incorporated in 1793, but the history of organized worship by Catholics in the Bryantown area reaches back even further. The cemetery behind and adjacent to the church is very historic. In fact, the grave of Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who treated the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, is located in our cemetery.

St. Mary’s has deep rural roots. There are quite a few families that have been in the parish for many generations. However, in recent years our parish has been blessed with the arrival of families that are new to the area. Old and new, young and not as young, black, white and brown, our parish is diverse but also unified by our baptismal call.

Our parish school is attended by approximately 220 children, Pre-K through 8th grade.
St. Mary’s School, which has been in existence since 1915, is fully accredited by the Middle States Association.

The Lord has greatly blessed this parish in the past, and we look to the future with confidence and trust. We welcome you to our parish as we follow the Lord Jesus together under the watchful care of his Mother.

Please enjoy this website, and we hope to see you soon.

Father Rory T. Conley,
Pastor

PARISH CONTACT INFORMATION

Parish Address: 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland 20617-2110

Parish Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Parish Office General Email Address:
smcasst@comcast.net

Parish Office Phone: (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187 *Note that the phone number for the Office of Religious Education Office is different than that for the Parish Office.  See below for that number.

Parish Office for Religious Education Email:
smbreligioused@stmarysbryantown.com

Parish Office for Religious Education Phone: (301) 274-3800

Sacramental Emergency Phone (Confession, Eucharist, Annointing of the Sick in an emergency, after-hours situation): (301) 861-9653

Parish Office & Office for Religious Education Fax: (301) 274-0253

PARISH CLERGY

Rev. Rory T. Conley
Pastor
(301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187, Ext 13
frconley@comcast.net

Deacon Daniel E Ford
(301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187
smbdeacon@comcast.net

Deacon Eugene Burroughs (Retired)
(301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187

Deacon Henry Middleton (Retired)
(301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187

PARISH OFFICE STAFF

Kathleen Beder
Administrative Assistant
smcasst@comcast.net
(301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187, Ext 10

Mary Burnette
Parish Administrative Assistant
smbassist2@comcast.net
(301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187, Ext 16

Terri Cantor
Maintenance and Administrative Assistant
smbmaint@comcast.net
(301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187, Ext 18

Lisa Shumaker
Parish Accountant
smbacct@comcast.net
(301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187, Ext 11

OFFICE FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY STAFF

Sue Wolfe
Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry Leader
smbreligioused@stmarysbryantown.com
(301) 274-3800, Ext 15

ST. MARY’S SCHOOL STAFF

Sharon Caniglia
Principal
caniglia@bryantown.org
(301) 932-6883 or (301) 843-3387, Ext. 22

Jannette Alston
Administrative, Business-Technology Manager
alston@bryantown.org
(301) 932-6883 or (301) 843-3387, Ext 20

Sarah Crozier
Professional Development Director
crozier@bryantown.org
(301) 932-6883 or (301) 843-3387, Ext 25

MASS SCHEDULE

Monday - Thursday Daily Mass:  8:00 a.m.

Friday Daily Mass:  9:30 a.m. (instead of 8 a.m.)

Saturday Daily Mass: 9 a.m.

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12 Noon

Holy Day Masses: 8:00 a.m, 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise announced)

HOLY HOUR

First Friday of the Month: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

CONFESSION SCHEDULE

Monday through Thursday:  7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. (prior to the 8 a.m. Mass)

Friday:  9 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. (prior to the 9:30 a.m. Mass)

Saturday:  8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. (prior to the 9 a.m. Mass) & 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (prior to the 4 p.m. Mass)

Sunday:  9:30-9:45 a.m. (prior to the 10 a.m. Mass)

You may request to go to Confession with our Father Conley by appointment as well. Please email him at smbpastor@stmarysbryantown.com or call him at (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187.

SCHEDULE OF DEVOTIONS

The Holy Rosary is recited 8:30 a.m. prior to the 9 a.m. Mass on Saturdays.

The Miraculous Medal Devotion to Mary is recited after the 8 a.m. Mass on Mondays.

The Litany of the Sacred Heart is recited after the 9:30 a.m. Mass on the First Friday of each month.

The Litany to the Blessed Virgin is recited after the 8 a.m. Mass on the First Saturday of each month.

ST. MARY’S SCHOOL

For information about our parish school, call (301) 932-6883 or click here to visit the school’s web site.