FAQ

WHAT IS THE MASS SCHEDULE?

WHEN CAN I GO TO CONFESSION (REGULAR SCHEDULE)?

IS THERE A HOLY HOUR AT THE PARISH WHEN I CAN PRAY BEFORE THE EXPOSED BLESSED SACRAMENT?

I AM NEW TO THE AREA. HOW DO I REGISTER AS A PARISHIONER AT ST. MARY’S?

I WANT TO HAVE A MASS SAID FOR A DECEASED FAMILY MEMBER OR A SPECIAL INTENTION. HOW DO I GO ABOUT DOING THIS?

SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY IS SERIOUSLY ILL. HOW DO I GO ABOUT OBTAINING THE SACRAMENT OF THE ANNOINTING OF THE SICK FOR THEM?

SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY IS IN A NURSING HOME OR IS ILL. HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR FR. CONLEY TO VISIT?

SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY HAS PASSED AWAY.  HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR A FUNERAL MASS?

HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILDREN FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES?

I WANT TO HAVE MY CHILD RECEIVE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION OR BE CONFIRMED. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO HAVE MY INFANT BAPTIZED?

I WANT TO GET MARRIED AT ST. MARY’S  CHURCH.  WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

I HAVEN’T BEEN TO MASS IN A LONG TIME. WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT RETURNING TO THE PRACTICE OF MY FAITH?

DOES ST. MARY’S PARISH HAVE A SCHOOL?


WHAT IS THE MASS SCHEDULE?

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass:  4:00 pm

Sunday:   8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12 noon

Daily Mass:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am
Friday – 9:30 am
Saturday – 9:00 am

 

WHEN CAN I GO TO CONFESSION (REGULAR SCHEDULE)?

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 – 7:50 am
Friday: 9 :00 – 9:20 am
Saturday: 8:30 – 9:00 am & 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Sunday: 9:30 – 9:45 am

 

IS THERE A HOLY HOUR AT THE PARISH WHEN I CAN PRAY BEFORE THE EXPOSED BLESSED SACRAMENT?

Yes. On the first First Friday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

 

I AM NEW TO THE AREA. HOW DO I REGISTER AS A PARISHIONER AT ST. MARY’S?

Welcome! Visit our Parish Office any weekday between 9:30 am – 3:30 pm to pick up a registration form or you can find the registration card in the church foyer. You may also download the Registration Form and email it to frconley@comcast.net once completed.

 

I WANT TO HAVE A MASS SAID FOR A DECEASED FAMILY MEMBER OR A SPECIAL INTENTION. HOW DO I GO ABOUT DOING THIS?

If you would like to have a family member or friend remembered at Mass and obtain a Mass card to send to the person or his or her family, please speak to one of the volunteers in the Religious Goods Store in the foyer of the church, or contact the Parish Office at (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187.

You may also stop by the Parish Office to make arrangements for a Mass and to obtain a Mass card. Although there is no “fee” for this, the customary offering is $10. Generally Masses are booked about 2-4 weeks ahead for the weekday Masses and 8 weeks ahead for weekend Sunday Masses.

 

SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY IS SERIOUSLY ILL. HOW DO I GO ABOUT OBTAINING THE SACRAMENT OF THE ANNOINTING OF THE SICK FOR THEM?

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is for the spiritual comfort, strength and healing of the ill. Any Catholic who is facing serious illness, is entering the hospital, and/or is of advanced years may receive this Sacrament. Persons may receive it more than once. This Sacrament is no longer only for those who may be near death.  Please contact Fr. Conley at to arrange for this Sacrament in one of the following ways:

  • Call him (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187
  • Email him at frconley@comcast.net
  • If this is a Sacramental Emergency, please call Fr. Conley on the Sacramental Emergency phone line at (301) 233-6425.

 

SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY IS IN A NURSING HOME OR IS ILL. HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR FR. CONLEY TO VISIT?

If you have family members or friends who are parishioners of St. Mary’s and are unable to attend Mass because of illness, please call Father Conley at the Parish Office at (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187 or email him at frconley@comcast.net so that he can bring them the sacraments.

 

SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY HAS PASSED AWAY.  HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR A FUNERAL MASS?

Call Fr. Conley at (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187 before making arrangements with a funeral home.  Father Conley will help you with your arrangements.  The Parish Office is open on Monday – Friday from 9:30 am- 3:30 pm.  If no one answers please follow the directions to leave a message for Fr. Conley.  He checks his messages often and he will get back to you shortly.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILDREN FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES?

Please contact Sue Wolfe, our Director of Religious Education, (301) 274-3800 or smcffp@comcast.net.

 

I WANT TO HAVE MY CHILD RECEIVE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION OR BE CONFIRMED. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Please contact Fr. Conley at  at (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187 or email him at frconley@comcast.net.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO HAVE MY INFANT BAPTIZED?

To have your child (age infant – 6 years old) baptized you MUST:

  1. First and foremost, call the Parish Office to speak with Fr. Conley at (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187 or email him at frconley@comcast.net.  The Parish Office is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm;
  2. Be registered at Saint Mary’s Parish;
  3. Attend two Baptism Prep. Classes which are held every other month (call the Parish Office for dates and times);
  4. Identify two practicing Catholics to act as Godparents.  The Godparents must:
    • Be sixteen (16) years of age or older;
    • Be a Catholic who has received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist;
    • Participate in the Celebration of the Eucharist weekly;
    • Live a life in harmony with the Roman Catholic Church and the Gospel. This includes that if they are married it must be a valid marriage recognized by the Catholic Church;
    • Not be the parent of the candidate for Baptism;
    • Attend Baptism Prep. Classes either at St. Mary’s or their own parish;
    • Provide a written statement from their Pastor which says that they are suitable to be Godparents.

 

I WANT TO GET MARRIED AT ST. MARY’S  CHURCH.  WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Couples seeking to be married in the Church are to make arrangements with Fr. Conley six months in advance of their intended wedding date. This should be done prior to any other reception or invitation arrangements so that the parish may suitably serve the couple.

One of the individuals must be a registered parishioner at St. Mary’s. Please call Fr. Conley at the Parish Office at (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187 or email him at frconley@comcast.net.

 

I HAVEN’T BEEN TO MASS IN A LONG TIME. WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT RETURNING TO THE PRACTICE OF MY FAITH?

Please call the Parish Office at (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187 to make an appointment to talk with Fr. Conley or email him at frconley@comcast.net.

 

DOES ST. MARY’S PARISH HAVE A SCHOOL?

Yes.  Click here to visit the St. Mary’s School Web site.