One hallmark of Franciscan spirituality is to extend welcome to all. On behalf of the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, we extend this heartfelt invitation:
No matter what your present or past status in the Catholic Church
No matter what your current family or marital situation
No matter what your past of present religious affiliation
No matter what your personal history,
age, background, race, or color,
you are invited, welcomed, accepted and loved here at
Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace.
In the words of Saint Francis of Assisi,
"May the Lord give you peace."
The Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular and Parish Staff
We offer low gluten Hosts, please visit the sacristy before mass. It is a privilege to provide this for consecration.
The History of Our Parish
Church Construction Video
Look at this! Our church construction workers are assembling the tabernacle altar!
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Gloria Patri with the Voices of Grace
Click on the image to hear last Easter's Voices of Grace performance, Gloria Patri, or click this link:
Suspension of Services and Events
WE WILL RESUME WEEKEND MASSES AS OF JUNE 13-14. OUR DAILY MASSES WILL RESUME ON JUNE 15TH AT 7:30AM. PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES.
Saint Mary Parking Map
Parking is available until further notice (during Mass and during Winter Concerts) on the grassy lot just SOUTH of the church. Please drive around to 6th Ave South and enter by the driveway. Park at your own risk and walk carefully on the grassy surface. If you are wearing heels, we recommend you have someone drop you off on the pavement as walking on grass in heels can be dangerous. Additional parking in lots nearby can be seen on the parking map, above.
Message from Our Pastor
The Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
My dear sisters and brothers:
We have walked these many days in a whirlwind of uncertainty and at times fear. We have distanced ourselves from one another in some form or another wondering the ifs and when’s of the “New Now”. Thanks be to God that we have received no announcement of virus infected parishioners. Our Lady of Good Health has certainly been watching over our beloved parish, for this we are all grateful.
It is now time for us to begin thinking of the “New Now” here at Saint Mary's. As you are well aware Bishop Gregory announced the beginning of daily mass in weeks past and now after prayer, discernment and consultation with his council has announced the public celebration of Sunday Masses beginning with the Solemnity of Pentecost (May 30-31). However, individual pastors are to decide, given their parish’s circumstances, when it is possible and prudent to resume Sunday Masses, whether on Pentecost or at a later date. The decision on when to reopen should be based on prayerful discernment regarding how the local public health guidance - such as 50% occupancy, with social distancing and sanitizing – can be accomplished in the current circumstance of the parish.
With the above stated, I have decided for all concerned that we will not begin to celebrate Masses here at Saint Mary's until the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ ( June 13-14). As you are well aware we began our interior renovations in the church on Easter Monday as planned. Since then we have moved with great strides and continue to do so. However, the church is in no way ready to accommodate the faithful. We are still working on the main floor. The bathrooms are in process of being up-dated and all the pews have been removed and sent away to be refurbished. Along with this comes the reality of having sanitary supplies that must be used after each Mass. This is a very large concern since supplies needed in the amounts we require are in great demand. Until such time for supplies along with the training of how to best sanitize the church according to the proper protocols and along with continued renovations I will not open our doors at this time. I must be concerned with safety and good health practices for all concerned.
I understand and appreciate your dismay but I humbly ask for your continued patience during this time of transition. Let us continue to pray for one another and for all those of our sisters and brothers who may be sick with the virus. For all who have passed into eternal glory, may they rest in peace.
May the Lord give you peace.
- Father Damian Amantia, T.O.R., Pastor
- Father Laurence Uhlman, T.O.R., Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Mr. Michael Menchen, Deacon
- Wendy Luck, Business & Physical Plant Director
- Antoinette Magnani, Parish Ministry Assistant
- Claudia McIvor, Director of Faith Formation
- Michelle Rego, Director of Liturgy & Music
- Jim Kochen, Sacristan
- Calvin Adams, Custodial Care
- Alice Coston, Wedding Coordinator
Regular Mass Schedule:
Saturday 4:00 PM (Vigil Mass)
Sunday 8 AM and 11:00 AM
Weekday Schedule 7:30am
Holy Days of Obligation schedule - see bulletin
Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 PM and by appointment (AFTER RENOVATIONS)
Adoration will be suspended during the interior renovations of the church.
Please Note: Those wishing to celebrate the communal sacraments (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, and Matrimony), but who do not regularly worship with our parish community, must first meet with one of the friars or staff. In keeping with Church law, in some situations, they may encounter a delay or postponement of the sacrament.
2020 Holy Days of Obligation
Wednesday, January 1, 2020, Mary Mother of God
Sunday, May 24, 2020 Ascension of the Lord (Ascension Thursday is transferred to Sunday in Florida)
Saturday, August 15, 2020, Assumption of Mary - NOT a day of obligation in 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020, All Saints
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Immaculate Conception
Friday, December 25, 2020, Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
Monday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: Closed, also Closed on weekends, Holy Days of Obligations & some holidays
WeShare On-Line Giving
Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and takes less than five minutes. We encourage you to use this tool to secure your donations coming to the parish.
You’ll be able to give to any of our collections and view complete financial records at any time. Set up a one-time or recurring donation by following these three easy steps:
1. Click on the Online Giving link.
2. Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation.
3. Enter your payment information.
That’s it. You can return at any time to edit your donation or to view your financial records. Below you will find the contact information for Weshare in the event you need assistance. Thank you in advance for your giving.
- WeShare Donor Customer Service Phone Number: 800-950-9952 (press #3 and then press #2)
- WeShare Customer Service Email: [email protected]
- WeShare Donor FAQ: WeShare Donor Support
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