A Parish of the Diocese of Youngstown, Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop
Fire broke out at St Mary's Church on August 4th some time around 12:00pm. Although the structure was saved, there was extensive fire, smoke and water damage. Restoration is estimated to take months. Read more
During the restoration period, church services have been relocated to St. Paul's Lutheran Church across the street from St. Mary's at the corner of First and Cherry Road.
We will be having Daily Mass at 8:15 am at St. Paul's until the renovation is finished. Wednesday 8:15am mass will be in school gym.
There will be NO MONDAY MORNING MASSES; rather, each week, there will be Monday evening Mass at 6:30, followed by the Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, at St. Paul's.
Weekend Masses will be Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 7:30 a.m. and Noon. All are most welcome!
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held in the St. Mary School gym. Canopy entrance, on Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Thank you so much, St. Paul's, for making us feel like one big family-in-Christ. May God reward you richly for your generosity!
Father A Edward Gretchko wrote the following to Parishoners and friends:
Dear Parishioners and Friends.
While it was tragic that we lost the Shrine and the Baptistery in the fire, the good news is the church itself was spared. However, it will take several months to clean up the church due to smoke and water damage. We ask for your patience and prayers as we restore our church to its former beauty. As the repairs will be handled by professionals and we do have insurance to cover losses, there is no need for volunteers at this time. We ask that you continue your usual stewardship as we schedule services into the future.