Request Letter of Godparent Suitability

Godparent Suitability Request Form 

Please print and return completed forms to Laurel Wallace in the St. Mary Parish Office.

You can mail it or drop it off at the church office:

St. Mary Catholic Church

ATTN: Baptisms/Laurel Wallace

106 Providence St.

Mobile, AL 36604

 

If you have any questions please email Laurel at the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the parish office at (251)432-8678.

Holy Orders

St Mary Sacrament Holy Orders

"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. ~ Luke 10:2

Holy Orders is the Sacrament of ordination for leadership in the church.  There are three "orders": Bishop, Priest, and Deacon.

If you think that the Holy Spirit might be calling you to a life of ordained service in the Church, speak to a member of the parish staff at (251)432-8678 .

Visit the Archdiocese of Mobile Vocations Office website, to learn more about the priesthood, the religious life (sisters and brothers, lay ministry), or the Diaconate.

To learn more about the Diaconate, visit the diocese's Office of the Diaconate website.

Marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage

"A man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." ~ Mark 10:6

To be married in the Church implies you understand marriage is a sacrament, a gift of God’s love, blessing and presence. Because your marriage is a sacrament, you and the parish share the responsibility of sacramental preparation. Please contact the parish office at (251)432-8678 to set up marriage prep meetings with a deacon or priest. We will help you prepare for receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Your decision to be married in the Church is an important one. In doing so you proclaim to the Christian community and to God your love for one another. Being married in a church is a public celebration. You ask for and are guaranteed the prayers and support of the Christian community. Through the publication of banns in our weekly bulletin, the parish will know of your upcoming wedding.


As you prepare for marriage, we urge you to worship together, regularly, participating in Mass and praying together, asking God to bless you both and keep you free from worry, full of happiness and anticipation before your wedding.

We want your wedding to be beautiful, memorable and meaningful. Don’t hesitate to talk to us about what we can do to make it so. May God bless you in your marriage.

Anointing of the Sick

Sacrament of Anointing

"Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord." ~James 5:14

When you are diagnosed with a life threatening illness, facing surgery, receiving chemo or radiation treatments, this is the time to ask for the Sacrament of the Sick. This anointing is to give strength and healing power to help us live with and cope with serious illness. It is not the sacrament of the dying. Please contact the office at (251)432-8678 to schedule this sacrament.

Viaticum (Eucharist) is actually the sacrament of the dying. Viaticum is when a priest or lay person visits the dying to pray with them, their family and caregivers and to bring them the Eucharist as food for the journey.
Please contact one of the priests via the church office at (251)432-8678 to arrange a home or hospital visit. Take advantage of this wonderful sacrament as an encounter with Jesus, the Healer.