Eucharist

The Eucharist

"This is my Body…This is my Blood"  ~ Mark 14

Do this in memory of me. These remarkable words were spoken by Jesus nearly 2,000 years ago when he instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper. The Church fulfills this command of the Lord whenever we celebrate the Mass. In doing so, we participate in the supreme mystery of our faith, the memorial of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.

The celebration of the Mass is the center of the whole Christian life. It includes both the action by which God sanctifies the world in Christ and the worship that the human race offers to God.  When the parish community gathers each week for Sunday Eucharist, our faith is nourished, strengthened and expressed.

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic adoration is an expression of our love of Jesus, who loves us and so stays with us day and night in the Blessed Sacrament. For he says, "Behold I am with you always!"

Eucharistic Adoration is simply our response to Jesus' love whereby each is willing to spend a quiet holy hour of prayer in His Eucharistic presence once a week on a regular basis so that Jesus is never left alone.

This time you spend with Jesus is spent any way you want to: reading the holy Bible, praying the rosary with your favorite prayer book or speaking to Jesus Heart to Heart as one does a friend. Or, you may just want to sit, relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being with Jesus, the One who loves you the Most.

Adoration Schedule:

Every Friday from 12:00 AM until 11:59 PM. Please call the parish office for the code to the chapel door if you are interested at (251)432-8678.

Reconciliation

St Mary Sacrament of Reconciliation

"Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them. Whose sins you hold bound, are held bound." ~ John 20:23

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the healing sacraments in the Church. It continues the healing work of Jesus through the forgiveness of sins. It is an invitation to place yourself in God's gentle presence. Because Jesus wishes to heal your broken parts, so that you can be made whole and confident, he offers you God's assurance of acceptance through the words and absolution of a priest who is, like you, aware of his own need for forgiveness.

Reconciliation Schedule

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday from 4:00 PM PM til 4:45 PM, at occasional communal celebrations during Advent and Lent, or anytime by appointment with either of the priests.

Sacraments at St. Mary

Baptism

Baptisms at St. Mary are celebrated anytime. They are typically performed before or after Mass, but can also be performed during the Mass. Please call the Parish Office at (251)432-8678 to make arrangements for your child’s baptism.

 

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Both First Reconciliation and First Communion are coordinated through the school and CCD. Please contact Teresa Gil, Parish Catechetical Director at (251)432-8678, ext. 1 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Confirmation

Individuals recieve Confirmation as Juniors in High School after particpating in the appropriate classes held by the Parish. 

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Please contact Melanie Karolenko with questions at  (251)432-8678  Ext. 1 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weddings

Weddings must be scheduled at least 6 months in advance to give time for proper Marriage preparation. Marriage prep is conducted by the priest marrying the couple. To reserve the church for your wedding, please contact Laurel Wallace, Parish Events Coordinator, at (251)432-8678, ext.1 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annointing of the Sick

Please contact the Parish Office if you or a loved one is in need of Annointing at (251)432-8678.

Funerals

If a loved one has passed away, please contact the Parish Office to schedule a time for the Funeral Mass at (251)432-8678.

 

For a description of the Seven Sacraments please refer to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.