St. Mary's

10306 Ladysmith Rd.
PO Box 396
Ladysmith, VA 22501

804 448-9064
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Weekend Mass

Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Weekday Mass

Tuesday 10:00 AM
Wednesday 8:30 AM
Thursday 8:30 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 4:15 PM or by appointment

Parish Office Hours

Monday through Thursday, 10 AM - 1 PM

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Pastor: Rev. Alexander Muddu
804-448-9064 Ext. 3

Religious Ed Coordinator: Deacon Dave Geary
804-448-9064 Ext. 2

Liturgical Ministries: Deacon Frank Leaming

Pastoral Council Chairperson: Debbie Tate

Finance Council Chairperson: Ron Wisniewski

Knights of Columbus: Ron Wisniewski

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"All guests who arrive be will received like Christ . . . “and to all that do, due honor be shown”(Holy Rule of St. Benedict, 6th Century). Saint Mary of the Annunciation Parish is a warm and welcoming community of people from many different ethnic backgrounds. Our Parish Church, pictured above, was dedicated in 1996, on the anniversary of the election of John Paul as Supreme Pontiff. Today, our parish family continues to grow in the tradition of the Holy Family, providing many opportunities for spiritual growth and worship, and for participation in numerous ministries that offer support to our parish and community. Our parish is known as a community, "Where All are Welcome!"

Feast of the Annunciation Masses

Masses will be held at 10 AM and 7 PM on Tuesday, 15 August.

Father Muddu is out of town, visiting his hometown in Uganda. He left the following words for us to think about this week:

19th Sunday of Year A in Ordinary Time
1 Kings 19:9, 11-13, Psalms 85:9-14 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:22-33
Peter’s story is the same for every Christian. We sometimes forget Who the main character in our life story is: Jesus, the Savior of the world. If we change our focus, and permit the chaos and evil around us to distract and influence us, then we will sink into the very chaos that we fear! On the other hand, if we keep our focus on the Source of our safety, our salvation, the One to Whom we call out to save us, then the winds die down, and we are once again content in the Presence of the Lord. This is the way we increase or sustain our faith: by never doubting that the Presence of the Lord is with us every single moment of our lives!
When we cry out “Lord,” it expresses our recognition of the divine mystery of Jesus. It also shows our respect and trust in the One we approach for help and healing.

Thank you to all the volunteers who made Vacation Bible School such a huge success! Look at the St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church Facebook page for photos or check back here next week for a few pictures.

T-SMOTA had the opportunity to go Harvest of Hope on the Eastern Shore again this year. Thank you all for helping others by gleaning potatoes to share with food banks.


Welcome to Father Alex Muddu. The following presentation, taken from the St. Bede's website, includes some of his background.

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States with Introductory Note, 2016

Bishop DiLorenzo - Recapturing the Lord's Day, 2016

Adult Faith Formation: View the videos for living out the New Evangelization and more!