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

Wednesday and Thursday
Adoration 8:30 - 9:15 AM
Mass 9:30 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!"

Parishoner +Ernie Meneses passed away. The church gathers at St. Mary of the Annunciation on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 10:00 AM for visitation, followed by a Requiem Mass at 11 AM.

Please note the new weekday Mass schedule.

27th Sunday Ordinary Time Year A
October 8, 2017
Isaiah 5:1-7
Philippians 4:6-9
Matthew 21:33-43
Today’s message is meant to help us understand that our stay here on earth is temporary. If you like, we are tenants who have but a brief moment to justify our tenancy. It is very instructive to note that in the parable, the landlord did not charge them before letting them into the vineyard. Ordinarily a tenant is required to pay before occupying a place. This is typical of God His ways are different from our ways and his thoughts are also different from our thoughts (Is.55:8-9). For God, it is pay after service not pay before service. More so, you are not required to pay with your own resources but the fruit of what He has already given to you.
The tenants were given the freedom to use the vineyard in whichever way that appealed to them. However, they were required to simply return some of the fruits to the landlord; from the episode in the parable, that was the only thing that was required of them. It is the same way that God requires us to bear good fruits, to live good lives, to produce good not evil in our lives. Some of us like the tenants are still killing the servants and the only son. We do so when we hear the word of God and refuse to allow it to become relevant and fruitful in our lives. We kill the servants and the only son when we willfully stifle the truth, discourage the word of God and when we keep doing our will instead of the will of God. As tenants in God’s vineyard what are our expectations? We are required to be good tenants who are ready and willing to fulfil the obligations of our tenancy. To achieve this St. Paul among other things in the Second Reading (Phil.4:6-9) advised us to pay attention to:
- Whatever is true
- Whatever is honorable
- Whatever is just
- Whatever is pure
- Whatever is lovely
- Whatever is gracious
- Anything that is excellent
- Anything that is worthy of praise!

Special Diocesean Appeal for Hurricane Irma Relief

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Irma. Therefore, the Very Rev. Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, Diocesan Administrator, is requesting that all parishes in the Diocese of Richmond take up a special collection to support the humanitarian efforts and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted Catholic dioceses. The funds collected in this one-time special appeal for Hurricane Irma Relief will support Church relief agencies as they provide humanitarian aid in the form of water, food, shelter, and medical care, as well as long-term efforts to restore communities after widespread destruction, and the USCCB for pastoral and reconstruction aid to the Church in the Caribbean and the United States The weekend of Sept. 30th/October 1st, the second collection will be taken for the Victims of Hurricane Irma. Please make your checks to Saint Mary of the Annunciation with a memo that it is for Hurricane Irma relief.

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