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!"

19 November 2017
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Matthew 25.14-30
The instruction of St. Paul in the Second Reading (I Thess. 5:1-6) appears like a direct reply to the third servants and to all those who partake in the meal of idleness and passive waiting. St. Paul’s admonition has a lot to do with patient and active waiting as the coming of the Lord will be like that of a THIEF IN THE NIGHT. Thieves come in the night when people are restful and inactive. That is why some departments and homes have security personnel who are supposed to be awake and active when people are sleeping. To be actively waiting is to be under the light while passive waiting presupposes darkness. Saint Paul instructed us to be prepared for we do not know the hour of the coming of the Lord. This is very important for each and every one of us. To be unprepared is to be in darkness. Anybody who is in darkness has one strong predicament and that is the inability to see. We need light to see. The virtue of light is therefore needful for us as we wait on the Lord. We ought to wait by the light and not in darkness. Hence there is need for us to translocate from the region of darkness into the region of light. (Col. 1:13). As we march into this last but one week of the calendar year, let us bear in mind that we are required to activate virtuous waiting disposition in anticipation for the coming of the Lord. For many centuries, most people have busied themselves with various dates that will mark the end of the world and the coming of the Lord. Evidently all the dates have failed and there are still more dates awaiting. This for me amounts to missing the mark. The most expedient thing to do is to go about doing good like our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 10:38) instead of being worried about the date which even the angels in heaven do not know (Matt. 24:36).

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