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

Liturgical Ministries: Deacon Frank Leaming

Pastoral Council Chairperson: Debbie Tate

Finance Council Chairperson: Ron Wisniewski

Knights of Columbus: Ron Wisniewski

Weekly Bulletin:
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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!"


18 February 2018
Genesis 9: 8 – 15
1 Peter 3:18 – 22
Mark 1:12 – 15

Our Lord Jesus Christ did not enter the wilderness for the fun of it. He went to pray, fast and abstain. And he did all in total charity. We are in for a serious business this season. Like our Lord Jesus Christ, we must necessarily face some trials because we are in the region of the wild beasts. In the words of St. Peter, we should be calm but vigilant for our enemy the devil is going around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat (1 Pet. 5:8).

The success of our Lenten observance has a lot to do with our alignment with the Holy Spirit our only source of strength in the face of our temptation and trials. St. Paul in his letter to the Romans (8:9) made us to understand that the Holy Spirit gives us the identity as members of Christ. So, anyone who does not have the Holy Spirit does not belong to Christ.

It will be very needful for us to reflect a bit more on the trials and temptations we could face this season. It is important to note that we can only be tempted by what is of great im-portance to us. A squirrel can be tempted effectively with nuts not with grains and seeds that is the concern of the chicken.

The best safeguard to temptation is to watch our desires and appetites. In his temptation, our Lord was presented with material needs, power and fame. There is no guarantee that we may not face similar challenges as we pass through these forty days. Let us also be assured of God’s presence in all our trials as His angels will be with us to support us and guard us (Exo.23:20; Psalm 91:11-12).


St. Mary’s is a tremendous community and we want to make sure it’s as easy as possible for everyone be involved and connected. To help make that a reality we’ve adopted a new and improved way of communicating that will make it much simpler for you to get the information you want from your Parish! It’s powered by a service called Flocknote. Like sending a "note" to your "flock". Flocknote.

This is all totally free and you don’t have to download anything or create a password in order to participate. You just take a couple minutes to sign up and it lets you receive email or text messages from the groups and ministries that you choose. It even allows you to reply directly back to those messages so we can get feedback and hear from you in an efficient manner. Your info is kept totally private.

To sign up simply text the letters SMOTAVA to the SHORT 5-digit phone number 84576. Once you send that in, Flocknote will text you back a confirmation message AND another message with a link you’ll need to click to complete the process. You can also signup online at:

Sign up now and join the “Prayers Community” to receive reflections during Lent!

If you have any questions please email Pat Brim at


T-SMOTA teens participated in the Diocesan Youth Convention in Richmond. This photo was taken at their traditional pre-DYC stop at Cici's Pizza.
May God Bless Them as they share their faith.

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Bishop DiLorenzo - Recapturing the Lord's Day, 2016

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