Recently, during a routine maintenance visit to the church attic, the St. Mary’s maintenance staff noticed a wood roof beam that was damaged. A local structural engineer was called to review the condition of the beam. During his inspection, he also identified several other issues in the attic of the church that require repair. Unfortunately, these repairs are complex and, collectively, they require immediate attention. Consulting with a team of engineers, the parish leadership has decided to temporarily vacate and cordon off the area surrounding the church building to ensure the safety of the parishioners of St. Mary’s, and the public at large, beginning Monday, November 20, 2023 until further notice.
To maintain the sacramental life at St. Mary, the schedule of confessions and Masses will remain unchanged. Following is the established schedule for sacraments: Monday and Friday, Confessions will be offered in Hammes Hall from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM, with Mass following in the school gym at 7:45 AM. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Confessions will be offered in Hammes Hall from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM and Mass will be celebrated at 7:45 AM. All Sunday Masses will take place in Hammes Hall at 4:30 PM on Saturday and 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM on Sunday. Please enter the school building through the main door.
As details emerge and information becomes available, Father Kevin will make sure that you are informed.