Welcome to St. Mary’s!

Welcome to the online home of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kutztown!  Whether you are a long-time Catholic, new to the area, considering the Catholic faith or just passing through….  please join us, as we strive to follow Jesus Christ our Lord!

Holy Season of Lent 

In this holy season of Lent, we strive to follow Christ our Lord more intensely, with prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  In solidarity with the faithful throughout the world, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence.  All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.

For a full explanation of these traditional Lenten obligations, check out this article from the Allentown Diocese, which may be found HERE.

 

The Disciple Maker Index Survey is Open!

It’s official! The Disciple Maker Index Survey has opened and we need your help!

Please help us by completing a 10-15 minute survey.

To complete the survey online, go HERE!

To access and print a paper survey, click HERE.

There are also opportunities to complete the survey after daily or Sunday Mass.  A limited number of paper copies are available on the table in the gathering area of the church, or may be obtained by contacting the parish office at 610-683-7443 or secretary@stmaryskutztown.com.

The survey will only be available until March 31, 2024 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow. All responses will be confidential. The parish will only receive information about the community as whole.

We are seeking the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to Fr. John and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be true disciples of Jesus Christ. We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.

Thank you for helping with this important project!

As an alternative to the link above, you may also “capture” the code below & go to the survey:

 

Hoagie Sale!

The Men of St Mary’s are sponsoring a Hoagie Sale with proceeds to support the parish!  Orders can be submitted between Sunday, February 24 at 4pm, and Noon on Sunday, March 10.  For all the details, click HERE.

Help us to communicate!

The parish is striving to keep our contact information current and complete, including phone numbers and email addresses.  You can help us by visiting the following link HERE!    Thank you!

 

Beware of Email Scams

We’ve been made aware that some parishioners have received emails from someone claiming to be Father John, and seeking gift cards or additional information.  The email address used to contact people is NOT Father John’s email.  Our systems are secure, and the emails can be discarded.

This is just an unfortunate reality in our modern times, that technology will be used to confuse and deceive.

Please do not reply to, send gift cards or money to any priest or deacon who requests you to help them “privately”.

If you are uncertain whether a message is legitimate, you may call the parish office.  Regrettably, these emails have been circulating for years and sadly, sincere parishioners are sometimes misled by the scams.

If only the scam artists could hear the Lord’s call:  “Repent and believe in the Gospel!”