Welcome to St. Mary’s!

Welcome to the online home of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kutztown. Please join us, as we strive to follow Jesus Christ our Lord. He is the way, the truth and the life. He has conquered sin and death, and calls to each heart — “Come, follow me!”


Change of Mass Times – Effective Sunday, September 10!

Beginning Sunday, September 10, our Sunday Mass times will be 8:30am and 11am.

Our religious education program has begun, with levels 1 through 5 meeting from 9:40am to 10:50am. The change to our Mass times will allow us to offer Religious Education between our two Masses, enabling our children greater opportunity to attend Mass with their family.  This will also provide greater flexibility for our wonderful catechists to attend Mass, and … for Fr. John to visit classrooms and provide the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the kids. Thank you to all for your willingness to adapt!

In summary, our Weekend Mass Schedule is now: Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 8:30am and 11am.

Also, our revised daily Mass schedule began on September 5:  7:30am Monday through Friday.


Parish Breakfast

Our parish breakfast will be this Sunday, September 17 from 9am to 11am in the social hall. All are welcome!


Monstrance Blessed by Saint John Paul II at St Mary’s on September 27!
On Wednesday, September 27, St Mary’s will have our weekly hour of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  There will be an added blessing that evening, as our parish will use a monstrance blessed by St John Paul II! 
In 2004,  the late Pope John Paul II blessed monstrances for use during the Year of the Eucharist for people to pray for an increase of vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life. These six monstrances were designated for Eucharistic adoration for vocations for each major continent or geographical area around the world as a symbol of the connection between the Eucharist and priestly vocations. The six regions were: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
On Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm, St Mary’s will be blessed to host this special monstrance – a beautiful vessel which displays the greatest of all possible blessings:  Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament.  Plan to join us that evening as we pray for an increase in vocations!


Upcoming Diocesan Event on Gender Ideology – October 8

The Diocese of Allentown and the Bishop’s Commissions for Women, Men, and Young Adults proudly present, “Gender Ideology: What Catholics Need to Know,” a workshop featuring Mary Rice Hasson, J.D. from the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) in Washington, D.C.
WHEN: October 8, 2023 from 2:00-6:00pm (doors open at 1pm)
WHERE: Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church, 1861 Catasauqua Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018
This event is FREE, but you must register below by September 25 to attend. Sorry, no walk-ins will be permitted the day of the workshop. All attendees must be pre registered – no tickets will be sold at the door. No entry will be permitted after 1:30 pm. No re-entry, refunds, or ticket exchanges. All seating is general admission.
Mary Rice Hasson is the Kate OʼBeirne Fellow at EPPC and co-founder of the Person and Identity Project (PIP), an initiative that equips Catholics and Catholic institutions to promote the truth of the human person and counter gender ideology.
The goals of the workshop include:
1. Promoting the truth about the human person2. Countering the misconceptions premised in gender ideology3. Equipping Catholics with facts, toolkits, resources, talking points, and prayers4. Envisioning ways to clarify misperceptions and answer sensitive questions in light of Catholic teaching
Light refreshments will be offered mid-way through the workshop.
Due to the sensitive nature of the material presented during this workshop, it is not recommended that children younger than high-school-age attend.
The safety of our participants and speakers is a top priority. Security will be screening all participants at the door with metal detector wands and bag checks. Bags or purses larger than 4″ x 6″ x 1″ will be prohibited.
The event is FREE, but you need to register via the link below to attend: