Upcoming News and Announcements

Upcoming Events and Changes:
  • Mass Booklets can be accessed through our website or by clicking here. You can use your cell phone at Mass or download them at home and bring your own copies.
  • There will be a 9:15am this Saturday Mass on May15th, First Communion was moved to 11:00am so as to allow the morning Mass to be celebrated. Please keep our children receiving their First Holy Communion in your prayers.
  • Fr. Ruskamp will be leaving us June 24th  and going to St. John Bosco Parish in Woodstock to head the mission of Our Lady of the Shenandoah.
  • This Sunday after the 11:30am Mass we will have a Holy Hour in honor of Our Lady of Fatima in the new church.
  • Friday starts the Novena to the Holy Spirit which will be said before Mass this week in preparation of Pentecost. Prayer cards are in the pews or click here.
  • This weekend we are accepting donations for our Food Pantry in the Parish Center foyer.
  • The Knights of Columbus KOVAR team will be asking for donations after Mass to help people with intellectual disabilities. Please see one of the Knights in a yellow vest after Mass to donate and to receive a Tootsie Roll.
  • Eucharistic miracles exhibit is coming to St. Mary’s May 21st through May 26th in the Worship Center. Dr. Ryckman will be giving a talk on Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday after the Masses. Come hear the story of Blessed Carlo Acutis. See the bulletin for details.
  • Saturday, May 22nd join the showing of Episode 2 of The Chosen, enjoy pizza and lively discussion with other parishioners. See the bulletin to sign up.
  • The second collection this weekend is for Catholic Communications Campaign.
  • The second collection next weekend will benefit the Diocesan Retired Priests. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Please read the COVID-19 Update Here
New Church News:
  • We are waiting to have the bond released and then we can move forward in the installation of the sidewalk on the Parish Center side so please use the doors on the Zion Drive side. It could be muddy out there.
  • We are struggling with the doors (and we know you are too!). We are looking at air pressure issues as a potential reason for the difficulty. We hope it will be resolve the issues.
  • Please continue to voice your concerns about areas of the new church that are not working or looking as they should. Contact Kathy Coleman at kathyc@stmaryofsorrows.org so she can make sure it gets fixed!!! Thank you.

Mass times have changed to Saturday 5pm Vigil, Sunday 7:30am, 9:30, 11:30am, and 5pm. All Masses are in the new church.


Memorial Campaign Listing available (updated 2/14/2021)


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Welcome from our Pastor

On behalf of our parish family, welcome to St. Mary of Sorrows parish website! We would love for you to join us on Sunday, and everyday!  Please look over our website and if we can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact me or a staff member. Our mission and vision statement is listed below to provide you with a deeper sense of our commitment to our Lord Jesus.

In Christ Through Mary,
Rev. James S. Barkett, Pastor


Thank you for your generous financial support during this difficult time! Please mail in or drop off your offertory checks to the Parish Center. You may also sign up with our electronic giving vendor, Parish Giving, here on our website. Thank you!


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