Fr. Gerald Ragan, VF, Pastor

Fr. Thomas Murphy, Parochial Vicar





Prayer For Expressing Gratitude

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of our day, we sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in our lives. Our blessings are many and our hearts are filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.

We thank you, too for those things in our lives that are less than we would hope them to be: things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. When our hearts feel stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in our weary eyes, still we rejoice that you are as near to us as our next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, we are growing and learning. In the silence of our souls, we thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love. We make this prayer through the greatest gift of all, Your Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Amen! Amen!


















































































































Saint Mary on the Hill



Mass Schedule

Vigil Mass for Sunday:
Saturday 5:00 pm

Sunday:
7:45 am, 10:30 am,
12:15 pm, 6:00 pm


Reconciliation:
Saturday 3:45-4:45 pm


Daily Mass:
Monday - Friday 7:00 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15am
Wednesday
Miraculous Medal Novena
& Evening Mass 5:15 pm,


Saturday Morning Mass & Anointing of the Sick
9:15am


Rosary:
Monday 5:00pm & Saturday 4:30pm


Holy Days of Obligation:
Please consult the bulletin.


Weddings:
Arrangements should be made at least four
months in advance.

Baptisms:
are celebrated
once a month
(except during Lent). Please call office to register.


Prayer for Vocations

O God, hear our prayer and let our cry come unto You.
Bless our Diocese of Savannah with many vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.
Give the men and women You call the light to understand Your gift and the love to follow always in the footsteps of Your priestly Son.
Amen.












































































































































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SAINT MARY ON THE HILL

Welcome to St. Mary on the Hill Parish! We are a stewardship parish and the spiritual home of over 2400 families. We are involved in many different ministries with a strong emphasis on Catholic formation. We are blessed to have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel. We hope you find our website to be informative and a good introduction to our very vibrant faith community. Please know you are always welcome to visit us, pray with us and / or join the parish. Thank you for checking us out.


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Upcoming Events:


Fr. Jerry's Lunchtime Talk
Wednesday, August 13 12:00 noon


St. Mary Catholic School Back to School Night
Primary & First Grade
Wednesday, August 13 6:30 pm


St. Mary Catholic School Back to School Night
Junior High & Intermediate
Wednesday, August 13 6:30 pm


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation
Friday, August 15
Masses: 7:00 am, 9:15 am, 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm


Anglican Mass
Sunday, August 17 3:00 pm


Pastoral Council
Monday, August 18 5:30 pm


Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
Wednesday, August 20 7:00 pm


Summer Dance
Saturday, August 23 3:00 pm


Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
Sunday, August 24 3:00 pm


Wedding Workshop
Sunday, August 24 7:15 pm


Monday Movie
August 25 12:30 pm


Movie Rerun
Wednesday, August 27 12:30 pm


Family Mountain Weekend
August 30 - September 1


First Friday Mass
September 5 7:00 pm


End of Summer Picnic
Saturday, September 6 6:00 pm


CCD Begins
Sunday, September 7 9:00 am


Children's Liturgy
September 7 during 10:30 am Mass


Baptism Prep Class
Sunday, September 7 1:30 pm


Confirmation Sessions Begin
Sunday, September 7 6:30 pm


RCIA Begins
Monday, September 8 7:00 pm


St. Mary Catholic School Advisory Council
Tuesday, September 9 6:30 pm


Theology of the Body Weekend
September 13 & 14 9:00 am


Shepeard Blood Drive
Sunday, September 14 8:00 am


K of C Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, September 14 8:00 am


Youth Master's Table Soup Kitchen
Sunday, September 14 10:30 am


Anglican Mass
Sunday, September 14 3:00 pm


Senior Mass & Luncheon
Tuesday, September 16 10:30 am


School Commission Meeting
Tuesday, September 16 5:30 pm


Holy Hour for Vocations
Tuesday, September 16 6:30 pm


St. Mary Catholic School PTO Meeting
Tuesday, September 16 7:00 pm


Fr. Jerry's Lunchtime Talk
Wednesday, September 17 12:00 noon


Finance Meeting
Tuesday, September 23 5:00 pm


Eighth Grade Students and Parents Confirmation Meeting and Adoration
Tuesday, September 23 7:00 pm


Pastoral Council
Monday, September 29 5:30 pm


Sacramental (Reconciliation & Eucharist) Parent Meeting
Tuesday, September 30 7:00 pm




Parish Mission Statement
St. Mary on the Hill Parish, a Catholic faith community, is committed to caring for Godís people through stewardship. We are bound together by the Eucharist, directed by the Gospel teachings and the teachings of the Church, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, and are committed to sharing in the ministry of Jesus Christ. As stewards, we will proclaim the Gospel, promote peace and justice, and use our time, talents, and treasure to advance Godís Kingdom.

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