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Mass Every Sunday
10:45 a.m.
Holy Day - 5:15 p.m.

St. Mary Parish Mission Statement

Believing in faith in action, St. Mary's Catholic Church strives to reach out to others through the joyful celebration of Word and Sacrament, embracing diversity, and working for peace, justice, and non-violence.

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WELCOME TO ST. MARY'S

A Message from Father Phillip Widmann

St. Mary's Catholic Church, (originally named Mother of God or Mutter des Gottes Parish) was established in 1848 as a German-speaking national parish, making it the second oldest parish in the City of Fort Wayne. In the early years, simply the struggle to survive and keep the Faith intact were of primary importance. Likewise, the building of a suitable house of worship and the establishing and maintaining of a parish school were high on the list of priorities. With the continuing influx of German-speaking immigrants, there came a time when St. Mary's was the largest Catholic parish in the area.

In more recent years, with the change in demographics, the name of St. Mary's Catholic Church has become synonymous with helping those less fortunate both in body and in spirit. Despite losing its beautiful Gothic-style church and related facilities in a disastrous 1993 fire, St. Mary's has continued non-stop in providing for the human person both spiritually and physically. In addition to weekly Sunday Mass and religious classes for both adults and children, St. Mary's Parish is responsible for operating its famous Soup Kitchen, which is open seven days a week; Ave Maria House, a hospitality house for those who are homeless; Miss Virginia's, which serves as a Food Bank for the poor; the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, which helps with material goods along with a home visitation; the Bells Program that helps low income earning families afford a private education;

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Worship & Prayer

Faith Formation

The Faith Formation program instructs candidates and parents on the meaning and living out of the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) provides in-depth instruction to candidates (both children and adults), interested in the Catholic faith. A person of faith is chosen as a SPONSOR and together with the candidate, they walk the instructional path.

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Marriage Preparation

Instruction is giving to coupoles entering into the Sacrament of Marriage. Daily life tool instruction entails four to six meetings. Assistance is provided to help couples with the ceremony, the rehearsal, and the wedding day.

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