CLOSED: Pastoral Review - Survey
Pastoral Review of Father Mel Strazicich   Dear Parishioner of St. Mary, Anacortes,   Pastor terms within the Archdiocese are for 6 years.  We have been blessed to have Fr. Straz for the past 5 years, and June will mark the end of his 6-year assignment.  It is a normal process for the Archdiocese to review assigned ministries as they near completion as a decision is pending whether to renew or transfer Fr. Straz. The Archbishop of Seattle and his staff meet regularly with pastors to assist them in reviewing their ministry. We are asked as ...

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CLOSED: Registration open! The Robe, The Sandals, The Ring
Click this link to be taken to the website Please join us for this exciting event! October 23-24, 2020 The Robe, the Sandals, the Ring A transformative retreat by Bart Schuchts, Affiliate of JPII Healing Center. For more information, contact Rose Mary Kollodge at 360-293-6017 or stmaryeventinfo@gmail.com 

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Digital Bulletin: June 21, 2020
The online bulletin for is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page (https://stmaryanacortes.org/Resources/Bulletins)  for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul. You can sign up for the emails here (https://biturl.top/2IvQb2) or by calling the Parish Office at 360-293-2101.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the mos...

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Digital Bulletin: May 24, 2020
The online bulletin for is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page (https://stmaryanacortes.org/Resources/Bulletins)  for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul. You can sign up for the emails here (https://biturl.top/2IvQb2) or by calling the Parish Office at 360-293-2101.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the most c...

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Digital Bulletin: May 17, 2020
The online bulletin for is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page (https://stmaryanacortes.org/Resources/Bulletins)  for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul.    Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the most current information.   Please visit the YouTube Channel for LiveStreams:  https://www...

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Digital Bulletin: May 10, 2020
The online bulletin for is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page (https://stmaryanacortes.org/Resources/Bulletins)  for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the most current information. 

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Our new  PA for Faith Formation, Sr. Peter Miriam
Dear Parishioners, Sister Peter Miriam, our new Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation, and Father Straz have recorded a Q & A session video to introduce Sister to the Parish. Please click here to view the message and learn more about Sister Peter Miriam and what she will be doing at St. Mary. Her email is fform@stmaryanacortes.org and her phone number is 360-293-2101 extension 104. Welcome and congratulations to Sister Peter Miriam! Thank you and God Bless, -St. Mary Catholic Church

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Sparks of Faith! Watch on YouTube
""The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1:5" Join Sparks of Faith and St. Mary with music, praise and talks on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLjCCJhDnJk You can see all of the videos from the Sparks of Faith on the YouTube Channel linked above. 

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Digital Bulletin: June 14, 2020
The online bulletin for is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page (https://stmaryanacortes.org/Resources/Bulletins)  for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul. You can sign up for the emails here (https://biturl.top/2IvQb2) or by calling the Parish Office at 360-293-2101.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the mos...

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A Prayer Vigil: Join CTK and Anacortes Pastors: June 8
Monday, June 8, 5-7 pm: Live Prayer with CTK Anacortes Come together in solidarity and prayer Dear Parishioners, You are invited to join in a Facebook Live Prayer Event, hosted by Christ the King, Anacortes. This event, which includes multiple Anacortes pastors, is a time for prayer. It begins 5 p.m., Monday, June 8. See their message and link to the Facebook event below. Thank you and God Bless, -St. Mary Catholic Church "In light of all the unrest in our world right now, we have decided to host a Facebook live event joining our local congregation...

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Digital Bulletin: June 7, 2020
The online bulletin for is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page (https://stmaryanacortes.org/Resources/Bulletins)  for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul. You can sign up for the emails here (https://biturl.top/2IvQb2) or by calling the Parish Office at 360-293-2101.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the mos...

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Digital Bulletin: May 31, 2020
The online bulletin for is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page (https://stmaryanacortes.org/Resources/Bulletins)  for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul. You can sign up for the emails here (https://biturl.top/2IvQb2) or by calling the Parish Office at 360-293-2101.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the mos...

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WSCC (Bishops) Release Statement on the Reopening of Churches
Dear Parishioners, In response to President Trump’s recent statement regarding church reopenings, the Bishops of Washington have produced a unified statement. The text is as follows: May 22, 2020 In response to President Trump’s statement today regarding church reopenings, the Bishops of Washington would like to provide a unified response. We want to let you know that the public celebration of Mass was suspended, not out of fear, but out of our deepest respect for human life and health. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to be instruments of God...

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Family of the Gospel  Meetings
Dear Parish Family,  You are invited to an online gathering of parishioners and families Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. to pray the Gospel for Families with Fr. Straz. Click here to join the Zoom meeting at the scheduled time. To join using phone audio, call the number listed when connected to Zoom and follow the prompts. If you are asked for a password, email adminast@stmaryanacortes.org or call the Parish office at 360-293-2101. The meetings will occur every Wednesday evening. Father Straz ardently desires that more parishioners become more intentiona...

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The online bulletin for is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page (https://stmaryanacortes.org/Resources/Bulletins)  for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the most current information. 

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Mass: May Crowning & Consecration of Parishes
Dear Parishioners, Please join us for First Friday Mass Livestreamed at 11 a.m., followed by a small Marian Procession with May Crowning & Consecration of Parishes and Nation to Our Lady. View the Livestream here: https://youtu.be/3qPARxGOot8 Then, at 3 p.m., the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be Livestreamed on YouTube. See the video Live here. The 11 a.m. Mass replaces the previously scheduled evening Mass. No public attendance is permitted but we hope you will join us digitally! Thank you and God Bless, -St. Mary Catholic Church    ...

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The online bulletin for April 19, 2020 is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the most current information. 

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Digital Bulletin: April 19, 2020
The online bulletin for April 19, 2020 is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the most current information. 

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Digital Bulletin: April 12, 2020
The online bulletin for April 12, 2020 is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the most current information. 

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Easter Vigil & Easter Sunday Livestreams
Dear Parishioners, Please join us for the celebration of Easter! See the links for the livestreams below for the Masses and Vigil to view as they happen. See the Worship Aids in the Document files at the bottom of the page. Saturday, April 11 – Easter Vigil: View on YouTube here.  5:15 pm: Livestream of Divine Mercy Novena  8:30 pm: Livestream of Easter Vigil Mass Sunday, April 12 – Easter Sunday View on YouTube here. He is risen!  9:00 am: Livestream of Easter Sunday Mass 10:30 am – 3:00 pm: Church...

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Good Friday Stations, Divine Mercy & Liturgy Livestream (April 10, 2020)
Dear Parishioners, Please join us for Good Friday. 12:15 pm: Livestream of Good Friday Stations & Divine Mercy Novena  3:00 pm: Livestream Liturgy of Good Frriday  A worship aid is available to make it easy to follow along with the Mass. Please click this link: "Worship Aid" or view the PDF linked below. View the Good Friday Stations & Divine Mercy Novena on YouTube here. View the Livestream Liturgy of Good Frriday on YouTube here. Visit the Holy Week YouTube Playlist for the complete collecti...

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Holy Thursday Mass Livestream (April 9, 2020)
Dear Parishioners, Please join us for Holy Thursday Mass livestreamed at 6 p.m. April 9. A worship aid is available to make it easy to follow along with the Mass. Please click this link: "Worship Aid" or view the PDF linked below. View the Mass on YouTube here. Visit the Holy Week YouTube Playlist for the complete collection of St. Mary Lent/Holy Week Videos, both the completed ones and the links to the scheduled livestreams.  Select a video from those listed on the righthand side of the screen. Thank you and God Bless, -St. Mary Cat...

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Digital Bulletin: April 5, 2020
The online bulletin for April 5, 2020 is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul.  Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the most current information. 

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Palm Sunday Mass & Resources (April 4, 2020)
Dear Parishioners, A worship aid is available to make it easy to follow along with the Livestreamed Palm Sunday Mass at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, April 4.  Please click this link: "Worship Aid." View the Mass on YouTube here. Also linked below are resources for Holy Week, including "At Home with Faith" from the Archdiocese of Seattle and "A Journey through Holy Week for Families," along with the full St. Mary Holy Week Schedule. At Home with Faith  A Journey through Holy Week for Families St. Mary Holy Week Schedu...

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Holy Week 2020 Schedule (UPDATED)
Updated Holy Week and Octave of Easter Schedule Please join Father Straz on our livestream YouTube playlist here as Holy Week progresses. Thursday, April 9 – Holy Thursday Noon – 5:00 pm:  Church Open  6:00 pm: Livestream of Mass Friday, April 10 – Good Friday 9:00 am – Noon:  Church Open 12:15 pm:   Livestream of Good Friday Stations & Divine Mercy Novena 3:00 pm: Livestream Liturgy of Good Friday with Veneration of the Cross 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Church Open for Private, non- tactile Ve...

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The online bulletin for March 29, 2020 is now available, alongside past bulletin editions. Please note that information is changing rapidly.  As the church adapts, please check the website announcments and your emails for the most current information.  See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page for the current and past editions to keep up with the news for St. Mary and St. Paul. 

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Links & Resources to stay Connected
Stay Connected: Many resources are available online for faith needs: St. Mary Parish Links: · Livestream on YouTube of St. Mary. See calendar for Prayer times: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWiXTZHRZWA6K0orpxXj3-A   · RCIA Class Recording of Church History--Part 1: https://bit.ly/2JBWkSc   Resources from Fr. Bill Watson: · Sacred Story Institute: https://vimeo.com/user37122337 ·  Sacred Story Youth: Sample Meditations (PreK - 8th) https://vimeo.com/showcase/3391678 ·  EWTN...

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 Lord’s Prayer at noon on Wednesday, March 25
Pope Francis is encouraging everyone to pray the Lord’s Prayer at noon on Wednesday, March 25, saying, “Let's stay united. Let us make those who are alone and tested feel our closeness.”    

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Procession video from March 21, 2020
Click here to view the video from Saturday's Procession:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psvtSWy-7o4     Click here to view the 6:15 p.m. Mass from March 21, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdYhpdtFlaw        

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RCIA Class Recordings

Posted on March 20, 2020 in: General News

Church History - Part 3 The link to view the recording of the April 1 RCIA Class: Church History - Part 3, is available: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TFIIRNTbIGt5JiaZr4rGGRRstCzKhyG2/view Here is an audio-only link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GF-_cFJ-Wex3T-hPE4pMMgKXlAWcJvnX/view Church History - Part 2 The link to view the recording of the March 25 RCIA Class: Church History - Part 2, is available: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tqoymel5C4Mbi1uC3h7OcrVAdPAo1uSx/view Here is an audio-only link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XPThztoiBn46hfrI1qA3rtrrgfIfIsIY/view Churc...

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Digital Bulletin: March 22, 2020
The online bulletin for March 22, 2020 is now available here, alongside past bulletin editions.  Please note the information is changing rapidly and the dates & times the bulletin may become outdated as the church adapts--please check the website announcments and your emails for the most current information.  See the bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page for the current edition to keep up with the latest updates for St. Mary and St. Paul. 

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Updated: Quick Guide for Parish Schedule
JMJ Here’s your quick guide to the New Normal Schedule: Until further notice: all Catholic Services and activities at St. Paul’s are cancelled.   For St. Mary’s: All public Masses have been cancelled until further notice. The adoration chapel is closed until further notice. St. Mary church is open for adoration (without exposition) and prayer at these days and times:  Please stop by for private prayer and adoration during the following days: Mondays: Closed Tuesdays:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wednesdays:&nbs...

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Mass and Prayer streamed live on YouTube
Please join us as Masses and Prayers are broadcast live online on YouTube. Click the link below to view the current video (Select the video marked with a red "Live Now") https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWiXTZHRZWA6K0orpxXj3-A/videos

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Digital Bulletin: March 15, 2020
The online bulletin for March 15, 2020 is now available here, alongside past bulletin editions.  In light of all Masses being canceled, the schedule has been updated to reflect changes and the opportunities available for parishioners, as well as links to online faith resources. See the five bulletin inserts linked below and visit the bulletin page for the current edition to keep up with the latest updates for St. Mary and St. Paul.    If you are not already subscribed to the Parish email list, you can subscribe here or by contacting the office. ...

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St. Mary and St. Paul Lent/Easter Calendar
St. Mary/St. Paul 2020 Lent and Easter Calendar All services will be held at St. Mary. Lenten season begins Ash Wednesday, February 26. Easter Sunday is April 12 Click on the PDF under Related Files below to see the Lent and Easter schedule. 

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New Hymnals and Missals coming soon!
St. Mary Parish is happy to announce that we will be purchasing new hardbound mass books and hymnals. These permanent books are an investment that will replace the missalettes that are changed several times a year at a signifi-cant cost to buy, replace and dispose of. We are in need of 300 sets of books for our parish and hope to purchase them in time for Easter 2020. You are invited to dedicate a hymnal or a mass book, in any quantity, in honor of or in memory of a family member or special occasion, or as an anony-mous parishioner. Consider dedicating a book as a memorial...

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