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St. Mary Mother of the Church

A Message from Father David

March 18, 2020 (updated March 27)


Dear Parishioners of St. Mary, Mother of the Church Parish,


In the midst of our current crisis, you will not be completely deprived of the infinite graces available to you from Holy Mass. I will be offering a private Mass each day for your intentions, needs, and for your safekeeping from this virus.

Even though you will not be attending Holy Mass on Sunday, you are obliged to keep Holy the Sabbath by prayer, reading Scripture, spiritual books, watching Mass on TV or the internet, and making a spiritual communion.

Please pray for me, I am praying for you.

Father David Chiantella

Masses, Sacraments, Ministries Suspended

On March 27, 2020, Bishop Zarama posted: Suspension of Masses, Sacraments, Ministries

You can read the Bishop's letter to priests on the diocesan website,

To view Mass online, see these resources: Online Spiritual Resources

Donate Online

Our parish's online giving tool is WeShare. It's safe, simple, and convenient! Click on the Donate circle to set up your one-time or recurring gift from your debit card, credit card, or checking account. You're welcome to call the parish office at 919-772-5524 or contact customer support at [email protected] if you need help. Thank you for your generosity!

Mass Times

Masses and Stations of the Cross are suspended during the coronavirus outbreak.

Las misas y el Viacrusis se suspenden durante el brote de coronavirus.

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday and Tuesday, 6-8:30 PM

Lunes a Jueves, 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Lunes y Martes, 6-8:30 PM

Our priests will never send an email or text requesting money or gift cards. Our clergy email addresses end in 

Nuestros sacerdotes nunca enviarán un correo electrónico o mensaje de texto solicitando dinero o tarjetas de regalo.

Bishop's Annual Appeal

The 2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal funds more than 40 ministries in the areas of charity, evangelization, and worship.

In addition to the ongoing formation of the Priests and Deacons currently serving in our Diocese, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal funds nearly the entire amount needed to educate our future Priests. There are currently 24 Seminarians in Priestly formation for the Diocese.

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal also funds six college Campus Ministry Centers. College campuses have an average Catholic population of 28%, but receive no funding from non-Catholic institutions. Without the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, there would be no opportunity for our college age youth to practice their religion or learn about the Catholic faith for the first time. This support is incredibly important because participation at these Catholic Campus Ministries is at an all-time high.

Overall, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal will provide over $7 million in the upcoming year to help those in physical and spiritual need.

Thank you for your participation in meeting this year's goal.