A Message from Father David

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

In the words of St. John Henry Newman: "May each Christmas, as it comes, find us more and more like Him, Who at this time became a little child for our sake; more simple in how we think, more humble, more holy, more affectionate, more resigned, more happy, more full of God."

My dear Family, as we gather around the manger of Bethlehem, know that you will be in my prayers and remembered at Holy Mass, for a Blessed and truly Merry Christmas Season.

May God abundantly bless you all in this Christmastide and throughout the coming New Year.

Yours faithfully in the Holy Name,

Father David M. Chiantella


Epiphany Chalking for this year over or on your main entrance should read as follows:

20+C+M+B+22  (Caspar, Malchior, and Balthazar)  (Christus mansionem benedicat: “May Christ bless the house.”)

For more information this holy tradition go to:


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

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

The mission of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal is to proclaim the gospel, serve our communities, and educate the next generation - all while spreading hope and love

Our parish's goal is $83,294 toward the over $7.3 million diocesan goal:

  • 29% to education: sacramental preparation, Catholic school support, catechist formation, youth ministry and retreats, college campus ministry, continuing education for clergy
  • 23% to Catholic Charities: disaster services, family crisis support, food pantries, immigration services
  • 20% to parish support and grants: supporting our rural parishes helps us spead the Gospel to every corner of our diocese
  • 11% to communications: bilingual media programming, NC Catholics magazine, social media, video, the diocesan website at dioceseofraleigh.org
  • 6% to ministry: hospital ministry, prison ministry
  • 6% to seminarians and vocations: outreach to those discerning a vocation;  tuition, room & board, books, and formation support for the men studying for the priesthood
  • 5% to marriage, family, and respect life: marriage preparation, marriage support, natural family planning, promoting a culture of life and dignity, post-abortion healing

Thank you for your participation in meeting this year's goal. You can donate online at united.dioceseofraleigh.org (unidos.dioceseofraleigh.org) or you're welcome to contact the parish office. 

Mass Times

Lunes, Mediodia (Español)
Martes, 8 AM (Español)
Wednesday noon (English)
Thursday and Friday 8 AM (English)
Saturday at 5 PM (English)
Sábado a 7 PM (Español)
Sunday at 8 AM and 10 AM (English)
Domingo Mediodia (Español)

The diocese is livestreaming Masses on its YouTube channel. See https://dioceseofraleigh.org/news/online-spiritual-resources for a link to the Masses.

Confession Times

  • First and third Wednesdays from 5 PM to 6:30 PM in English. 
  • Second and fourth Wednesdays from 6 PM to 7:30 PM in Spanish (not on January 26 or February 9).
  • Saturdays from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM in English. 
  • By appointment with a priest. Please email the priest to arrange the appointment. 

Office Hours

The parish offices are open on Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

Las oficinas parroquiales están abiertas de lunes a jueves de 9 a.m. a 4:30 p.m.

Donate Online

Our parish's online giving system 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!