February 26 - 75th Anniversary of the Diocese of Saginaw 11:00 AM at the Cathedral in Saginaw
* Communal Penance Service
Wednesday, March 20
4:00 PM St. Denis in Lexington
7:00 PM St. Patrick in Croswell
* Individual Reconciliation at St. Mary
Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30
March 27 from 9:30 - 10:00 AM
March 30 from 12:30 - 1:00 PM
Palm Sunday - March 24
8:30 AM St. John Chrysostom in Forestville
10:30 AM St. Mary
Chrism Mass - March 26
10:00 AM at the Cathedral in Saginaw
Wednesday of Holy Week - March 27
9:00 AM St. Mary
Holy Thursday - March 28
7:00 PM St. Mary
Good Friday - March 29
Stations of the Cross at noon
1:00 PM Passion Service St. Mary
Holy Saturday, March 30
12:00 PM Blessing of Baskets at St. Mary
8:30 PM Easter Vigil St. Mary
Easter Sunday - March 31
8:45 AM St. John Chrysostom
10:30 AM St. Mary
Location: 7066 West Main Street, Port Sanilac, Michigan, 48469
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 467, Port Sanilac, Michigan, 48469
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Parish Office: 810-622-9904
Office Hours: 9am to noon, Monday through Thursday
Faith Formation Office: 810-622-8141
Sister Maria Inviolata Honma, 810-622-9904
Rev. Donald J. Eppenbrock, 810-359-2078
Kathleen Marschall, 810-622-9904
Maureen O'Mara, 810-622-8141
Don't forget to check the Parish Updates for current announcemnts.
Saint Mary's parish family is a Catholic faith community. We welcome all people to proclaim through the Word, the Sacraments, and our service to others the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Roman Catholic Church.
Baptized followers of Jesus, we acknowledge our identity as
- Children of God the Father,
- Brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ,
- Temples of the Holy Spirit.
By our personal relationship with and participation in the inner life of the Blessed Trinity, we are called and sent forth to
- nourish our faith and build our lives in the image of Christ through worship and prayer;
- evidence our Faith by the way we live in truth and love;
- build up the Body of Christ by teaching the Gospel through word and witness, love and service;
- responsibly share our time, talents and treasure;
- ultimately attain the reward of heaven.
Regular Mass Schedule:
Saturday Evening: 5 PM at Saint Mary
Sunday Morning: 8:45 AM at Saint John Chrysostom, 10:30 AM at Saint Mary
Weekday Mass: Wednesday & Friday: 9 AM at Saint Mary
Holy Days, please refer to the calendar
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday, 3:30 PM at Saint Mary; also by appointment
Sant Mary will be merging with Saint Denis in Lexington and Saint Patrick in Croswell as of July 1.
We will be getting a new name for the parish, but the building will always be known as St. Mary Our Lady of Sorrows.
There will be a Sunday Mass and weekday Masses at St. Mary.
The Parish Center will remain active.
Each parish's funds will be a "departement" of the new parish.
The Sisters will remain at St. Mary.
In two years,St. Mary will be evaluated as an "additional church" (a church where Sunday and weekday Masses may be celebrated).
Let us support the new parish and St. Mary by attending Mass regularly, contributing generously and continuing to invite others to come with us.
Father of mercy and love, we come to You in prayer as we make this journey of faith and trust.
In Your providence You sent Your Son into the word to free us from the bondage of sin and enrich us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He sent His disciples to be bearers of His love and power and to proclaim the Gospel of life to all peoples.
We recommit ourselves, as a diocese, to carry the Gospel of Christ to all those entrusted to our care. This is a time of great challenge but also of great opportunity. Strengthened by Your word, we set our eyes on “a future full of hope.” We ask Your guidance and pray that Your Spirit may enlighten our hearts and minds during this process of reflection and reorganization.
Shower us with Your blessings on this prophetic journey. Give us patience and courage that we may reflect honestly upon our mission and ministries. Empower us to formulate recommendations and implement plans which will enhance the vitality of parish life and strengthen our efforts to bring about a new evangelization and sustain us to see this task to its completion. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our savior and brother. Amen
In this Year of Faith, the Catholic Bishops of the United States have called for a nation wide effort to advance a movement for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty through prayer, penance and sacrifice.
Catholics across the nation are being encouraged to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protection of religious liberty.
This call to prayer is prompted by unprecedented challenges to the church and the nation, particularly the HHS Mandate and current trends in government and culture toward redefining marriage.
The goal of this call to prayer is twofold: 1) to increase awareness of these challenges and 2) to build spiritual stamina and fortitude among the faithful so that we can be effective and joyful witnesses of faith, hope, and charity and agents of the New Evangelization.
Beginning on the Sunday after Christmas, the Feast of the Holy Family, the Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty has five components:
Join the Movement!
Pray for our nation. Pray for life, marriage and religious liberty.