November 23, 2021 – Updated information:
The St. Mary parish offices will be closed, Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Please join us for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays immediately following the noon mass.
The mass schedule for the week beginning Monday,November 22nd will be the following:
Monday, November 22, 2021 – 8:30am
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 – Noon, with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following mass.
Thursday,November 25, 2021 – 10:00am
Friday, November 26, 2021 – No Mass/No Communion Service
Confessions are being heard Saturdays from 4:15-5:00pm.
The parish offices are closed to visitors as the Tileston building is currently under construction. Please call the office at (910)762-5491 x-129 to schedule an appointment or for any questions.
By the time you read this…
I write this each week, at the latest, on Mondays and I like to talk about things that just happened. But I’m frustrated because I’m writing before they happen. Needless to say, I’m most comfortable with most theological truths and the truths of the human condition.
They say that change is hard. If so, I guess I’ve had a hard life. Unless that is. If the changes that occur are what we call growth. Since the hard change of changing schools (and homes and States) in the 4th grade I have always tried to approach change with the attitude of a growth opportunity. And that’s a good thing. Since returning to Wilmington I have wondered if I’m getting too much of a “good thing!” St. John Henry Newman said: “To change is to grow; to have changed often is to have grown much.” One change I’m looking forward to is when babies learn that all the people around them have smiles under their masks
Be well, do good!
We thank each of you for the many ways you support our parish and ask that you please continue to support the Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary as you are able. We would also like to extend a thank you to our parishioners who currently use EFT to financially support our parish. For those who are not using EFT but wish to continue their charitable support while we are without our regular weekend liturgies (see below). And finally, thank you in advance for your continued support of our parish during this unprecedented time.
- Please mail your envelopes to the parish office located at 412 Ann St., Wilmington, NC 28401
- Or, click here to donate securely online through PayPal.