Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become Catholic?

We are overjoyed that you are considering coming home to the Catholic Church!  Most people come home via the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) process.  Click here to visit our RCIA page, which has all the information you’ll need.

How do I return the Church if I’ve been away for some time?

We are glad that you have heard God’s call to come home to the Catholic faith!  We want to make that process easy, and we want to provide you with the information that you want & need.  You may want to consider engaging in the Landings ministry, which helps parishioners find healing after years away from the Church.  Click here to check out our Landings ministry page.

How do I join the parish?

We are thrilled that you are interested in joining our parish!  You will make a great addition to our nearly 1100 families!  Click on one of the links to our parish registration form, in English or in Spanish.

English Registration Form
Spanish Registration Form

Does your parish offer childcare during Masses?

We love having children at Mass!  There is no better way to teach them how to be reverent than to bring them into the church for worship.  We also realize that not every child can come to Mass every time.  We offer childcare during our 10:30am & 1:00pm (Spanish) Sunday Masses.  The nursery is located just outside the sanctuary, next to the restrooms.

How can I get someone to visit a loved one who is sick or home-bound?

We know that it is difficult to have an ill or home-bound loved one.  The easiest way to ensure that their needs are met is by calling or sending an email to the parish office: 731.668.2596 or

How do I arrange a funeral for a family member who has passed away?

We are sorry for your loss, and St. Mary’s parish wants to help you through the grieving and burial process.  Please call Mona Strazzella, Executive Assistant to the Pastor, to begin making arrangements: 731.668.2596 or

How can I have a Mass celebrated for someone?

We welcome Mass intentions!  Please call or email the parish office to find out the next available date for a Mass intention: 731.668.2596 or

Can I reserve a space for an event?  Whom should I contact?

We are glad that you want to host an event at St. Mary’s.  Please contact Mona Strazzella for space availability and other information about reserving rooms: 731.668.2596 or

Can I submit an announcement for the bulletin, or for Mass?

Our weekly bulletin is produced by each Monday afternoon.  If you wish to submit a bulletin or Mass announcement, please send it in writing to Patti Gresham, our bulletin editor, by no later than Noon on Monday of the week before the announcement should run: