Saint Mary of the Woods
Saint Mary of the Woods

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Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

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Eucharistic Procession
Eucharistic Procession

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Saint Mary of the Woods
Saint Mary of the Woods

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Welcome to

Saint Mary

of the Woods

Catholic Church

Mass schedule:

Saturday Vigil at 6:00 PM

Sundays at 8:00 AM

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"Today, I call on all people, and especially Catholics, to redouble our commitment to caring for women, children and families so that abortion is not only illegal, but unthinkable."

Read Archbishop Schnurr's Letter to the Faithful upon Overturning of Roe v. Wade. (English(Spanish)

For a listing of the many resources available for women in unexpected or crisis pregnancies in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, please go to

You are not alone. No matter what challenges you are facing.


Walking with Moms in Need is a national initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to help parishes better support and accompany pregnant and parenting women. Joining in this initiative, parishes across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are embarking on a Year of Service to assess, expand and communicate resources to moms in need in our communities. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes are called to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.”

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Begun in 1927, St. Mary of the Woods promotes the ideals of Christian community through the recognition that each person is given the manifestation of the Spirit of the common good. 

We believe in fostering spiritual growth through scripture, the  sacraments and through the use of each person's gifts in our family.

One Big Family

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is beginning a new phase of planning for the future. The goal is to help our parishes to be 'Beacons of Light' that are vibrant and effective in bringing the Gospel to the world.
Beacons of Light - Updated 5/8/2022

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Beacons of Light

Updated 5/8

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Yet this is what the Holy Father has called. In its simplest form, synodality represents a collaborative approach by all the people of God to address a particular issue for which the Holy Father seeks input. For this synod, he wants to hear from everyone on how the whole Church (not only the bishops and priests) can journey together in 
bringing the gospel message to the world. To address this “synodal” approach, he has called for all dioceses in the world to hold local consultative meetings to discuss this topic. 

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Synod on Synodality 
Updated 4/20

National Eucharistic Revival 2022 - 2025
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Eucharistic Revival 2022 - 2025


Mass Schedule


Saturday @ 6:00 PM

Sunday @ 8:00 AM


Wednesday & Friday @ 8:00 AM

2nd & 4th Thursday @ 6:15 PM

followed by Confessions and Adoration

from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM


Friday at 8:45 AM Confession

Parish Council Update: 

As of July 1st, there will be a new combined parish council for St. Mary of the Woods and St. Patrick churches. The purpose of the combined council is to streamline the administration for our pastor with the implementation of Beacons of Light. With six parishes, it would not be helpful for our pastor to work with six separate councils. The combined council will have six representatives from each parish. Only the six members from each parish will vote on business specific to that parish. All twelve members will vote on business that impacts both parishes. 

Members from St. Patrick include; Lisa Brandel, Adrienne Dearwester, Sara Marcinko, Noah Stolly, Pat Tynan, and Judy Weiser. 

Members from St. Mary of the Woods include; Shawn Bihn, Karen Burgel, Derreck Dillon, Dale Motzko, Barb Ternasky, and Renee Winner


Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m.
from May 2 through October 10, 2022
Wednesday, July 13th, 2022:

Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a six week program "Into the Breach" for all catholic men. Starting Wednesday, July 13th, at 7:30 PM in St Patrick's Makley hall. Visit Knights of Columbus Council #1782 on Facebook to learn more.

NE-I Family of Parishes
Family Picnic

July 31 2022 at 1 p.m. West Liberty Lions Park Shelter House #1 576 Township Road 174, West Liberty, OH 43357. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Councils: 1727, 1782 and 4378. The Knights will provide meats and drinks. Please bring a side dish and a lawn game. The splash pad will be available for those with kids.
Vacation Bible School 2022 - God of the Impossible!
July 18 through July 21 at St. Patrick Parish from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. All are welcome from (potty-trained) age 4 through those going into 6th grade! If you are feeling called to help, please let Ashley Roberts know! You can email Melissa Winner at or text at 419-852-5651. High school and middle school help is also needed; if you are interested, please have your parents contact us. Registration forms due June 19th.
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