There will be an opportunity for enrollment in the Brown Scapular on Sunday, July 18th, after the 10:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick. Anyone who has not previously been enrolled in the Brown Scapular is highly encouraged to take part. This very powerful devotion to Our Lady has the potential to obtain great graces for each one of us.

We will have scapulars available, or you may bring your own.

Each step we take toward Mary is a step we take toward her Son. Take advantage of this chance to draw nearer to Jesus through the intercession of His Mother and ours!

Vacation Bible School

Praise the Almighty: Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Monday, July 26th through Thursday, July 29th, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, at St. Patrick's.


For kids 4 years old through 6th grade (next school year).

Registration is available by calling the parish office or downloading the Permission Slip in the link below. Please register by June 27.

COST: $10 per child, $30 maximum per family.
Please make checks to St. Patrick Church.

All are invited, and VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

View VBS '21 flyer.

View VBS Permission Slip '21.

Songs for VBS 2021:

Watch "Blessed Be Your Name".

Watch "Good God Almighty".

Summer Adult Ed 2021

The Mass - 5 Week Summer Adult Ed Class

Tuesdays; June 22nd to July 20th; 7:00 - 8:00 PM at St. Patrick.

Fridays; June 25th to July 23rd; 9:00 - 10:00 AM at St. Mary of the Woods.

Please contact Ashley at the parish office, if you plan to attend. The Tuesday session is contingent upon interest.

View Summer Adult Ed 2021 flyer.


Join us for a Marian Pilgrimage this October! 

An idea was raised in the Marian Consecration classes this past month about organizing a pilgrimage to a few particularly unique shrines to Our Lady located in Wisconsin. We will be visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady, Help of Christians at Holy Hill (near Milwaukee), and the only Marian apparition site in the United States to have received Church approval to date--Our Lady of Good Help (near Green Bay). All are welcome!

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 7: depart at 1:00 PM. Stop at the Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John, IN. This shrine has very moving, almost life-sized outdoor Stations of the Cross. Overnight in Milwaukee.

Friday, October 8: The National Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians at Holy Hill. We will attend Mass, and have some time to explore before heading to Green Bay. Overnight in Green Bay.

Saturday, October 9: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. We will attend Mass on the anniversary of the apparition, as well as take a shift in an all-night prayer vigil (Friday to Saturday) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the shrine's miraculous preservation from the most devastating fire in US history.


We will return late in the evening on October 9.


At this point, we have several extra hotel rooms in our block, but no available spots on the bus. If you would like to come along, and are willing to drive yourself and/or carpool, you are very welcome! The extra hotel rooms will be first come, first served.


Please contact Ashley Roberts at the parish office by July 1 if you are interested!

Saint Mary of the Woods 40th Parish Festival

Friday and Saturday, June 18 & 19, 2021

Father's Day Weekend

455 Madison Avenue, Russells Point, OH

This year is our 40th Parish Festival! Stop out on Father's day weekend for a full schedule involving fun for the entire family! Check out just SOME of what we have in store:

Holy Family Radio will be broadcasting patriotic music synchronized with the fireworks display! Visit holyfamilyradio.fm or HolyFamilyRadio on Facebook.

DAD'S CAR SHOW at Indian Lake, Friday Night June 18, 5pm-9pm. Registration 4pm-7pm; Dash Plaques to first 75, and awards at 7:45pm. Show will be in multiple parking lots along Madison Avenue. 
$10 Registration Fee. Not Responsible for Accidents or Damage.
Rain Date is Saturday, June 19, 2021; 11am - 3pm. 


Notice: DAD’S CAR SHOW at Indian Lake (Russells Point) Ohio will be moved to the “Rain Date” of Saturday, June 19, 2021; due to potential severe storms Friday Evening after 6:30pm.  Judged Car Show will now be held on SATURDAY, 11am – 4pm, with Registration 11am – 2:30pm; and AWARDS at 3pm. 
FRIDAY EVENING FESTIVAL, and ALL OTHER EVENTS, ARE STILL ON; and, we encourage local car owners to CRUISE-IN on Friday from 3pm until close; or until sever weather becomes a factor.  We also hope you consider rejoining us on SATURDAY for the Judged Show, to include the Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, T-Shirt Drawings, 50/50, and Trophy Awards.

Festival Raffle:

Grand Prize: $2,500 Cash
Second Prize: $1,000 Cash
Third Prize: $200 Cash
4th, 5th, & 6th Prize: $100 Cash

Prize Drawings - 10:00 PM June 19th. Winners of these prizes need not be present to win. Donation $10 each, 3 Tickets for $25.

Schedule of Events: (print version)

FRIDAY 6/18 4pm-10pm Features:
• 5pm-9pm - 4TH ANNUAL DAD’S CAR SHOW (Registration 4-7pm)
• 8pm - Car Show Awards 

SATURDAY 6/19 11am-11pm Features:
• 11am-2pm - The Country Expressions Band
• 12pm-8:30pm - ROMICK RAILWAY TRAIN
• 2pm-4pm - Columbus COSI
• 3pm-4pm - Magician John Louis
• 4pm-6pm - Fountainaires Jazz Band
• 4pm-8pm - Motteriffic Photo Booth
• 5pm - National Kiddie Tractor Pull State Qualifying Event
• 6pm-7pm - Classic Rock Music Mix
• 7pm-11pm - Chris Logsdon Acoustic Rock
• 10pm - PATRIOTIC MUSIC & FIREWORKS Salute to Dad's Everywhere
               Broadcast live on HOLY FAMILY RADIO OH 94.9 Ada/Lima
• 10:30pm - $4,000 CASH RAFFLE

Both Days will Include:

Cotton Candie
Charlie's Kettle Corn
Freyhof's Funnel Cakes
Gottfried Pony Rides
Electronic Arcade!
Beer Truck
Ice Cream Truck
Silent Auction
Cake Wheel
Shopping Vendors

Live Bands
Pot of Gold
Food & Drink Stands
Kid's Games
*NEW* Axe Throwing!
Snow Cones
Strawberry Shortcake
State Fair Mini Donuts

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Visit Saint Mary of the Woods 40th Parish Festival event on Facebook.

For additional information call the church office 843-3127. 


Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Something BEAUTIFUL and EXCITING is coming to the Archdiocese! 

This year, in celebration of the 200th year of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, there will be a 33 day Marian Pilgrimage throughout the ENTIRE diocese! The coolest thing about this? The celebration KICKS OFF right here in Russells Point, with a special Mass at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, on May 16th! Check out the video, below!

Watch Marian Pilgrimage video.


Sunday, May 16th, 1:30pm Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine at Russells Point Harbor, followed by procession from Shrine to St Mary of the Woods Church. Light refreshments in church hall. See Fatima Mass 2021 below for details.

Visit mary2021.org to learn more.

See Marian Pilgrimage 2021 Stops on Facebook Groups.

Fatima Mass 2021

Sunday, May 16th, 2021


This year our Fatima Mass is a little bit earlier than normal. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the 2021 Fatima Mass at the shrine will be on SUNDAY May 16th!

This is the first day of the 33-Day Marian Pilgrimage throughout the entire archdiocese. (check out Mary2021.org for more info!) Mass begins at 1:30pm and is followed by a Marian procession from the shrine to our Holy Family Hall, where light refreshments will be served.

Adding to the exciting day, at the end of Mass, Father Landenwitch will be consecrating the Logan County parishes to Mary, and those from both Saint Patrick and Saint Mary of the Woods who have been participating in the consecration classes will make their personal consecrations to our Blessed Mother as well!


Please park at the church, where we have shuttles to take you to the shrine. Shuttles start at noon, and run until 3:30.

If you would like, please process with us from the shrine back to the hall, where light refreshments will be available. Bring your Rosary, as we will be praying on the procession back!

Marian Parish Consecration Prayer:

For those who were not able to attend our parish Marian consecration on May 16, we encourage you to read and unite your hearts to the consecration prayer:

Read Marian Parish Consecration Prayer.

Fatima Mass and Marian Pilgrimage 2021:

Rewatch beginning of the Bicentennial Marian Pilgrimage with Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. By Nick Hardesty on Facebook.

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Rosary at the Lake

Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021, at 6:00 PM 

The Rosary will be said at Our Lady of Fatima Statue on the lake in Russells 
Point. Bring your lawn chair and dress for the weather. The Rosary will continue each Monday evening at 6:00 PM through October. Please come prepared to practice social distancing and bring a mask if you would like.


See Our Lady of Fatima Shrine.

Designer Purse BINGO

Saturday, May 1st, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

Come and join us for a fun afternoon of Designer purse BINGO! Tickets are $30, which gives you 6 BINGO boards for each of the purses available. There is also the option to purchase additional BINGO boards at the door.

All proceeds will go towards the Father's Patriotic Fireworks, on Father's Day weekend at the Saint Mary of the Woods Parish Festival!

Tickets can be purchased by stopping by the church office during office hours (Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am-4:30pm).

Lunch will be available for purchase. 


Visit Saint Mary of the Woods Designer Purse Bingo event on Facebook.


Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Both Saint Patrick and Saint Mary of the Woods Freshmen and Sophomores with Fr. John MacQuarrie, Fr. Shawn Landenwitch, and Deacon Jeff Hall. Held at Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic Church.

Rewatch Confirmation Mass Facebook Live-Stream.

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First Communion

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

First Communion at Saint Patrick Catholic Church with Rev. Shawn Landenwitch and Deacon Jeff Hall.

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Easter Vigil

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) with Father Landenwitch and Deacon Jeff Hall.

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Quarter Auction

Saturday, March 27th 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Quarter Auction 

Join us for an afternoon of quarter auction fun!

All proceeds from this fundraiser go directly to fund the Our Father's Patriotic Fireworks at the 2021 Saint Mary of the Woods Festival! 

Vendors include: Pampered Chef, Snap Jewelry, Scentsy, Indian Lake Aerials by Kevin Campbell, Charlie's Scroll Saw Works, Paparazzi, Tupperware, Color Street, and Terra's Jams & Jellies! (*Additional Vendors Possibly Coming!*)

Tickets are $10 and pre-sale only, which includes one bidding paddle. Additional paddles can be purchased at the auction for $3/piece or 2 for $5. Lunch will also be available!


**Doors open at 10am, where vendor booths will be set up and you can look at their products and make purchases if you desire!


Located at Saint Mary of the Woods Church Hall, 464 Madison Avenue, Russells Point, Ohio. 

For  "What is a Quarter Action" post and latest news:

Visit St. Mary of the Woods Events on Facebook.

For additional information call the church office 843-3127. 

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Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus

Fish Fry

Friday, February 19th, March 12th, and April 2nd,  2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Dinner is from 4:30-7pm, or until we run out! So get there quick!


$9 Adults Dinner
$5 Kids Dinner
$1/pc. for additional fish

*dine-in & Carry Out Available.

Located at Saint Mary of the Woods Church Hall, 464 Madison Avenue, Russells Point, Ohio. 

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Special Sunday Holy Hour 

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

The Knights of Columbus will be leading a Holy Hour on Sunday, March 21st, immediately following the 8:00 am Mass. It will include Exposition & Adoration, the Rosary, and a Consecration to St. Joseph. ALL are invited - mark your calendars for this special Sunday.

"Could you not keep watch for one hour?" - Mk 14:37

34th Annual Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast

Saturday & Sunday, March 13th & 14th, 2021

34th Annual Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by The Knights of Columbus

Saturday, March 13, 2021  |  8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 14, 2021    |  8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Adults: $8; Children under 10: $4


Located at St. Mary of the Woods Parish Hall, 455 Madison Avenue, Russells Point, Ohio.

Proceeds benefit the ILDC Citizens United for Indian Lake Improvement and Knights of Columbus.

Visit https://www.ildcohio.org/maple-syrup-festival-details for details.

"Rediscovering Our Lady", Lenten Talk Series 

Sunday, February 28th & March 7th, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Rediscovering Our Lady:

Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope

2021 Lenten Talks presented by Father Shawn Landenwitch. February 28th & March 7th at 4:00 PM

Located at Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 OH-47, De Graff, OH 43318. 

View Lenten Talks 2021 flyer.

Listen to:
Rediscovering Mary - Part 1
Rediscovering Mary - Part 2
View Handout
Marian Consecration 2021 flyer
Visit mary2021.org

24th Annual Valentine Dinner Dance & Raffle

St Mary of the Woods
24th Annual Valentine Dinner Dance & Raffle 

Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm

For a price of $80 you can take your Valentine sweetheart (or any friend) to an evening of fun and entertainment. This fabulous event will be on Saturday, February 13, 2021, starting with cocktails at 7:00 pm, and will be held in 
St Mary of the Woods Hall. Doors open at 6:00 pm. 

The evening will include: 
1. A delicious dinner for two, catered by Cloud Nine Café & Catering. 
2. Drinks all evening 
3. Music you love from the 50's & 60's and 70's & 80's.

    Performed by jazz band "Fountainaires" 
4. A Reverse Raffle drawing with prizes of: The Dinner Ticket is your Reverse Raffle Ticket.

    First prize $1000; Second prize $500; Third prize $300 and two additional prizes of $100 each.

    Need not be present to win! 
5. A prize will be awarded to every 20th number called. 
6. Other raffles, and a second chance board, you can play for a full night of fun. 
7. The evening will end with donuts and coffee to send you off in style. 

To obtain a ticket, tear off the coupon below and bring (or mail) with check or cash to the church office. The ticket will be yours in no time. 

Hurry, because there will only be 76 dinner tickets sold (Each $80 ticket is good for two (2) people). Because of limited space, it is necessary for you to RSVP at the time of purchase. 


Raffle "Only" Tickets may also be purchased for $30 each (with no dinner or entrance to event). Raffle "Only" Tickets are good for the same drawings as listed above in item line #4. You may also choose to purchase more than one dinner ticket; as well as additional Raffle "Only" Tickets with your dinner ticket. 


First $2,000 of profit goes to St. Vincent de Paul of Russells Point. 

For additional information call: The church office (937) 843-3127. 

View SMOW Valentine Dinner Dance Flyer 2021

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Watch Archbishop Schnurr's Christmas Message at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBHC31LEDmM


Saturday, November 7th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Sponsored by SMOW Stitch Group 

  • Lunch will be sold at the event.  

  • St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store will be open.


Each vendor will have a raffle item. Get 1 raffle ticket for each nonperishable food item you bring. All proceeds will go to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.


St. Mary of the Woods Parish Hall 
455 Madison Avenue, Russells Point, OH

We will have a large variety Of crafters and vendors, including woodworking, floral, jewelry, crochet items, baked goods, jams and jellies, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, 31 Gifts and many more! 

We need volunteers to help sell raffle tickets, work the Christmas Booth, and help in the kitchen during lunch. Please contact Joan Hinterschied at 937-309-4464 or the church office at 937-843-3127. Thank you!

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Rosary at the Logan County Courthouse

Saturday, October 17th 2020

Logan County Courthouse, Bellefontaine, Ohio.

at 3:00 p.m.

Join the 2020 Public Square Rosary Crusade!!!!!

America is at a historic crossroad. God is more offended than ever as people ignore Our Lady’s maternal request to “stop offending God.” As a result, America is suffering from a pandemic, rioting, looting and murder, as well as moral and societal collapse. It is urgent that we heed Our Lady’s request and stop sinning if we hope to enjoy God’s blessings and to avert His wrath. He will hear us, if we pray through the intercession of His Blessed Mother. That’s why we’re doing the 2020 Public Square Rosary Crusade.

In The Secret of the Rosary, Saint Louis de Montfort said: “Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of and call down His mercy, and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering.”

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Eucharistic Procession & Family Fun Day





Mark your calendars now for our Eucharistic Procession from St. Mary of the Woods Church to the Fatima Shrine! You will not want to miss this event! We will have free food, games, activities for kids, and music at the shrine following the procession.


The American Society of Ephesus has generously provided a grant to cover all expenses for the Family Fun Day.


Eucharistic processions are a powerful way to witness to our faith in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. If Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, then why would we not process through the streets with Our lord? There are tremendous graces that flow from a Eucharistic procession. In Scripture, we hear that great crowds gathered around Christ when He entered towns, and “power went forth" from Him (Mk 5:30). Imagine how many graces will come forth from Our Lord for the people of Russell's Point!


If you have never been part of a Eucharistic procession, it is an exciting way to invigorate your faith and to witness outside the walls of the church. Now is your chance - join us with your family and friends!


In case of rain, Fun Day will be held in the Church Hall.

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Sidewalk Sale

Friday & Saturday, September 4th & 5th, 2020 

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Russells Point is having a Labor Day Sidewalk S*A*L*E! 

Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend, stop by and grab some great deals! Open from 9am to 1pm!

Across from Saint Mary of the Woods Church, 464 Madison Avenue, Russells Point, Ohio. 

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Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Friday, September 4th, 2020 

4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

K of C FISH FRY--Labor Day Weekend!

Join us on Friday, September 4th for a fish fry! Both dine-in and carry out will be available.

Dinner is served at 4:30 pm and will go until we run out or 7 pm, whichever comes first, so get here early! 

Fish Dinner w/ Baked Potato, Roll, & Applesauce

Adult Dinner for $9.00 & Kids Portion for $5.00

Located at Saint Mary of the Woods Church Hall, 464 Madison Avenue, Russells Point, Ohio. 

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other events:

Christmas Services

Easter Sunday Service

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First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion is typically received when children are in the second grade.

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation was celebrated on April 25th, 2021 at St. Mary of the Woods Church.