Saturday, November 6th, 2021 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm 


Sponsored by SMOW Stitch Group 

**Lunch will be sold at the event**

Each vendor will have an item for a raffle.
Tickets will be sold OR you get 1 raffle ticket for 
each non-perishable food item you bring. 

Proceeds will go to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
& St. Mary of the Woods Religious Education.
St. Mary of the Woods Parish Hall 
455 Madison Avenue, Russells Point 

View SMOW Holiday Bazaar 2021 flyer

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Box of Joy!

Friday, November 12th, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Deadline to return Boxes of Joy


This year our parish will be participating in the Box of Joy ministry, a Christmas gift outreach organized by local Catholic schools, parishes and groups nationwide. By packing Boxes of Joy with toys and other gifts, our parish will bless children suffering from extreme poverty by sharing the joy of Christmas and planting seeds of hope through the Gospel.


For more info, check out boxofjoy.org.

View SMOW Box of Joy Flyer 2021.


Sunday, September 19th, 2021


Paperwork for Faith Formation has been sent out in the mail. Please complete and return to the Church Office by September 19th. The Faith Formation Kickoff will be Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at 6:30 pm in St Mary of the Woods Parish Hall.


See Parish School Page for more details.


Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at 6:30 pm

in Parish Hall


Sunday, September 26th at 6:30 pm. Popcorn and water will be provided! All are invited!

We will also be kicking off our Year of Faith Formation and passing out the materials for "A Family of Faith".

Visit PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton | An Inspiring Documentary

View SMOW Parish Movie Night 2021 Flyer

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Eucharistic Procession and Family Fun Day!

Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 4:00 PM


Sunday, September 19th is the St Mary of the Woods to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine annual Eucharistic Procession and Family Fun Day!

Procession begins at the St Mary of the Woods church at 4 pm, and travels 0.8 miles to the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. Once there, we will have dinner and games for the parishioners to enjoy!

Shuttles will be going from the SMOW church to the shrine continuously from 3:45 pm to 7:45 pm. Please park at the SMOW church, even if you do not plan on participating in the procession, as parking is very limited at the shrine.

View SMOW Eucharistic Procession 2021 Flyer

View Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

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Saturday, September 11th, 2021


A new season of "That Man is You" is starting up on Saturday, September 11, 2021. This year's topic is "The Vision of Man Fully Alive," which enables men to experience authentic freedom as sons of God. As men live the three-fold mission of abiding presence, joyful service and loving sacrifice, their hearts and homes will experience the joy that God desires. To sustain them on their spiritual journey, the men will be led directly to the three spiritual foods that Christ Himself proclaims: The Eucharist, The Word of God, and The Will of God. The meetings will be in the RCIA room at St. Patrick on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. and ending promptly at 8:30 a.m.


Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith?

RCIA classes are beginning soon! This year's classes will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM at St. Pat's, and will begin on August 24. We spend the first half of the year looking in detail at what the Church professes in the Creed, and the second half of the year learning about the life of grace received in the Sacraments. All the while, we endeavor to grow in prayer and our relationship with the Lord. Anyone with interest or questions about the Faith is welcome!


Please contact Ashley Roberts if you plan to attend (ashleyroberts.dre@gmail.com; or call the parish office).

See RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Dayton Dragon's Fundraiser:

Saturday August 21st 2021 @7:05 pm
Sunday August 22nd 2021 @ 2:05 pm


Come join us for a fun weekend of DRAGONS baseball games! 

Day Air Credit Ballpark, Dayton, OH.

$12 per ticket ($6 of every ticket purchased is given to Saint Mary of the Woods!)


Order at Ticketmaster for St. Mary of the Woods- Russell's Point at Day Air Ballpark! event. Promo code: WOODS

View Dayton Dragons Fundraiser Ticket Order Form.

Deadline to order is August 16th.


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.

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.