Upcoming Events

09/24 – Sunday.  Volunteer Ice Cream Social.  St. Angela Hall from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  Join us for an afternoon of celebration and appreciation as we recognize the dedication and gifts of our Parish volunteers.  Get the scoop on new opportunities within our Parish for your time and talent. Leaders will be available to discuss the many different ministries (over 50) within St. Mary’s.
If you are already a volunteer or want to consider becoming one, we hope to see you there.

09/27 – Wednesday.  Grief Support Group begins new series.  3:30-5:00pm – Downstairs Smith Hall.  We begin another 13-week grief support group. We use the Griefshare program, a special, lay-led weekly seminar and support group that embraces a biblical, Christ-centered approach to grief (www.griefshare.org).  This group is open to all grieving people in our community, regardless of religious affiliation.  People may join the group at any point during the 13 weeks; each session stands alone.  The workbook fee is $20 and scholarships are available. Registration information is available at the St. Mary Parish Office. Please contact Bette Ross at 803.649-4777 or bross@stmarys-aiken.org for more information or questions.

09/29 – Friday.  Married Couples Date Night with Ballroom Dancing!  7:00-9:00pm St. Angela Hall.  Registration is $20 per couple and includes the book Happy Together (if you received the book at the Bunco Date Night, your registration is only $10).  Desserts, wine and cheese will be provided.  Nursery is provided for ages up to four.  To register, please submit name, contact info, and registration fee to parish office, or contact Deacon Bob & Donna Pierce at 803.474.6011 or rampierce@bellsouth.net and pay at the door. Please reserve by Thursday, September 21.

OCTOBER

10/06 – First Friday Traditional Latin Mass.  2:00pm – Old St. Mary’s (corner of Park Ave. & York St.).  Join us for Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass) in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

10/07 – The 29th Annual Chocolate Festival.  10:00am – 3:00pm – St. Mary’s School, 118 York St. SE.   One word:  chocolate.  Join us for our School’s annual Chocolate Festival.  Vendors, food, and more chocolate.  Open to everyone!

10/13 – Friday.  5:30pm.  Special Mass in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, on the 100th anniversary of the miracle of Fatima.  Rosary at 5:00pm.

10/31 – Tuesday / Martes.  Vigil Mass for All Saints / Misa Vigilia – Solemnidad de Todos los Santos.  Holy Day of Obligation / El Día de Precepto.  English, 5:30pm – church (138 Fairfield St. SE).  Español, 7:00pm – la capilla de Santa María (Park Ave. y York St.).

NOVEMBER

11/01 – Wednesday.  All Saints Day – Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses: 7:00am at Old St. Mary’s, and 8:30am, 12:00pm, and 5:30pm at the church.

11/02 – Thursday.  All Souls Day.  Mass at Calvary Cemetery at 12:00pm.  Located at 1255 University Lane Aiken, SC 29801.  (In case of inclement weather, Mass will be at Old St. Mary’s.)  Also, Holy Mass at 5:30pm in Old St. Mary’s.

11/03 – First Friday Traditional Latin Mass.  2:00pm – Old St. Mary’s (corner of Park Ave. & York St.).  Join us for Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass) in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

11/04 – Saturday.  Extraordinary Minister Day of Recollection. 8:00am-12:00pm.  Mandatory for all current and prospective EM’s.  Begins with Holy Mass at 8:00am.

11/21 – Tuesday.  School Mass moved to today for Thanksgiving holiday.  8:30am, Old St. Mary’s.

11/22 – Wednesday.  NO SCHOOL MASS today.  (Moved to Tuesday, November 21 at 8:30am.)

11/23 – Thursday.  Mass for Thanksgiving Day.  9:00am, Old St. Mary’s.  Let us give thanks to God for all His blessings!  (Please note there will be no confessions nor 5:30pm Mass today.)

DECEMBER

12/01 – First Friday Traditional Latin Mass.  2:00pm – Old St. Mary’s (corner of Park Ave. & York St.).  Join us for Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass) in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

12/06 – Wednesday.  NO SCHOOL MASS today.  (Moved due to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception to Friday, December 8 at 8:30am in the church.)

12/07 – Thursday.  Vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception.  Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass at 5:30pm in the church (138 Fairfield St. SE)

12/08 – Friday.  The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses at 7:00am (Old St. Mary’s); at 8:30am, 12:00pm, & 5:30pm (church); and 7:00 pm en español (la capilla de Santa María).

12/10 – Sunday / Domingo.  Parish festival in honor or Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Mañanitas – 5:00am.  Bilingual Mass / Misa Bilingüe  – 11:00am.  Procession after Mass.  Fiesta following Procession.  (Hoy, no hay una misa a las 12:30pm.)

12/24 & 25 – Masses for Christmas.  Posting soon!

If there is an upcoming event that you do not see listed, please contact us.

Please see the Weekly Bulletin (click here), especially pages 2 & 3, for events that occur on a regular basis.