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 Welcome to St. Mary, Mother of God Parish

​Welcome to the St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church website.

This site is intended to help our web visitors become familiar with the spiritual life and service of our parish, which is located in rural Northeastern Armstrong County.

Our church is a parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, and is a partner parish of St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Kittanning.

Our parish was formed from immigrant families who settled in the towns of Margaret, NuMine, Rural Valley, Sagamore, and Yatesboro over a century ago to work in the coal industry.

Building upon the foundation of those who have gone before us, we value our Catholic faith and tradition, our worship of God--especially through our celebration of the Eucharist, and our willingness to serve Christ by our love for one another.

Please take the time to browse our parish website and learn more about our community. I hope that you will find our website helpful and informative. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are in need of further assistance or service.

 Our Mission

We, the parishioners of St. Mary, Mother of God, Yatesboro, form a vibrant and Spirit-filled Roman Catholic community of faith in rural Northeastern Armstrong County, serving families residing in the surrounding towns.

Our parish was formed from immigrant families who settled in this area over a century ago to work in the coal industry. Building upon the foundation of those who have gone before us, we value our Catholic faith and tradition, our worship of God, especially through our celebration of the Eucharist, and our willingness to serve Christ by our love for one another.

 Join Our Family

We are an active faith community of over 400 households, and we strive to deepen the faith and to broaden the vision of church for all parishioners. Since Christ, present in the celebration of the word and sacrament, is the source and summit of our faith, our celebration of the liturgy is the life blood of our parish.

To join our family, please complete the new member registration form and return it to the parish office, or for more information about parish membership, please contact us.

 Sacraments

​Parishioners of St. Mary, Mother of God can participate in all three sacraments of initiation, Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation when they reach the appropriate age and/or have participated in sacramental preparation. Parishioners can partake in the celebration of the Eucharist at every Mass, and can participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation on the first Saturday of every month at starting at 12:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Parishioners of St. Mary, Mother of God can celebrate the sacrament of marriage in the church by contacting the parish office, and receive the reception of the Anointing of the Sick. Any parishioner interested in exploring vocations can also learn more by visiting www.gbgvocations.org.

 Faith Formation

​St. Mary, Mother of God Parish offers child and on-going formation through the church. School-age children in first through twelfth grade can participate in CCD classes, which teach them about their faith and prepare them to receive the sacraments. Children can continue their formation into the summer with Vacation Bible School. Non-Catholics who want to enter the church are always welcome to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and learn more about becoming Catholic.

 Parish Life

​The parish of St. Mary, Mother of God has an active and vibrant parish community. Parishioners can fulfill a variety of ministry roles. Parishioners also have the option to join one of our parish organizations. Our community also has finance and pastoral councils, which assist our pastor.