St. Mary Our Patroness
Our patroness is the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, who represents the ultimate disciple in her saying “yes” to the Lord. “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word. My soul magnifies the Lord.” -Luke 1:38,46.
St. Mary Parish has a tradition, dating to 1959, of saying three "Hail Mary’s" for the deceased at the end of Mass. That is why there is always a pause on Sunday after the end of the recessional hymn, before people get up to leave the church.