a message from the pastor
Welcome to the website of St. Mary Church in Downs. I hope that you find our website to be a reflection of the love and hospitality ofour Parish Family. It is my greater hope that you will come and visit us! Here you will find a community striving to know and love Jesus. Because of the Lord's love, you will sense joy and witness service to God's people. I would wager to bet that you will walk away saying:
"Wow, what an amazing place!" I hope to see you soon and be assured of my prayers!
May God bless you and may God bless our parish family.

Fr. Greg Ketcham Pastor     

Latest News 

Parish Announcement: 


All Saints Day: Tuesday, November 1st

St. Mary Mass Time: 5:30pm

St. Patrick Church of Merna Mass Times: 7:00am, Noon, & 5:30pm


PRAYER NETWORK: Please note that our Prayer Network is now open to both St. Patrick Church of Merna as well as St. Mary Church in Downs. We welcome any and all prayer requests from St. Mary parishioners. To make a prayer request please click on the icon or CLICK HERE. We update the list each month so we ask that you keep us informed of any necessary changes,updates or after one month to renew your intention.

NEW FAMILY REGISTRATION OR CHANGES TO CURRENT REGISTRATION: You can now register as a new family or make changes to current family registration electronically. You can click on the picture to the left to register/make changes or CLICK HERE



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