Welcome to St. Mary’s, Hamilton Village!
No matter where you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here.
Whether you are a new student, new to University City, or a long time resident joining us for the first time, I am glad to greet you on behalf of this parish. Our community is a loving, diverse, and inviting group of folks, all fellow pilgrims stumbling along together on the way towards the Holy. A visiting bishop once said that our congregation’s mission statement should be “We like to sing and we like to eat”, and he did a good job of summing up our common life. We gather at the altar rail to nourish our souls, and around the brunch table to nourish our bodies, the whole time singing our praises to Jesus Christ our Lord. We endeavor to be the hands and feet of God in the world: feeding the hungry, welcoming the homeless, the refugee, and the asylum seeker, serving the poor in our midst. We invite the Holy Spirit into our lives through study, prayer, and almsgiving. We ask hard questions, and puzzle out the answers together- and invite you to join us.
You can get a good sense of our history, mission, and ministry through this website, as well as upcoming events- I look forward to welcoming you in person!