Dear Brothers and Sisters,


Welcome to the website of St. Mary’s Church of York, Pennsylvania.  Our parish, founded in 1852 by Saint John Nepumocene Neumann as a parish for German-speaking Catholics has been, since 1995, a territorial and multilingual parish with special care for Hispanic immigrants.


You will find in St. Mary’s parish family a diverse group of faithful Christians, trying to be holy, helping each other in times of difficulty and rejoicing in moments of celebration. Through our partnership with other area churches, we help feed the hungry at the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry and Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. Through our parish’s St. Mary’s Thrift Shop we help to clothe the naked. Our dedicated catechists hand on the faith given to us by the apostles in our parish Religious Education Program, and many of our parish children are educated at in-parishioner tuition rates in our local Catholic elementary schools and at York Catholic High School. Enjoyable times are had with those sharing their acting and musical talents with the Iris Dramatic and Social Club, and the crafting and quilting members of St. Mary’s Women’s Societies throw a renowned Holiday Bazaar. The Spanish-speaking Knights of Columbus council, too, gives great physical service while the various prayer groups offer much-needed Christian fellowship.


I hope that as you visit our website, you find the information you need.  Hopefully, you will also have the opportunity to visit our church and worship with our parish family.  If there is any way that we can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to reach out.


God bless you!


Fr. John Kuchinski