Bible Study

A group gathers at the Rectory on the first Tuesday of each month to read and discuss the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. They meet weekly during Advent and Easter. Father Kevin leads this group.
Another group meets on Sunday evenings during Advent and Lent in the parish house to read the scriptures and/or discuss topics of our faith and what they mean in our lives today. Deacon Dave and John Phipps lead this group.

Marriage Preparation

The parish provides information on various marriage preparation classes for those couples planning to be married. Couples planning to be married should be in touch with the parish office at least six months in advance of a desired wedding date.

Parish School

Mary of Nazareth, our Regional School, has a long held reputation for excellence in education and the teaching of the Catholic faith. The school houses 500+ students in grades pre-kindergarten through 8th, with a stellar faculty and staff.

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Religious Education

The parish’s religious education program incorporates a family-centered base so that moms and dads are also involved. Classes are held from late September through early May. All grades meet on Wednesdays with Grades K through 5 meeting from 3:45 - 5:00pm; Grades 6-8 meet from 7:30 - 8:30pm; Grades 9-12 meet from 7:00 - 8:30pm.

Registration Form

Adults baptized in another faith, and those not baptized, who wish to explore the Catholic faith, are invited to participate in this process. During their journey of faith, should they find a desire to join the Catholic Church, they receive their sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. Parishioners assist in this journey both through their prayers and by acting as sponsors for those participating in the RCIA.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

St. Mary’s Church and Our Lady of the Presentation in Poolesville come together each summer to provide a week of fun in a loving environment for our children ages pre-school through incoming 5th graders to learn about Jesus and his love for us. It is held right here in our Pavilion.

Vacation Bible School

With programs for high school, youth ministry blends a sharing of learning about our Catholic faith with the social aspect of life as a young person and service projects to help our community.

High School Youth Group Meets Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm.

Youth Ministry