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After reviewing the impact that the coronavirus has had on our diocese, the Diocese of Saginaw has decided to temporarily close St. Mary University Parish until the pandemic has ended. The full statement from the parish staff can be found in the bulletin or on our Facebook page.

If you would like to continue donating to St. Mary University Parish so that we will be in a more stable position when we reopen, you can donate here on our website by clicking the “Donate” button or by mailing your donation to:

St. Mary University Parish, 1405 S. Washington Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Please refer all needs for Sacramental services, attending of Mass, and any business concerns of St. Mary University Parish to:

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 302 S. Kinney Avenue, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Daily and Sunday Masses will be live streamed on the diocesan website (Monday-Saturday at 8am and Sundays at 10am) and can be watched by clicking here.

Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Protection:

“O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross, you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Our Lady of the Assumption, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.”


St. Mary University Parish aspires to foster an inclusive, welcoming, hospitable, and close-knit university community at Central Michigan wherein we cultivate the Catholic faith of students, faculty, and staff and connect that faith to reason and service.

Accordingly, we join with all in the university to build and strengthen our community and, in turn, we provide our university community with opportunities for:

To help facilitate a holistic embodiment of faith in daily life, we sponsor student households, which are integrative faith and service groups.

Finally, we offer innumerable resources available at and beyond CMU.


Mass Schedule during Summer/Christmas Break:
Sunday 6:00 p.m.

Mass Schedule during School Year:
Sunday 10:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
1st Thursday of the Month 6:00 p.m.