St. Patrick’s Parish of Merced, California is pleased to present MARY OF NAZARETH, the first major motion picture on the remarkable life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus.

MARY OF NAZARETH will be shown at 3PM, Sunday, June 8, at the beautifully restored Merced Theatre Art Kamangar Center. The theatrical release feature length is 161 minutes. Tickets are priced at $10.00 and are exclusively available through St. Patrick’s Parish.

This epic Ignatius Press film vividly captures the essence of Mary’s profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries she lived as the Mother of the Messiah. It shows her compassionate humanity and concern for others, and the deep love that she and Jesus shared for one another. This film also underscores her special role in God’s plan for our redemption, her unique relationship with Christ, and the tremendous suffering that she endured in union with his passion and death, as well as her serene joy at his Resurrection.

“Mary of Nazareth is an absolute theological and Mariological masterpiece! It will make you want to love her more than ever. Mary’s beauty is pure and ageless; her feminine mystery filled with wonder and virtue, and her divine motherhood is both tender and captivating. Without a doubt, this is the most stunning portrayal of the Virgin Mary on film!”  - Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Author, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy

“With careful attention to detail and a remarkable cast, Mary of Nazareth is an impressively beautiful portrait of the life of the Blessed Mother…this film will bond families ever more closely to the life of a woman who forever changed our world. Come to know Mary for the first time, or renew your friendship with the mother of us all with a cinematic work of art that brings Mary’s amazing ‘yes’ to life. “ - Lisa Hendey, Founder of

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the very first faith-based public event at the historic Merced Theatre. I would like to see the line of people entering the theater wrapped around the block. Every person holding a ticket to one of the 688 seats will be a living sidewalk testimony of our community’s vibrant faith and deep love for Jesus and His Holy Mother.” – Brian K. Kravec, St. Patrick’s Faith Event Ministry

For more information or to purchase your movie tickets, simply walk in the Parish office in Merced at 671 E. Yosemite Ave., visit or phone 209-383-3924.

This is an advance sales premier event. Seating is limited. Your group ticket purchase is welcome.

Sunday, June 8, 3PM
Merced Theatre Art Kamangar Center
301 W. Main St.
Merced, CA  95301

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