Wednesday, November 25
12:10 Mass in Chapel
Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, November 26
Saturday, November 28
Sunday, November 29
First Sunday of Advent
8:00 & 11:00am Masses
Thursday, December 3
12:10 Mass @ Bassett Chapel
Friday, December 4
7:30am Mass in Chapel
With the help of a prop (an eraser on the end of a large pencil), Father John is at his teaching best, explaining how one’s sins are erased through the Sacrament of Penance, to the Spring, 2016 Communicants.
Be sure to let your turkey “do it’s own thing” as you attend one of the most spiritually uplifting Masses of the year. We have been granted so many blessings by our Creator. Give thanks to Him as you celebrate Thanksgiving Mass with your fellow-parishioners, 9:00am on Thanksgiving morning.
Scheduled Daily Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Chapel (Rectory) lower level at 12:10pm until Holy Week, 2016. . This includes all Masses scheduled / announced for Wednesday through Friday. Funeral liturgies will be in the church and will be the daily Mass for that day. The Chapel has a ground level entrance, left of Rectory’s garage doors. Click here for visual of entrance: St. Mary’s Chapel Entrance & Location Information -
Attached you will find a narrative describing Bishop Scharfenberger’s plan for transitioning from a Deanery-based model to the Vicariate-based model for diocesan organization. Seven regional Vicars are to be named. This is a map which depicts the Albany Diocese organized according to the Vicariate regions. St. Mary’s is located within the “Leatherstocking” Vicariate. Please take time to read the Bishop’s transition plan which you can access by clicking onto this link: Bishop Wants to Get Closer to Parishes.
We gratefully announce that Wi-Fi is now available in our Parish Hall thanks to our Parish Council leader, Robert Bohm. We thank him not only for his gift of the technical equipment but also for the installation. This availability will be a valuable asset for the religious education classes, and will also give parents and caregivers a warm “Internet Café” to use while they await their children’s release from religious education and before attending Mass. As you can see by the picture on the right, it was immediately enjoyed on it’s “opening day”, the first day of Religious Education classes. Not only free Wi-Fi is available, but also free coffee and cake while you wait for your children. This is an excellent way to stay warm and connect with your parish family during this fall/winter season!
St. Mary’s is now on Facebook!
Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 10:00am, 10 of our young children received The Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for the very first time at a VERY special Mass. The Lord provided a beautiful day for this celebration which Father John calls “My favorite Mass of the year.” Photos from this glorious occasion are on our PHOTO GALLERY page.
We have traveled our Lenten journey from the fire of February 17, 2015, when we burned the Palm Branches for the Day of Ashes -to- Easter Weekend, April 4 & 5, 2015 and the New Fire to kindle the Paschal Candle.
You can enjoy the highlights as you enjoy “Going Home” from Dvorak.
Click onto this link to enjoy our highlight video: