Mass Schedule

 Friday, March 6
7:10am Liturgy of the Hours Morning Prayers
7:30am Mass; 8-9:30am Adoration in Church
5:30pm STATIONS OF THE CROSS

 Saturday, March 7th
4:30pm Vigil Mass 
Sunday, March 8th - 3rd Sunday of Lent
8:00am & 11:00am Masses 

  Mon., 3/9, Tues., 3/10, Weds. 3/11
12:10pm Mass in Rectory Chapel
Thursday, March 12
12:10pm Mass in Bassett Hospital Chapel

  

 

Announcements

IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to weather-related issues, St. Mary’s Lenten Fish Dinner with Stations of the Cross, which was scheduled for Friday, March 6th, HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to Friday, March 20th, 5:30 PM in the Parish Hall.  There will be Stations of the Cross INSIDE THE CHURCH, as usual, on Friday, March 7th at 5:30 PM.

Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday Lenten Masses in St. Mary’s Chapel 12:10 PM
The simple appointments against the rugged stone walls  of the chapel are both humble and annointed.

The simple appointments against the rugged stone walls of the chapel are both humble and annointed.

Our Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Masses during the Lenten Season will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Chapel on the lower ground floor of the Rectory.  The Rectory is the building (house with wrap-around porch) on the right-hand side of the Church as you face it (Susquehanna Street side.)  Entrance to the Chapel can be easily gained through the Rectory’s open garage doors, and then make an immediate left.  Chapel is also accessible by elevator from the first floor of the Rectory  where the Parish Office is located.  Chapel is not only a beautiful grotto, but is also heated and a toilet is available on the same floor.  Parking is available in the lower driveway near the garage doors. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLANATION OF ENTRANCE LOCATION.

The Maryellen Wrubleski 2015 Lenten Food Drive

lenten food driveSt. Mary’s is off to a good start collecting donations for it’s annual Lenten Food Drive.  

1000 jars of baby food(including baby cereal & the baby food “pouches”, etc.) was our first step goal.  In just ONE week, you brought in 592 various baby food products!  Thank you!  We are half way to that goal.  Keep them coming … plus …

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE INCLUDES:  Pickles, Applesauce, Peanut Butter, Jelly

Stations of the Cross – Fridays of Lent

DSC03874Please join with your St. Mary’sFish dinner Parish family to read and “walk” the Stations of the Cross each Friday night of Lent at 5:30 pm in the Church. 

We will vary the location just once … on Friday, March 20th, meeting in the Parish Hall for Stations of the Cross,  followed by a Lenten Fish Dinner.  (Note:  this dinner had originally been scheduled for March 7th, but weather-related issues necessitated a change.)

St. Patrick’s Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, Sat., March 14

All are invited to enjoy a hearty Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 14, in our Parish Hall from 4-7 PM.  The dinner is sponsored by the Knight of Columbus.  There is no charge for the dinner, however free-will donations are gratefully accepted.  Irish Step Dancers will perform after the 4:30 PM Mass.

It’s not to late to donate to the 2014-annual Bishop’s Appeal

Bishop's AppealIt is not too late to make your 60th annual (2014) Bishop’s Appeal donation.  PLEASE fulfill your pledge or make a donation for this appeal ,which ends on March 16, 2015, by going to: 

~OR~  Mail your donation to: 
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, 
40 North Main AvenueAlbany, NY  12203
For more information, please call 518-453-6680
If you have already fulfilled your pledge, you have our deepest gratitude!
 
Bishop Scharfenberger celebrates the Confirmation of 20 young men and women….blesses new Rectory Chapel

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who were confirmed
on Friday, December 5, 2014, by  Bishop Scharfenberger.  
Afterwards the Bishop  blessed our new Rectory Chapel.  
View our photo gallery for pictures.

 

First Rectory Chapel Mass celebrated on 12/2/2014

IMG_20141202_172931_443 (360x640)On the chilly evening of December 2, 1024, great warmth was enjoyed, as the first Mass was  celebrated in the intimate and humble setting of St. Mary’s new rectory chapel in the basement.  Father Andrew Cryans was the concelebrant with Father John Rosson in this most personal Mass, resurrecting otherwise “wasted” space as well as pictures, the altar, the tabernacle, etc. from various parishioners and priest throughout the history of St. Mary’s.  The Mass was dedicated to the memories of Fr. Cryans’ brother Jeffrey, Julie Auriemma’s husband Tom as well as Cathy Raddatz’s brother George who perished on 9-11.  Those parishioners in attendance were Jean and Lou Nicholson, Jessica Root, Laura Jane Alexander, Julie Auriemma, Suzanne and John Rudy, Betsy Jay, Cathy Raddatz and Donna Gerard.  This cost-saving chapel will be used for all regularly scheduled weekday Masses on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Watch our Christmas “Video” on YouTube!

IMG_20141225_150937Our present to you:  Christmas memories at St. Mary’s, 2014.  You can click on this link and watch our video gallery of sights and scenes of St. Mary’s, Cooperstown.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZIWjhaUeL8&feature=youtu.be