Thursday, October 30th
Friday, October 31st
7:10am Liturgy of Hours Morning Prayers
8-10am Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
4:00pm All-Saints Vigil Mass /
Children’s Halloween Mass (Dress in Costume)
Saturday, November 1st – All Saints Day
All-Souls Vigil Mass
Sunday, Nov. 2nd - All Souls Day
8:00 & 11:00am Mass
Father John will celebrate a HALLOWEEN MASS (All-Saints Vigil) on Friday, October 31st at 4:00pm (pre-downtown activities for the little ones.) We invite you to bring your children and grandchildren IN COSTUME, as well as yourself. This is a wonderfully unique way to have the little ones feel a special part of Mass.
On Saturday, November 1st, Father John will also celebrate All-Saints Day with a Mass at 9am, remembering all the saints who have blessed our lives.
Here is an article that was sent to St. Mary’s from the Albany Diocese as we began Pastoral Care Week in October, 2014. Pope Francis gives us such great teachings and this one is on a subject which has touched or will touch all our lives at some time. Please take a moment to read Pope Francis’ thoughts on this often misunderstood sacrament. Click onto this link: Pope Francis: Christ Himself Comforts Us in Anointing of the Sick
COFFEE AND GOODIES … Oh my! Everyone is invited to the second “Children’s Mass Coffee Social” of this Religious Education school year, presented by the 3rd grade class on this date. We will share coffee, juice, milk and baked goods along with friendship and good conversation. Join your fellow parishioners for a treat. All are welcome!
Father Rosson has announced that our new bishop, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will be with us at St. Mary’s Church on Friday, December 5, 2014, for our parish’s Confirmation Mass. All are urged to mark this on your calendars and plan to attend, so that we can extend a very warm parish welcome to Bishop Scharfenberger.
SO MANY PHOTOS TO BE SEEN, such as the photos of our MAGNIFICENT windows at St. Mary’s Once there, click onto an individual gallery title to open the photos to a full size. You can navigate within each gallery by continuing to click on the photos. ENJOY YOUR/OUR PARISH! If you missed the picnic this year, be sure to mark your calendar for 2015 … first Sunday after Labor Day!
The Annual Easter Appeal of St. Mary’s, which supports the Bishop’s Appeal for the Diocese of Albany, needs everyone’s help. We have reached our assessment of $52,000 in donations and pledges, but now, having reached our stated goal, what is donated returns to help our local Saint Mary’s in charitable works. This includes the Religious Education Program of St. Mary’s, the Youth Program, the Annual Food Drives, etc.. If you have not made a contribution to the Annual Easter Appeal yet – please do so today. You can either mail a check payable to “The Bishop’s Appeal” directly to our church, drop it in the collection basket or donate directly through the Albany Diocese’ website at www.thebishopsappeal.org. THANK YOU!
The following is a list of the individuals who were laid to rest from St. Mary’s in the recent past, with the date of their passing following their names. Please remember them in your prayers.
Maryellen Wrubleski 21 December 2013
Jack Henry Weber 3 January2014
Michael J. Basile 12 January 2014
Stewart L. Fink, Jr 4 February 2014
Mary Pangborn 16 February 2014
Patrick Christman 2 March 2014
Janet Gorman 30 March 2014
Frances K. Watson 9 March 2014
William Armstrong 18 June 2014
James Joseph Kennedy 3 June 2014
Alberta Ann Bowes 16 June 2014
Louise W. Weisser 21 June 2014
Jean Kennedy 28 June 2014
Julian Paul Kaczynski 16 July 2014
Joan Ann Tripp 23 July 2014
Kathleen Adele Bachand 27 July 2014
Wilhelmus “Willy” Pijnenburg 2 August 2014
Eleanor P. Maliszewski 31 August 2014