Mass Schedule

Wednesday, July 29 & Thursday, July 30
5:30pm Masses
Friday, July 31
7:10am Liturgy of the Hours Morning Prayers
7:30am Mass
8 – 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 Saturday, August 1
 5:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, August 2 - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am Masses

Tuesday, August 4
5:30pm Vigil Mass
Wednesday, August 5
11:00am Communion Service @ Focus Otsego
Thursday, August 6
12:10am Mass @ Bassett Hospital Chapel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

BE SURE TO CHECK ON THE LATEST PHOTO GALLERIES BY CLICKING LINK TO YOUR LEFT
Wi-Fi Now Available in Parish Hall!

wifiWe 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.

Sunday, August 9th – Our “Lemonade on the Lawn” tradition continues on the Rectory porch!

cookies and lemonadeWe had such an OUTSTANDING turnout on July 12th, that we wish to invite you again  to join your fellow parishioners and visiting tourists (“new friends”) for a summer tradition:  “Lemonade on the Lawn” on Sunday, August 9th, immediately following the 11:30 Mass.  Enjoy a cool drink, a cookie or two and spend some time getting to know your parish friends. We will be serving up homemade goodies and cool, refreshing lemonade for all on the back rectory porch, along with some good conversation.  JOIN US!

St. Mary’s Facebook Page! Take a look …

St. Mary’s is now on Facebook
Please visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/stmaryscoopny.

“SAVE THE DATE”

save the dateSunday, September 13th, 2015 - for our annual parish picnic and Mass at Glimmerglass State Park!!!  More information to follow soon!

 

2015 Bishop’s Appeal is under way
We are now nearly three months into the 2015 Bishop’s Appeal, or as we call it, the ”Easter Appeal”, answering God’s call to help others.
 
If you have not already done so, we urge you to take the time to prayerfully reflect on the gifts that you have been given by God and respond to the Bishop’s Appeal as generously as you possibly can.  Your participation is essential to the success of the Bishop’s Appeal.  Please join other Catholics throughout the 14 counties of the Diocese in supporting this vital collection.  Our parish’s success can only be obtained through EVERYONE doing their part.  We still have a way to go before meeting our assessment which MUST be paid.
 
Pledge/Donation envelopes are available at our Church -OR- you can donate on line at www.thebishopsappeal.org.  We sincerely appreciate your helping the Diocese be the hands and feet of Jesus.
The Joy of First Holy Communion was celebrated on May 9th

IMG_20150509_100315_846 (1024x573)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. 

 

Ashes to Easter, 2015 – “Going Home”

 

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.And now we step outside to kindle the New Fire to light the Easter Candle as darkness begins to fall.

You can enjoy the highlights as you enjoy “Going Home” from Dvorak.

Click onto this link to enjoy our highlight video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu3hUb-pK-c&feature=youtu.be

You can still watch our Christmas “Video” on YouTube!

IMG_20141225_150937Relive 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