Mass Schedule

Friday, September 4
7:10am Liturgy of Hours Morning Prayers
7:30am Mass
8-9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 Saturday, September 5
4:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, September 6 - 23rd Sunday
in Ordinary Time
7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am Masses 

Tues, Sept 8 /Weds, Sept 9 /Thurs, Sept 10
5:30pm Mass
Friday, September 11
7:10am Liturgy of Hours Morning Prayers
7:30am Mass
8-9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament







Parish Picnic & Mass, Sunday, September 13

save the dateSunday, September 13th, 2015 - for our annual parish picnic and Mass at Glimmerglass State Park!!!   Free and open to all … rain or shine … as we have rented the pavilion down by the lake.  Mass at 11:00 am to include pinning of Confirmandi, followed by a delicious lunch buffet provided by Chef Brian Wrubleski.  We will also be celebrating  parishioners Leonard & Betty Sohacki, as they prepsare to relocate in Kentucky.   

                 If you would like to volunteer, provide a ride for someone, or if you yourself need a ride, please call Maureen Davidson at 607-293-7901.  Please bring a chair if your can, and a dessert to share if possible.


Change in Mass Schedule

Our Fall 2015/Winter 2016 SUNDAY Mass Schedule begins on 9/13/15:  8:00am & 11:00am

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.

Bishop Wants to Get Closer to Parishes

vicariates-namedAttached 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.

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

St. Mary’s is now on Facebook
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2015 Bishop’s Appeal is under way
We are now 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  quite 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  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:

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.