Mass Schedule

Saturday, November 28
10:00am Memorial Mass for
Thomas A. Barsitus
4:30pm Vigil Mass
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

Saturday, December 5
4:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, December 6
Second Sunday of Advent
8:00 & 11:00am Masses





Confirmation Mass – December 10, 6:30 PM

Confirmation retreat 2015Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will be at St. Mary’s Church to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, December 10, at 6:30 PM.  All are invited to attend this very special Mass.




     Jean Bohm, a lifelong parishioner and nurse at Focus,, has requested St. Mary’s continue the annual tradition of The Giving Tree formally with the Manor, now with Focus. During the Fall Parish Council Meeting, the request was accepted with overwhelming support. The Parish Council with Father John, requests your generosity in support of this Community Outreach Program.

giving_tree[1]     The Giving Tree is a representation of our County’s Elderly Community living with assistance. In many cases your gift will be the only one they receive for Christmas. Embrace this opportunity for multi-generational connection by engaging your whole family, especially the youth, to join in the selection, purchase, and wrapping of the gifts.

     We are excited to begin our Christmas Season thinking of our most vulnerable in this time of giving. Select a tag off  the two trees in church, sign your name to the roster, and return the wrapped present(s) by the appointed deadline. Thank you for your support and generosity.

First Reconciliation,November 17, 2015

First Reconciliation 11.17.15

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.

2015 Potato Drive

Oberreiters carrying Potatoes 2015Potatoes 2015THANK YOU!  We met our goal of collecting 2,000 pounds of potatoes with your generous and heartfelt donations. 

Daily Mass in St. Mary’s Chapel (Rectory) Lower Level from Now Until Holy Week 2016

  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 -    

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.


Wi-Fi Now Available in Parish Hall at our INTERNET CAFE!

IMG_20150918_112002054 (1024x595)2015-09-20 09.01.48 (1024x768)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 Facebook Page! Take a look …

St. Mary’s is now on Facebook


2015 Bishop’s Appeal is STILL under way
We are nearing the end of 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.