Mass Schedule

Wednesday, November 25
12:10 Mass in Chapel

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, November 26
9:00am Mass

Saturday, November 28
4:30pm 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





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. 

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS 9:00am,Thursday, November 26

DSC03555Be sure to let your turkey “do it’s own thing” as you attend one of the most spiritually uplifting Masses of the year.  We have been granted so many blessings by our Creator.  Give thanks to Him as you celebrate Thanksgiving Mass with your fellow-parishioners, 9:00am on Thanksgiving morning.


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 five 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: