Mass Schedule

Friday, December 19th
7:10am Liturgy of the Hours Morning Prayers
7:30am Mass in Church
8-9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday, December 20th
4:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, December 21st- 4th Sunday of Advent
8:00 & 11:00am Masses
Tuesday, December 23rd
5:30pm in Rectory Chapel
Wednesday, December 24th – Christmas Eve
4:00pm - Children’s Mass
6:30pm - Family Christmas Eve Mass
9:00pm – Christmas Candlelight “Midnight” Mass
Thursday, December 25th – Christmas Day
8:30 & 10:30am Masses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS SEASON SCHEDULE

December 24:   Christmas Eve Mass   4:00 PM ~    
                                             Christmas Vigil Mass   6:30 PM ~    
                                                                 Christmas Midnight Mass  9:00 PM  (Candlelight)

December 25:   Christmas Day Masses   8:30 and 10:30AM

Click here to see schedule as appears in newspaper:  St. marys 5 x 6 Christmas schedule 12-19-14

Christmas Giving Tree

The Christmas Giving Tree for the residents at Focus at Otsego Manor and patients of the Long Term Home Health Care Program is available at the church entrance. Gifts are due back to St. Mary’s for pick up the week of December 14th, but no later than December 20th. As always,thank you in advance for your generosity.

Mary Widows Christmas Celebration December 19th

The next monthly “Mary Widows” luncheon will be a Christmas celebration! We will meet at 12 noon in the Otesaga Hotel’s Hawkeye Grill,on Friday, December 19th. We ask everyone bring a wrapped gift (approx. $10-value). All invited / Dutch treat /Need not be widowed! Call Donna Gerard (547-7109) by mid-day Wednesday, December 17th. Invite a friend to join us for this Christmas merriment!

Bishop Scharfenberger celebrates the Confirmation of 20 young men and women….blesses new Rectory Chapel

WP_000978St. Mary’s congratulates our 20 young men and women who were Confirmed on Friday, December 5, 2014.  Bishop Scharfenberger was in attendance.  Afterwards, he  blessed our new Rectory Chapel.  View our photo gallery for pictures.

 

 

First Rectory Chapel Mass celebrated on 12/2/2014

IMG_20141202_172931_443 (360x640)On the chilly evening of December 2, 1024, great warmth was enjoyed, as the first Mass was  celebrated in the intimate and humble setting of St. Mary’s new rectory chapel in the basement.  Father Andrew Cryans was the concelebrant with Father John Rosson in this most personal Mass, resurrecting otherwise “wasted” space as well as pictures, the altar, the tabernacle, etc. from various parishioners and priest throughout the history of St. Mary’s.  The Mass was dedicated to the memories of Fr. Cryans’ brother Jeffrey, Julie Auriemma’s husband Tom as well as Cathy Raddatz’s brother George who perished on 9-11.  Those parishioners in attendance were Jean and Lou Nicholson, Jessica Root, Laura Jane Alexander, Julie Auriemma, Suzanne and John Rudy, Betsy Jay, Cathy Raddatz and Donna Gerard.  This cost-saving chapel will be used for all regularly scheduled weekday Masses on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Be sure to view our “Photo Galleries”!

 SO MANY PHOTOS TO BE SEEN, such as the photos of our MAGNIFICENT windows at St. Mary’sTyrolese Are Glass Company on bottom of some of the windows (640x360)  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!

 

It’s not to late to donate to the annual Bishop’s Appeal

DSC03768   It is not too late to make your 60th annual
Bishop’s Appeal donation before the year’s end. 

~OR~  Mail your donation to: 
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, 
40 North Main AvenueAlbany, NY  12203
For more information, please call 518-453-6680
Please Pray for The Souls of Our Faithfully Departed

 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