++++HE IS RISEN!++++
Sunday, May 1 - 6th Sunday of Easter
5:15pm Teaching Mass
Wednesday, May 4 – VIGIL OF ASCENSION
Thursday, May 5 – ASCENSION THURSDAY
7:00am & 12:10pm Masses
Friday, May 6
7:10am Liturgy of Hours – Morning Prayer
Saturday, May 7
10:00am – FIRST COMMUNION
4:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, May 8 – 7th Sunday of Easter
8:00 & 11:00am Masses
HE IS RISEN! Here is a link to a photographic journey of Easter Vigil / Easter Mass. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=A423BAEF8BB040C5!4390&authkey=!AGGnhjxUHOECIGw&ithint=album%2c
You can also link to photos from Holy Thursday-Good Friday at St. Mary’s: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=A423BAEF8BB040C5!4351&authkey=!AJjl0Hd43Ev7Em0&ithint=album%2c
In our days, when in vast areas of the world the faith is in danger of dying out like a flame which no longer has fuel, the overriding priority is to make God present in this world and to show men and women the way to God. Not just any god, but the God who spoke on Sinai; to that God whose face we recognize in a love which presses “to the end” (cf. Jn 13:1) – in Jesus Christ, crucified and risen. The real problem at this moment of our history is that God is disappearing from the human horizon, and, with the dimming of the light which comes from God, humanity is losing its bearings, with increasingly evident destructive effects.
Let us pray with the Holy Father …
“Imploring from God the Gift of peace.”
Remember in your prayers …
all those affected by the attacks in Brussels.
On Monday of Holy Week, March 21, at 10:00 AM, Father John offered a Mass at the Clara B. Welch Thanksgiving Home, commemorating Palm Sunday. Resident St. Mary’s parishioners in attendance were Dee Burnett, Mary Leary, Martha Quinn and Frances May. FOR A COMPLETE SCHEDULE, CLICK HERE: http://www.stmaryscoop.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Saint-Marys-Cooperstown-2016-Holy-Week-Liturgies.pdf
The Knights of Columbus presented its annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 12, from 4 to 7 PM in the Parish Hall. Many parishioners and community members enjoyed a delicious meal and were entertained by Irish Step Dancers. In case you missed the Vigil Mass and St. Patty’s Dinner, click on this link to enjoy some scenes from this evening: http://1drv.ms/22aiEI5
Click onto this link to check the current Eucharistic Minister and Lector Schedule: http://www.stmaryscoop.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EM-Lector-May-June-2016.pdf
On Sunday, December 20, 2015, St. Mary’s children, parents and teachers presented their annual tradition of “The First Christmas” for the parish via a pageant that was presented in the church and followed by supper in the Parish Hall. The evening concluded with Christmas carols being led by religious education director Rosemarie Abbate and her trusty karaoke machine, with backup by teacher Bill Weldon. The evening also included a surprise visit by Santa. Click this link to enjoy some of the photos from that most delightful day: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=A423BAEF8BB040C5!3951&authkey=!AB–5TL-3AyIngo&ithint=album%2c
Congratulations to the following who were confirmed in the Spirit by Bishop Scharfenberger on Thursday, December10th: Keith Barlow, Tyler Bertram, Matilda Francis, Margaret Harmon, Natalie Johnson, Sophia Lesko, Kelly Mooney, Cassie Mendendez, Meaghan Perrino, and Shane Tang.
During the preparation for Confirmation, there were many people who donated their time and talents to ensure that our Confirmandi would have a memorable experience. We are grateful for Brian Wrubleski who prepared the meal for the rehearsal dinner and generously donated the food. Also, many thanks to Sally Trosset, Colette Tangle who coordinated the 9th grader team who set up and served at the rehearsal dinner. Our appreciation to Father John, Lisa Mooney, Rob Bohm, and Donna Gerard who attended to details which ensured that our Confirmation Mass went as planned. The Mass was enhanced by the beautiful music; we appreciate Lucille Gargiulo, Steve Markuson and the choir for filling the church with song. Others who assisted during Mass include Owen and John Kennedy, altar servers. After Mass, thanks to Suzy Conklin and Marjorie Landers, we enjoyed a delicious cake and punch reception. We appreciate Riley Mooney, Colette Leinhart, Sarah Johnson and Joey Bertram who served at the reception. On behalf of the Confirmandi and their families, I extend our gratitude. Submitted by Mary Dirr, Confirmation Coordinator.
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!