Mass Schedule

Saturday, April 18
4:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, April 19 – 3rd Sunday of Easter
8 & 11:00am Masses
3-5pm Visitation/Calling Hours/Louise Woods
Monday, April 20
10am Liturgy of Christian Burial/Louise Woods
Weds., April 22 & Thurs., April 23
5:30pm Mass
Friday, April 24
7:10 Liturgy of the Hours Morning Prayers
7:30am Mass
8-9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday, April 25
4:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, April 26 – 4th Sunday of Easter
8 & 11:00am Masses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

Father John sadly announces death of Louise Woods

Louise WoodsLong-time Cooperstown resident and St. Mary’s parishioner Louise Woods joined the Lord early this Easter Sunday morning.  Funeral plans have been finalized by the family of Louise Woods.  Visitation/Calling Hours in the Church sanctuary from 3-5pm on Sunday, April 19th (this was a personal request of Louise); Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am on Monday, April 20th.  Louise will be buried in the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Index.  Whether or not the burial will follow the Mass  will be determined by the weather on this date.

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu3hUb-pK-c&feature=youtu.be

2015 Bishop’s Appeal to kick off on May 2/3 weekend
 
Bishop's Appeal The 2015 Bishop’s Appeal will be held on the weekend of May 2/3.  This is our opportunity to unite together as one Catholic family, to answer the challenge given to us by Jesus Christ to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and to promote justice for every person.
 
In the upcoming days, please 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 from throughout the fourteen counties of the diocese in supporting this very import collection.
Coffee Social after 11 AM Mass, Sunday, April 26

coffee & muffinCoffee, Tea, Juice, Milk and Goodies – OH MY!  Treat yourself to the companionship of your Parish Family on Sunday, APRIL 26, immediately after the 11:00 AM Kindergarten Children’s Mass.  We will gather in St. Kateri’s Undercroft to enjoy fellowship and treats provided by the families of the Kindergarten Faith Formation students.  All are invited to attend!

 

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

St. Mary’s is now on Facebook
Please visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/stmaryscoopny.

Diocese Workshops: “Spring Enrichment”, available in Oneonta this May

Each year, the Diocese of Albany organizes a week of workshops:  Spring Enrichment.  Typically, the program is held in Albany, which makes it more challenging to attend.  But this year, there are workshop on Tuesday at St Mary’s in Oneonta!  We should help promote this and support their efforts.  Anyone interested in attending?

Here’s the link to learn more and/or register for some or all workshops of your choosing: http://www.rcda.org/Offices/OECFL/PDF/spring%20enrichment/2015/SE2015_Comprehensive_Program_Guidebook_ONEONTA_v1.pdf
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.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZIWjhaUeL8&feature=youtu.be