Saturday 4:00pm Sunday 8:30am and 11:30am Monday 9:00am (followed by the Novena to the Miraculous Medal) Tuesday 9:00am Thursday 9:00am Friday 9:00am
New and Noteworthy
The Junior and Senior Choirs will hold their annual Christmas bake sale this weekend. Stock up for all your Christmas visitors on cookies, dessert breads, brownies, fudge, etc. The proceeds from the bake sale help us buy new music and hire brass players for Christmas and Easter. Anyone who would like to donate baked items to the sale is asked to contact Toni Marion at 845-856-6083.
We're pleased to announce a fundraiser for St. Mary’s, which will benefit our parishioners as well as the parish. We are embarking on a partnership with a national wellness company that offers a wide variety of consumable products at economical prices. The parish receives a commission on all purchases made. We will be offering one-hour presentations to explain the program and enroll families/individuals with this company. We invite everyone to participate; therefore, please make an effort to attend one of the presentations in the next few months. There will be one in the church hall on Monday, December 22 at 7:00pm; the next one will be announced shortly.
Here is the schedule of Masses forChristmas:
Wednesday, December 24: 4:00pm (with a special homily for the children) and 7:00pm
Thursday, December 25: Midnight (choral prelude begins at 11:30pm on Christmas Eve) and 10:00am
We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Tuesday, December 23 at 6:30pm. All are welcome to assist.
Thursday, January 1, 2015 is the Solemnity of Mary, a holy day of obligation. Mass will be celebratd on Wednesday, December 31 at 5:15pm and on Thursday, January 1 at 9:00am.
We're in the planning stages for a soup kitchen, which will serve our neighbors in need once a month. Those who are interested in learning more or volunteering are invited to a gathering on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:00pm in the parish office. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak with Fr. George.
We're also please to announce the beginning of a new ministry for middle school students. G.E.M.S. (“God’s Extraordinary Middle Schoolers”) will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the church hall. The invitation is open to those in grades 6 through 8. It will follow the format of S.M.A.R.T.: a meeting each month, with apostolic service and social activities in alternating months. You may visit the G.E.M.S. page on the website for more information.
St. Mary's is taking part in a new diocesan initiative. Parishioners may register to receive notifications by e-mail or text of parish news and events. There are two simple ways to register: