UPDATES & REMINDERS

Here are some reminders of what is happening in the parish to help keep us together while we are apart as a parish community:

  • Live Stream Masses:  We are live streaming masses on YouTube and a recording is available to view anytime concluding each Mass.  These can be accessed via our YouTube channel or from our Masses page.  There are also resources available at the diocesan website—dor.org—as well.
  • Chapel visits:  The chapel is open for private prayer Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Please practice appropriate social distancing strategies during your visit.
  • Parish office:  The office is now open and can be reached at 607-739-3817 or smomc@stny.rr.com
  • Financial contributions:  Thank you for your generous financial support to St. Mary Our Mother during these difficult days.  It is inspiring to know people realize this is your faith community and that your financial support is of utmost importance.  You may mail your contributions to the parish office at 816 West Broad Street, Horseheads, New York 14845. There is also a box in the vestibule to receive your offering.  You also may wish to use our online giving page.
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A Letter from Fr. Chris:

June 3, 2020

Dear Friends,

It hardly seems possible that the month of June is upon us. As the past two and one half months have been, I am sure June 2020, will be much different than other Junes we have experienced. I am especially sad for those graduating from colleges, universities, high school, as well as our own parish school who will not be able to have a “normal” graduation experience from their schools. I hope you and your family are staying well as we continue to deal with the Corona Virus pandemic. As I announced last month, we are offering Sunday Mass through our parish’s You Tube channel. These Masses are recorded earlier in the weekend, and are available through our parish website. Thank you to the many of you who have commented favorably about having the opportunity to attend Mass from your parish church while remaining at home.

We recently received a memo and information from the bishop’s office listing the necessary guidelines and policies that will have to be met before we will be able to return to our church building for Sunday Mass. Some of those directives have been listed on our website (click link here), with additions and updates posted on a regular basis. Please be assured that we will be working as expeditiously and prudently as possible to be meet these policies and guidelines.

Thank you for your continued financial support of our parish, and for your encouragement and support in so many ways through these challenging days. May we continue to pray for our nation, our world, and for one another.

Father Chris Linsler

Mass Times

All in-person Masses have resumed.

Saturdays: 5:00 P.M.
Sundays: 8:30 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.

Live Stream & Recorded Mass:

Office Hours

The Parish Office is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM.

816 West Broad Street

Horseheads, NY 14845

Phone: 607-739-3817

Fax: 607-739-5628

E-mail: smomc@stny.rr.com

 

Announcements:

  • Friday, December 4th, 2020
    Mass Reopening:

    We have received notification from the Diocese, giving permission to reopen for in-person Mass. Our region remains in the Orange Zone, with high rates of positivity and elevated risk. Please exercise caution. The obligation to attend in-person Mass remains suspended and we will continue to produce a weekend recorded Mass on Saturday ...

  • Monday, November 23rd, 2020
    Horseheads Food Pantry Donations

    We will be collecting food donations from now until December 16th at noon.  Please leave your donations in the designated boxes at the main school entrance at the overhang area.  Items needed include Cranberry Sauce, ...

  • Saturday, November 21st, 2020
    Thanksgiving Mass is now virtual only:

    Please visit our website (Masses page) or our YouTube channel to view a recording of Thanksgiving Mass. The recording will be available for Thursday morning.

  • Saturday, October 31st, 2020
    Decoration for Christmas Masses

    Would you like to see our Church beautifully decorated for the Christmas Masses – even though we might not be able to be present? If you would like to have a poinsettia or a wreath or other flowers to remember a loved one or for a special occasion, please call the parish office at ...

  • Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
    Printed Booklets for Home Use

    As we all are aware, the parish is unable to have printed materials available in the Church during this time of a pandemic.

    The “Word Among Us”, “Today’s Missal” and the “Little Blue Book” for Advent/Christmas have arrived at the parish office. If you would like to have copies of these booklets, please call the ...

  • Saturday, October 10th, 2020
    Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020-21
    Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020-21
  • Monday, September 14th, 2020
    Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Matano

    Bishop Matano has sent out a letter to the faithful. Click here to see this letter. (Haga clic aquí para español.)

  • Thursday, September 10th, 2020
    St. Mary Our Mother School is back in session!

    The staff and administration have all worked tirelessly to prepare for this unprecedented reopening. We thank you for your prayers and support.

    We are unable to hold our annual fundraising event this school year due to ...

Announcements:

Weekend Mass Canceled: The NYS Governor’s Office has designated our region as an Orange Zone for COVID-19 restrictions and Mass gatherings are severely limited. As a result, we will be canceling weekend Mass times for the next two weeks. Daily Mass will continue Monday through Friday at 6:45AM and will be limited to no more than 25 attendees. A livestream of this weekend’s Mass will be recorded at 4PM on Saturday October 24th and the recorded version will be available any time after Mass has ended. To access our YouTube page, click HERE.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020-21

Intro to remote faith formation

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 13, 2020

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 6, 2020

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 30, 2020

JUNE 29, 2020 - Volunteers Needed to Check-In Parishioners at Mass:

An important protocol for Mass is to register attendance by Thursday each week and check-in at the back of the church prior to taking your seat.  This allows us to have an accurate attendance sheet for contact tracing recording purposes.  We need volunteers to check-in parishioners at each Mass.  If you are able to volunteer, please call Joyce at 607-739-3817 or send an email to smomc@stny.rr.com.

JUNE 24, 2020 - Church reopening scheduled for Masses on July 4th/5th! Please CLICK HERE for instructions and policies that will be in place to protect everyone from the COVID-19 virus.

JUNE 24, 2020 - Volunteers Needed for Church Sanitation

We are working hard to prepare for reopening St. Mary Our Mother Church, while keeping parishioners safe. A condition of reopening will be to sanitize the Church after each Mass.   We will need volunteers to perform this task. We estimate that the process will require about 30 minutes with a team of 6-8 people per Mass.

        If you are able to volunteer, please call Joyce in the parish office at 607-739-3817

JUNE 8, 2020 - Letter from Bishop Salvatore Matano (dated 6/6/2020) on the reopening of churches and the resumption of public Masses within the Diocese of Rochester. Please also see Fr. Chris Linsler's status report on our Parish's ability to open by clicking here.

JUNE 7, 2020 - Statement from Bishop Salvatore Matano regarding the death of Mr. George Floyd and the recent events of violence throughout the United States.

JUNE 3, 2020 - Please see the most recent letter from our Pastor, Fr. Chris Linsler. ( ⇐ to the left)

MARCH 30, 2020 - Read about Spiritual Communion. Also, join your fellow parishioners in the Coronavirus Prayer.

MARCH 23, 2020 - Please join your fellow parishoners in a Prayer of Solidarity.

MARCH 21, 2020 - Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has granted the faithful of the Diocese of Rochester a dispensation from the law of abstinence from meat on the Fridays of Lent for this year. For details, click here.

MARCH 16, 2020 - Effective immediately, the Diocese of Rochester has suspended all public masses. For details, please see the Statement to the Faithful from Bishop Salvatore Matano by clicking here.

In addition, all Parish and School activities are suspended until further notice.

Upcoming Events

  • December 5, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    St Mary Our Mother, 816 W Broad St, Horseheads, NY 14845, USA
  • December 12, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    St Mary Our Mother, 816 W Broad St, Horseheads, NY 14845, USA
  • December 19, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    St Mary Our Mother, 816 W Broad St, Horseheads, NY 14845, USA
  • December 26, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    St Mary Our Mother, 816 W Broad St, Horseheads, NY 14845, USA

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All recorded St. Mary Our Mother Masses can be found here.

For a list of other televised Masses, click here.