Annual Catholic Ministries Appeal

Annual Catholic Ministries Appeal

The CMA funds diocesan wide services to parishes and institutions, supports seminarians, deacons, education of youth, serves people in need through Catholic Charities, funds the ministries of the Pope & Bishop and funds the operations of the diocese.  The goal set for St. Mary Our Mother this year is $112,209.  No gifts to the CMA are used to satisfy legal or settlement costs.  Any shortfall in our goal must be made up from our parish funds.  No gift is too small as we work toward meeting our goal.  Thank you for your consideration of a gift toward our CMA appeal.  

Christmas Mass Registration

Christmas Mass Registration is now available. You can call the parish office at 607-739-3817 or complete the form on our website at: http://stmaryourmother.com/mass-registration-required/

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE                                    

Presuming that our county will not be experiencing a major increase in COVID-19 infection rates, which would mandate another suspension of in-person Mass, the following will be the schedule for Masses for Christmas:

CHRISTMAS EVE

3:00 p.m. – Christmas Mass

5:00 p.m. – Christmas Mass

11:00 p.m. – Christmas Mass during the Night

CHRISTMAS DAY

10:00 a.m. – Christmas Mass

Reservations for Christmas Mass are required and can be made up to  Monday, December 21st.  Each Mass will be limited to 150 people.  Please review the protocol for Mass by clicking the button below.

CHRISTMAS ON OUR WEBSITE

Many of you may feel hesitant about coming to Christmas Mass during the pandemic.  As at least one of our Christmas Masses will be recorded, we invite you to gather and celebrate this Christmas through our website.

 

Mass Registration Required

In order to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order, we must limit our attendance to no more than 150 people. To do this, all attendees must register for Mass. Please complete the form below to make your reservation..

Mass Registration Form
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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 evenings.

We will resume the normal weekend schedule; Saturday at 5 PM, Sunday at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM. Attendance for weekend Mass will be limited to 150 attendees.

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, Stuffing Mix, Small Canned Pumpkin, Small Canned Ham, Evaporated Milk, Cream of Celery Soup, Chicken Soup, Cake Mix, Cake Frosting, Creamed Corn, Canned Potatoes, Canned Beets & Canned Spinach.

 

Decoration for Christmas Masses

Would you like to see our Church beautifully decorated for the Christmas Masses? 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 739-3817.

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 parish calendars, “Today’s Missal” and the “Little Blue Book” for Advent/Christmas are available at the parish office. If you would like to have copies of these booklets, please call the office at 739-3817 to make arrangements.