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:
3:00 p.m. – Christmas Mass
5:00 p.m. – Christmas Mass
11:00 p.m. – Christmas Mass during the Night
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.
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..
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.
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.
Bishop Matano has sent out a letter to the faithful. Click here to see this letter. (Haga clic aquí para español.)
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.