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Online Giving Program Is Fixed!

After many months of not having our online giving program, we are finally back
up and running again with the upgrade of a new processor with Parish Soft.

Our online giving site is:

https://giving.parishsoft.com/app/giving/stmaryourmotherhorseheads

If you had an online account in the past that was set up with your email, it should
be automatically converted over, and you may sign in with your email and
password.

Some donors originally signed up with a username and not an email address. If you are one of those donors, select create a new account and complete the required information and enter your email address.

 

You can do a one-time gift or select recurring payments. Also, under the Fund Dropdown, you can select any extra contributions such as Holy Days, Capital Improvements, Diocesan Collections, School Donations, etc.

Some new features include:

  • The convenience to manage giving from your computer, tablet or mobile
    device.
  • Effortless management of recurring giving frequency and gift amount.
  • Easier selection of other giving categories ie: Capital Improvements,
    Diocesan Collections, School Donations, etc.
  • All information on this platform is protected on a platform that is a Level 1
    Certified PCI Compliant Service Provider.

The link to the online giving website can also be found on our website at www.stmaryourmother.com. Click the box for Donate in the upper right hand corner.

We thank you for your generous donations to help us continue to build the
Kingdom of God here at St. Mary Our Mother Church.

SMOMS E$CAPE Fundraiser – Online Auction Begins!

Online Auction Website: https://www.32auctions.com/SMOMS2022Escape

The online auction starts March 24, 2022 and will run until March 31, 2022 @ 11:45 PM

 

The annual E$CAPE fundraiser is St. Mary Our Mother School’s biggest fundraiser of the year!  We appreciate your support.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the school’s operating expenses.

This is the event’s 16th year and it continues to get bigger and better every year.  Despite this event not being in person, we hope this will encourage even more people to participate and help St. Mary Our Mother School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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School Fundraiser – 2022 E$CAPE – Big Money Raffle

The 2022 E$CAPE fundraiser for St. Mary Our Mother School is going to be held as a “virtual event.”  This is the largest fundraiser for the year and is an important component of our budget.  We will have an online basket auction (details coming soon) as well as a Big Money Raffle.  The event culminates with the raffle drawing and a Food Truck Fiesta on April 2, 2022 in the church parking lot!

Tickets for the Big Money Raffle can be purchased by calling the school office at (607) 739-9157.  Tickets are $100 each.  The prizes will be dependent on how many tickets we can sell.  If we can sell more than 350 tickets, the first prize will be $10,000!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis I calls for Synod

Pope Francis I has called for the entire Church to enter a General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Every person is invited to provide input into this process from now until March 31, 2022. The theme for this unprecedented Synod is: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission.” This Synod is unlike any other Synod in the history of the Church in that Pope Francis I is seeking the participation of every baptized Catholic across the whole world – young, old, marginalized, laity, consecrated religious, and the ordained.

More information is available on the diocesan website at https://www.dor.org/synod/

Individual submissions can be made at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sv/FdVInzb

Updated COVID-19 Protocol

Due to the COVID-19 cases in our area, we are exercising extra caution to keep our parishioners and staff safe, especially those who cannot be vaccinated.  Until further notice, masks are required whenever you are in a church building, including when attending Mass.  This applies to everyone old enough to safely wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.  We are not at this time implementing any additional registration, social distancing, nor extra sanitizing procedures.

One half of the church seating will continue to be “open seating” with all rows open.  The other half will be blocked off at every other row, for those more comfortable with social distancing.  When you enter a pew row, please move to the furthest open seating area, so that others can fill in the row behind you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish Office Closed July 5th for Independence Day

                                

 

The parish offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the Independence Day holiday weekend.

 

The offices will open on Tuesday, July 6th, at 9:00 a.m.

We wish you a very happy and safe Independence Day weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Mary Our Mother Mask Policy

COVID-19 Mask Update

Saint Mary Our Mother will still require Masks at all Masses

Although New York State has officially lifted the Mask Mandate for fully vaccinated people indoors or outdoors, St. Mary Our Mother has decided to continue its policy to require masks at all Masses to ensure the safety of all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resumption of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass

Below please find a link to view the joint statement from the Bishops of Rochester, Buffalo, Ogdensburg and Syracuse regarding the resumption of the obligation to attend Mass, which will be effective the weekend of June 5-6, 2021, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

Announcement Regarding Mass Obligation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Escape” School Fundraiser raised $50,000!

Thank you for your support of the St. Mary Our Mother School Virtual “Great Escape” Fundraiser. We raised just over $50,000 to support the school! We auctioned off 83 baskets and artwork and sold a record 309 Big Money raffle tickets. Winners of the Big Money raffle included one $5,000 prize, one $1,000 prize and two $500 prizes. Doug’s Fish Fry setup their food truck in the parking lot and sold a record number of fish dinners!
Because of your support, the children of St. Mary Our Mother School can participate in an outstanding elementary school program and graduate with a solid foundation for life with an emphasis on the values of Faith, Knowledge and Service.

Thank you!