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Big Money Raffle

Help raise money for the St. Mary Our Mother School and take a chance on winning up to $10,000!

If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact our School Office (607) 739-9157 or send us an email at

Tickets cost $100, and the drawing will be held on Saturday, March 27th at 7pm.

Purchasers of Big Money Raffle tickets must be 18 years of age.

You need not be present at the drawing to win.

Help Support St. Mary Our Mother School at E$cape 2021 (Virtual-style)

Do you like to win BIG money? Would you like to bid on some fun-themed baskets full of amazing treats and valuable items? Are you looking for some 1-of-a-kind artwork, created especially by our students for our Art Auction? Do you enjoy a good fish fry? We have you all covered at this year’s E$cape 2021. And due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this entire fund-raising event is going VIRTUAL!

Visit our online site at and check-out the many baskets and student art auction items that are up for bid. Bidding will be done strictly online, at this site, and will be open for bids beginning on Monday, March 15th. The bidding will close on Wednesday, March 24th.

If you would like to take your chances on winning up to $10,000 in cash with our BIG MONEY RAFFLE, contact our School Office (607) 739-9157 or send us an email at Tickets cost $100, and the drawing will be held on Saturday, March 27th at 7pm. Purchasers of Big Money Raffle tickets must be 18 years of age. You need not be present at the drawing to win.

Doug’s Fish Fry food truck will be visiting the St. Mary Our Mother School as a culmination of our E$cape fund-raiser on Saturday, March 27th, 11am-6pm. You can preorder between 11am-4pm on that day, to ensure your order will be ready when you arrive to pick it up. (607) 753-9184.

Take a chance. Get some beautiful artwork or fun baskets. Enjoy a delicious meal. Support St. Mary Our Mother School. You won’t be sorry you did!

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:

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.


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 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.