Where All Are Welcome
Sunday 9am and 12pm
1st Saturday of the Month, 8:30 AM Mass.
Closed through COVID-19 crisis. For all concerns, please call and leave a message, or email, drop a note in the collection basket, or in the US Mail
and we will get back to you.
Jesus, we trust in you!
Rosary: M-F 8:10 AM
Divine Mercy Chaplet after daily Mass M-F
Sacred Heart Novena after First Friday Mass
Adoration: 9:00 to 12 Noon (First Fridays)
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 8:20AM Saturday - 3:15 - 3:45PM
ENCOURAGING ALL TO CHECK THEIR TEMPERATURES, PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR A MASK AND KEEP SPACING
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A Statement on a Return to Sunday Mass by the Roman Catholic Bishops
of the Upstate New York Dioceses of Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Rochester and Syracuse
Praise be to Almighty God, who has been by our side throughout this long and devastating pandemic. He has heard our cries of mourning and been our rock in this stormy sea. He has delivered us through this crisis and brought us to the point where we can now clearly see an end in sight to the suffering, lockdowns, and isolation. Alleluia!
Today, with vaccination rates rising, infection numbers across the state are falling and we are seeing the reopening of every sector of society, including businesses, restaurants and sporting events. Now it is also time to return to Sunday Mass.
The obligation to attend Holy Mass on the Lord’s Day is a sacred one. Anyone who is frail or at risk due to advanced age or medical conditions is always excused from this obligation, and we encouraged you to use your prudential judgement throughout this pandemic to determine if it was unsafe for you to attend Mass. This remains true.
However, for those who are healthy and not at great risk, the presumption of the faithful should be that, unless they are at an enhanced risk, sick, or caring for others who are at risk or sick, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass now resumes, effective the weekend of June 5-6, 2021, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Chris in our dioceses.
One should consult their local pastor if questions arise about the obligation to attend. All required safety protocols and liturgical directives of each Diocese remain in place until modified or revoked by the respective Diocesan Bishop.
We are grateful to God to have reached this point, and we speak for all of our brother priests in saying we can’t wait to see you again. Come home to Mass!
Most Rev. Michael W. Fisher
Bishop of Buffalo
Most Rev. Terry R. LaValley
Bishop of Ogdensburg
Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano
Bishop of Rochester
Most Rev. Douglas J. Lucia
Bishop of Syracuse