Retirement Announcement

Our faith tells us to always trust in Jesus, especially as we consider the future.

After serving as pastor of St. Mary’s for the past 23 years, I will retire effective August 31.

I place my trust in Jesus that he will guide my journey and the future of St. Mary’s. It has been a blessing to serve the St. Mary’s parish community and witness the inspiring faith journeys of thousands of parishioners through the years.

We have accomplished many wonderful things together as a parish community – building the new church, building the Parish Center, and supporting one another during joyful events and tragedy. I have always been humbled by the generosity, hard work and compassion of our parish family.

I anticipate that Bishop Richard Malone will appoint my replacement sometime in August, and the new pastor will be in place in September at the start of a new fiscal and school year.  Fr. Andrew will be extremely helpful during the transition.

I am grateful for your support, friendship, and dedication to our Catholic faith. I will continue to pray for you. I ask for your prayers for the new pastor and for me as I begin this next chapter.

St. Mary’s Church Swormville

6919 Transit Road
Swormville, NY 14051
(716) 688-9380

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Sat 05

St. Mary’s Giving Tree 2020

November 21 - December 13
Mon 07

Day of Mercy & Healing

December 7 @ 7:00 am - December 8 @ 7:00 am
Tue 08

ADVENT- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue 08
Wed 09