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Helping Haiti

Helping Haiti

You can be part if the change as you join Fr. Yetter, Johan Chavanne and Joanie Clover continue their Mission of Hope by raising money build new homes in the village of Chalatte, Haiti. The goal is to raise enough money, $7,200, for a double unit home.  Click on this link to learn more: Change Chalatte Haiti.

Chowder Chase Thank you!

Chowder Chase Thank you!

Thank you runners, walkers and volunteers for participating in the Chowder Chase 5K Run/3K Walk. What a great kick off to Picnic Weekend!  Runners – be sure to come back on Sunday for your bowl of chowder.  Great to see so many parishioners, friends and visitors at the post-race party featured music by  Party of Nine.

Parish Celebration

Parish Celebration

Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, presided at a liturgy on Sunday, June 3 to celebrate a ceremonial burning of the mortgage, marking the repayment of the loan used to construct the new church building between 2008 and 2010.

The total cost of the project was $7.1 million which included purchasing land and building a baseball diamond and soccer field.  A mortgage of $1.3 million was obtained following a parish capital campaign. Donors and members of the Building Committee will be recognized at the Mass.

 

“I have been blessed to serve as pastor for the past 23 years and build upon the faith of thousands of Catholic parishioners who have worshipped in our first log cabin church, the 1865 chapel, and our new church,” Father Yetter said.   “We share in a little bit of the Kingdom of God here in our parish as we prepare for heaven.”

 

Planning for the new church began in 2002, groundbreaking took place in October 2008 and the new church was dedicated on June 5, 2010 by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec.  The church seats 1,000.

 

The legacy of St. Mary’s dates back to the mid 1830s when newly-ordained missionary Father John Neumann encouraged the people of Swormville to build a log cabin church so a priest could celebrate the Eucharist. The second church was competed in 1866 just as soldiers were retuning from the Civil War.

 

Pray for Vocations

Pray for Vocations

Join us in a very important prayer ministry to encourage vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. During Mass each week, the pilgrimage chalice is entrusted to a family who takes it home and prays daily throughout the week for vocations. The family returns the chalice to Mass the following week, a new family takes it, and the prayer chain is extended. Click here to select a week to host the chalice.

Thank You!

Thank You!

Thank You – donors, attendees and volunteers who contributed to the great success of this weekend’s gala auction.  Special thanks to Rose Sponsor Monkey See, Monkey Do….Children’s Bookstore and Daisy sponsors:  Daniel and Mary Ellen Burger, The Carlson Family, Joe Cecconi Chrysler Complex, James Desiderio, Inc., M&T Bank, Metzler Advisory Group LLC, The Noah Family, Rev. Robert Yetter and Zgoda & Associates, CPAs, PC.