Information about the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center can be found by watching the video below and by going to their website:

Parishioner, Art Lauer, will be coordinating our Mission Outreach here at St. Mary’s. Please contact Art to indicate interest and with questions at  716-570-6751 or

Monthly meetings for Outreach: Applachia are scheduled on the following dates. 

All meetings are from 7 :30  – 9:00 PM in room 108 of the Parish Center

January 19, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 15, 2022

Letter of Thanks and an Invitation from Father Andy
Saint Mary Parish,

Peace and greetings to all of you from the Appalachian Mountains of the Diocese of Lexington!  It was such a JOY to be with you July 31 and August 1 for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  I so much appreciate the warm welcome from Fr. Bryan, Fr. Luke, and Fr. Ryan and all of you receiving me so graciously.  It was very energizing to be with you, and you made me feel right at home.

Many, many THANKS for your big-hearted support of the mission appeal for the Diocese of Lexington and our missionary endeavors in Appalachia.  Your generous assistance is already helping to elevate the dignity of people and alleviate some of their challenges and hardships so that we can evangelize Gospel values.  May God reward you with an abundance of His grace!

I invite you to come and be with us.  We welcome the gifts of sweat equity.  Our Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center offers mission immersion experiences for a long weekend or for a week or even a summer internship … for one person or for groups of up to 30 volunteers.  Come and experience the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky and let the beauty of the people touch your heart.  Explore the Mission Center’s website at for opportunities that await and see what God can do with the generosity of one person’s heart.   God bless y’all! And remember… YOU are Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored, and Deeply Loved!

Father Andy Garner