St. Mary's Church of Auburn, NY

Where All Are Welcome

Photo taken by Andy Crawford Photography.  

Liturgical Schedule

Weekend Masses of Obligation

Saturday at 5:30 pm
Sunday at 7:00 am, 9:45 am, 12:00 noon

Daily Masses

Monday through Friday 7:00 am
Saturday 7:45 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Individual confessions on Saturday: 4-5 pm. Communal Penance Services during Advent and Lent.




Wednesday, February 12th

299 Clark Street (formerly St. Francis Rectory)

1 pm to 6 pm

 Stop by and learn about the psychological, spiritual and practical guidance and resources made available free of charge to the Catholic Community through this ministry.  Also learn more about Stephen Ministry to see if you may be called to walk with another who is hurting.  There will be giveaways, refreshments and a final prize drawing for those who attend. The hours of the Open House are from 1 PM to 6 PM.   For more information you can contact Dcn. Dennis Donahue (NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor) by call/text at 315-406-1538.



On February 22, 2020 we will be hosting our Second Annual Mardi Gras Celebration

FOR ALL WHO WANT TO VOLUNTEER,   The Mardi Gras Carnival Committee needs your help.  For the Mardi Gras to be successful, we need the
help of all our parishioners. To ensure our Mardi Gras is a success, you
are asked to pick up the multipage flyer in the back of church. This flyer
outlines how you can help and how you can reach out to others to help,
especially eliciting patrons & sponsors and vendors & auction items.Thank you for your help! Any questions, contact Ann Marie Heizmann at

Here is the schedule of the remaining General Meetings in preparation for the Mardi Gras:  February 10 at 5:30 pm in the parish hall.   The Basket/Auction Committee will meet on February 17 & 19 to prep items and meet on February 21 to move items and do set-up at Finger Lakes Mall. The Decorating Committee will meet on February 21 at the Finger Lakes Mall. Tear-down & Clean-up will be February 23.    Any questions, contact Ann Marie Heizmann at  For More information and Schedule of Events MGC 2020 , TO BE A VENDOR , Or DONATING FOR AN AD, DONATING AN ITEM OR SERVICE FOR RAFFLE OR AUCTION  go to


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The Chaplet is part of a Holy Hour consisting of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the singing of the chaplet, a period of quiet adoration, and concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  Our Lord asked St. Faustina for special prayer and meditation of Jesus’  Passion each day at the three o'clock hour, the hour that recalls His death on the cross.  “At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy” (Diary 1320).


September thru May 2nd Tuesday of each month. Serving will be from 5 to 7 pm. The menu includes pasta, meatballs, salad, Italian bread, dessert & beverage.
Tickets must be purchased at the door: Adults $8.00 & $6.00 for children under 12 years old. Eat in or take out! Remember, attending six Pasta Dinners makes you eligible for three drawings of $250,$250, and $500 at the May 2020 Pasta Dinner.



HOLIDAY UPSURGE OF GRIEF: Losses we suffered (death, divorce, employment…) and are still mourning can intensify during and the Christmas season. This is natural but can also feel overwhelming at this time of the year. If you have the need to speak to someone about this or other seasonal affective concerns (increased anxiety or depression) or relational issues, please feel free to reach out to Deacon Dennis at the BLC Doorway Ministry. Regular hours are on scheduled on Wednesday’s at Sts. Mary and Martha Office at 299 Clark St. Appointments outside of these hours can be made including tele counseling. Dc. Dennis is a NYS Licensed Counselor and there is no charge for this ministry service.



Your CMA donation is a way of sharing the fruits of your labor to make a difference for your sisters and brothers in Christ, for our parish and for our Church. Your gifts to the CMA are critical to the care and education of our seminarians, deacon candidates and pastoral leaders, religious education in the parishes and schools, and services provided by the Diocese to support of parish life and ministry. CMA funds are not used to pay legal fees for Chapter 11 or settlements for abuse claims.

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PARISH VISITS: Are you or someone you know (in the Auburn NY area) in need of prayer, companionship, or other support during a period of illness or rehabilitation after surgery? A friendly reminder that all parishioners should feel no hesitation to ask for a visit from a priest or from another parish minister. Visits can include the reception of Holy Communion as requested. Simply call the parish office at 315-252-9545 to request a visit


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Baptism is an incredible
gift, filling one with God's grace and wiping away original
sin. Many parents seek baptism for a newborn child. We
are enhancing our pre-baptism preparations to better
engage new parents in the life of the Church. Requests for
infant baptisms will now follow the following process:
Step 1: Call the parish office to set up an interview with
Pastoral Minister Kathy Lipfert (feel free to contact the parish prior to the
baby's birth!)
Step 2: The priest or deacon celebrating the baptism will then meet
with both parents (if at all possible) at a time/location of mutual
convenience (date of baptism will be set at this meeting)
Step 3: Deacon Dennis will follow-up with the family at 3-month and
1-year intervals


If you are a baptized Catholic who
never received Confirmation or
First Communion, or if you were
never baptized and wish to join
the Catholic Church, you are welcome. If you know someone who
might be considering becoming
Roman Catholic, who is presently
from another faith tradition,
please invite them to consider
RCIA. For more information on
the Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults (RCIA), please contact
Kathy Lipfert at 315-252-9545 or
email her at

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Upcoming Events

  • Blessed Solanus Casey
    February 19, 2020  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    St Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021, USA

  • Choir
    February 19, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • RCIA
    February 20, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Schrader Hall

  • Schola
    February 22, 2020  8:45 am - 9:45 am

    February 22, 2020  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark Street Rd, Auburn, NY 13022, USA

  • Confession
    February 22, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    St Mary's Church, 15 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021, USA

  • AA
    February 23, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Blessed Solanus Casey
    February 26, 2020  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    St Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021, USA

For a complete list of events, see calendar.