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.

ANNUAL APPRECIATION BRUNCH is scheduled for Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Springside Inn. This Brunch is a modest way of thanking all those parishioners who give of their time and talent to carry out the work and ministry of St. Mary’s Church. Flyers were mailed to all those on our list of volunteers. But because there are so many parishioners involved in multiple ministries, it easy to overlook a name here and there. So, if you participate in any way in the work or ministry of the parish and did not receive a flyer, by all means please call the parish office. You are very much valued and appreciated. Deadline for registration is January 18th.


9 Days for Life Begins Next Week JANUARY 21-29, 2020
9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.


Christmas at St.Mary's

The number of people coming to the Christmas Masses at St. Mary’s was a record high for recent years: 750 at 4:00 pm, 208 at 5:30 pm, 230 at 7:00 pm, 350 at Midnight, 290 at 7:00 am and 102 at 11:00 am – for a total of over 2,000 people. Granted these numbers are estimates form the ushers at each Mass. Nevertheless, it seems that the members of Faith are still alive, but need to be fanned into burning flames so these numbers may be evident each Sunday.



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).

January 5, 2020 Epiphany (Three Kings' Day)

Bishop Salvatore Matano celebrated the 9:45 am Mass. here at St. Mary’s. This is the sixth anniversary of his coming to St. Mary’s, which was the first parish in which he celebrated Mass after his installation as the Ninth Bishop of Rochester on January 3, 2014.


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.

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

All metings are at St.Mary's Church Schrader Hall 5:30 PM
To determine what items are needed
JAN 13, JAN 27, FEB.3, FEB 10
Basket/Auction Committee will meet FEB. 17th & 19th to prep items
FEB 21, DECORATING Committee will meet at FINGER LAKES MALL
FEB 21. Basket/Auction Committee will meet at the Bingo Office to move and set up at Finger lakes Mall
Feb.23rd Tear down and cleanup.
Any questions, contact Ann Marie Heizmann at

More information go to


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.

Catholic Ministries CMA 2019 Video

Diocese of Rochester's Reorganization Under Chapter 11, Our Parish and Funds Will Not Be Directly Affected.

For more info and FAQs click here

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

  • Schola
    January 18, 2020  8:45 am - 9:45 am

  • Confession
    January 18, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    St Mary's Church, 15 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021, USA

  • AA
    January 19, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Choir
    January 22, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • RCIA
    January 23, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Schola
    January 25, 2020  8:45 am - 9:45 am

  • Confession
    January 25, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    St Mary's Church, 15 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021, USA

  • Appreciation Luncheon
    January 26, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Springside Inn, 6141 W Lake Rd, Auburn, NY 13021, USA

For a complete list of events, see calendar.