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.

CHRIST THE KING   Vespers (Evening Prayer) and Benediction

wil be celebrated this Sunday at 4:00 pm as we bring

to a conclusion the 2019 liturgical year.

Eucharistic Adoration will precede Vespers beginning at 2:30 pm


will be celebrated on this coming Thursday, November 28th. This year
the Mass is at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 9:00 am. For the Catholic
community in Auburn, there is only this one Mass on Thanksgiving
Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole Catholic Community of Auburn to gather together and offer praise and thanks to God for
the many blessings we receive in such abundance.


COMPLINE, the night office of the Liturgy of the Hours, will be sung in candlelight on the Sunday evenings of Advent at 8:00 pm, beginning on the First Sunday of Advent, December 1'st. This is a quiet, reflective half hour to begin each Advent week.

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Sun., Dec. 8: Messiah with Symphoria at 4:00 pm
Sun., Dec. 15: Auburn High School Wind Band at 3:00 pm
Sat., Dec. 21: Schola Cantorum of Syracuse at 7:30 pm




For more information



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

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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.


Do you feel called to help others who are hurting as they work through some event you have personally gone through in the past? If so, then becoming a Stephen Minister may be the ideal way for you to be trained to answer the call.
"Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations to equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting". There is a local presentation by Stephen Ministries being offered on Saturday October 19th from 9 AM to 1 PM. If you may be interested please call Dc. Dennis 315 406 1538 for additional information before October 15th.


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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St. Mary’s Church

Monthly Pasta Dinner



SODA 1.00

September thru May

2nd Tuesday of the month 

Dine in or Take out 5 to 7 pm

Join our Frequent Diner’s Club for a
Chance* to win door prizes of
$500 or $250 or $250
Schrader Hall
15 Clark St. Auburn

*Attend 6 dinners to receive a chance to win one of three door prizes.
Drawing held May 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm in Schrader Hall
No need to be present to win.




Upcoming Events

  • RCIA
    November 21, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Schola
    November 23, 2019  8:45 am - 9:45 am

  • Confession
    November 23, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    St Mary's Church, 15 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021, USA

  • AA
    November 24, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Blessed Solanus Casey
    November 27, 2019  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    St Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021, USA

  • Choir
    November 27, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For a complete list of events, see calendar.