From wherever you have traveled or have been led on your spiritual journey, we, the Catholic community of Oneonta, are glad you are among us. We invite you to make yourself at home and consider joining our way of life, worship and service.
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What's Happening @ St. Mary's
The NEW and improved
ST Mary Church App
is now available!
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We are excited to share with you a new, better functioning app with some great new useful features to help us stay connected with St. Mary’s Parishioners. Please remove the previous version of the app from your phone and use this new app. Tech assistance will be available after Masses soon to help you install the new app. We think you will really like the improvements!
Our Mission Statement...
"To feed, care and connect"
From the Pastor...
Re-Igniting our Faith Campaign
500 x $1,000
That’s 500 individual parishioners each committing $1,000 over 5 years would garner $500,000 to support the Capital Campaign Re-Igniting Our Faith for the future of our parish and diocese. During the last three weeks I’ve asked you to consider the Case Statement for Saint Mary’s future in wish we would like to…
- redevelop the rectory into office, meeting, & educational spaces and a new parish hall, kitchen and restrooms,
- continue to support the Food Pantry,
- renovate the underutilized Newman House as a priest/guest residence,
- and sell the Parish Center which is costing us $90,000 every year to maintain, insure and heat.
Like many seniors and families who have found themselves downsizing, so Saint Mary’s and many parishes in the Northeast need to do the same so as to remain, though smaller, vibrant communities of faith.
70% of what we raise will support Saint Mary’s Parish and 30% will support, retired priests, vocations, and Fait Formation on a diocesan level. All donations will be placed in a separate and restricted account so they cannot be used for any other purpose. A strong diocese means a strong parish!
Please pray and consider joining us in this parish/diocesan endeavor. The Case Statement and Commitment Forms can be found at the entrances of the church. My homily which details this project can be found at our parish website under Fr. David’s Homilies then Ordinary 33.
I ask that you give your best gift possible.
Commitment Forms can be returned to the parish through the mail or collection basket.
Thank you, Fr. D.
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The role of the Catholic Spiritual Director is to assist an individual on their own personal path of spiritual growth. A spiritual director listens and offers insight to assist an individual to discern the unique way that God is calling them to live a life of faith and to recognize the guidance of the Holy Spirit so as to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
We offer two links below for people seeking to enter into this kind of relationship for spiritual growth.
- The Consultation Center of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese offers information about Spiritual Direction on their website which includes a listing of trained spiritual directors
- The website of spiritual director, Cindy Korb, a parishioner of St. Mary’s Parish in Oneonta.