Masses and Hours

Weekend Masses
Vigil:  Saturday 5:15 PM
Sunday:  8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Weekday Masses
Wed - Friday 7:00 AM
Saturday 8:00 AM

Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Map and Directions

Parish Office 315-853-2935
Fax  315-859-1097

Adult Education / RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Do you know Anyone?

  • Who have  never been baptized?
  • Who have been baptized in the Catholic Faith; but have not received the sacraments of Confirmation and/or First Communion?
  • Who have been baptized in another faith tradition, and desires to become Catholic?
  • Who have questions about becoming Catholic?


  • A sacramental process of preparation and formation for adults, youths, and children.. Initiation into the mysteries of Baptism, Confirmation , and Eucharist.
  • A gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful.
  • A spiritual journey for those responding to the many forms of God’s grace.

Conversion is the central and underlying principle of an individual’s journey in the RCIA Program.  The Rite emphasizes Scripture, Church, Doctrine, Christian Living, Liturgy and Apostolic Service.

If you know of anyone, please invite him/her to call Sister Johanne at the Parish House 852-1849.  There will be an Inquiry Meeting for the 2011 program on September 27 @ 7:00PM

St. Mary’s welcomes two new members…

At the Easter Vigil throughout the world, in every Catholic Church,  new members joined our faith in the process called RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  These new members have completed study of our faith and the gospel over the past 6 months.

At St. Mary’s, Pam Zomback and Cal Sprague were part of this process.  We welcome and congratulation them.  Please keep these new members in our Parish, and throughout the world,  in your prayers as they continue to live the Gospel message.

RCIA Program starting soon…Inquiry Meeting Sept 27

RCIADo you know Anyone?

  • Who have  never been baptized?
  • Who have been baptized in the Catholic Faith; but have not received the sacraments of Confirmation and/or First Communion?
  • Who have been baptized in another faith tradition, and desires to become Catholic?
  • Who have questions about becoming Catholic?

If so, learn more here, or call Sister Johanne at 853-1849

RCIA Candidates become members of the Roman Catholic Church

Over the past seven months those involved in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation program for Adults) became full members of the Roman Catholic Church. At the Easter Vigil, Safia Ghazle, was baptized. Marilyn Cirrincione, Celeste Fuller, Jacob Ames and Daryll Harding had already received the Sacrament of Baptism. Celeste, Darryl and Jacob received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Marilyn and Safia will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in three years with the rest of their class, and age group.

All of our Elect – Marilyn, Safia, Celeste, Jacob and Daryll received Jesus Christ sacramentally for the first time. We welcome these individuals and ask that if you know them – to also welcome them.

Please keep them in your prayers during this time of great grace. With gratitude to our God, we give thanks to Him for walking with them during this process.

The RCIA Team

RCIA Candidates Participate in Rite of Sending

At the 10:30 liturgy on Sunday, March 13 members of our RCIA program participated in the Rite of Sending.  This rite was repeated throughout our Diocese in every parish church. 

We- about 800ish – arrived at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse for the Rite of Election & the Call to Continuing Conversion.  Bishop Cunningham welcomed all those who were part of the process, and each person was called forth to meet the Bishop and receive this Rite. This rite was the next step in the RCIA process and prepares them to participate fully in the the Easter Vigil April 23rd. 

Our team from St. Mary’s, consisting of 12 persons, made up our catechumen, candidates, team members, sponsors and a guest. We car pooled from St. Mary’s after the Rite of Sending to the Cathedral in Syracuse.  (We did stop on the Thruway – for something to eat.) 

The service was almost two hours – we were glad we stopped to eat.  Usually this Rite is on Saturday and Sunday, so the Diocese is divided in half.  Because the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, and the problem parking in downtown Syracuse, this Rite was only celebrated on one day.

Despite this – the Rite was especially moving with the music and the people.  Everyone gets to see the number of new Catholics that are part of the process and have chosen to become Catholic. All ages, all cultures were present. We are blessed to be part of our Church and rituals like this renew our gratitude to our Good and Gracious God.

Continued prayers please for all those involved throughout the Diocese especially the 5 who will become new Catholics and part of our Parish.

Update on the Rite of Christian Education for Adults (RCIA)

After a period of inquiry, prayer & God’s grace, Darryl Harding received the Rite of Welcoming at this past weekends 5:15 pm liturgy.  Darryl moved into the area recently, and began the RCIA process a few weeks late.  He joins the other four individuals in the program and will receive the fullness of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.  Please pray for him and all the others as they continue the path to become Roman Catholics.

4 Parishioners Accepted into the Order of Catechumens

On Sunday, December 5th the following parishioners were accepted into the Order of Catechumens with the Rite of Welcoming  at the 10:30 Liturgy.  They are:

  • Marilyn Cirrincione
  • Amy Ghazle
  • Safia Ghazle
  • Jacob Ames

During the next five months they will meet weekly with the RCIA team, sponsors and companions. During this time they will participate in classes on Scripture, Sacraments, Eucharist, Prayer, Social Justice and all the other elements that makes us Catholic

The Sponsors and Companions are Katie Schlosser, Beth May, Taylor Reese, and Rachel Ames.

The team members are Father John Croghan, Pearl Gapp, Mary Keane, John Lauchert and S. Johanne McCarthy.

This was a great day for them and us.  We give thanks to God for you, for having led you on this path to our our Community of Faith.  We request that you remember them in your prayers during this time.  Please contact Sister Johanne, if you would like  more information regarding RCIA.