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What’s Your Summer Ministry?

Read our latest blog post as you settle into summer 2016. It’s a great time to embrace a ministry!

“Give and It Will Be Given to You … ”

We rock!! Sincere thanks to all who have contributed to St. Mary’s Upon This Rock campaign. We are at 99.5% of goal as of June 24! To date, $1,195,103 of our $1,200,000 goal has been raised. We have had 279 gifts from 11 percent of our parishioners. If you have not already contributed to this awesome success, please consider a gift at any level. Let’s stand together in faith!

Coming Up: Junior Ladies of Charity Bake Sale

The St. Mary’s Junior Ladies of Charity will hold a Bake Sale in the Pavilion after all Masses on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. Donations of baked goods to be sold will be accepted before each Mass that weekend. Please support the Junior Ladies as they raise funds to support community service projects during the 2016/17 school year. Thank you!

Coffee Hours, Hot Dog Roasts Under the Pavilion

Sunday coffee hours take place in the Pavilion outside St. Mary’s Church throughout the summer. Come for coffee after all Sunday Masses, through September 4. Hot Dog Roasts will be held following Saturday Masses on July 16. Volunteers are needed to host. It only requires an hour or so of your time, and it’s a great way to meet fellow parishioners or volunteer as a family or group of friends. Please sign up using the sheet in the back center vestibule of the Church. Thanks for your support!

Outdoor Masses Begin June 25

The 7 p.m. Mass on Saturdays will be celebrated outdoors under the Pavilion beginning June 25. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy these summertime liturgies!

Feast Day Events, Raffle Planned

St. Mary’s will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption with ice cream socials in the Pavilion following the 7 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 13 and the 7 p.m. Mass on Monday, August 15. A Potluck Fellowship Meal will be held in the Parish Center after the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, August 14. (Hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided. Bring a dish or dessert to share!) Our Feast Day Raffle drawing will be held at the Monday evening ice cream social. Tickets are priced at $20. First prize is $2,000 in gift cards of choice from the St. Mary’s SCRIP program. Second prize is snow removal service, valid from November 2016 through March 2017. Third prize is a Kindle Fire and wireless speaker. Watch for more details!

St. Mary’s Golf Tournament Set for July 25

The 14th Annual St. Mary’s Golf Tournament will take place Monday, July 25 at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway Darien Center. Cost is $100 per golfer and includes lunch at the turn, a one-hour open bar, a steak dinner, and prizes and awards. For more information, please call (716) 683-2112.

Vacation Bible School Set for July 11-15

Vacation Bible School at St. Mary’s will take place Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Teen volunteers are needed to help out … click here for our teen volunteer registration form. VBS this year will focus on the saints. If you have statues or pictures of saints that you would like to donate, please leave them in the box marked “Religious Items” at the parking lot entrance to the Church, or bring them to the Faith Formation Office at the school. After being used as teaching tools, they will be distributed to children at the conclusion of the VBS program. The planning team also needs fiber fill and white sheer materials and streamers – to create “heaven” as part of this year’s program. Thank you for your support!

WINGS to Present Summer Movie Series

The St. Mary’s WINGS (Women in God’s Spirit) Bible Study Group will present a free Summer Movie Series in the St. Mary’s Elementary School gym. Bring your own lawn chair and join the group for: “God’s Not Dead” on Wednesday, July 20, and “War Room: Prayer is a Powerful Weapon” on Tuesday, August 9. Show time is 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the Summer Movie Series or WINGS, call (716) 200-2261 or email

Keep Watch for One Hour

Individuals are needed to cover time slots at St. Mary’s Eucharistic Adoration on First Fridays from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration begins after the 12 noon Mass. Please call the Rectory at (716) 683-6445 to place your name in a time slot.

Download our Free St. Mary’s App

St. Mary’s has a parish app, available for free download in the Android and Apple stores. It features parish news and updates, as well as educational and prayer resources, and much more! Search for “St. Mary of the Assumption” in the app store or go to


Mass Times

Sat: 4:30 pm, 7 pm (celebrated outdoors in the Pavilion from June 25 through August 27, 2016)
Sun: 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon

Weekday (in school chapel)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 12 noon
Tue, Thu: 8:30 am

Eucharistic Adoration
First Friday after 12 noon Mass
Till 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events


Verse Of the Week

"He said to her, 'Your sins are forgiven.' The others at table said to themselves, 'Who is this one who even forgives sins?' But He said to the woman, 'Your faith has saved you; go in peace.'"
- Luke: 7:48-50

June 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Mega Raffle 2016 Live Drawing
  • Summer Coffee Hours
  • Confirmation Enrollment Mass
  • Lector Training
  • Parish Mission Trip Info Session
  • Hot Dog Roast After Mass
  • Hot Dog Roast After Mass
  • Summer Coffee Hours
  • Summer Coffee Hours
  • Junior Ladies of Charity Bake Sale
  • Junior Ladies of Charity Bake Sale
  • Summer Coffee Hours

Daily Readings

Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19
Ps 74:1b-2, 3-5, 6-7, 20-21
Mt 8:17
Mt 8:5-17

Read or listen to them here