Category: Community


Dear Parish Family… When Bishop Ed asked me in the fall of 2015 to leave my post at St. Mary’s in Oneonta to become the pastor of St. Patrick’s and St. Mary’s, Google Maps had just begun offering a new


Dear Parish Family… This summer certainly is one I’ll never forget. I was caught off guard in June when the Bishop asked me to move to a new assignment. Since then, I’ve gone through a roller coaster of emotions –


Dear Parish Family… Oh, the experience we got to celebrate this past weekend! For all who were there, you know it was a day we will never forget. The first Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s in 68 years and

Community Outreach Initiatives

Dear Parish Family…. Despite the challenges of Coronavirus, our parishes have continued to reach out to respond to the needs of our community in these unpredictable months. I thought you would appreciate an update on the main outreach initiatives going

Celebrating Together

Dear Parish Family…. What a joy it was to get to celebrate Mass together last week! Several people told me some version of: “I really do like having the chance to watch Mass on the livestream, but being here proved

Reopening the Church Building

Dear Parish Family…. This coming weekend, we will once again be offering the Livestream Mass live from St. Patrick’s at 9:30 as we always do. For 75% of our the members of our parishes, that will be the way we

The Best Antidote to Anxiety is Altruism

Dear Parish Family, There are so many people in distress right now – and for good reason. A generation ago in Ireland, there was tragic violence between Protestants and Catholics in the north, which is why, when they refer to

Keeping us connected during the Coronavirus epidemic

Dear Parish Family, There are no words for the shock we feel at the way our lives have been turned upside down by this pandemic. It’s devastating to our bodies, our emotions, our thoughts, our future plans, our sense of

Meet Our Candidates

In just two weeks, our five catechumens and candidates will be fully initiated into the Church at our Easter Vigil. Today I’d to share with you the remarkable stories of our three candidates, all from St. Patrick’s, who are already

We Are One Body

Something very touching happened between our two parishes last year. A member of St. Mary’s parish asked if he could be a member of St. Patrick’s 100th Anniversary Committee. He’s a long-time Coxsackie resident who has a great love for