Father Scott's Sharing Spot

Family

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

When You Share Your Bread

Dear Parish Family… You may have not yet had the chance to listen to the interview I did on the Profiles of Endurance podcast with Bashir Chedrawee, the co-owner of Simone’s Kitchen, one of our fantastic local restaurants. In our

World Day of Grandparents and Elderly

The Church has added  the World Day of Grandparents and Elderly beginning this year in 2021 on the fourth Sunday of July, near the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. That is TODAY! Prayer for the First World

Transitioning

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 –

You will be doing the impossible.

Dear Parish Family… As you can imagine, the news that I am being reassigned this Fall to become the pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls has become the “headline story” of my life and the life of our

Thankful

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

Summer Plans

Dear Parish Family… It feels like these times are the most exciting we have experienced in a long, long time. We are really beginning to turn a corner in the pandemic. And although we have no way to know what

Love One Another

Dear Parish Family… Each year, in the weeks that follow Easter, our liturgies offer us beautiful readings about the first days of the Church, after Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended into Heaven. Our first readings these past

Methods of Prayer

Dear Parish Family… On Sunday, we gathered the 10th Grade candidates for Confirmation from both parishes, along with their sponsors, and introduced them to a powerful method of prayer we call TAPA. The letters of the acronym TAPA outline four

Celebrating New Priests

Dear Parish Family… There is an undeniable feeling of hope around us these days as more than a quarter of New Yorkers are now vaccinated from COVID-19. Plus, we have survived a winter of lockdown, one that we all dreaded,