St. Mary Mother of the Church Mission Statement – To encourage all parishioners to have a lifelong relationship with the church by participation in all the sacraments and to encourage regular reception of the Eucharist.

News and Announcements

  • Praying Hands Ministry (knitters and crocheters) will be meeting on Saturday, April 26th, from 9:30-11:30AM in the Chapel on Bedford Ave. We will now be concentrating on hats and prayer shawls for chemo patients and hats and blankets for premature babies. All our items are prayed over, blessed, and donated. If you know anyone who would find comfort in receiving one of our items, in need of prayers, have yarn you would like to donate, or are interested in coming and/or need a ride, please call Rosanne at 226-4402 or All are welcomed.

  • Duct Tape Dance Party – All 6, 7 and 8th graders are invited to the Annual St. Mary’s GYM Dance Party on Friday April 25th, from 6:30 to 9:30PM in the school gym. Don’t feel ‘stuck’ at home – come to the dance wearing something made from duct tape! We ask for a $10 donation per child, refreshments will be served. Sign up via email @

  • GYM Yard Sale – Clocks have changed and now clothes will change! Hold on to your gently worn clothes that you may want to purge from your closets and donate them to St. Mary’s God’s Youth Ministry’s Yard Sale on Saturday, May 10 (not May 3rd). We sell clothes for 25 cents each to help the community. Any unsold clothes will be donated to St. Mary’s God’s TYM’s Clothing Drive. You help out at least four groups with the donation of your used clothes! Limited household items are accepted. Drop off will be Friday, May 9 (9AM-7:30PM), at the Chapel on Bedford Ave. Want to help? Email

  • Parish Council – Our next meeting is April 22, 2014, 7:30 in the Chapel on Bedford Avenue.

  • St. Mary’s Parish Council will be selecting members for a 3 year term in May 2014. The Council meets one evening a month (excluding summer months). If you are interested in serving, please call the Parish Office at 845-896-6400 or Ken Balasiano @ 914-474-3914.

  • Are you interested in learning more about the Gospels? Father Pat is starting a weekly Bible Study on Friday nights from 7PM to 8PM in the Bedford Avenue Chapel. All are welcome – bring your Bible!

  • Men’s Fellowship Corner – Join the Men’s Fellowship on Saturdays at 9:30AM in the Religious Ed building for prayer, coffee, bagels and engaging conversation! “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa

  • Please click the Altar Servers Tab, Lectors Tab and Eucharistic Ministers to view the all schedules.

  • Volunteer Ushers Needed – if you are interested in serving as an usher, please call the Parish Office at 896-6400. Thank you!

  • God’s Youth Ministry – St. Mary’s GYM, (God’s Youth Ministry) for 6-8th graders is held every Sunday (excluding holidays) from 10:45AM to 12:15PM inthe Chapel on Bedford Avenue. Membership is free..walk-ins always welcome. Info available from or FACEBOOK search: ST. Mary’s GYM.

The Call to Conversion
Rite of Christian
Initiation for Adults

The RCIA invites you on a beautiful journey of faith to explore what it means to be Catholic and the very special and personal relationship to which Jesus is calling you! If you have never been baptized, been baptized in another Christian faith, or baptized Catholic but never received Eucharist and/or Confirmation and you feel you are being called to something more, then this journey is for you. You are welcome to explore that call with us. Please contact John Ring at 567-1609 for information.


Next meeting is May 17th, 10:00- 11;15AM in the Chapel

Book to discuss is:
“Unplanned” by Abby Johnson

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