All posts by Stephanie Nolet

Music for Mass on Jan. 23, 2022

We welcome you to join us in song from your home!  Please click the links below to bring up your very own “virtual” hymnal page.   Simply click on the name of the song and you will have the music in front of you to join Richard as he leads us in song.

Music for Mass

Gathering Song – Lift Up Your Hearts
Preparation Song –  You Have Annointed Me
Communion Song – May We Be One
Recessional Song – Go Out to the World

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Music for Mass on Jan. 16, 2022

We welcome you to join us in song from your home!  Please click the links below to bring up your very own “virtual” hymnal page.   Simply click on the name of the song and you will have the music in front of you to join Richard as he leads us in song.

Music for Mass

Gathering Song – Come to the Feast
Preparation Song – One Lord
Communion Song – May We Be One
Recessional Song – I Send You Out

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Sunday Masses Cancelled, Jan. 9, 2022

Due to the weather conditions, ALL SUNDAY MASSES are CANCELLED for today, Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Please stay home and stay safe until this freezing rain and icing event is over and road conditions are again safe.

Please DO NOT attempt to come to the church, the parking lot and surrounding roads are a sheet of ice. Fr. David Berberian has granted a dispensation for this morning’s masses.

Thank you and God Bless!
Stephanie Hughes, Parish Life Coordinator

Music for Mass on Jan. 9, 2022

We welcome you to join us in song from your home!  Please click the links below to bring up your very own “virtual” hymnal page.   Simply click on the name of the song and you will have the music in front of you to join Richard as he leads us in song.

Music for Mass

Gathering Song – Sweet Refreshment
Preparation Song – Come to the Water
Communion Song – Behold the Lamb
Recessional Song – All the Ends of the Earth

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Parish Life Coordinator Appointed

As announced by Father Joe Cebula, last weekend: STEPHANIE HUGHES, our Pastoral Associate for Administration will be assuming the new position of “PARISH LIFE COORDINATOR” for St. Mary’s Church, Crescent on: January 1, 2022. This appointment is made directly by Bishop Scharfenberger, the Bishop of Albany.

The Parish Life Coordinator is given decision making authority in the Parish. They are responsible to the bishop who authorizes and oversees the pastoral care of all parishes in the diocese. Simply put, the Parish Life Coordinator holds the same pastoral leadership as an ordained priest pastor. They work collaboratively with the Sacramental Minister and Episcopal Vicar but, as leader, are responsible for the Life of the Parish.

Among the responsibilities of The Parish Life Coordinator are:

  • Coordinating Community Life: Building a spirit of mutual love & solidarity in the parish.
  • Liturgy – Prayer & Worship: planning, coordinating the Celebration of Mass, Sacraments, Wake Services, Funerals, etc…
  • Formation: Train ministers, form pastoral councils, participate in faith formation, sacramental preparation in the parish and attend formation sessions available for their own benefit.
  • Ministry: animate & guide parishioners toward service ministries, enable and empower, coordinate outreach and pastoral care of those in need, family ministry, promote social justice, etc…
  • Administration: responsible for all practical matters, communication, finances, records, plant and personnel management, legal concerns, etc…
  • Pastoral Presence: physically as well as emotionally available to parishioners.
  • Community Representative: represents the parish community within the parish, diocesan events, and in the local community.

Obviously, the responsibilities of a Parish Life Coordinator entail a lot, almost overwhelming. But, the key to success for the Parish Life Coordinator (Stephanie) and the Parish of St. Mary’s Parish, Crescent is working together, supporting & encouraging one another, getting involved individually and collectively thru the sharing of our time, talent & treasure, and praying with & for one another. As one well know priest reminds us: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much!”

Music for Mass on Jan 2, 2022

We welcome you to join us in song from your home!  Please click the links below to bring up your very own “virtual” hymnal page.   Simply click on the name of the song and you will have the music in front of you to join Richard as he leads us in song.

Music for Mass

Gathering Song – We Three Kings of Orient Are
Preparation Song – What Child is This
Communion Song – The First Noel
Recessional Song – Joy to the World

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