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We’re Hiring!!


Are you, or someone you know, looking for a part time job? If so, please consider joining our team at St. Mary’s Church, Crescent! This opportunity could start mid-May and run through early Fall.

Outside duties includes mulching, trimming trees/bushes, mowing in addition to helping our maintenance man with any larger projects as they come up. Inside, rainy day duties could include cleaning, vacuuming and in general helping to keep the parish facilities looking great!

The hours are typically Monday – Friday from 8am to 12pm, with some flexibility available on number of days and time of day. Person must be physically capable of working outdoors in a grounds keeping capacity for up to 4 hours at a time.  Please note – applicants must be at least 16 years or older to operate the lawn equipment.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Stephanie Hughes at or at 518-371-9632. Please help spread the word!

This job has been done by high school or college aged people, but it is open to anyone who is interested!

Get Involved!

Your parish needs you!! There are many different areas of service and ministry that could use your help! Do you have a gift or talent that is going unused? Have extra time and you would like to be of service? Reach out to Kim Parker, our Parish Secretary, and she can help you find out how you can best get involved in our parish! Kim can be reached at 518-371-9632 x10 or via email at

April 15/16, 2023: Bottle Drive!

Our Youth Leadership Team is holding a Bottle Drive the weekend of April 15/16, 2023 in order to help fund their service projects! They will be near the Parish Hall collecting deposit bottles and cans on:

Saturday, April 15 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 16, from 8:45 am to 11:00 am

Please do us a favor and rinse out your bottles and cans before bringing them! They will be transported to the beverage center in the cars of volunteers…

Interested in helping to drive the bottles and cans from the church down to the Waterford beverage center? Please reach out to Sarah Moreau at and let her know. We would love to have your help!!

Worship Aids for Holy Week and Easter

Are you unable to join us in person for any of the liturgies during Holy Week and/or Easter? Watch them on our livestream and follow along with the worship aids! Worship aids are available for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and Easter Mass. Just scroll down to find which one you need!

Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2023

All of our Holy Week Liturgies will take place at St. Mary’s, Crescent this year.

Palm Sunday – April 2, 2023
Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:30 pm
Sunday Masses at 8:00 am and 10:30 am
*Palm distributed at all Masses

Holy Thursday – April 6, 2023
The Holy Thursday Mass at 7:00 pm

Good Friday – April 7, 2023
Stations of the Cross at 3:00 pm
The Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday – April 8, 2023
The Easter Vigil at 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday – April 9, 2023
Easter Masses at 8:00 am and 10:30 am

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend these beautiful liturgies!

March 25/26: Parish Food Drive

PARISH FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION at all of the weekend Masses of March 25/26, 2023!

During Lent, we always choose one weekend to do a specific Lenten Food Drive where we focus on brining in non-perishable food items, gift cards or toiletry and cleaning items for those who are in need. Every little bit helps!

We also accept Gift Card donations for local grocery stores in amounts of $5 thru $50. The gift cards may be placed in the envelope posted on the window near the food pantry box in the entry of the  Church.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Information on the Diocese filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Please note that as of the writing of this post, we have no additional information at the parish level than you will find on the webpage the Diocese has created to answer questions regarding the filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy by the Diocese of Albany. That website can be found at:

I have included on this page both the letter from the Bishop as well as a video from him, speaking directly to the faithful…

As more information is available to us, I will share it with our parishioners immediately.

Stephanie Hughes, Parish Life Coordinator