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Sept. 12- Financial Peace University begins

Looking for Financial Peace?
Want to REDUCE Your Debt?
Want to INCREASE Your Savings?
Plan on attending the “Financial Peace University” St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Crescent at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The class will be nine Thursdays, Sept. 12 through Nov. 14.

St. Mary’s Church, Crescent will be offering a workshop entitled: FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY to assist you with reducing, maybe even eliminating your debt and assisting you in increasing savings. This FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY Workshop will be for 9 Weeks – 90 minutes to 2 hours per week at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Crescent.

Beginning Date:  Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

This 9 Week “FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY” Program is open to Parishioners of St. Mary’s, Crescent; to people of the area and other churches; to family and friends; to co-workers and neighbors… to everyone!  The “FINANCIAL PEACE UNVERITY” Workshop will use video presentations by Dave Ramsey noted presenter in the field of Financial Planning, etc… Each week a trained facilitator will take us thru a 60 minute video on the “topic of the week.”

The Fee for this Workshop is: $79/kit.  Each couple only needs one kit.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – If you sign up for and pay for the class by September 5, your kit is only $59!

If you will be attending the “Financial Peace University” please contact the Parish Office and Speak with Stephanie Nolet at 371-9632 ext. 10 or via Email:   Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration will allow us to have enough kits available on the first night.

Sept 11: Bereavement Support Group at 2pm

A Bereavement Support Group is offered in the parish.  Sessions are the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM in the conference room of the parish center. This group provides emotional and spiritual support for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one through death.  Sometimes it helps and comforts to just talk with others who have undergone similar experiences.  We  offer a friendly, informal setting in which we can gain insight into the grieving process through dialogue and personal stories, drawing strength and understanding from others.  Sessions are facilitated by Mary Rose DeMarco and Jeanne Gracon.

If you are interested in participating in this group or if you have any questions, please call Jeanne Gracon, Pastoral Care Associate, at 371-9632 ext. 11.


Registration for the upcoming 2019-2020 Faith Formation Year has begun!  You can find all the forms that you need and pay any registration fees online at by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions about registration or the Faith Formation program in general, please contact Rachel in the Faith Formation Office:

Rachel Collet – Faith Formation Director –

Or call her at 518-371-9521.

Sept. 22: Faith Formation Kickoff

Join us on Sunday, September 22, 2019 as we kick off our Faith Formation Year with the first day of sessions!  Stay for the 10:30 am Mass and then enjoy a social after Mass with snacks and coffee!

If you have questions about Faith Formation or how to get your child/ren enrolled, please contact Rachel Collet (our Faith Formation Director) at 518-371-9521 or via email at


Summer Mass Schedule

Just a reminder that during the summer, our 10:30 am Sunday Mass changes to 10:00 am.  That starts on Sunday, May 26, 2019 (Memorial Day weekend) and goes through Sunday, September 1, 2019 (Labor Day weekend).

Current weekend Mass times:

Saturday Vigil at 4:30 pm

Sunday Masses at 8:00 am and 10:00 am

Interested in Joining a Ministry?

Have you ever considered joining a ministry?  We have so many options for you here at St. Mary’s, Crescent!!

  • Lector (proclaim the scripture readings during Mass)
  • Cantor (sing the Psalm at Mass)
  • Eucharistic Minister (serve the people of the Parish during Communion)
  • Hospitality (greet people, organize collection pickup, clean up after Mass)
  • Altar Server (boys or girls who assist Father during Mass)
  • Music Ministry (along with cantor, lead the congregation in song)
  • Cleaning the church (every Thursday morning a dedicated group of individuals cleans the church, join them)
  • Catechists (teach Faith Formation or be an aide in a classroom)
  • Pastoral Care Ministry (visit the sick and/or homebound in the parish)
  • Building Bridges (help raise money for and communicate with our Sister Parish in Guatemala)
  • Social Committee (help to plan and assist with socials throughout the year)

There are so many others, too many to list.  If you’re interested in getting involved, please reach out to Stephanie in the office and she will talk to you about your interests and get you in contact with the right person.  She can be reached at 371-9632 or via email at