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Christmas Giving Tree is in the Gathering Area

The Christmas Giving Tree will be in the Gathering Area of the Church beginning at the Thanksgiving Vigil Mass, November 21, 2018 and ending on Sunday, December 16, 2018 (11/21/18 – 12/16/18).

Please take an ornament from the Giving Tree, purchase the gift and place your ornament on the wrapped gift.  We ask that you return all gifts to the church no later than Sunday, 12/16/18 as gifts will be delivered on Monday, 12/17/18.

If you have any questions, please call MaryBeth McMahon 518-369-4995.

Thanks to all for your caring and generosity!!

Dec. 7: Parish Paint Party

Join us on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm for another fun Parish Paint Party!

We will be painting the festive Christmas Tree that you see with this post. 

All are welcome, beginners especially!

Cost is $15/person & all materials will be provided!  You must pre-register for this event so that we supplies for everyone.  Please call Stephanie at 518-371-9632 or email her at to register by Thursday, December 6th. 

Debbie finds a special joy in encouraging children and adults to use their creative gifts. She really values the process of developing art and sharing the journey with others, especially beginners.

Debbie began painting as a healing therapy while recovering from cancer surgery 6 years ago. She has continued learning and teaching as a way to maintain health and well being.

If you have any questions about the paint party, give Debbie a call at 440-341-0568.


Dec. 3 & 4: Confirmation Sessions on Prayer

December 3 & 4 at 6:30 pm – Here at St. Mary’s, Crescent

The second of five mandatory Confirmation Sessions will be held on: Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm here at St. Mary’s, Crescent and will be repeated on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the same location.

For more information, etc…please contact Robyn in the Faith Formation Office at 518-371-9521 or via email at


Dec. 2: Holiday Card Project and Social

Come one, come all!  On Sunday, December 2, 2018  join the Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Office – after the 10:30 am Mass – for a very special Social, in the Parish Hall – as we gather for refreshments and an opportunity to reach out to homebound parishioners and local Veterans.

Please help us as we make Christmas cards in an effort to remind our neighbors that they are remembered this Christmas.

All are welcome!

Please share the spirit of the Advent season with us!

More info please contact Loretta at the Youth Ministry Office at 518-371-9521.

Dec 1 & 2: Hospitality Training

If you are a current hospitality minister, please plan on joining us for a training (both a quick refresh of what we already know and then new information on security and safety) the weekend of December 1 & 2, 2018.  Training will be available after each Mass.  Stephanie will meet you in the Gathering Area of the church after Mass.

Thank you for your continued service!