St. Mary’s Church is the oldest parish in Baldwinsville. We were founded in 1852, some thirty years before Syracuse became a diocese. Our first church was located on Tappan Street, opposite Riverview Cemetery and moved into the present building in August of 1940. Fr. Kirchen also founded St. Mary’s Academy and our campus remains one of the most beautiful spots on Syracuse Street.
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
The Roman Catholic Faith Community of Saint Mary’s, led by the Holy Spirit, dedicate ourselves to proclaim the Word of God, provide meaningful liturgy, serve God’s people and foster devotion to the Blessed Sacraments and to our Blessed Mother. We are committed to Catholic Education and Faith Formation for all ages, while also calling all to live a full sacramental life following the teaching authority of the Church. Through team ministry we strive to be opent o the call of the Holy Spirit and serve to be the presence of Jesus for the wider Baldwinsville community.
“All are Welcome”
We hope that what you find here will enrich your faith and strengthen you on your personal faith journey.The Season of Lent FAST AND ABSTINENCE: Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. [Fasting, as explained in the Catechism means partaking of one full meal. Some food (not equaling another full meal) is permitted at breakfast and around midday.] In addition, all Catholics 14 years of age and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent. Lent is a time for us to reflect upon the quality of our spiritual life and to rid ourselves of those things that hinder our discipleship. It is also a time to strengthen ourselves in mind and spirit. I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU to partake of the opportunities available for your spiritual benefit during the Season of Lent. A good Lent will lead to a glorious Easter!
- DAILY MASS: All Daily Masses will be held in Church for the Season of Lent. We have added a Mass at 9:00am on Wednesdays for the Season. Daily Mass is a good way for us to strengthen our hearts, hear God’s Word and grow in our appreciation of Holy Communion.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Tuesday Adoration (9:00am—6:00pm) will be held in the church for the Season of Lent. We will also have Exposition on Wednesdays from 7:30am—12:15pm. (also in church).
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 12:15pm. Stations will conclude with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction. Stations of the Cross with Exposition, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction will also be held on Fridays at 7:00pm. The Church has a strong tradition of meditating on the Stations during the Lenten Season so that we come to acknowledge the great sacrifice that Jesus made on behalf of all of us!