As our Family of Parishes come together, (Nativity of Our Lord in O.P, SS Peter & Paul in Hamb., St. Bernadette in O.P. and our Parishes, St. John the Baptist in Boston and St. Mary's in East Eden) there will be change...
...one part of the change will be a reduction in Mass times. At St. John's, we will be eliminating the 8 am and 10:30 am Masses on Sunday and only having one Mass at 9 am. We invite you to join us in worship and fellowship.
Dec. 3 will be our first 9 am Mass. This will also be our Faith Formation's Family Mass. The 7th grade students will be participating by greeting, lecturing, ushering, and taking up the gifts.
We will also have a Children's Liturgy during Mass when we invite our young parishioners to leave Mass for a "child friendly" Gospel message.
Dec. 3 is also the first week of Advent...a time to prepare our hearts to receive our Lord and Savior on Christmas.
Our Christmas Masses will be:
Dec. 24 Vigil
4 pm @ St. John's
with our Children's Choir
8 am & 10 am
at St. John's
and at St. Mary's
Thursday Dec. 7 @ 4:30 pm
Friday Dec. 8 @ 7 am & 8:30 am
Friday Dec. 8 @ 7 am, 11:30 am, 7 pm
Friday Dec. 8 @ 9 am & 7 pm
Friday Dec. 8 @ 8:30 am & 7 pm
Thurs. Dec. 7 @ 6 pm
Each year, we have a Giving Tree at St. John's and St. Mary's. It was covered with tags for gifts that will go to some local charities - The Trading Post in Springville, Boston Valley School, Bread of Life Outreach in Colden, and a Daycare in Boston....
...After you have purchased exactly what is on the tag, wrap the item, attach the tag, and return to the tree in church by the date on the tag. Gift cards by Dec. 3 and gifts by Dec. 10. Please call me if you have any questions. Dianne 574-7129
At St. John the Baptist Parish and St. Mary's Oratory, we depend on volunteers to help us keep our churches beautiful and clean. When a group gets together, it is much easier, quicker and enjoyable. Please consider helping out when you are available.
St. John's - Wed. Nov. 30 @ 9:30 am
St. Mary's - Mon. Dec. 11 @ 9 am
Martin Luther King Jr.
In order to address a projected, serious shortage of priests in 2030 (99 priests to staff 160 parishes), parishes are being grouped into families that will share resources and priests.
Our parish was originally scheduled to implement the change beginning in October, 2024. The timeline has been updated and we are now scheduled to begin the process on the first of next month: October, 2022. Please select the image to the right for more information.
St. John the Baptist Parish and St. Mary's Oratory
6895 Boston Cross Road, Boston, New York 14025, United States
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