Sacramental Changes


The Diocese has a few new changes to our Sacramental programs. First of all, the sacrament of Penance will now precede the Sacrament of First Eucharist. So any child (usually in second grade) who is planning to receive First Eucharist in the spring of 2015 should plan to receive First Penance this fall.


The parents of children in second grade or higher who still need to receive First Penance are encouraged to attend this meeting also.


All notices of Sacramental Preparation meetings and classes will be primarily through the church bulletin. The Parent Meeting for First Penance will be Wednesday, September 24th at 7PM in the Faith Formation Center. This meeting is for parents only.


See you then,

Donna Bennett


Get Ready!!


Middle & High School Cookout Party!

Sunday September 14th @ 6pm @ 1010 Davis Outside

Soccer, live music, free food, a great time!

If weather is poor we will move inside


Southern Tier Frassati Young Adults

Tuesday Nights @ 7pm @ Social Night & Prayer


The Well, Fundraiser and Social for Turn on the Tap Project

Tuesday Septmber 16th @ 7pm in Auditorium


Catholic Youth Organization

Girls CYO basketball season is about to begin!

Visit our website or talk to your Youth Minister to sign up!


For more information


Ryan Salisbury, Youth Minister


St. Mary’s Seeks Volunteers to Transport Food


St. Mary’s Social Ministry is seeking volunteers to help transport (for one month on Mondays) the food donated by parishioners to Catholic Charities Samaritan Center (South Main at Mt. Zoar). If you are willing to help, please call the Parish Office at the Faith Formation Center to let us know.

(733-3484) Thank you!



September 14 & 15 - Faith Formation Classes Start


September 14 - Catholic Café Opens


September 24 - First Reconciliation Parent Meeting


October 2 & 3 - Rummage Sale at St. Charles Hall - Sponsored by Altar Rosary Society


October 25 - All Elmira Parishes: Combined Appreciation Dinner for Volunteers

  -  details to follow in upcoming bulletins as event approaches






All 1st time parents who are requesting to have their child baptized are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Because the demands of a new parent are many, it might be helpful to take the class before your baby is born. We recommend that both parents attend.


Classes are held once a month on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Faith Formation Center.


The upcoming Baptism Preparation classes will be on September 10th, October 1st, November 5th and December 3rd. Registration is required.


To register or to schedule a Baptism at Blessed Sacrament, Christ the Redeemer or St. Mary’s, please call the Parish Office at (607) 733-3484.


Food for Neighbors-in-Need Can You Help?

Thank You!


  • Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry is helping many new families. We need grocery bags, canned tuna, cereal & other foods, & monetary donations.
  • Christ the Redeemer: spaghetti, sauce, grated cheese, salad dressing (for meal at Elmira Community Kitchen Sept. 24 & 29)
  • St. Mary’s: peanut butter, jelly, rice, pasta, sauce, tuna, sandwich spread, fruit, vegetables, pudding. Special thanks to Mike McCarty for transporting food donated by St. Mary’s parishioners to Samaritan Center during the summer months!
  • Elmira Community Kitchen: monetary donations are desperately needed to help keep the doors open.
  • Donations can be sent to Elmira Community Kitchen, 215 East Church Street ~ Elmira, New York 14901

    Elmira Parishes Office

    1010 Davis Street

    Elmira, NY  14901

    Monday - Wednesday

    7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Thursday - Friday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM




    4:00 PM      Ss. Peter & Paul

    4:00 PM      St. Mary’s

    4:30 PM      Our Lady of Lourdes



    7:30 AM      St. Charles Borromeo

    8:00 AM      Ss. Peter & Paul

    8:00 AM      St. Mary’s

    10:30 AM    St. Patrick’s

    10:30 AM    St. Casimir’s

    10:30 AM    St. Mary’s

    5:00 PM      St. Patrick’s

    (Regional Mass)



    7:00 AM      St. Mary’s

    8:00 AM      St. Patrick’s

    8:30 AM      Our Lady of Lourdes

    12:05 PM     Ss. Peter & Paul

    (St. Joseph’s Mass)



    7:00 AM      St. Casimir’s

    8:00 AM      St. Patrick’s

    9:00 AM      St. Mary’s

    12:05 PM     St. Joseph’s Chapel



    8:00 AM      St. Patrick’s

    8:30 AM      Our Lady of Lourdes

    12:05 PM     St. Joseph’s Chapel



    7:00 AM      St. Casimir’s

    8:00 AM      St. Patrick’s

    12:05 PM     St. Joseph’s Chapel



    12:05 PM   Ss. Peter & Paul

    (St. Joseph’s Mass)


    Masses during Advent and Lent only - 12:10 PM on Friday - St. Charles Borromeo



    3:00 - 3:30 pm (& by appt.)

    St. Mary's


    3:00 - 3:45 pm

    Ss. Peter & Paul

    Our Lady of Lourdes

Elmira Roman Catholic Churches

1010 Davis Street, Elmira, NY  14901


Phone: (607) 733-3484

Fax (607) 846-3371