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Reverend Robert C. MacNamara (1925 – 2019) Elmira – “Fr. Mac”

Age 93 passed away peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2019.
Fr. Mac was born December 30, 1925 in Elmira, a son of Charles and Charlotte (Feehan) MacNamara. He is predeceased by his sisters and brother-in-law: Mary Beatrice and Harold Lownsben-y, Margaret MacNamara, and brother: J. Joseph MacNamara. Fr. Mac is survived by nieces: Lynne Thompson of Colorado, Ellen McGurgan of Florida, Anne Lyman of Alabama; fellow priests; special friends, the McIntosh family; along with many other friends too numerous to name. (read more…)

2019 Bad Weather Schedule

This past weekend, January 19-20, our regular weekend Masses were disrupted by a snowstorm which officially dropped 11 inches of snow on our area. It is difficult for our staff and volunteers to keep up with the demands of clearing snow from parking lots, sidewalks and steps to permit safe access to all our churches. (click to read more…)

Attention Engaged Couples – Pre Cana Announcement

One of the requirements to get married in the Catholic Church is to attend Pre Cana.  The next Pre Cana session will be on Saturday March 23 starting at 8:30 AM and will conclude at 5 PM.  The fee is $50.00 per couple which includes materials and refreshments.  For more information and to register please call the office at the faith formation center 607-733-3484.  Please note the deadline to register is Monday March 18.

3rd Grade to minister at Mass on Saturday, March 9 @ 5:30pm

All 3rd graders from the parish – Faith Formation and school – are invited to minister at the March 9th 5:30 pm Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Ministry options include being greeters at the doors, bringing up the gifts, reading the Mass readings, distributing the bulletins and more. Participating in the choir is an option. There is even the opportunity to serve as altar servers for those already trained or those interested in becoming regular altar servers. Contact Sister Sue at the Faith Formation Office – 733-3484 x106 or susan.ssnd@dor.org to sign up. Click here for more info.

First Holy Communion Parent Meeting
If your child is in second grade or higher and has not yet received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion … there is a PARENT MEETING on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 pm in the Faith Formation Center (1010 Davis Street). This meeting is for parents only. We will describe the process and timing for children to receive First Holy Communion in the spring. You will receive the materials needed to prepare your child for First Communion and any other necessary information. Children must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to being eligible for First Holy Communion.For questions or clarification please call Sister Sue at the Faith Formation Office at 733-3484 or email Susan.SSND@dor.org

Kids Korner

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January FORMED Monthly Recommendations

Parish Council

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Father Scott
Fater Rick
Mary Ann Baker
Bonnie Balck
David Biviano
Stephen Coleman
Laurie Desmarais
Mary Lou Hewlett
Karen Jennings
Don Kalec
Raymond Kreydatus
Tanya Malone
Peggy Shultz
Beth Vetter

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Mass Times

4:00 PM | St. Mary
5:30 PM | Ss. Peter & Paul

7:30 AM | St. Casimir
9:00 AM | Our Lady of Lourdes
10:30 AM | St. Patrick
11:30 AM | St. Mary
5:00 PM | St. Patrick (Regional Mass)

8:00 AM | St. Patrick
12:05 PM | Ss. Peter & Paul

8:00 AM | St. Patrick
9:00 AM | * St. Mary
12:05 PM | St. Joseph Hospital Chapel
* (when school is in session)

8:00 AM | St. Patrick
12:05 PM | St. Joseph Hospital Chapel 

8:00 AM | St. Patrick
12:05 PM | St. Joseph Hospital Chapel
5:30 PM | St. Casimir

8:00 AM | St. Patrick
9:00 AM | St. Charles
12:05 PM | Ss. Peter & Paul

9:00 AM | St. Charles 
(First Saturday of the month only)


2:45 – 3:45 pm (& by appt.)
St. Mary

Please check parish calendar
confessions from 5-6pm on
alternating weeks at St. Casimir
– or – Ss. Peter and Paul.


Our Churches

A. St. Patrick Church | 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY

B. Ss. Peter and Paul Church | 556 E Market St., Elmira, NY 14901

C. Our Lady of Lourdes Church | 1100 W. Church St, Elmira, NY 14905

D. St. Casimir Church & Faith Formation Center | 1000 Davis St., Elmira, NY 14901

E. St. Charles Borromeo Church | 132 Oakwood Ave, Elmira Heights, NY 14903

F. St. Mary Church  | 224 Franklin St, Elmira, NY

Parish of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Faith Formation Center and Parish Offices
1010 Davis Street, Elmira, NY  14901
Phone: (607) 733-3484
Fax (607) 846-3371

Office Hours

Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday to Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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