Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Adult volunteers from all Elmira Catholic Parishes:

Christ the Redeemer, Blessed Sacrament, St. Mary’s


~ You are Invited - Be our Guest ~

Saturday, October 25 at 6:00 PM

St. Mary’s gym at 224 Franklin St. Elmira southside


Thank You! For sharing your gift of time and talent with us.

If you are volunteering in any ministry or have volunteered at all in any

of our three

Parishes: Christ the Redeemer, Blessed Sacrament, or St. Mary’s ...

Then please R.S.V.P. by calling the parish office at 733-3484 and attend

our special ‘Thank You’ Appreciation Dinner


STPRC   Silent Auction & Trivia Night

Friday, October 24th

7pm - 9pm

Location:  New Life Assembly of God

For more information

Call:   607-732-2111




Upcoming ~ 2nd Collection

The weekend of October 18 & 19 – World Mission Sunday.  Your ongoing support of the  Society for the Propagation of the Faith is vital to the missionaries serving in 1,150 dioceses throughout Asia, Africa, parts of Latin America and Europe, and on the Islands of the Pacific.  Your generosity makes it possible for local priests, religious, and catechists to reach out to communities, families and children in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances.



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


  • October 1 - Baptism Preparation Class - 7:00 PM - Faith Formation Center


  • October 2 & 3 - Rummage & Bake Sale, CTR Altar & Rosary - 8 AM - 2PM /8AM - Noon- St. Charles

  • October 3 & 4  - First Friday & First Saturday Devotions with Mass - 9:00 AM - St. Casimir’s Church

  • October 4  - Blessing of Animals - Ss. Peter & Paul Church - outdoor shrine of St. Francis

  • October 5 -  Holy Hour (Adoration & Benediction) “Respect Life Sunday” - 2:00 PM - St. Casimir’s

  • October 6 -  Elmira Grief Support Group - 2:00 PM - 1012 Davis St

  • October 11 - Fatima Rosary Rally - 12:00 noon - St. Casimir’s Church

  • October 16 - Harvest Supper - Sacred Heart Ladies Society, Dish to Pass - B.S. Parish Center

  • October 24 - STPRC Silent Auction & Trivia Night - 7:00 PM - New Life Assembly of God

  • October 25 - Pre Cana - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Faith Formation Center

  • October 25 -  Anniversary Mass (couples married 25 years or more) - 4:30 PM - Our Lady of Lourdes

  • October 25 -  Appreciation Dinner for Volunteers (All Elmira Parishes combined) - details to come   






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