Welcome to the Elmira Catholic Churches!
Welcome to the Elmira Catholic Parishes online hub! We’re very happy you’ve chosen to visit us and learn more about how our Parishes can meet your spiritual needs. It’s our hope that our website will provide you with helpful information and connect you with people and resources to enrich your faith. Our goal is to help bring people to Christ in the Catholic tradition.
Religion and Spirituality have been a part of the human experience for thousands of years. Our rich Catholic tradition has its roots in the Hebrew Scriptures and developed in response to Jesus’ command to the disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Baptism leads us to a deeper experience of God in our lives, an experience that transcends language, music and culture; an experience that gives meaning and purpose to life.
In the Elmira area, we offer a rich experience of worship at one of our three parishes, comprised of six worship sites: St. Mary’s; Blessed Sacrament (St. Peter and Paul’s and St. Patrick’s); and Christ the Redeemer (Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Casimir’s and St. Charles Borromeo). To help our people find Christ more deeply in their lives, there are many opportunities for involvement: for children, teens, young adults, and older adults. There is a place for everyone in our church!
We invite you to join us for worship and we would love to meet you! Whether you’re new or have been around for a while, introduce yourself if you haven’t already and please let us know how we can serve you!
Peace and Blessings,
Fr. John DeSocio
Fr. Rick Farrell
Fr. Scott Kubinski
Christ the Redeemer