Here at Holy Family, we gain our inspiration from the many relationships rooted in faith, hope and love. We strive to emulate Jesus, Mary and Joseph as we live out the gospel in word and deed.
We continue the long standing tradition of hospitality from the humble beginnings of the parish in 1895. We hope you enjoy your time on our website and that you have an opportunity to come worship with us.
If not already a member of the parish, we warmly invite you to consider joining our parish family and walking together with our Lord.
In Christ's name,
Fr. Mickey Demo
REMINDER: You are encouraged to check the Diocesan website for updates Covid-19. https://www.rcdony.org/covid-19
Excerpts from Bishop LaValley's
May 23rd, 2021 Letter
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
Over a year ago, on March 17, 2020, I announced that all public Masses were suspended in the Diocese of Ogdensburg due to the Coronavirus. The faithful were dispensed from their obligation to participate at Sunday Eucharist. After consultation with public health officials, certain protocols were established in our parishes and the public celebration of the Eucharist resumed. Our churches have proven to be among the safest places to come together, a great testament to the ongoing hard work of pastors, parish staffs and our parishioners.
The time has come for Catholics to return to public worship at Mass on Sundays. On June 6, the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, I reinstate the obligation to attend Sunday Mass in the Diocese of Ogdensburg.
Why is the obligation lifted now? Things have changed since St. Patrick's Day 2020. A vaccination for the virus has been found to be effective, safe and available. Our protocols have enabled our churches to be safe places to gather. Certain restrictions remain in place, thus providing a measure of comfort for those who attend Mass.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that "the principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion is an intimate union with Christ Jesus. While we each personally receive Holy Communion, it is not a private devotion. The reception of Holy Communion is an integral part of our worship as a community of faith. In receiving Holy Communion, we are united to Jesus and to one another."
We all need divine medicine and heavenly food for the soul- see you at Mass!
Faithfully yours in Christ,
Reverend Terry R. LaValley
Bishop of Ogdensburg
You are invited to listen and pray with us the following devotional prayer of the Church.
Sunday 9:30AM Mass at St. Patrick's Church
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Live-stream Mass at the following sites:
Internet Streaming (The Daily Mass)