May 2002 – First Communion with Father John P. Rosson
June 2002 – The first issue of St Mary’s Newsletter “THE WINDOW” is published
October 2002 – Parish Mission “Journey to God” with Father Kenan Peters, CP
15 August 2003 The newly installed air conditioning system ran for the first time at the wedding of Thomas Rupert Payne and Kelliann Marie Harrison, celebrated at 3 PM by Father John P. Rosson, a day after the largest blackout in United States history
29 August 2003 Fr. John P. Rosson left for Fall sabbatical at Hawkstone Hall, Shrewesbury, England after a Farewell Mass celebrated by Archbishop Peter Sarpong of Ghana. Archbishop Peter baptized Megan Susie Hughes, daughter fo Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Hughes
Lent 2004: Parishioners of St. Mary’s collected food donations totaling $7,000
Parish Mission: Back to the Basics:
“Know Jesus, Love Jesus, Pray with Jesus”
was the focus of the 2004 Parish Mission which was conducted Nov 29th – Dec. 1st. Fr. Angelo Camacho, OP was the Mission Director. 175 persons shared in the Mission.
The highpoint of the Mission was the 88 anointings of the sick
September 11th 2006
Special Dedication to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A New flagpole was dedicated in honor of Henry J. Nicols
2006 Food Drive for Lent
St Mary’s Christmas Eve 2006
Chris Gentile star athlete, was killed en route to Holy Thursday Mass.
900 attended his funeral at the Cooperstown High School Gym
May 28: Vandals broke the outdoor statue of Mary on Memorial Day. A sign indicated “We Forgive” was placed in the niche
September 16: The Statue of Mary was repaired and rededicated
Despite a beautifully decorated Church at Christmas, Fr. John Rosson, pastor, lost his voice on Christmas Eve., facing 5 Masses to offer.
Christmas Eve: 4PM, 6:30 PM, 9PM
Christmas Day: 9 AM, 11 AM
Patricia A. Taugher was buried from St. Mary’s on Feb 16th, one month shy of her 95th birthday. Pat founded the Bereavement Committee of St. Mary’s
The St. Mary’s website undergoes a complete redesign with the coming of new Webmaster James McCaffrey.