Parish Council

“A parish is a definite community of the Christian faithful established on a stable basis within a particular church; the pastoral care of the parish is entrusted to a pastor as its own Shepherd under the authority of the diocesan bishop.” (Canon 515)

A pastoral council  acts as a consultative body in assisting the pastor in maintaining the Christian life of the parish community. Pastoral council members are representative of the various constituencies that form the parish family and have a vested interest in the life and development of the parish.

The council only meets from 4 to 8 times a year but its effect on the parish is important. For more information about the council see the March 2017 Pastoral Council Guidelines for Mary, Mother of Mercy. Please feel free to contact any of the following council members whose terms began on July 1, 2018.

Officers (parish council officers, with the pastor, form the executive committee):

Word committee (evangelization and education):

Worship committee (liturgy):

  • Tom Duff (tomduff2@gmail.com), chair
  • Marc Albanese
  • Jacqueline Leidenfrost
  • Charles Mullins

Witness committee (outreach):

Fellowship committee (social and communications):

Minutes and agendas of the Mother, Mother of Mercy Parish Council’s meetings are available here. Dates for upcoming meetings: May 14 (pending, may change), and June 11, 2020. All meeting begin at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Solanus annex.


Parish Council Members 2019–2020
for the Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy
(as of July 1, 2019):

Tim Davis

Tom Duff

Laurenda Denmark

Gerald Frank

Susan Guydosh

Scott Hamula

Leo Kawczenski

Jacqueline Leidenfrost

Fr. Bernard Maloney, pastor

Nancy McGourty

Andy Morpurgo

Charles Mullins

Richard Pell

Kathleen Rourke

Lynn Stager

Barbara Willers

Alternates:

Mark Albanese

Thomas Perry


The diocese highlighted the parish and the chair of the pastoral council in their Spring 2017 newsletter, vol. 5, issue 1.

 

Mass Times:

Weekday liturgies have resumed, Monday through Friday, at 8:30 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, N.Y.

Below is the parish weekend schedule of Masses (with limited assembly, face masks required, and social distancing in place):

Saturday-
4:00 p.m. at St. James (limited assembly of about 54 people)
5:00 p.m. at St. Francis (limited assembly of about 35 people)

Sunday-
9:00 a.m. at St. James (limited assembly of about 54 people)
10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross (limited assembly of about 80 people)

Sunday and holy day Masses, will continue to be videotaped in our parish churches and are made available via this web site. If you cannot attend in person, you are encouraged to participate in Sunday Mass by viewing it on TV or via the Internet.

All regularly scheduled parish social and educational events are suspended until further notice.

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession:

Fridays, 6:30–7:00 p.m., at St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken or by appointment with a priest (social distancing will be respected).



UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
In re Diocese of Rochester Case No. 19-20905


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