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May 2, 2021 - 12:29pm

Submitted photos and information.

Photos of First Communicants this morning at the Liturgy of the Eucharist at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

Above and below, Catechist Marie Bigsby presenting certificates to the children.

Above, Miles and Lena Meyer kneeling in prayer. 

Above, Miles Meyer receives the Holy Eucharist during Communion from Deacon Henry Moscicki at the Celebration of Mass this morning at St. Mary's.

Above, a boy receives the Holy Eucharist during Communion from Deacon Henry Moscicki at the Celebration of Mass this morning at St. Mary's.

Above, Deacon Henry Moscicki with Miles Meyer reading the Prayers of the Faithful.

Above, Deacon Henry Moscicki giving the homily.

Father Bob Waters at the altar.

May 1, 2021 - 6:10pm
posted by Press Release in St. Mary's church, news, batavia.

Photos and information from Jason Smith:

Congratulations to our young parishioners who made their First Reconciliation* today at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Batavia. 

Thanks to teacher Jane Balbick, Deacon Henry Moscicki and Father Ivan Trujillo, pastor.

*Also commonly called the Sacrament of Penance or Confession.

March 14, 2021 - 2:45pm

Submitted photos and information from Jason Smith.

As part of the Faith Formation program at Resurrection Parish, grade 9 and 10 students were given a tour of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church this morning. It is located at 18 Ellicott St. in the City of Batavia.

The tour included information about the stained-glass window panels, the altar and sacristy.

The students' teachers are Judy Clark and Ron Chrzanowski.

Newspaper clippings and old photos were displayed. One taken in the 1920s shows the altar in its original splendor with elaborate white steeples, which were later removed.

Another is of the church's once-trademark mural, an enormous painting done in four sections by Buffalo artist Alex O. Levy that was completed in 1940. It weighed 800 pounds and depicted incidents in the life of the Virgin Mary. The mural deteriorated and was subsequently covered with wallpaper.

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