Advent: Waiting in Joyful Hope

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St. Patrick's

Monday - Friday
7:00 am
Daily Mass at 8:00 am ; Vigil Mass at 5:15 pm
9:00 am and 4:00 pm

St. Thomas Aquinas

Monday - Friday
10:00 am
Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm
11:00 am
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The Season of Advent

The season of Advent reminds us that God comes to us. During the first two weeks of Advent we prepare ourselves for when Christ will come again in glory at the end of time. During the second two weeks of Advent we prepare to celebrate when he came at Christmas. At the same time, we become more aware of the fact that God comes to us now. In this way, our very lives are “an Advent, a time of waiting, listening and hoping, a time of openness to the unimaginable gift of God” (Sister Maria Boulding, The Coming of God). Throughout Advent, throughout our lives, we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Divine Mercy
Eucharistic Adoration Chapel
at St. Patrick’s reopens!

The Eucharistic Adoration Chapel will be open 7:30am – 4:30pm Monday -Friday until further notice. We are happy to provide the beautiful opportunity of Eucharistic Adoration. We will be reopening the keyless entry and all Adorers are asked to  register their interest and commitment with the Parish Office. Please contact us at or 607-722-1060.
We ask all to be respectful of themselves and others. Please kindly note the following instructions & thank you for your cooperation:
 Please sign in.
*  Maximum number of persons in the Chapel at any time is 8. Please keep to the places marked for seating.
*  Masks must be worn at all times covering both nose and mouth.
*  All are asked to assist with keeping chapel clean by using a disinfecting wipe on the areas you sit and touch just before you leave. If no one else is around when you leave, please draw the curtains at the Monstrance window.
*  When possible windows to the outside should be open to assist with air circulation while room is occupied.
*  Hours open as of September 14th 2020 until further notice will be:  7:30am –4:30pm Monday—Friday.
*  Only the west entrance of the church is to be used unless exiting in an emergency.

St. Patrick’s & St. Thomas Aquinas hold public masses

St. Patrick’s and St. Thomas Aquinas have reopened at 33% of capacity.  Please join us for the greatest act of worship in our Faith, the Holy Mass.  Be nourished by the Word of God and fed by the Most Holy Eucharist.  We are glad to be able to gather again, with certain precautions taken.

“He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.” -entrance antiphon for Corpus Christi

Weekend Mass times:     
Saturday Vigil: 4pm at STA  & 5:15pm at St. Patrick’s
Sunday: 9am & 4pm at St. Patrick’s  &  11am at STA
Daily Mass times:
Monday-Friday: 7am at St. Patrick’s  &  10am at STA
Saturday: 8am at St. Patrick’s
Social distancing & masks are required.

Dispensation of Sunday obligation continues as all vulnerable populations, especially those with underlying conditions, are asked, out of charity, to remain home. The 10 am daily Mass and 11am Mass on Sundays will continue to be live streamed from St. Thomas Aquinas. These services will then be posted for later viewing and devotion.  These services can be found on, search St. Thomas Aquinas Binghamton.

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present in the Most Holy and Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You, never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Novena Prayer for the end of the Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, full of grace, patroness of this nation and Mother of the Church, in this time of illness and world-wide need we seek your intercession for the human family before your Son’s throne of grace and mercy. We ask for strength in adversity, health in weakness and comfort in sorrow. Help us, O Blessed Mother, to be filled with confidence and trust in the tender compassion of our God. Let us not be afraid, like our own Saint Marianne Cope, who entrusted her life and ministry among the outcasts of society into the care of our Divine Physician. Continue to watch over all who are sick as well as those who care for them and give wisdom to all who are seeking a cure. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Monday through Friday daily Mass will stream live at 10:00 am and Sunday Mass will stream live at 11:00am.
All Masses will be posted for later viewing.
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St. Patrick’s
Roman Catholic Church

Est. 1843

St. Thomas Aquinas
Roman Catholic Church

Est. 1927

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