Thanksgiving is an occasion to come together and enjoy the fellowship of family and friends. On Thursday, Maxine Willis will do just that, but with a very large and extended family. Willis is one of several volunteers who helps organize the Companions in Christ Fellowship Committee’s annual Thanksgiving dinner, which will be held from noon [...]
Father Michael Flannery, who has served Whitehall and the surrounding communities’ Catholic population, led his final weekend Mass at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church on Sunday. Flannery, who has spent the last five years as the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall, St. Ann’s in Fort Ann, and the Chapel of the [...]
Think back to Jan. 1, 2010. The year was starting with new promise. Jay Niles was the village mayor and the parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church were anxiously awaiting a new pastor. We had no idea just how wild the year’s weather would be. People in West Pawlet regularly shopped at Dutchie’s Store, patrons [...]
St. Mary’s is buzzing with activity these days. Parishioners zip in and out of the doors as they help the Rev. Joseph Arockiasamy (pronounced A-row-ki-sa-mi) get settled on Bulkley Avenue. Someone is helping to clean the kitchen; another parishioner helps by taking cardboard boxes to be recycled, and still another is taking out the garbage [...]
Sometimes it’s the people who give of themselves who end up the most thankful during the holiday season. From one end of the former milking parlor now known as the Raceville Community Hall to the other, Sunday’s smiling faces told the story of a fun but tiring day and the joy of a home-cooked meal [...]
Stay. Father Tom gets the word Local Catholic community breathes sigh of relief The Rev. Thomas Zelker is staying right here in Granville. Zelker said Friday he had finally received word Monday, June 14, he would not be leaving St. Mary’s Church following a nearly four-month wait for word on his possible new assignment.
Four-legged blessing Oct. 3 The sound of angry hissing might be cause for concern on any other day at St. Mary’s Church on Bulkley Avenue, but not Oct. 3 as a blessing of the animals will be performed at noon.
For 40 years, the “church on the hill” has been there for parishioners and community members alike.