Canton Catholics

Search this site

The Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary



Mission Statement:

"St. Mary's Parish is a Catholic Sacramental Community that exists to glorify God.  We are committed to sharing the Good News with our families, our parish, and our community through worship, liturgy, and service to one another."


In Memoriam

(The Diocese of Ogdensburg received this notice on Saturday, January 4th.)

Reverend Wilfred L. DeRoche

Reverend Wilfred DeRoche, a retired priest from the Diocese of Ogdensburg NY died on December 27th in Plymouth MA. A resident of Carver MA, Fr. DeRoche had moved to the area in 2004 following his retirement. Fr. DeRoche was the son of the late Lawrence and Josephine DeRoche and was one of five brothers, including Melvin, Joseph, Henry and James.

 
Fr. DeRoche was born and raised in Mexico ME. He entered into the community of the Brothers of Christian Instruction as a boy of thirteen years of age and remained with the Brothers for over twenty years. Fr DeRoche taught in many of the schools of the community until his Ordination to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Ogdensburg NY on May 22, 1965. Thereafter Fr. DeRoche served as Curate, Assistant Pastor and Pastor of several churches in the diocese including Saint Patrick Church in Rouses Point NY, St Henry Church in DeKalb NY and Sacred Heart Church in Crown Point NY. He was a well-loved and highly respected man of unwavering faith.


In his retirement Fr. DeRoche graciously served the local Catholic community in the Carver and Plymouth area and was of tremendous help to the parishioners of St Kateri Tekakiwitha, St Peter and St Mary in his role as friend, advisor, confessor and spiritual director to many. 


Father DeRoche will lie in state at Saint Peter's Church, 86 Court St. Plymouth, on Thursday, January 2 from 3:00 till 7:00 pm. A Mass will be held St. Peter's Church at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 3. Burial will take place in Maine. Donations in Father DeRoche's memory may be made to EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) 5817 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale Alabama 35210.


A Memorial Mass for Fr. DeRoche will be offered on Sunday, January 12th at 11:15 am at St. Mary's Church in Canton, NY.

 For more info and online guestbook please visit www.cartmellfuneralhome.com.



cantoncatholics@gmail.com




Pastor
Rev. Douglas J. Lucia
frdoug@twcny.rr.com

Bulletin




Mass Times


Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm
Sunday Masses  - 9:00 am & 11:15 am 
(all Masses are St. Mary's Church)

Please see the bulletin for daily Mass times.

-------------------------------------
Confessions - Saturdays 4-4:40 pm
or by appointment
--------------------------
Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage, 
& Anointing of the Sick

**Please call the parish office to schedule**

--------------------------
Thank you to the following businesses who have supported the St. Mary's School Spring Car Raffle Fundraiser: