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."

Weekly Mass Schedule

                    Monday – 8:30 am

                    Tuesday – 5:10 pm

                    Wednesday –

                                                8:30 am (1st, 4th, & 5th Wed.)

                                                10:30 am (2nd Wed. – Highrise)

                                                10:30 am (3rd Wed. – Maplewood)

                    Thursday – 5:10 pm

                    Friday – 8:30 am

                    First Friday - 10:30 am (Maplewood)

                    Saturday – 5 pm Vigil Mass

                    Sunday – 9 am, 11:15 am, & 5 pm

Eucharistic Adoration

in Divine Mercy Chapel

Monday through Friday

6 am to 5 pm


Holy Hour for Vocations

Thursday – 4 to 5 pm

Sacrament of Penance


Saturday – 3:45 to 4:45 pm

or upon request

Rosary for Life

Tuesday at 4:50 pm

Please remember to call Parish Office to let Fr. Doug know when hospitalized or in need of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Also, please contact Parish Office if home-bound and wishing Holy Communion on First Friday or on Sundays.

Rev. Douglas J. Lucia


Reverend Robert Leo Cotter

Fr. Robert Leo Cotter, 92, died Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY. Father had been in failing health for some time. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, on Wednesday, Feb.4, 2015 at noon. Most Rev. Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg, will be the main celebrant with the priests of the diocese concelebrating. The homilist will be Fr. Jay Seymour. Reception of the body at church will be at 10 a.m. Viewing of the body will be until 11:45 followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Canton. Arrangements are with O’Leary’s Funeral Home, Canton, NY.

Father Cotter was born on November 10, 1922 in Canton, NY, the twin son of the late Edward and Margaret Clark Cotter. He graduated from Canton High School and began seminary studies at Wadhams Hall in 1939. He completed his advanced studies at St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester and was ordained on June 14, 1947 by Bishop Bryan McEntegart at St. Mary’s, Ogdensburg, NY. He offered his first Mass the next day, June 15, 1947 here at St. Mary's in Canton.

Following his ordination, Father Cotter was appointed assistant pastor at St. Peter’s, Lowville, chaplain at Mercy Hospital in 1951, and assistant pastor at St. Paul’s, Black River and St. Rita’s, Deferiet. In 1955, he was named pastor of St. Brendan’s in Keene, later as pastor in St. Francis Xavier, Redwood, then pastor in St. Mary’s, Constableville in 1968. He was appointed Pro-Synodal Judge in 1974 for five years, then pastor of St. Mary’s, Copenhagen, and New Boston; in 1993 he was administrator of Star Lake. Father retired in 1997, then in 2000 appointed administrator of St. Mary’s Nativity in West Leyden and Sts. Peter and Paul, Fish Creek. After that, Father retired to Glenfield. In May, 2009, in poor health, he moved to the Sisters of St. Joseph infirmary in Watertown, NY.

Father Cotter was predeceased by his brother Fr. Charles Cotter, and is survived by his twin brother Fr. Lawrence Cotter, who resides in United Helpers, Ogdensburg, a brother, Maurice Cotter, who resides in St. Joseph’s Nursing Home and a cousin, Lauren Stiles.

Requiescat in pace

Mass Times

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

Please see the bulletin for daily Mass times. 

Click on the above link to see the latest Bulletin.

Saturdays 3:45-4:45 pm
or by appointment
Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage, 
& Anointing of the Sick

**Please call the parish office to schedule**

St. Mary's School 
Bottle Drive
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 by bringing your bottles and cans
to Bessette's and tell them you are from St. Mary's.
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