A Roman Catholic Parish Serving:

Penn Yan, Dundee, Naples, Prattsburgh,

Rushville, and Stanley

Saint Michael's Church
Penn Yan, NY
Parish Founded: 1850
Current Church: 1902

Saint Michael's Catholic School
Penn Yan, NY
School Founded: 1882
Grades: PreK-5

Saint Patrick's Church
Prattsburg, NY
Parish Founded: 1860
Current Church: 1868

Saint Theresa's Church
Stanley, NY
Parish Founded: 1876
Current Church: 1876

Saint Januarius' Church
Naples, NY
Parish Founded: 1876
Current Church: 1964

Cobblestone Springs
Dundee, NY
Year Built: 1840
Staffed By: Sisters of St. Joseph

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The Sacrament of Matrimony (Marriage)

“The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws. . . . God himself is the author of marriage.” The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes. These differences should not cause us to forget its common and permanent characteristics. Although the dignity of this institution is not transparent everywhere with the same clarity, some sense of the greatness of the matrimonial union exists in all cultures. “The well-being of the individual person and of both human and Christian society is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and family life. (CCC 1603)

The importance of Marriage within the Church:

Sacred Scripture begins with the creation and union of man and woman and ends with “the wedding feast of the Lamb” (Rev 19:7, 9). Scripture often refers to marriage, its origin and purpose, the meaning God gave to it, and its renewal in the covenant made by Jesus with his Church. Man and woman were created for each other.By their marriage, the couple witnesses Christ’s spousal love for the Church. One of the Nuptial Blessings in the liturgical celebration of marriage refers to this in saying, “Father, you have made the union of man and wife so holy a mystery that it symbolizes the marriage of Christ and his Church.”  The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy. (USCCB)

If you are considering getting married and are engaged we  ask you to call the parish office (ASAP and preferably six months in advance) at 315-536-7459 to schedule a date to begin the preparation process. 

Our Wedding Guidelines be found below:

Some Great Resources to review before calling or celebrating the Sacrament can be found here: (Recommended by the Diocese of Rochester)

“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. (CCC 1601)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Times and Events

St. Michael's
Sat - 4:00(Confession)
Sat - 5:00 pm
Sun - 7:00 am
Sun - 9:30 am
Mon - 4:00 Holy Rosary
Thu - 8:30-12:00n (Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament)

St. Theresa's
Sun -10:30 am (Confession)
Sun - 11:00 am

St. Januarius'
Sat - 4:00 (Confession)
Sat - 5:00 pm
Sun - 10:00 am
Fri - 8:30 am - 12:00n (Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament)

St. Patrick's
Sun - 7:30 am (Confession)
Sun - 8:00 am

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