St. Madeleine Sophie Church
Guilderland, New York
Welcome

This Week at St Madeleine's
         & St.Gabriel's
 
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Staff & Schedules

Lector Schedule 

Eucharistic Minister Schedule  

Altar Server Schedule
    

Pastoral Council Minutes  

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

St. Madeleine Sophie School

St. Madeleine Sophie /
   St. Gabriel the Archangel
   Faith Formation Program

        Registration Cover Letter
        Registration Forms
        Safe Environment Training
        Calendar - Grades 1 - 6

        Calendar - Grades 7 - 10
        Calendar - Confirmation
        Growing in Faith
        RCIA (Rite of Christian
               Initiation of Adults)

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish

Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

Faithful E-Giving

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What is Faithful E-Giving through WeShare?
It is an automated means to financially support the church through regular contributions from your checking, savings, or credit/debit card account.   There is no cost for you to participate in the program.

To enroll:
 use the above
Give Online link.
For additional information - click HERE

Contact Us:
PARISH OFFICE……........(518) 355-0421
   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
   FAX: ………..(518) 355-0412
   E-Mail:    parishoffice@smsparish.org

See Temporary Hours>>>
FAITH FORMATION   
   OFFICE
..............(518) 355-3115
   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Mon-Thurs
   (or by appointment)
   FAX:....................(518) 280-0071
   E-Mail:      ffo@smsparish.org

  

  SCHOOL OFFICE ………(518) 355-3080
   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St. Madeleine Sophie Church
3500 Carman Road
Schenectady, New York   12303
(518) 355-0421

PLEASE READ THE 6/15/20
LETTER FROM FATHER JIM
(click
HERE) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE RE-ENTRY INTO OPENING THE CHURCH FOR MASS
 

Use the links below to register
to attend an upcoming Mass.

Currently you may register for
Sat August 15 & Sun August 16 only.
 
SMS = St. Madeleine Sophie
SGA = St. Gabriel the Archangel

SMS Sat 4:00PM
.
SGA Sun 7:30AM
.
SMS Sun 9:00AM
.
SGA Sun 10:30AM
.
SMS Sun 7:00PM

And for an explanation of the Procedures for Reentry and Reopening
at St. Madeleine Sophie
please view the following video
which details our entrance and exit, seating, and communion procedures -


Explanation of Procedures Video


IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

1) Reservations will be required EVERY WEEKEND
for each person attending Mass in the Church.

2) The links above will allow you to select the time and seating
for the Mass of your choice for
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th and SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th ONLY.
3)
You will  receive an email to confirm your seats for the Mass that you selected.
 

WHEN MAKING A RESERVATION USING
SIGN UP GENIUS OR BY CONTACTING
THE PARISH OFFICE, YOU ARE ATTESTING
THAT YOU HAVE READ AND ANSWERED
"NO" TO ALL THE HEALTH QUESTIONS.
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO VERIFY YOUR
RESPONSES AGAIN WHEN CHECKING IN FOR MASS.

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PLEASE CONTINUE TO JOIN US FOR
OUR LITURGIES AND SERVICES


Sunday Liturgies will continue to be
Live-Streamed at 9:00am via Facebook

and made available shortly thereafter via You Tube

For Access:

Facebook Live-stream --  on the parish Facebook page:
St. Madeleine Sophie and St. Gabriel the Archangel
Facebook  - Church of SMS and SGA

Liturgies and Services are also available for viewing
after the live-streamed event has occurred
YouTube Channel -- Church of SMS and SGA

If you have the myParish App, you can click on the
Worship icon for the "Order of Mass"
since you won't have the missals to follow along with the prayers.

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Weekday Masses have resumed
St. Madeleine Sophie Church will have 9am Mass
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
St. Gabriel
s Church will have 9am Mass
on Mondays and Thursdays.
There
will not be a Monday evening Mass
or Saturday
morning Mass.

Please Note: Wearing facemasks and Social Distancing will be required, and necessary information for tracing will be collected when arriving at the Church for weekday Masses.

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ANNUAL MISSIONARY COOPERATION APPEAL

Each year we conduct the Missionary Cooperation Appeal to learn and lend our support to the missionary work of the church.  This year, because of the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic this is very challenging.  First because we are not able to host the representative of the mission assigned to us or conduct an in-pew collection.  It is our hope, however, to do our best to participate in this important work.  I have designated the Sunday Mass for August 8 & 9 for the Missionary Cooperation Appeal.  This year, the mission selected for our parishes is the “COAR Peace Mission”.  This stands for the “Community of St. Oscar A. Romero” in El Salvador in Central America.

Please Click
HERE to read more about this very important opportunity.

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The Diocesan Appeal
(formerly known as the Bishop's Appeal)

Our Diocese is a microcosm of the world, with 126 diverse parishes benefiting from the resources provided by our diocesan pastoral center.  Your Diocesan Appeal gift will impact the spiritual life of Catholics throughout our 14 county area. Through your annual gift, in partnership with your parish and the Diocese of Albany, we will be able to continue to serve you and our faith communities through prayer and worship resources and an array of ministries and programs that ensure the perpetuation of our Catholic faith.

To learn about changes in this annual campaign,
please click HERE

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE

Every year at this time the Christ Child Society collects school supplies for local organizations including Circles of Mercy in Rensselaer and Works of Mercy in Schenectady.  This year, due to the pandemic, the Christ Child Society is requesting monetary donations only for school supplies for needy children.  Checks may be made payable to the Christ Child Society. Please place your check (marked Christ Child Society) in the basket at Mass or mail to Christ Child Society, P.O. Box 423, Guilderland Center, NY 12085.  If you have any questions, please call Cathy at 518 355-0421. Thank you!

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Faith Formation Office Hours are Limited
Please do not come to the Faith Formation Office
without calling in advance due to our limited hours - Thank you.
St. Madeleine Sophie Faith Formation Office - (518) 355-3115
St. Gabriels's - (518) 355-4193

Reminder:
Weekly Bulletin for St. Madeleine's & St. Gabriel's
  is available HERE

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Visit the website of the
Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany:

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"During this challenging time,
many of us may be unable to attend Mass.

The Word Among Us, with the help of the USCCB, is honored to provide
complimentary access to the daily Mass readings and our entire website
to help people pray from home."
visit.....

The Word Among Us

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Good Neighbor Program Update
from The Works of Mercy Initiative

We know these times have and continue to pose many challenges for us all.  We have missed our ministry of providing clothing to children in our community through our 
Good Neighbor Program and look forward to resuming this ministry.  Due to the ongoing concern about the Covid19 virus, we are working to resume operations with some changes that are necessary to help ensure everyone's safety. We appreciate all of the support this program has received over the years through your donations. At this time we are only able to accept monetary donations. If you have clothing to donate, we encourage you to explore other programs in our community who may be able to accept them and use them to help those in need.  We will update you as soon as we are able to resume accepting clothing donations.  To make a monetary donation, please visit our website at worksofmercyschdy.org or call us at 518-347-0871

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looking ahead....

The Gift of Life
Thanks to all who made our
June 15th Blood Drive a success!

Our next
SMS RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
will be held on
Monday October 12th from 2-7pm
in the Parish Center
To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS .
Give the Gift of Life!”

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St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic School
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St. Madeleine Sophie School
provides the Guilderland area with a
value-oriented, quality education in a faith community setting.

Learn more at........

SMS School

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Visit the Diocesan Vocations site at....
http://www.albanyvocations.org/

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Parish App


St. Madeleine Sophie/St. Gabriel the Archangel Parishes
have our own parish app.
Please download My Parish App through the
Play store (Android) or App Store (iPhone or iPad). 

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Interested in becoming a Catholic?

learn about the RCIA Program -
the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

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