Welcome to St. Mary's of the Lake

All public masses, gatherings, meetings and faith formation have been suspended by the Diocese of Syracuse. There will be no Masses celebrated at St. Mary's until further notice. Also, no faith formation, ministry or other meetings.

The church is not open for visitation.

Please take advantage of our
beautiful Grotto for prayer if you

Lenten Mission with Bishop Lucia

Invitation from Bishop Lucia

Day One Adoration & reflection with Christ Padgett

Chris Padgett is a popular speaker, musician, and author who has traveled around the world for over two decades, giving concerts, talks, parish missions, and retreats to all ages about the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. A convert to Catholicism, he also taught at Franciscan University of Steubenville and currently teaches with Catholic Distance University in between writing and speaking engagements. He and his wife, Linda, have been married over twenty-nine years and have nine children. Chris has published numerous books and articles, and has been involved in video, television, and radio for many years. His recent publications include, A Spirituality You Can Live With, Why the Eucharist Matters for Your Life, and I'm Not OK, You're Not Ok, but It's OK.

Day Two Penitential Celebration with Friar Rick Riccioli, OFM CONV

Friar Rick Riccioli, OFM Conv, a native of Montreal, joined the Order of Friars Minor Conventual in 1982 and was ordained a priest in 1990. He has graduate degrees in Theology and Pastoral Counseling. Friar Rick has served as Vocation Director and Formation Director for his  Franciscan community in Canada and Pastor in the Order's Toronto parish. Friar Rick moved to Central New York to be Director of FrancisCorps, which is a service year experience for young adults. Currently, Friar Rick is Pastor of Assumption Church on the Northside which includes the parish, The Franciscan Place at Destiny USA, The Assumption Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen and Franciscan Northside Ministries.

Day Three Mass for the Sick with Homily from Fr Chris Celentano

Fr. Chris Celentano was born and raised in Lyncourt, NY and attended St. Daniel Church. The youngest of 3 children, he was raised by two loving, practicing Catholic parents. He attributes his love of Christ and the Catholic Church to his upbringing as well as his lifelong pastor, Msgr. Eugene Yennock. Fr. Chris received a degree in Sport Management from Ithaca College, but only spent one season working for a minor league baseball team in the before answering a call to the priesthood. Ordained in 2008, he has served as a parochial vicar at Saints John and Andrew in Binghamton and pastor of Divine Mercy in Central Square.  He is currently the pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church and School in North Syracuse and a local spiritual director.

Everyday! Music from Jeremy Bobak

Jeremy Bobak, a native of Buffalo, NY took a leap of faith from a career in drafting and design to respond to a call to bring people closer to God through music. Now a Syracuse local, Jeremy works as a music minister at Divine Mercy Parish in Central Square, NY and has traveled throughout New York State leading worship. He also works with the Diocese of Syracuse Office of Evangelization leading worship for Thrive events throughout the diocese. This past year he released his first EP of original music ‘Be Found’ and is working on his first full length album. Jeremy hopes that through music he may help inspire others into deeper prayer and a deeper relationship with God.

To watch mass at home:

Bishop Robert Barron will be streaming mass each day HERE

Sunday and daily Mass streaming and broadcast schedule and links to viewing for Syracuse diocese churches can be found HERE

Click HERE for other mass options for different ages

Fr Dunn's March 29th Homily HERE

Reconciliation is available by appointment - please call 315 685-5083 to schedule - please leave a message.

Covid-19 Updates/links/resources

Letter from Bishop Lucia to the FaithfulHERE

Frequently Asked QuestionsHERE

The Church's Liturgical Response to the Coronavirus HERE

Skaneateles Community Resource webpage HERE

If you need assistance with food during this time, the SCSD in conjuntion with the Ecumenical food pantry and the Skaneateles  Outreach will be providing meals to any community member. Click HERE for more info and contact info to get meals.


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Stations of the Cross


Daily Readings

Lenten Reflections

Lenten Resources and Videos



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Mass Times

Weekend Masses:
Saturday Evening Vigil: 4:30 pm
Sunday Masses: 8:00 am & 10:15 am

Daily Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:15am
Wednesday & Friday 5:30pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays: 3:30pm - 4:00pm, or by Appointment




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Pastoral Team

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Parish office: 315-685-5083
Faith Formation office: 315-685-6377

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