The parish-wide celebration of our Jubilee year has come to its end. The 50th Anniversary of the dedication of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church on Walworth Road in 1966 has been observed. This whole year of celebration was full of events that have brought our parish family together in thanksgiving for the many ways our parish communities have inspired our lives. The Jubilee gave us a chance to introduce new programs to our Parish, programs that will be carried on into the future for the benefit of our parishioners, for our towns, and for the surrounding area. We officially closed the Jubilee year at all three weekend Masses, beginning Saturday at the evening Mass at St. Mary’s and continuing Sunday at 8:00 at Church of the Epiphany. Bishop Salvatore Matano presided at a Solemn Mass on Sunday, the 11th of September and anniversary date. During this Mass,we dedicated the St. Maximilian Kolbe plaques that will serve as a memorial at each church. With 340 in attendance, including parishioners over 100 and under one year old, and together with our bishop, we prepared a time capsule for 2066, witnessed by some of our youngest parishioners. The Mass was then followed by a luncheon in our St. Mary’s of the Lake parish center. A big Thank You to all who have made these and all other Jubilee events possible by their involvement as volunteers or simply by being present.

Father Symon



                                                                                                         Jubilee Pictures
4 mural vertical v3How amazing was the St. Max Jubilee?  Together, our three church communities of Church of the Epiphany (Sodus), St. Rose of Lima (Sodus Point), and St. Mary’s of the Lake (Ontario) celebrated a year-long Jubilee ~ from September 2015 to September 2016.  The variety of events and gatherings offered “something for everyone” and brought people together in new ways. We hope you found opportunities just right for you – and will let us know any programs you would like to see continued in the future.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated, attended, and supported the Jubilee year and St. Max Parish.


September 11 Bishop Matano celebrates Jubilee Closing Mass

With Luncheon & Time Capsule Dedication  (photos)
     August 14St. Max Homecoming & Picnic at Casey Park  (photos)
10:30am Mass at Casey Park and Homecoming Picnic.
All Parishioners (past and current), Family & Friends are invited to the St. Max Jubilee Homecoming Mass and Picnic.
Save the Date & Invite your extended family, past parishioners and friends! 
[Click for Flyer ] [Click for RSVP ] [Click for FAQ ]

Though the RSVP date to be entered in the drawing is past, please still RSVP so we can better plan quantities.
  August 7, “Rejoice” Prayer Service “Feast Day of Saint Maximilian Kolbe ” 6:00-6:45pm at St. Mary’s

A celebration in Song, Dance & Story. Featuring music by Rosalie Mugavero Angie.  (Click for flyer) 

Followed by Dennis Bielewicz’s presentation on the Life of St. Maximilian Kolbe at 7pm.
  August 7, Speaker on “The Life and Work of Maximilian Maria Kolbe”. Dennis Bielewicz , 7pm at St. Mary’s Church
Dennis shares the history of the life and death of the priest who gave up his life for another.
Refreshments to follow. (Click for flyer)
   JULY 2016
 July 31 Speaker on Catholic Education. Sister Kay Lurz, 7PM at St. Mary’s Church

What is happening in schools today and what parents can be doing at home for children to increase their Catholic knowledge.
Followed by refreshments. (Click for flyer)
  July 24 Cemetery History Walk, Calvary Cemetery at St.Mary’s. Public welcome! 2:00-4:00pm (Flyer(photos)
July 23 Cemetery History Walk, Calvary Cemetery at St.Mary’s. Public welcome! 2:00-4:00pm (Flyer) (photos)
     July 17 Jubilee Golf Tournament, 1PM at Ontario Golf Club. Public welcome!
July 3 St. Rose of Lima Church (Sodus Point) Summer Season begins
June 26, Golden Jubilee Mass celebrating all St. Max couples married 50 years or more. (photos)
8:30AM Mass at St. Mary’s. Reception follows. (Deadline to be included in a booklet was June 5th.)
June 20, Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at Church of the Epiphany
June 6, Living Rosary, 6PM at St. Mary’s Church (please come 10 minutes early)
June 5, Input deadline for Golden Jubilee Booklet to be available at June 26 Mass.
June 3, “Adult Night Out” at Young Sommer Winery in Williamson. 7-10PM

May 28-29 Weekend Masses celebrated in Swahili

May 22, Living Rosary, 6:00pm at Epiphany

May 21, Cemetery Clean-up, 8AM at Calvary Cemetery, Walworth Road.
Come help prepare for the Cemetery History Walk / Talk in July!

May 19, Trip to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 9AM-6PM, (Reservation Form )

May 2, Last Chance Photo Session for Jubilee Parish Directory!
May 2, Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at St. Mary’s Church

April 30, Volunteer Recognition Event, St. Mary’s Parish Center

April 21Jubilee Half-Time All-Parish Meeting, 6:30 PM at St. Mary’s Parish Center

April 18, Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at Church of the Epiphany
April 15, Euchre Night! 6:30 pm at St. Mary’s Parish Center
April 12 & 13, Euchre Refresher Nights, 1:00PM at St. Mary’s Parish Center
April 10, Prayer Service “Renew”. 6:30 PM at Church of the Epiphany
Get your photo or family photo taken for the Jubilee Parish Directory!
Photo sessions are: April 7 at Epiphany, April 8 at St. Mary’s,

April 9 at St.Mary’s. Last Chance: April 21 at St. Mary’s. 

You will receive a free copy of the directory and an 8 x 10 photo just for having your picture taken.
Note: This year’s parish directory will be included in a time capsule to be opened in 50 years! 
April 4, Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at St. Mary’s Church
March 21: Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at Church of the Epiphany.
March 18: Lenten Fish Fry, 4:00-7:00PM, St. Mary’s Parish Center

March 14: Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at St. Mary’s Church. NEW DAY.

March 13: St. Patrick’s Day Family Mass, Lay Ministers from the Doyle Family. 8:30AM
March 11: Lenten Fish Fry, 4:00-7:00PM, St. Mary’s Parish Center
Speaker Series & Lenten Mission (3 evenings). No fee, No RSVP. Public welcome:
March 6, Speaker: Father Edward Salmon, “Spirituality of St. Ignatius & Pope Francis”, 7PM at St. Mary’s Church

March 7, Speaker: Rev. Dr. George Heyman, “The Parables of Mercy”, 7PM at Epiphany Church,
March 8, Speaker: Mary Ann Obark, “The Saints in Mercy”, 7PM at St. Mary’s Church
March 4, Lenten Fish Fry, 4:00-7:00PM, St. Mary’s Parish Center
February 26: Lenten Fish Fry, 4:00-7:00PM, St. Mary’s Parish Center
February 22, Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at Epiphany Church. NEW DAY: MONDAY
February 19: Lenten Fish Fry, 4:00-7:00PM, St. Mary’s Parish Center
February 13, Parish Family Valentine Party, after 4:30 PM Mass,St. Mary’s Parish Center (photos )
February 12, Lenten Fish Fry Dinners Begin! 4-7 PM at St. Mary’s Parish Center
February 8, Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at St. Mary’s Church. NEW DAY: MONDAY
  January 24, Guided Prayer Service, “Repair”, 6:30 PM at St. Mary’s
January 22, Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at Epiphany Church

January 16 Jubilee International Potluck Supper, after 4:30 Mass at St. Mary’s (photos)

January 8 & 9, Jubilee Parish Directory, Photo Session, St. Mary’s Parish Center

January 8, Praise & Prayer, 6:30 PM at St.Mary’s Church
January 7, Jubilee Parish Directory, Photo Session, Epiphany Parish Center
  December 19, Las Posadas. A traditional Mexican celebration of Mary and Joseph
looking for lodging (las posadas). 6pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Marion.
(The former St. Gregory’s, 3799 Union Street 14505)
Stay for food, piñata, praise and celebration!
November 28, Generations Mass & Potluck, 4:30 Mass (St. Mary’s) (photos)
Sample recipes from the new Parish Cookbook!
November 15, “Thanksgiving Luncheon” after 10:30 Mass (Epiphany)
with Jubilee Cookbook desserts!
November 13, Praise & Prayer 6:30PM at Epiphany Church
November 7, Cookbook Potluck Supper after 4:30PM Mass (St. Mary’s) (photos)

October 30, Praise & Prayer 6:30PM, at St Mary’s Church  
October 24, Senior Breakfast, St Mary’s Parish Center (photos)
October 17, Children’s Jubilee Mass 4:30 PM at St. Mary’s (photos)

October 16, Praise & Prayer at Epiphany Church

October 2, Jubilee Euchre Night! at Epiphany Parish Center (photos)
September 30, Euchre Practice at Epiphany Parish Center
September 13, Jubilee Opening Mass & Reception with Bishop Matano (photos)
10:30 AM at St. Mary’s of the Lake, with Jubilee Choir.
September 13, Jubilee Blessing at 8:00AM Mass, Church of the Epiphany
with Jubilee Choir.
September 12, Guided Retreat, “Reflection” at St Mary’s Parish Center
* * * Visit us often. Our story unfolds as the Jubilee Year unfolds! * * *

Volunteers from across our parish community developed many events and opportunities for the Jubilee Year.
The Calendar of Events includes dates, times, and locations with brief descriptions.

Keep Up-To-Date!
Details and additions may be made to the schedule throughout the Jubilee Year. To keep up-to-date you may:
Bookmark this website! (
> Find, “like”, and follow St Maximilian Kolbe Parish on Facebook
> Sign-up for St. Max email distribution list (click here)
> Read your church bulletin each week after Mass
> Ask other parishioners – or share with them if you are up-to-date!

Jubilee 2016 All-Round Support Team
If you would still like to get involved and support a Jubilee event or activity, we welcome you!

To get involved or sign-up, call or email:
Dan Doyle, 315.524.7445,
George Bell, 315.524.7281,
Nelson Kiedrowski, 315.524.2894,

or drop your information into the Jubilee Mailbox at the entrance of any St. Max church.