Church Information


  • If you are new to our parish, or have not yet registered, and would like more information about our church, please pick up a registration envelope at the entrance to each church. You will find a welcome letter, a list of contact names and numbers, a stewardship survey, and a registration form in the envelope. The forms can be completed and returned to the office, placed in the offertory baskets at any of the Masses, or given to Fr Doug.
    We welcome you to our church and are delighted you are with us.

Church Histories


  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for ages 3 and up at the 8:30 Mass. No pre-registration is needed. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, children are invited to go with the weekly leader from the Church to the downstairs hall. During this special time, the volunteer leader guides the children through prayers, readings that are simplified for children and a reflection message based on the readings. The scripture readings used are the same as the assembly uses and the children are encouraged to share the message with their families after Mass.
  • Mother/Daughter Programs -The Syracuse Diocese Office of Family/Respect Life Ministry will present Mother/Daughter Programs: “Beginning to Blossom”, for girls (ages 10 – 12) on February 25th and “Blossoming as a Teen”, for girls (ages 13 – 16) and their mothers on March 11th. Each session will be from 1 – 4 PM at St Mary’s Church Hall, 46 N. Main St., Cortland. The program will explore God’s special gift of fertility, chastity and the beauty and wonder of growing up and becoming a woman. Cost is $30 for mother and daughter, $12 for an additional daughter. Lunch is included. Reservations are required 9
    days prior to each event. Register online for the younger girls’ program at: for the older girls program at: motherdaughtertea13 Call Sharon Flanagan at 315-470-1417 or email for more information. The programs are open to the public.
  • Intentions of the Sick
    If you know someone that may be ill, facing surgery, etc., you can write down the person’s name on the sheet on the small podium as you come in to Mass at both our churches, and names will be read that Sunday during the Intercessions. There’s a new sheet there every Sunday.
  • For the month of April we are collecting Canned Tuna for the Whitney Point Ecumenical Food Pantry.
    Please place your donations in the marked baskets at the entrances of our churches. Thank you.
  • Vacation Bible School News: There is a sign up sheet for anyone who wishes to attend this year’s VBS which will be July 11th through July 15th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. There are also sheets posted of supplies and food that we will need.  Please look over these lists and see if there is anything that you wish to donate. Also, we are still in need of additional volunteers, especially someone to do the games for the children every evening. Thank you all and as always if you have any questions please contact Cecelia Carstens at 323-5114.
  • Your Empty Bottles and Cans With Deposit Returns help fund The CC of St. Stephen-St. Patrick’s Youth Activities,.  They can be deposited in the bin at our Whitney Point Church parking lot. Thank you for your support.
  • Books to Borrow
    Books for our parish program can be placed in the basket at each church setting so they can be processed for borrowing. Feel free to take a book home from the pew racks! There are a variety of topics to choose from!
  • Please Pray For Our Following Friends and Family in the Military:
    Major Corrine Miller, Sgt. Jacob Rau, Devon McGill, Joshua Lilley, PV2 James McGill, LCpl John Larkin,Jr.,USMC, Sgt. Heather Fox, Brett Hayes, Captain Caleb Miller, Sgt. Megan Ballard, A1C Brendan Schneider, Kris Carstens, LC USMC Daniel Morehouse, SSG Steven Gross, Sgt. Dan Votra, Lt. Commander Marvin Joel Scott III, Sgt. Nicholas Stone, AF2nd Lt. Emily Steele, Lt. Paul McDonald, OS3 Jonathan Schneider, Sgt. Zachary Reardon USMC, Staff Sgt. Justin Blaisdell, Staff Sergeant Michael Hetzler, A2C Derek Lescord, Lt. LCDR Maria Lescord, and our pastor, Lt. Colonel Douglas Cunningham.
  • If you have a friend or family member serving our country and would like their name mentioned and to be kept in our prayers, weekly in our bulletin, please contact the parish office, 692-3911.
  • If you know someone that is ill, facing surgery, or some other kind of difficulty, and needs our prayers, please call Dottie Angel at 656-9230 or Pat Canfield at 849-6978. Dottie will lead the Prayer Chain we have at The CC of St. Stephen-St. Patrick. Supporting each other with the Power of Prayer is the best medicine.