St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clayton
and St. John the Evangelist Church, LaFargeville

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Parish Office

  1. -521 James St.

  2. -315-686-3398

  3. -Fax: 315-686-2700



Youth Ministry News

  1. -Youth Ministry Facebook

Religious Ed News

  1. -Fran Dartnell:

  2. -Phone: 315-686-2638


Welcome to St. Mary’s Church, Clayton, NY

and to St. John’s Church, LaFargeville, NY

Week at a Glance

SATURDAY, February 13, Anticipated Vigil
Readings: Dt 26:4-10/Ps 91:1-2, 10-15/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13
4:00 (SM) Mary Russell by Barb Ierlan

SUNDAY, February 14, 1st Sunday of Lent
Readings: Dt 26:4-10/Ps 91:1-2, 10-15/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13
9:00 (SM) Don & Tom Natali by Jack Shaw and family
11:00 (SJ) People of the Parishes 

MONDAY, February 15
Readings: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Ps 19:8-10, 15/Mt 25:31-46
9:00 (SM) George Leavery by Dianne Leavery & family

TUESDAY, February 16
Readings: Is 55:10-11/Ps 34:4-7, 16-19/Mt 6:7-15
9:00 (SM) Virginia Bertrand by the family

WEDNESDAY, February 17
Readings: Jon 3:1-10/Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19/Lk 11:29-32
5:30 (SM) Ted Bogenschutz by the family

THURSDAY, February 18
Readings: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Ps 138:1-3, 7-8/Mt 7:7-12
9:00 (SM)  Betsy Eppolito by the family

FRIDAY, February 19
Readings: Ez 18:21-28/Ps 130:1-8/Mt 5:20-26
9:00 (SM) Frances Kehoe by Joe & Rosemary Kehoe

SATURDAY, February 20, Anticipated Vigil
Readings: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Ps 27:1, 7-9, 13-14/Phil 3:17--4:1 or 3:20--4:1/Lk 9:28b-36
4:00 (SM) People of the Parishes 

SUNDAY, February 21, 2nd Sunday of Lent
Readings: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Ps 27:1, 7-9, 13-14/Phil 3:17--4:1 or 3:20--4:1/Lk 9:28b-36
9:00 (SM) Nick Lanzione by the family
11:00 (SJ) Marc Nellis by Ann Duffany & family

Readings: Is 6:1-2a,3-8/Ps 138:1-5,7-8/1 Cor 15:1-11/Lk 5:1-11
4:00 (SM) Tom & Anna Shaw, deceased Shaw children, Leon & Genevieve Reff by Jack & Jennie Shaw & sons

SUNDAY, February 7, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings: Is 6:1-2a,3-8/Ps 138:1-5,7-8/1 Cor 15:1-11/Lk 5:1-11
9:00 (SM) People of the Parishes 
11:00 (SJ) Jeffrey Minnick by Tom & Judy Lawrence



February 14th, First Sunday of Lent

The Lord Calls: “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.”  Jesus the Eternal Word continues to call many to lives of holiness as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life.  Could you be one of them? Talk to Fr. Art LaBaff, or contact Fr. Bryan Stitt on Facebook, at or 315-393-2920, x1450.

All Are Welcome

Clayton, as we are all well aware, is a breathtaking beautiful part of God’s creation.  Many people come and worship with us when they are in the area for a few days, a summer, or all year round.  We must be a welcoming community of believers in Jesus Christ.  All are welcome:


No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church;

No matter what your current family or marital situation;

No matter what your past or present religious affiliation;

No matter what your own personal history,

age, background, race, or color;

No matter what your own self-image or esteem;

You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved, and respected

at St. Mary’s and St. John’s Catholic Churches.

TV and Online Mass for the Homebound

We are happy to announce that The CatholicTV Network, America’s Catholic Television Network is available to cable and satellite providers across the United States. For almost 60 years the CatholicTV Network, the first Catholic television station in the world, has been a tremendous tool for prayer and evangelization and features great Catholic programming from all over the nation, the Vatican, and the world as well as the Daily Mass and Rosary. Please help provide this powerful resource to the people of our diocese and to millions of US Catholics. To help make this happen, simply visit as an easy way to petition your cable or satellite provider. In addition, you can follow up with a postcard or letter to your provider.


The Sanctuary Lamp at St. Mary’s Church

is in Loving Memory of

Frances Rizzo

by the family

Weekend Mass Schedule

July through Labor Day Weekend
4:00 p.m. Saturdays at St. Mary’s
8:00 am. Sundays at T. I. Park
10:00 a.m. Sundays at St. Mary’s
No Mass at St. John’s, LaFargeville

After Labor Day through June
4:00 p.m. Saturdays at St. Mary’s
9:00 a.m. Sundays at St. Mary’s
11:00 a.m. Sundays at St. John’s

St. Mary’s is handicap accessible through the Mary Street Parking Lot.