St. Francis and St. Clare
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Parish Office: 25 Center St. Waterloo, NY 13165

Parish Office Hours: Monday 1-4 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-noon

Phone Numbers: Parish Office (315) 651-4349 or (315) 539-2944; Fax: (315) 539-8841; Faith Formation: (315) 651-4351



Pastor: Father Jim Fennessy,

Parochial Vicar: Father Michael Merritt

Priest in Residence: Father Roy Kiggins

Business Manager: Rebecca Hollon

Administrative Assistant: Anne Marie Adler,

Religious Education/Sacramental Preparation: Donna Favia,

Religious Education Assistant: Pamela Kane

Pastoral Council: Lillian DeVries

Organists: Kate Small, Jennifer Cornwell

Finance: Vince Sinicropi

Social Ministry: Jeanne Stebbins, Judy Young

Baptism and Liturgy: Father Jim Fennessy,

Parish Life: Kathy Peters

Buildings & Grounds: George Strally

Cemetery Manager: Debra Roper

Knights of Columbus: Chuck Romer

Catholic Daughters: Linda Nightingale

Stewardship: George Sanderson

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Jennifer Cornwell

Music Ministry: Jennifer Cornwell, St. Patrick's; Anita Babiarz, St. Mary's 5 p.m.; Bob Dinan, St. Mary's 9:30 a.m.

Mass Intentions/Memorials

A Mass intention is a way of offering the prayers of a Mass for a loved one. Daily and weekend Mass Remembrances are available at both St. Mary's and St. Patrick's. To schedule a Mass, please call the Parish Office at 315-651-4349. There is a donation of $10 requested per Mass.

Candle Intentions

Parishioners can request the sanctuary candle in either church to burn for a special intention. Please call the Parish Office at 315-651-4349 for scheduling. There is a donation of $10 requested per sanctuary candle.


Memorials are a donation given to a Parish in remembrance of a friend or relative. Memorials are available at both St. Mary's and St. Patrick's. A minimum of $5 is requested for each Memorial given. You may obtain a Memorial by visiting the Parish Office or by calling the office at 315-651-4349 or 539-2944. As an added convenience, memorials are also available at Sinicropi Florist, 64 Fall St., Seneca Falls and at Doran Funeral Homes in Seneca Falls and Waterloo.

Registration into Parish

We welcome all new members of St. Francis and St. Clare and ask that you register so that we may take the opportunity to welcome you personally to our parish family. You may attend both churches; however, we do encourage you to register at the Church that you will attend most frequently.

Please request a registration card at the St. Francis and St. Clare Parish Office on 35 Center St. in Waterloo or call 315-651-4349 or 539-2944 to request that a card be mailed to you. You may fill out the card and return it either to the Parish Office or put it into the collection basket at Mass. Please be sure to fill out the portion of the registration card that addresses questions regarding your time and talent, which may be helpful to you and us in finding ways you would like to serve our Parish Community.

Volunteer Office Help

From time to time volunteers are needed in the office to assist with parish mailings and other various duties. If you are interested in occasionally helping out, please contact the Parish Office and let them know that you may be available to help out.


St. France and St. Clare Parish publishes a bulletin each weekend in the hope that all members of our parish family will be fully informed of the events at each Church. Please remember to pick up your bulletin at the end of each Mass. If you serve on a Church committee or fund raiser and would like to have something put into the bulletin, please present your submission to the Parish Office the Monday afternoon before the week you would like your information in the bulletin.