Welcome!


Fr. Clarence J. Cerwonka We're glad you stopped by! Holy Rosary is a small, family-oriented faith community nestled in the hamlet of Maine, New York. We believe we have a great deal to offer to those looking for a warm and loving church home.
Our faith community is diverse and vibrant. We have an engaging Religious Education program for our youth, as well as youth and "tween" recreational and growth activities. Adult education is focused on encounter with, and deeper knowledge of, God's word in Holy Scripture.
Our Knights of Columbus council provides the men of the parish with an opportunity for Christian fellowship and service. The ladies of the Hearts and Hands of Mary are a blessing to so many, with their prayer shawl ministry, pillowcase dress program for children in third world countries, and so much more.
This fall will mark the 35th Anniversary of our Oktoberfest, our single fund-raising event for the year. What teamwork! It is truly amazing to witness!
Our town, Maine, New York, is a hamlet established on March 27, 1848. Many of the first settlers were Revolutionary Soldiers who had trekked through this area with General Clinton or General Sullivan on their long marches, then returned after the war to settle here with their families.
Father John Phelan celebrated our first Mass in December of 1941 in the home of Jesse Wade. The collection for the first Mass was $2.80. How far we have come! You can read more of our history by going to the 'History' page link.
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary as a Parish in 2006. It was an occasion filled with much joy and much thanksgiving.
God has truly blessed the people of this parish. We continue to grow in faith and in number, and we invite you to join us.
May God Bless You,

Father Clarence J. Cerwonka
Pastor

MASS TIMES: Mon., Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m. (On Tuesdays there is a Communion service at this time); Sat. Vigil 5 p.m.; Sun. 8 & 10 a.m.

SACRAMENT of RECONCILIATION: Sat. 4 - 4:30 p.m., or by appointment.
OFFICE HOURS: Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 248, 2596 Route #26, Maine, N.Y. 13802-0248
Phone: (607) 862-3216; Fax: (607) 862-0096; e-mail: MRosaryChurch@stny.rr.com

About Our Parish

Mission Statement of Most Holy Rosary Church


We, the community of Most Holy Rosary, seek to imitate Mary, our model, in her attitude of service. We seek to serve our entire geographical community in its diversity and disparity of wealth, and variety of ethnic origin. We strive to be the image of Jesus Christ making Him incarnate here and now. United by the Holy Spirit at the Eucharist, we hear the word of God and surrender to it as Mary did. We stretch our faith to "Expect a Miracle," and watch in awe as God performs them in our everyday lives for His glory and our joy.
  • Parish Membership: Please call the parish office at (607) 862-3216.
  • Religious Education: See signup information on our News page or call (607) 862-4758.