Resolution J1279-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of St. Mary's Church of Cortland, New York



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of St. Mary's
Church of Cortland, New York, to be celebrated on Sunday, April 7, 2013

WHEREAS,  Religious  institutions,  and  the  many spiritual, social and
educational benefits they confer, play a vital role in  the  development
of the moral fabric of a responsible citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  tradition  of this State and this Nation to pay
tribute to those institutions and individuals who  have  contributed  to
the ethical and spiritual values of their communities; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  takes pleasure in commemorating the
100th Anniversary of St. Mary's Church of  Cortland,  New  York,  to  be
celebrated  Sunday,  April  7,  2013 with a special Mass and anniversary
banquet; and
  WHEREAS, St. Mary's Church was  established  on  April  6,  1913,  and
today, the church consists of 1,350 active members; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  July  1,  2011,  St. Mary's Church has been under the
luminous direction of Pastor Lucian Urbaniak; and
  WHEREAS, The church is adorned  with  several  stunning  stained-glass
windows, 128 of which were made in 1913, in Innsbruck, Germany; and
  WHEREAS,  With  100 years of faith and fellowship, the beautiful revi-
talization of the church's structure  sets  St.  Mary's  Church  on  the
threshold  of  tomorrow,  prepared  to meet the challenges of the coming
decades while retaining that spiritual resolve which  characterizes  its
past; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom of this Legislative Body to take note of
enduring religious institutions and to bring such  institutions  to  the
attention of the people of this Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary  of  St.  Mary's  Church  observed  on
Sunday,  April 7, 2013, fully confident that this commemoration reflects
the belief in those values which enhance  the  dignity  and  purpose  of
life; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Pastor Lucian Urbaniak, St. Mary's Church.


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