Resolution J55-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of St. Mary's Church of Clinton, New York, to be celebrated on January 5, 2013

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of St. Mary's
Church of Clinton, New York, to be celebrated on January 5, 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 Clinton, New York, to be cele-
brated with a Vigil Mass on Saturday, January 5, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, St. Mary's congregation held  worship  at  several  locations
before  finally  laying the cornerstone for its present home on June 12,
1910, under the leadership of Reverend James O'Reilly; and
  WHEREAS, More than two years later, on January 5, 1913, the dedication
for this magnificent structure was officiated by Bishop  Grimes  of  the
Diocese of Syracuse; and
  WHEREAS, St. Mary's Church is built of red Medina sandstone and stands
as one of the most beautiful churches in its diocese; and
  WHEREAS,  St.  Mary's  Church  stands  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 of  Clinton,  New
York,  to  be  observed  on  January  5, 2012, 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 St. Mary's Church, Clinton, New York.

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