Whether you are an active parishioner in one of our local parishes, a visitor to our region, or a current resident in our area who has been away from the church we welcome you to our website.

Our region is made up of Chemung County, consisting of the City of Elmira, and the village of Horseheads, along with several other villages, and Schuyler County, consisting of the villages of Watkins Glen and Odessa as the major villages. We are part of the Diocese of Rochester which serves twelve counties in western New York.


We value the treasures of our faith and wish to make you aware of all the opportunities for Catholics in our community.


This begins with eighteen opportunities to worship at Sunday Mass including a Sunday evening Mass at St. Patrick’s in Elmira at 5:00 p.m. and several daily Masses. There are several prayer groups including a perpetual adoration chapel. There are opportunities for service with agencies like Catholic Charities. We are fortunate to have a Catholic hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, in our region. We have Catholic Schools in Chemung County that include from pre-K through 12th grade. We also have two monasteries, Mount Saviour Monastery (Benedictine) and the Monastery of the Mary the Queen (Dominican Sisters). There are several Catholic groups such as the Knights of Columbus, Hibernians, Ladies of Charity, etc active in our area that provide opportunities for fellowship and service in accord with our Catholic faith.

Chemung - Schuyler Catholic Community