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

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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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