The Saint Mary's Gift Shoppe in Auburn NY began as a side table, selling flower cards during the Flower Festival on the occasion of the feast day celebration of the parish on August 15, 2009. With individuals requesting other items from time to time, the table "grew" into open glass shelving containing additional items and the shop was open on a more frequent basis. Eventually, wooden cabinets with sliding glass doors were manufactured in the back corner of the church by John Marin, a Mennonite cabinetmaker. The shop has grown and become popular in the Auburn NY area because it fills a need of people who want to shop locally and conveniently for quality religious items that cannot be readily found elsewhere. Special orders are taken on items not currently in stock.
St. Mary's Gift Shoppe is a ministry of the parish, which provides Catholic devotional items and religious and inspirational articles appropriate for celebrations of the sacraments, anniversaries, birthdays or special occasions. The shop is usually open to parishioners and the entire Auburn community, on two weekends each month, before and after Mass. It is located in Saint Mary's church, 15 Clark Street, Auburn, NY. For more information, call the church office at: (315) 252-9545