Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcements from our bulletin of September 24, 2017



October 7th & 8th

Our monthly food collection for the needy of our area will be in a couple of weeks.

We ask that you please be generous.

Your donations may be put in the Church basement or in the room at the right of the front entrance.

Thank You


Our Lady of the Rosary Volunteers!!!!

You are invited to a Volunteer Recognition Dinner on

October 15th from 12-3 at Club Monarch.

Call Dana at the Parish Office at (315) 724-0402 by October 5th to register. One guest is allowed:

  • Additional guests will be $15.00 per person.


Thank you so much for your donations to The Disaster Relief Fund. The amount raised certainly demonstrates a commitment to the Word of the Lord. God has given us the opportunity to be a blessing to someone.

Scripture makes it clear that when your heart is set on blessing others, God will bless you. (Psalm 41:1-3) Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The LORD rescues them when they are in trouble.

The donations will be shared with the victims of both hurricanes.



October 1st at 3:00 pm
St. Joseph’s/St. Patrick’s Church, Utica, NY.

Rev. Ken Geraci, a Divine Mercy Father will be the guest speaker and will conduct a 3 day mission. Following the Sunday Crusade, there will be a Dine & Dance Dinner Buffet at the Stanley Theater.

Call (315) 735-4429 or (315) 735-8375 for additional information.


There will be a celebratory Mass for the 25th anniversary of the opening of the first offices in downtown Utica.

The Mass is on Saturday, September 30th at 4:00 pm
At St. Joseph’s/St. Patrick’s Church , 702 Columbia St., Utica.

There will be a reception after Mass in the Parish Center.

Support Group - Parents of Addicted Loved Ones

The primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones by offering confidential peer support.

Meetings are 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm every other Monday beginning on October 2nd at the Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Road, Utica, NY.

For more information call (315) 735-6210 or

Third Option - Marriage Program

The Third Option is an ongoing group program to build better marriages. The meetings are from 7-9 on the following dates:

  • September 24 Listening Beyond the Words.
  • October 8 Appreciating Personality Differences.
  • October 22 Recognizing Baggage.
  • November 5 Handling Anger Constructively.
  • November 19 Speaking the Truth in Love.

22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 the man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman', for she was taken out of man." 24 that is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:22-24


Loving God, your Son Jesus said your Kingdom is like a banquet: a festive gathering for all people of every race and color—a table at which the lonely find company, the hungry savor rich foods and fine wine and strangers enjoy warm family ties. Jesus calls us to build this Kingdom here on earth.

Teach us Lord, the ways of hospitality. Give us the spirit of joyful welcome and the sensitivity to help people on the move to feel they belong.

Grant that our tables at home may draw our new neighbors into a loving community and the Eucharistic table in our parishes may prefigure that banquet in heaven where all are one with you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

From Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers.


The leading thought from today’s reading of Isaiah is that under the Messiah the offer of salvation will be made to people fully and freely. But the period will come when that is no longer so. We need to call on the Lord now as He comes near to us in our daily living. He is near us day and night waiting for us to respond to Him. This can be by a simple “Thank You” Lord that we are able to come together to worship you in Church without being afraid for our lives.

As Isiah continues to remind us that God is “generous and forgiving”, we also, should give of ourselves – time, money, and material goods to those in need. Forgiveness is also a gift we can give to those who offend us. Isaiah’s prophecies led the way for the coming of Jesus 700 years before our Messiah was born. His God given duties were to tell the people to turn from their “wicked ways”. His prophecies about sin are still relevant today, and we need to heed the warnings God gave him twenty-seven hundred years ago about repentance.


We have reached 60 % of our goal but we’re not there yet!!

Hope Appeal Goal $45,313.00
Amount Pledged $27,216.00
Short of Goal $18,097.00

Thank You


Offertory $5321.21
Catholic University $ 691.02
Church Renovations $ 25.00
Total $6037.23

Thank you for your continued Generosity and Support!