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Heartfelt Gratitude to each of you who participated in our Border Companions Project-September 2021.

The overwhelming generosity of people of faith in Upstate New York, resulted in The Sidewalk School, A Rapid Response Organization Providing Assistance to Asylum Seekers in The Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Reynosa, Mexico, receiving:

  • $6,000.00+ Monetary Gifts
  • 200+ Bookmarks (100 quilted!)
  • Sticker Packets Galore!
 

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  • If you know Jesus will come again on Monday, how will you spend the weekend?
  • What do you imagine Salvation in Christ will be like for earth and it's people?
 

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NEW HARTFORD | OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

Every Tuesday evening at 7:00 in Our Lady of the Rosary Campus.

 

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NEW HARTFORD | OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

The Men's Club will be selling Christmas Wreaths for $15.00 as well as a commemorative Ornament of Mary, Mother of our Savior Parish for $10.00.

All proceeds to benefit the Outreach Program for Parish Families in need.

 

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Monthly Memorials for December

NEW HARTFORD | OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

  • The gift of Wine has been given in memory of Ronald Czycycki & Francine Sreca by Carol Alsheimer.
  • The gift of Bread has been given in memory of Don Martin by Wife, Jo.

UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

  • The gift of Bread has been given in memory of Roger Bushinger 12th Ann. by Wife, Teresa.
  • The gift of Candles has been given in memory of Ann Trzepacz 2nd Ann. by Carol & Family.
  • The gift of Wine has been given in memory of John B. & Angeline Fusco by Family

The Sanctuary Lamp for the week of November 27th at Lourdes Campus. is in memory of Andrew Kowalczyk by Wife, Shirley.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available after 4:00 Mass on Saturdays or by appointment.

 

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UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Returns to the Seton Center Chapel on Monday thru Thursday 10:00am thru 2:00pm & Friday 10:00am thru 12:00noon.

To sign up for a specific time please call the office at (315) 724-3155.
 

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This year, the Syracuse Diocese will participate in the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The funds raised in this annual collection are distributed, based on need, to religious communities of men and women to assist them in caring for their elderly, frail and retired members. Most religious communities today have far more retired members than those serving in active remunerative ministry, and their financial needs are great.

The collection will be held on the weekend of December 4th-5th.

Please be as generous as you are able. Every gift is important and deeply appreciated. Envelopes are available in the back of Church.

 

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Faith Formation Program

Please Submit Your Child's Registration Form ASAP.

Click here to download the Registration form

Classes are held at Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School

  • Grades K-6 from 9:15-10:15am
  • Grades 7-10 from 4:00-5:30pm

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 5th class for all grades
  • December 11th Family Mass for Grades 7-10 at 4:00 Lourdes Campus
  • December 12th Fami;y Mass for Grades K-6 at 8:30 Lourdes Campus
  • December 19th class for all grades
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Contact Kathy with any questions at kseiselmyer@olrosarynh.org Or call (315) 924-9263.

Question of the Week?

For Family Discussion:

  • What do you expect from a leader worth following?
  • What does Jesus expect from you?
 

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UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Mohawk Valley Choral Society Celebrating 40 years in concert presents Christmas Collage.

Directed by Mr. Randy Davis at Mary, Mother of our Savior Parish Lourdes Campus on Sunday, December 12th at 3:00pm.

Tickets $12 advance, or $15 at the door.

  • Covid 19 vaccination required.
  • Masks required during the concert.
 

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Word Search Puzzle

This week is beginning a season we call Advent. Advent means coming. We celebrate the coming of Jesus to earth at Christmas.

Before Jesus was born, the Jewish people had been waiting a long time for God to keep His promise that He would send a Savior to them because they were being hurt by many of their neighbors. The people believed that God would keep His promise so they got ready for his arrival. They became more and more excited as they prayed that God would send the Savior. Through prayers and songs, they asked God to help them. Even when the time felt long and they were growing impatient, they never stopped praying.

God kept his promise and sent Jesus. Now Advent is our time of waiting. During Advent, we get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus four weeks before Christmas. As you work the puzzle, pray to Jesus to fill your heart with His love. It's a time to pray more and to do good deeds.

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If you would like to add a name, please call the Office at (315)724-3155.

Please pray for:

Mary Ann Looney, Don Yozzo, Jim Fallon., Joyce Jennings, Mary Kogut, A & C. Roberts, John Sullivan, Ann Doolen, Peg Stafford, Monica Schmadel, Jane, Joe and Sylvia S., Mia Gorczynski, Madison Viggiano , Jennifer Pratico, Amy, John Nogas, Jennie Boulier, Christine Williams., Pam Stafford, Shirley, Betty Nunn Draper, Karen Savicki, Kevin Bazan.

 

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Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

He is a community-builder, lecturer and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and his weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide.

Prophecy – Challenge and Comfort

“Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.” I heard this echo from Isaiah from a wonderful old priest shortly after I was ordained.

Working for a summer in one of our Oblate parishes, I was living in the rectory with an elderly priest, a fine, saintly man. He had been ordained for more than 50 years and during all those years, had been exemplary, honest, faithful, and generous. Now, in his late 70s, legally blind, and semi-retired, he celebrated Mass every day, heard occasional confessions, and spent most of the rest of his time praying. I was taken by his goodness.

One evening, I asked him: “Father, if you had your life as a priest to live over again, would you do anything different?” His answer surprised me.

“If I had my priesthood to live over again, I would be a gentler with people the next time. I would console more and challenge more carefully. I was one of those people who was taught and who deeply believed that only the full truth can set us free, that we owe it to people to challenge them with the truth. I believed that and did it for most of the years of my ministry. And I was a good priest, I lived for others and never once betrayed my vows and my commitment. But now that I am older, I regret some of what I did. I regret that sometimes I was too hard on people! I meant well, I was sincere, but I think that sometimes I ended up laying added burdens on people when they were already carrying enough pain. If I were just beginning as a priest, I would be gentler. I would spend my energies more trying to lift pain from people. People are in a lot of pain. They need us to help them with that!”

He's right. What the world needs from us, is comfort, help in lifting and understanding its complexity, its wounds, its anxieties, its raging restlessness, its temptations, and its infidelities and its sin.

Like the prodigal son, the world needs first to be surprised by unconditional love.

 

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UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

All are welcome to Holy Hour / Benediction every Thursday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 at Our Lady of Lourdes campus.

Spend an hour of Peace, Prayer, and Quiet Time. All are Welcome.

 

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All Mass Intentions need to be in at least two weeks prior to the requested date. When writing a check for your donation, please include the name of the person for whom the Mass is being said with the date and time of request. Thank You.

Call Dana at (315) 724-0402 or email parishoffice@olrosarynh.org