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Our Lady Of The Rosary's Food Collection is on December 7th - 8th & 14th - 15th.

Please drop items off in the Church Basement or in the Bride's room to the right of the front entrance Burrstone Rd. side.

Along with canned goods and box dinners, we are especially in need of PEANUT BUTTER and CEREAL of all kinds.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for thinking of others during this very busy time of year!

 

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All Rosary students are asked to please bring a gift to class for the House of the Good Shepard Parish Toy Drive.

 

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The Sanctuary Light this week is lit in memory of Dennis Achen by his Family, A sanctuary lamp or eternal flame is a light that shines before the altar of sanctuaries in many Jewish places of worship. Prescribed in Exodus 27:20-21 of the Torah, this icon for Catholics, by Canon Law (Church Law), is known as a Sanctuary lamp and must always be burning before the Blessed Sacrament. In honor of the presence of Jesus.

 

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Do you know why we give each other presents at Christmas and when the tradition started for Christians?
Giving gifts at Christmas is traced back to the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh that were given to the Christ child by the three Magi. The magi were kings from the East, wise men who traveled a great distance following a star, to find the Christ child and to bring him gifts.

The visit of the Magi to the Christ child was originally celebrated on the Feast of Epiphany on January 6th.

Over time, the tradition of giving gifts came to be more associated with Christmas than with Epiphany.

It is the time from Christmas to Epiphany in the Church calendar from December 25th through January 6th that is recognized as the "twelve days of Christmas" from the familiar Christmas carol.

As you work the puzzle, think about how happy you are when you see Christmas decorations and you know what fun is coming! More importantly, however, is remembering the First Christmas when Jesus was born and thank God, our Father, for the greatest gift of all...the opportunity to be with Him for ever and ever through loving Jesus. Read the story about Jesus birth in the Bible. One of the places you will find it is in the Gospel of Luke 2:1-20.

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EVERYONE IS WELCOME to attend the churches of Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of the Rosary no matter where you are in your beliefs, self image, martial status or in the practice of your faith. COME JOIN US!!!

Parishioners: have you ever thought of asking someone to come with you to Christmas Mass?
Research shows most people would come to church if someone they knew just asked because people are more receptive to going to church at Christmas than other times of year. This Christmas, we have the opportunity to introduce those who are hurting to our SAVIOR We can invite people to a place where they can meet the God who acknowledges their greatest fears, sees their deepest longings, and sends His Son so ALL of us have HIS PEACE all year, every year of our lives!

 

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Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Many Priests from the Greater Utica Area will be available at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Monday, December 16th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

The Light is on for you!

 

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As part of the 100th anniversary celebration, The Mohawk Valley Choral Society and Orchestra under the direction of Randy Davis will perform The Many Moods of Christmas on its annual Christmas Concert, 7:30pm on Sunday, December 15th at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 2222 Genesee St. in Utica.

The Many Moods of Christmas are traditional Christmas carols for orchestra and chorus. Included in the program will be child prodigy Dominic Fiacco at the organ.

Tickets are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door and may be purchased by calling (315) 826-3092.
 

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The primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents and other family members dealing with addicted loved ones by offering confidential peer support. Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) is a national organization founded in Arizona by a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor.

Meetings are held every other Monday from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Good News Center.

Call (315) 735-6210 for more information.
 

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Diocese extends deadline for Hope Appeal.

Since many Parishes have not yet reached their goals and pledges are still outstanding, the Diocese of Syracuse has extended the cut off date from November 30th to December 31st.

Please consider a donation.

 

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Please pray for:

Bill T., Ann, Ed & Linda Kloster, Anne Merry, Gretchen C., Ben Bell, Mary Galpin, Jim Keegan, Nick LaBella, Ralph Polito, Anne Bruzzese, Fred Bruzzese, Michel Bruzzese, Jim H., Joe & Sylvia S., Lorraine Krecidlo, Randy Glenski, Bill S, D.S., Christine Vetere-Zammiello, Cheryl, A.F., William Murphy, Tony & Gloria Joaquin, William Decrisci, Norma Crosby, Maurice Carr, Kim N., Patricia Temple Circelli, Lila Burkhard, Marie Spinella, Mia Gorczynski, Beverly K., Andrew, Mary Camerata, Bernice M., Melanie A., Marylin Jordan, Anthony George, Timothy Williams, Don Y.

If you would like to add a name or remove a name from the list,, please call the Rosary Office at (315)724-0402.
 

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All Mass Intentions need to be in at least three weeks prior to the requested date. When paying for Masses please include the name of the person for whom the Mass is being said, and the date and time of the requested Mass.

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The collection for November 24th
Offertory $ 4,614.89
On line $ 265.00
Renovation $ 75.00
Total $ 4,954.89
Human Development $ 639.00

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!