Third Sunday of Advent




December 9 & 16 - K-10 Regular Classes.

  • December 10 - First Reconciliation Prep in the Church.
  • January 6, 13, 27 - Classes for K-5, 9:50 am - 11:00 am.

Important Notice

The January 6th session is the LAST class for 6th-9th until the FEBRUARY EVENT!

January 6th is the first meeting in the Church from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for 10th Grade Parents & Students for Confirmation!

Attendance Is Mandatory. (This is the last meeting for 10th Grade until the February Event.)

  • January 7th: First Reconciliation at Rosary - 6:00 pm.
  • January 8th: First Reconciliation at Lourdes 6:00 pm.


Alpha is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions.

We have almost completed our First Alpha course at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. We met on Sunday nights at 5pm to accommodate the Parents of Faith Formation Students. We had great food and fellowship while gaining much information from the Alpha video and small group discussions. About 25 people participated. Our “Day Away” at the Good News Center was celebrated with Larry Hagan leading in song and refreshments.

Since this time was not convenient for many who voiced an interest in attending, we are planning to host another Alpha in January. We will meet on Mondays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm starting January 21, 2019 at Our Lady of the Rosary. The sessions are weekly with a day off during President’s week before Palm Sunday.

Registration is required (to have adequate food) but there is no cost. Please email or call (315) 794-5038 to reserve a spot.


We are looking for altar servers to help assist at our Saturday and Sunday Masses at both Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of the Rosary.

If you are a 3rd grader or older and would be interested in serving, please contact seminarian Dennis Walker at (315) 724-3155 or email


Monday, December 17, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm

At churches throughout the Diocese of Syracuse.

Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s 201 Main St. New York Mills


Father Tom Honold

I enjoy the opportunity to celebrate the 9:00am Mass with you every Sunday. However, at this time I am not able to drive. I would really appreciate your assistance getting me to and from Our Lady of the Rosary for 9:00 am Mass on Sundays.

I am hoping to set up a monthly schedule for drivers to share for December 30th, and all of January, February, March, April, and May. If you can assist any Sunday during those months, please call Dana at the OLR office so she can set up a schedule and provide more detailed information. (315) 724-0402.

Thank you and I look forward to sharing Sunday morning Mass with you all. God Bless!


Please take a moment to stop in the Sacristy to sign up for Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will need people to help distribute Holy Communion at all Masses and Lectors for most Masses.

Sign up sheets are located in the Sacristy at both Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of the Rosary.

Thank you.


Please Help us put up the Manger. Several Volunteers are needed to Decorate Our Lady of the Rosary Church for the Christmas Celebration.

If you can give an hour on Sunday, December 23rd at noon, please call Dana at (315) 724-0402. Thank you!


We are currently looking for Volunteers from both parishes to join the Bereavement Ministry as well as the Hospital Ministry.

If you feel a calling to either one of these ministries, please call Sr. Lois at (315) 724-3155.

Training will be provided.


The Sanctuary Light is a symbol to honor the presence of Christ. By this light, we praise and thank our Lord for the priceless gift of redemption and for the spiritual food that sustains us in our daily lives.

This week the Sanctuary Light is lit in memory of Dolores Barrowman by Joan & David Brown and Marilyn Brown.


Every story in the Bible helps us to get to know what God is like, what we are like, and the way God wants us to live. One thing He wants us to do is to share some of what He has given to us.

In 2Corinthians 9:7, we are told that: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” The Christmas season is a special “giving” time, not just within the family but to those in need.

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Presented by Chelsea Opera

3rd Annual Bending towards the Light a Jazz Nativity.

Composed by Anne Phillips.

Featuring Leonarda Priore and special guesrs from nyc and come of cny's best jazz musicians.

Tuesday December 18th at 7:00 pm.

St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Secrament
648 Jay Street. Utica. Ny

For more info visit:

Free Admission


Please pray for:

Bill T., Joey T., Ann, Helen Uhl, Ed & Linda Kloster, Sue Kelly, 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, .DS, Hernan B., Christine Vetere-Zammiello, Ed Rogowski, Tim Keegan, Cheryl, Mary Jo Hovey, A.F., William Murphy, Tony & Gloria Joaquin, Rita Caruso, S. Kaminski, Willian Decrisci, Norma Crosby, Maurice Carr, Kim N., Michelle Gustufson, Patricia Temple Circelli, Lila Burkhard, Marie Spinella, Mia Gorczynski.

If you would like a name on the List, please call the Rosary Parish Office at 315-724-0402.


The collection for December 3rd
Offertory $ 5,379.50
On-line Giving $ 133.20
Renovations $ 308.00
Maintenance $ 843.00
Total $ 6,663.70

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!