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We are so thankful for your contributions during this time, but we still need your support. Do you know that you can either mail your offering or switch to giving online. Either way, your continued love and support both monetarily and by keeping our Parish in your prayers is greatly appreciated.

We are praying for you, also, as you continue to shine your light at home and in your community as ambassadors of Christ by exhibiting the Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and the awesomeness of the Lord.

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John 14:15-16, 23B-26

Jesus said to his disciples:

"If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always.

"Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Those who do not love me do not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me. I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you."

Other Readings for Pentecost Sunday:

1st Reading - ACTS 2:1-11

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language. They were astounded, and in amazement, they asked, "Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans? Then, how does each of us hear them in his native language? We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers from Rome, both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs, yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God."

2nd Reading - 1 Corinthians 12:3B-7, 12-13

Brothers and sisters:

No one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord;there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.To each individual, the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit. As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.



In art the Holy Spirit is often depicted as a dove. This is probably because in the New Testament we first meet the Holy Spirit at the baptism of Jesus.

Some of the passages that depict the Holy Spirit as a dove include the following:

  • ...and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove [and] coming upon him. (Matthew 3:16)
  • ...and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. (Mark 1:10)
  • ....and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. (Luke 3:22)

The Holy Spirit reminds us; he reminds us of all that Jesus said. He is the living memory of the Church, and when he reminds us, he helps us understand the words of the Lord. This remembrance in the Spirit and by virtue of the Spirit... is an essential aspect of Christ's presence within us and within his Church. The Spirit of truth and charity reminds us of all that Christ said and helps us enter ever more fully into the meaning of his words. We all have this experience: one moment, in any situation, there is an idea and then another connects with a passage from Scripture... It is the Spirit who leads us to take this path: the path of the living memory of the Church. And he asks us for a response: the more generous our response, the more Jesus' words become life within us, becoming attitudes, choices, actions, testimony. In essence the Spirit reminds us of the commandment of love and calls us to live it.

"Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth."



Assistance is urgently needed for only 2 hours in the morning from 7:00am to 9:00am two or three days a week.

If you can help, please call (315) 292-3555.

God expects us to help, care for and love our neighbors, Jesus told His disciples prior to going to the cross exactly how people would recognize who His disciples are, saying,

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another" (John 13:34-35).

To love others the way Jesus did means we love them sacrificially, and others will recognize that love and think, “They truly must be Jesus' disciples."




Although the office is technically closed, we check TWICE DAILY for mail, emails, phone messages, and any other notices left in our mailbox.

If you have any questions, comments, or requests, please leave a message whichever way is most convenient for you.

We assure you that your envelopes are safe and your donations are recorded in your OLR account.

We look forward to re-opening when it is safe, but in the meantime, please continue to pray for everyone's health and well being.

THANK YOU, Kathy and Dana.



How does our faith get us through the covid19 pandemic?

What are we learning from Covid19. This coronavirus teaches us the vulnerability of everyone; it teaches us the credibility of the Bible, and the uncertainty of life. None of us saw this coming. I don't know anyone who can honestly say they were preparing to wipe their schedules clean through the end of 2020 and stopped attending church for weeks at a time, or be told by the government to shut down their business, go home, and don't come out again till we tell you. Who could've known? But the Apostle James knew. Here's what he wrote. "Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow, for what is your life?

I hope we can all use some of this required quiet time to reflect on our lives and to give God thanks for what he's already done for us and for his abundant grace evident in our lives. We have no certainty of tomorrow. Tomorrow does not belong to us; it does not belong to our determination. Surely what we've learned in this time is that out of nowhere, out of left field, the whole year I had planned is now all gone. The calendar's bare, nothing's on the schedule. So, what are we learning? There's so much that comes out of this. These are the signs for today.

Read the following scriptures and take them to heart.

Jeremiah 17:7, "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord".

Hebrews 6:19, "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast".

Psalm 71:4, "I will hope continually and I will praise you yet more and more".

Proverbs 10:28, "The hope of the righteous will be gladness".

Jesus cares deeply about us. . Remember what he said in John 14? He said, "Let not your heart be troubled. Don't let your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house, there are many mansions. And if it were not so, I would have told you. I'm going to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also".

He has told us in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that his grace is sufficient for us. And you will find that out during these days if you haven't found it out already. The sufficiency of Jesus Christ for those who have put their trust in him will be on display everywhere. As Christians, we need to show our trust in God and pray for the resolution to this crisis.



Yahweh is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear?

Yahweh is the fortress of my life, whom should I dread? One thing I ask of Yahweh, one thing I seek: to dwell in Yahweh's house all the days of my life, to enjoy the sweetness of Yahweh, to seek out his temple.

Yahweh, hear my voice as I cry, pity me, answer me! Of you my heart has said, 'Seek his face!' Your face, Yahweh, will I seek!

DO YOU KNOW that the Book of Psalms is a collection of 150 songs, prayers, poems and hymns gathered over a very long period of time? There are different types of psalms: some tell stories, some are songs of praise, some are prayers of repent-ance. Each psalm has its own unique character, but they are all deeply emotional and profoundly spiritual.

The Psalms are not meant to be simply read, but to be prayed. They encompass the whole range of human emotions from sorrow, lament and depression to joy, praise and celebra-tion. The whole collection of psalms is often referred to as The Psalter.



All classes and events are cancelled.

The FIRST EUCHARIST and CONFIRMATION are cancelled. Re-scheduling of these events will be considered when appropriate.

We do not have any undated information yet!



Do you need or do you know someone who needs help with grocery shopping and/or picking up medications?

We have a committee who will pick up prepaid groceries and medications and deliver them to your home.

Please call the parish office at 315-724-0402 leave your name and phone number and you will receive a call back from someone on the committee.

Please pass the word. We want to make sure everyone has what they need during this time of fear of the spread of the Coronavirus.

If the office is closed, leave a message and your call will be returned.



O Mary, full of grace, Patroness of
this nation and Mother of the
Church, in this time of illness and
worldwide need we seek your
intercession for the human family
before your Son's throne of grace
and mercy. We askfor strength in
adversity, health in weakness, and comfort in sorrow. Help us.
O Blessed Mother, to be filled with confidence and trust in the
tender compassion of our God.
Let us not be afraid, like our own
Saint Marianne Cope, who
entrusted her life and ministry
among the outcasts of society
into the care of our Divine
Physician. Continue to watch over
all who care for them and give
wisdom to all who are seeking a
cure. We ask this through Christ, our Lord.



Please pray for:

Bill T., Joey T., Barb Paparella, Ed & Linda Kloster, Sue Kelly, Anne Merry, Ben Bell, Mary Galpin, Jim Keegan, Nick LaBella, Ralph Polito, Anne Bruzzese, Fred Bruzzese, Michel Bruzzese, Jim H., Kathleen Kelly, Joe & Sylvia S., Lorraine Krecidlo, Randy Glenski, Bill S.DS., Christine Vetere-Zammiello Ed Rogowski, Cheryl, A.F., Tony & Gloria Joaquin, Rita Caruso, Willian Decrisci, Norma Crosby, Maurice Carr, Kim N., Patricia Temple Circelli, Lila Burkhard, Marie Spinella, Heather R, Mia Gorzyniski, Beverly K., Theresa Panatori, Andrew, Mary Camerata, Bernice M. Melanie A., Marilyn Jordan, Timothy Williams, Cindy J., Mary Sergott Lee, Anthony C. Frencesca G., Barbara B., Marianne Looney, Don Yozzo, Mike Tiffany.

PLEASE continue to pray for the health of the people on our prayer list and for all our parishioners, families, friends and for Our Country.

If you would like to add a name or remove a name from the list,, please call the Rosary Office at (315) 724-0402. You may also email Kathy or Dana with the information.