FAITH FORMATION CLASSES are currently in Session! Registration is still open.
We have Hybrid classes in-person and online with alternating times for grade levels.
Classes are held in the Churches of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Lourdes. ALL regulations such as SOCIAL DISTANCING, MASKS, and SANITIZING of areas are being strictly followed! There are still several sessions for the next few months.
The schedule can be found at website.
Contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org | (315) 724-0402.
Isaiah 54:13 - “And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.”
The Sanctuary Light this week is lit in memory of AGNES SALVATORE by Jennie.
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you..." Philippians 1:3
Come join us and Father Gerry McKeon, S.J. for prayer and spiritual renewal during Advent a time of hope and expectations!
The Day of prayer will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 10:30am to 3:00pm with Mass at 4:00pm.
Participants are asked to bring their own Bible. Reservations are required due to Covid restrictions.
Please go to thegoodnewscenter.org for more information or call (315) 735-6210.
Cost per person is $30.00. We are still offering the option of participating in our regular meetings via Zoom.
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Tuesday December 8th: A Holy Day of Obligation
- 8:00am at Our Lady of the Rosary
- 12:10noon at Our Lady of Lourdes
There is no anticipatory Mass on Monday.
There will be several opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the weeks before Christmas.
Bishop Lucia has announced that on the following Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm Confession will be heard:
- Wednesday, December 9th at Our Lady of Lourdes
- Wednesday, December 16th at Historic Old St. John's
In addition, Monday, December 21st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
Locations to be determined.
Hopes collection has begun at OUR LADY of the ROSARY.
This is an opportunity for all of us to create festive memories for children during the holiday season. They have over 550 children and 60 families this holiday season, and with your support we can put smiles and blessings together for all of them.
Items may include clothing for ages 3-18 years and/or toys/crafts for children & teens.
Please bring UNWRAPPED gifts to the Church Office now through December 9th between 9:00am-noon Mondays to Thursdays. The House will pick up on December 10th.
Suggestions are: Bath & Body Sets teen girls, Deodorant Gift Sets teen boys, Arts & Crafts Kit , Crayons/markers, Construction paper, Walmart Gift Cards, Building Set, Board Games, Books for teens and children ages 5-18, Card Games, Basketballs, Footballs, Soccer Balls, Tennis Set, Ring Toss, Educational Toys and interactive Toys.
Thank you to all of our Parishioners who have already joined together in pledging their gift to the 2020 HOPE Appeal. If you have not made your commitment, Please reflect upon the importance of your charitable involvement and prayerfully consider making a gift to the Appeal to help our parish and Diocese meet their goal and be able to fund the very important work carried out by many ministries supported by the Appeal. Every gift is important and no gift is too small or too large.
Thank you for your generosity.
To learn more about the impact of our support to the Appeal, visit the diocesan website.
Please Continue to Support Our Parish
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.
Living With Less Fear
In virtually every instance in scripture where God appears within ordinary life, either through an angel, a special phenomenon, or through an appearance of the resurrected Christ, the first words are invariably: “Do not be afraid!” The soothing of fear, not its intensification, is the normal criterion that the voice we are hearing is coming from love..
With that in mind, I would like to offer ten principles, all rooted in the person and revelation of Jesus, that hopefully can be of help in purifying our image of God so that our faith might cast out fear rather than enkindle it.
What are the principles inviting us to live in less fear?
- God's insight and understanding surpass our own.
- God's compassion and forgiveness surpass our own.
- God respects nature, our human make-up, and our innate propensities.
- God is a blessing parent, not a threatened one.
- God can handle our questions and doubts and angers.
- God reads the heart and can tell the difference between wound and malice.
- God gives us more than one chance, opening another door every time we close one.
- God desires our salvation and the salvation of our loved ones more than we do.
- God is the author of all that is good.
- God can, and does, descend into hell to help us.
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4, 18
By Ron Rolheiser, OMI
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.
Word Search Puzzle for Children
This Sunday is the first Sunday of a , season called Advent. Advent reminds us 0 the importance of Jesus coming to us as a real person: He is the awaited Savior of the people of the world! There is something we have at Church or in our home called “The Advent Wreath” which represents the coming of Jesus, the Light of the World! | There are 4 candles on the wreath and each week for 4 weeks we light one candle.
This marks the passage of time leading towards Christmas. There are 3 purple candles and | pink one. The pink candle on an Advent wreath is meant to bring rejoicing because the time before Christmas is more than halfway over. Purple is the color of Advent and is meant to remind us that it is a time for prayer and being sorry for our sins. Being kind and doing good works such as giving a gift to someone who is poor or sad helps to prepare us for the coming of Christ. As you work the puzzle, think about how you can tell someone about Advent to show that you have JESUS' LOVE in your HEART!
Please pray for:
Bill T., Jocy T., Ed & Linda Kloster, Sue Kelly, = Anne Merry, Ben Bell, Mary Galpin, Jim Keegan, : Nick LaBella, Ralph Polito, Anne Bruzzese, i Fred Bruzzese, Michel Bruzzese, Jim H., Kathleen Kelly, Joe & Sylvia $., Randy Glenski, Bill S .DS., Christine Vetere-Zammiello Cheryl, A.F., Tony & Gloria Joaquin, Rita Caruso, Willian Decrisci, Norma Crosby, Maurice Carr, Patricia ‘Temple Circelli, Lila Burkhard, Marie Spinella, Mia Gorzyniski, Beverly K., Theresa Panatori, Andrew, Mary Camerata, Bernice M. Melanie A., Timothy Williams, Cindy J., Mary Sergott Lee, Anthony C. Frencesca G., Barbara B., Marianne Looney, Don Yozzo, Mike Tiffany, Jim Fallon, Matt Durr, Joyce Jennings, Mary Kogut, C. Roberts, John Sullivan, Vicki B, Ann Doolen, Peg Stafford.
If you would like to add a name or remove a name from the list,, please call the Rosary Office at (315) 724-0402 and leave a call back number. You may also email Kathy or Dana with the information at email@example.com