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Second Sunday of Lent

Announcements from our bulletin of February 25, 2018

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  • March 2nd:
    Our Lady of the Rosary at 7:00 pm.
  • March 9th:
    Our Lady of Lourdes at 7:00 pm
    Living Stations.
  • March 16th:
    Holy Trinity 7:00 pm
    English and Polish.
  • March 23rd:
    Our Lady of the Rosary.
  • March 30th:
    Our Lady of Lourdes Tenebrae at 8:00 pm.
  • March 30th:
    St. Paul’s at 7:00 pm
    Living Stations 9th Grade Students.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Our Lady of the Rosary
1736 Burrstone Road
New Hartford, NY - 13413

The road to becoming a Saint requires two miracles. Kate Mahoney recovered from multisystem organ failure when she was 14. She is the first miracle attributed to Saint Marianne.

Kate woke up from a coma to find her life was forever changed, in more ways than one. A professional speaker and storyteller, Kate invites the audience to join her as she shares life before, during and after a Vatican approved Miracle.

Books will be available for purchase $17.00 cash or check accepted For more on Kate and her story please visit www.katdmahoney.com

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The NEW ONLINE giving program is HERE!

Simply follow these easy steps:

Click here and follow directions.

  • Once you are at the Online Giving Page, then...
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create
    a profile and to schedule your
    recurring contributions.

You can also choose to donate as a guest or set up an account that allows you to securely and conveniently schedule recurring donations and manage and review your giving history.

We hope you enjoy this new way to contribute to our ministry and thank you for your support.

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Did you know that until the 600s, Lent began on the Fortieth Sunday, but Gregory the Great (c.540-604) moved it to a Wednesday?

We now call it Ash Wednesday, to secure the exact number of 40 days in Lent, not counting Sundays, which were feast days. Gregory, who is regarded as the father of the medieval papacy, is also credited with the ceremony that gives the day its name.

As Christians came to the church for forgiveness, Gregory marked their foreheads with ashes reminding them of the biblical symbol of repentance (sackcloth and ashes) and mortality: "You are dust, and to dust you will return" (Gen 3:19).

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Abraham is usually well known for his faith in God as indicated in today’s reading. However, a closer look at this story from Genesis could reveal that it is not only a magnificent example of perfect faith in God under possible heartbreaking circumstances, it is also a forerunner of God sending His Son, Jesus, to His death for our sins.

As we faithfully read the Bible, the fact that “in the Old Testament God’s plans are contained and in the New Testament they are explained”, these prophetic events become apparent. Abraham answers Isaac’s question; “My father, where is the sacrifice?” by responding: "My son, God will provide a lamb…”. Here we see that the Holy Spirit, predicts the death of the Lamb of God, Jesus, who will take away the sins of the world.

Further, Abraham’s trip takes 3 days, the same time that Jesus was in the Tomb.

By looking at the faithfulness of Abraham’s trust in God, not knowing why he had to do this, heartbreaking deed, we learn that we should be faithful in all our circumstances and pray for the same trusting nature when we question “why” something happened.

Since Abraham was ultimately greatly blessed for his trust, so shall we be blessed as we show others our true faith and unconditional obedience to God’s commandments by not complaining or questioning our circumstances.

Additionally, if we read both the Old and the New Testament from beginning to end, we will develop an understanding of God’s love for and faithfulness to us while deepening our understanding of His plan for our eternal future!

Isaiah 46:9-10;“Remember the former things, those of long ago. I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please”.

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Are you interested in learning more about the history, teachings, and practices of our global faith?

Join OLOL parishioner Professor Doug Ambrose this lent to watch and discuss Catholicism, Bishop Robert Barron’s acclaimed documentary.

We will view one 50-minute episode each week on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm beginning on February 28th in the Seton Center DePaul Room.

This stunning documentary both informs and inspires. Come and explore the full meaning of our billion member faith!

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During the month of March, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered every Monday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes.

 

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Our Lady of the Rosary: Class Schedule Grades K-5 & Grades 6-10

K-10 grade classes meet on March 4th at Regular Times.

There will be a parent/student meeting for the First Communion Class on March 5th at Notre Dame Elementary (formerly Our Lady of Lourdes).

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Playoffs Begin...

Monday February 26th – All teams play Games are played at the Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart/St. Mary’s in NY Mills.

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There are 40 days in Lent.

Would you consider donating 1 can for each day of Lent to fight hunger and show mercy to our brothers and sisters?

It can be a can of food or any non-perishable food item for Mother Marianne’s Westside Kitchen/Food Pantry. Donate all at once or can by can. Please leave donations in the baskets under the magazine counters near the main entrance of the Church.

For more information call Sheila or Doug Ambrose at (315) 982-4832.

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Please bring in your non perishable food donations next weekend to benefit Thea Bowman house. If you prefer to make a cash contribution please use the pink Peanut Butter to church envelopes, available in the pews, and place them in the collection basket.

Thank you.

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Please pray for:

Bill T., Joey T,Ann, Helen Uhl, Barb Paparella, Ed & Linda Kloster, Sue Kelly. Anne Merry, Marilyn Jordan, Gretchen C. Ben Bell, Mary Galpin, Jim Keegan, Nick LaBella, Ralph Polito, Anne Bruzzese, Fred Bruzzese, Michael Bruzzese., Jim H, Kathleen Kelly.

“Again I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them.”

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The Sanctuary Light, which is kept alight to indicate and honor the presence of Christ during the week of March 12th, is lit for Vincent & Theodora Fiorenza by their daughter MaryAnn .

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The Rosary is recited every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:10 am before Mass.

All are welcome.

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The collection for February 10th - 11th
Regular Collection $ 6,043.76
Repairs & Maintenance $ 949.99
Church Renovations $ 39.00
Total $ 7,032.75

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!