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May 21 - 22, 2022

Do you want our Lord to come to you and dwell within the depths of your soul as told in today's Gospel Presumably, the answer is an easy "Yes." The way to make this happen is to love God and keep His word. Keeping His word means in part, that we are obedient to Him by obeying the Commandments. By gossiping, lying, being unforgiving, angry, selfish, arrogant, etc. we close ourselves to receiving God's love fully. When we open ourselves through thoughtfulness, kindness, forgiveness, etc., the Blessed Trinity will come and dwell within us.

Strictly speaking, God loves us with a perfect love regardless of whether we love Him or not. But love takes on a whole new form when it is received and reciprocated. Therefore, when we choose to love God, we suddenly realize that our love of Him opens the door for Him to come and dwell within us, transforming us and making our heart His holy sanctuary. What a glorious gift!

We need to allow Him to dwell within us. Only then can we love Him with our whole being. Make the choice to love Him through your obedience, this day, and your relationship of love will grow by leaps and bounds.

Adapted from; my catholic life.com
 

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Word Search Puzzle

The puzzle today is about FRUIT! We all know that apples, oranges, and bananas grow on trees. They are all very healthy for us to eat. The Gospel this week is also about Fruit, but a different kind of fruit that keeps our mind healthy by acting how God wants us to toward other people!

It's SPRITUAL fruit. The HOLY SPIRIT gives it to us when we ask Jesus into our hearts and tell Him we love Him. The HOLY SPIRIT then comes into our lives and helps us be kind, loving, gentle, and treat other people nicely. When we share Jesus' love with others, we are like holy fruit trees. We are giving others the love God gives us and we help them have a healthy Spirit through Jesus. As you work the puzzle, ask Jesus to help you grow more of the SPIRITUAL FRUIT of the HOLY SPIRIT every day!

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Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

He is a community-builder, lecturer and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and his weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide.

There's a line in the writings of Julian of Norwich, the famous 14th century mystic and perhaps the first theologian to write in English, which is endlessly quoted by preachers, poets, and writers: But all shall be weil, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be weil. There's a line in the writings of Julian of Norwich, the famous 14th century mystic and perhaps the first theologian to write in English, which is endlessly quoted by preachers, poets, and writers: But all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

There is a Season for Everything.

The first level, which might aptly be termed, Essential Discipleship, is the struggle to get our lives together, to achieve basic human maturity (which itself might be defined as the capacity for essential unselfishness, the capacity to put others before ourselves).

The second level can be called Generative Discipleship and is the struggle to give our lives away in love, service, and prayer. The third level can be called Radical Discipleship and consists in the struggle to give our deaths away, that is, to leave this earth in such a way that our deaths themselves become our final gift and blessing to our families, churches, and society.

The first stage, Essential Discipleship, is precisely about essentials, about getting our lives together by properly channeling our energies through discipline (the origin of the word, discipleship). That task is learning proper teaching so as to have a healthy vision, submitting to rules of behavior that ground us and move us beyond our instinctual selfishness, and being a learner within family and church community.

But, once this stage is achieved with a certain proficiency, the challenge becomes different. Now the task is to give our lives away and to give them away ever more deeply and to an everwidening circle, as we move towards that truly great unknown, death, where all that we have grounded ourselves in must be left behind as we are opened to the widest circle of all, cosmic embrace, infinity, and the ineffable mystery of God.

   

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Thursday May 26th is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass times are:

  • Wednesday, May 25th - 5:30pm at Rosary Campus.
  • Thursday, May 26th -
    8:00am at Rosary Campus,
    9:30 am Children's Mass both campuses,
    12:10 noon Lourdes Campus.
 

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Celebrating our success; protecting our future.

The diocesan Child and Youth Protection policy requires completing the initial Safe Environment training session (2 hours) upon the assumption of duties, employment, or volunteering for those 18 years of age and older for those who are required to attend the initial Safe Environment Training and undergo a criminal background check.

Those individuals are:
All clergy; All members of religious orders; All parish and diocesan employees, including those who have no contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults; All adult volunteers whose ministry or role places them in regular contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults; Any adult interested in learning more about child abuse prevention.

**Coaches and substitute teachers are required to complete the credentialing process before the assumption of duties.

Contact the Office of Safe Environment for assistance: (315) 470.1421 or safeenvironment@syrdio.org.
 

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UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Eucharistic Adoration

Returns to the Seton Center Chapel on Monday thru Thursday 10:00am thru 2:00pm & Friday 10:00am thru 12:00noon.

To sign up for a specific time please call the office at (315) 724-3155.

Holy Hour/Benediction

All are welcome to Holy Hour / Benediction every Thursday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 at Our Lady of Lourdes campus.

Spend an hour of Peace, Prayer, and Quiet Time. All are Welcome.

 

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NEW HARTFORD | OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

Every Tuesday evening at 7:00.


UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Every Monday following 8:00am Mass.

 

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Save the dates Mary, Mother of Our Savior and Notre Dame Elementary School Bazaar.

New dates for the annual bazaar are Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.

Coming Soon Raffle Tickets will be on sale after all weekend Masses. Drawing will be September 3rd with a Grand Prize of $10,000.00 second prize $1,500.00 and third prize $1,000.00.

This year Trinkets and Treasures will return, Drop off dates from 6:00pm - 7:30pm for all dates at the Rectory Garage are:

  • Tuesday, July 26th
  • Thursday, August 11th
  • Tuesday, August 23rd
 

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Monthly Memorials for May

NEW HARTFORD | OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

  • The gift of Bread has been given in memory of Sandra Galligano by Mother.
  • The gift of Wine has been given in memory of Sandra Galligano by Mother.
  • The gift of Candles has been given in memory of Suzanne Fletcher Moylan ~Ann. by Children & Grandchildren.
  • The Sanctuary Lamps for the week of May 21st is in memory of Deceased Members of the Parish by Parish.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available after 4:00 Mass on Saturdays or by appointment.

 

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If you would like to add a name, please call the Office at (315) 724-3155.

Please pray for:

Don Yozzo, Joyce Jennings, A & C. Roberts, John Sullivan, Ann Doolen, Monica Schmadel, Jane, Joe and Sylvia S., Mia Gorczynski, Madison Viggiano, Jennifer Pratico, Amy, Christine Williams., John Mason, Ron Van Atta, Elena T., Bob V., Teresa Bushinger, Bill S., Mary Ann Looney, Sr. Lois, Leo James Mastin, Carol Wilson., Larry Schecter, PattiAnn R., Maryellen, Judy, Dylan G.

 

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To the Parishioners of Mary, Mother of our Savior Parish:

In your most recent packet of envelopes, you may have noticed a change especially for those who worshiped on the campus of Our Lady of the Rosary. Prior to the unification of our parishes, there were envelopes for specific parish needs such as heating, air conditioning and repairs. To help streamline our sacrificial giving, these envelopes have been removed. If in the past you have utilized these envelopes, please consider adding these funds to your regular weekly contribution. Only envelopes for Outreach, National and Diocesan collections as well as Holy Days will remain.

If you want to help with the food pantries, but do not want to shop or carry groceries, you can make a monetary donation instead which will go to the Outreach Ministry of our parish. Please place this envelope along with your weekly offering in the baskets at the center doors of the Church.

If you wish to contribute electronically please use the link provided below.
You can register for We Share at: ourladyoflourdes utica.weshareonline.org

Sincerely,
Fr. Joe
Rev. Joseph Salerno and the Finance Committee


Attention Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers
Hard copies of the March schedule are available in the sacristy.


Effective January 1, 2022
Please make all checks payable to: Mary, Mother of Our Savior Parish.
Thank you!


Please submit all Prayer Requests and Mass Intentions at least 2 weeks prior to the requested date to insure that they are able to be published on the requested dates. Thank you.

 

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Caring... it's not the hard part of caregiving.

Caregiver Support Group

The Good News Center is hosting a Free and open to the public monthly Caregiver Support Group, the third Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00pm, facilitated by Susan Read , MS, RN. The group provides a source of emotional and social support and resources for those caring for a loved one.

Our support group offers self-care strategies and tools to reduce stress and enhance coping.

  • Support and Networking
  • Stress Reduction Strategies
  • Resources and Programs Available for Caregivers
  • Share and listen to individual experiences

We welcome adults, spouses, family members or friends in the caregiver role to attend.

For those who prefer to do so, the program is also being offered virtually.

Third Monday every month from 6:00 - 7:30pm.

  • June 20th
  • July 18th
  • August 15th
  • September 19th
  • October 17th
  • November 21st
  • December 12th

Please contact The Good News Center at (315) 735-6210. Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm to register or email info@thegoodnewscenter.org.

Location: The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Road, Utica, NY 13502.

Website: thegoodnewscenter.org