Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division. - Luke 12:51



Masses at New Hartford Masses at Utica

Please note, for those viewing our Livestream Mass at Home:

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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.

Miraculous Medal Novena

Every Monday following 8:00am Mass. Our Lady is waiting to hear your prayers.


Miraculous Medal Novena

Every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm - Burrstone Rd. Campus.



Volunteer for the Bazaar using the following link: click on the find button and type my email this will bring you to the signup site.

If you have any problems contact Sarah Bushey- O'Hearn at the above email address or call (315) 941-2106.

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

  • Tuesday, August 23rd

Please note, we are unable to accept Broken or Moldy Items, Text Books, Clothing, Tube Televisions, or Obsolete Computers.

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.

Raffle Tickets are 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.

Volunteers are needed to sell tickets at Chanatry's on Sundays during July & August please call Christine Kelly at (315) 733-1216 to volunteer.

We are in need of refrigerators and freezers that are used during the bazaar if you have one to donate please call Heather at the Parish Office (315) 724-3155.

Donations of Supplies Needed for The Bazaar.

5lb. Bags of Sugar, Plastic bottles of Ketchup and Mustard, Plastic Forks & Knives, Salt & Pepper Shakers, Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil, Paper Towels & Paper Napkins, 36 Gallon Garbage Bags.

Donations may be brought to the Parish Office during Business Hours or left in the Church Vestibule.



August 13 - 14, 2022

In the Gospel today Jesus says that He came to “set the world on fire”! It's interesting to note that Jesus did not only say that, but also, that He wished it were blazing already. This desire of our Lord does not necessarily need to be literally interpreted, but rather look at it as an invitation to move out of a mediocre and lukewarm existence into a life of radical Christian living. We are not called to be partly transformed, or even mostly transformed in Him. No, we are called to become blazing fires of faith, transformed by God to make a true difference in the world!

Reflect today on how brightly is that fire burning in you. You need to be fanning your flame with complete commitment by standing up for what is taught in the Bible. Be a witness for what you know is RIGHT, not what is always politically correct. Seek to become that blazing fire that the Lord desires of you and you will be amazed at how fully you can become transformed by grace.



Monday, August 15th.

Feast of the Assumption-NOT a Holy Day of Obligation this year.

Masses will be celebrated at:

  • 8:00am at the Burrstone Rd. Campus
  • 12:10noon at the Genesee St. Campus


RCIA or the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a program offered for those who would like to learn more about the Catholic Faith and those who are interested in becoming Catholic.

If this is you, please see Fr. Joe after Mass for more information.


September 18, 2022: Stonebridge Golf & C.C.

  • Captain & Crew Format/ $85.00 per person
  • Dinner only: $25.00

Shotgun Start 11:00/ Dinner to follow.

Pete Curley or (315)-725-2720 | Mike Forsythe or (315) 534-9466.

Hosted by Mary, Mother of our Savior Men's Club.



“Be A Part of Something Special” Enroll Now.

  • Montessori Pre-K
  • FREE Universal Pre-K
  • Kdg-5th Grades
  • 6th-12 Grades
For more information: | Call ND Elementary at (315) 732-4374 | ND Jr/Sr High at (315) 724-5118

Notre Dame Schools Annual Golf Scramble: Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club.

Schedule of Events:

  • 12:00pm - Registration & Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Tee Time
  • 6:00pm - Dinner

Format: 4 person “Captain & Crew”
$100 per person includes lunch, dinner, beer, greens & cart fees.

Questions Contact:
Melissa Bushey-Perkins at or Carol Polito at

Universal Pre-K at Notre Dame The Universal Pre-K program is a program for children who will be four years old by December 1, 2022, and who are residents of the Utica City School District.

This program provides children with academic instruction in all areas of curriculum.

  • Half Day: No Charge
  • Full-Day (wrap around): $3,000

Both programs are available for a half-day or full-day, Monday through Friday. Aftercare is available until 5:30pm ata separate cost.

Address: 11 Barton Avenue Utica, NY 13502
For more information, please call (315) 732-4374 or visit

Employment Opportunity

Notre Dame Elementary School is in need of a part time custodian. This is a 12 month position.

If interested please call Mrs. Rossi at (315) 732-4374.


Word Search Puzzle

Today's puzzle is about the BIBLE. The words you will search for tell about all the promises God makes to us if we READ the stories and the directions He gives us to live happy lives. Try to set aside a few minutes every night before you go to bed to READ one of the chapters in a Gospel. If possible, see if your whole family will sit with you and talk about what is read so you can understand what Jesus or the Gospel writers are teaching all of us!

Click here to download the Puzzle >>



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.

Faith, Doubt, Dark Nights, and Maturity

Invariably their question is: "What's wrong with me?" Keating's answer: God is wrong with you!

Essentially, Keating's answer says this: Despite your pain, there is something very right with you. You have moved past being a religious neophyte, past an initiatory stage of religious growth, which was right for you at the time, and are now being led into a deeper, not lesser, faith. Moreover, that loss of fervor has brought you to a deeper maturity.

We tend to confuse faith with our capacity on any given day to conjure up a concept of God and imagine God's existence. We think our faith is strongest at those times when we have affective and emotive feelings attached to our imaginations about God. Our faith feels strongest when bolstered by and inflamed by feelings of fervor. Great spiritual writers will tell us that this stage of fervor is a good stage in our faith, but an initiatory one, one more commonly experienced when we are neophytes.

The great spiritual writers also tell us that God at certain moments of our spiritual journey "takes away" our certainty and deprives us of all warm, felt feelings in faith. God does this precisely so that we cannot turn our icons into idols, so that we cannot let the experience of faith get in the way of the end of faith itself, namely, an encounter the reality and person of God.

John of the Cross calls this experience of seemingly losing our faith, "a dark night of the soul". This describes the experience where we used to feel God's presence with a certain warmth and solidity, but now we feel like God is non-existent and we are left in doubt.

While that darkness can be confusing, it can also be maturing: It can help move us from being religious neophytes to being humble, empathic men and women, living inside a cloud of unknowing, understanding more by not understanding than by understanding, helpfully lost in a darkness we cannot manipulate or control, so as to finally be pushed into genuine faith, hope, and charity.



Monthly Memorials for August


  • The gift of Bread has been given in memory of Mary Jo Hovey by Family.
  • The gift of Wine has been given in memory of Mary Jo Hovey by Family.
  • The gift of Candles has been given in memory of Frederick J. Moylan B'day by Children & Grandchildren.
  • The Sanctuary Lamps for the week of August 9th is in memory of George E. Williams by Judy Williams.


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

Please pray for:

Joyce Jennings, A & C. Roberts, 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, Mary Ann Looney, Sr. Lois, Leo James Mastin, Larry Schecter, Patti Ann R., Maryellen, Judy, Dylan G., Connie M., Lila Burkhard, Amy S., Roseann O., James C., Mary Jane J., Anthony C., Serena C., Gloria A. Stephen B., Joe Pogle , Gloria R., Bertha Nogas, Mary M., Laurie H., Melissa White.



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

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.



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

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.

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.

  • 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

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