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In person classes are suspended.
K-6th grade pick up gospel weeklies on Sunday, January 17th at 11:00am at Our Lady of the Rosary.
Contact Kathy at email@example.com | (315) 724-0402.
Thank You! ALL are WELCOME!
Many Blessings to DANA SOLAN on her 40th year of service to the Faith Community of OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CHURCH! Anyone calling the Church Office hears the calm, steady, professional, melodious greeting: “Good morning (afternoon), Our Lady of the Rosary”.
Throughout the past FORTY YEARS, DANA has managed events and celebrations including Mass listings, Wedding, Baptism, and Funeral schedules, listened to parishioners' problems, offered comforting words to those in need, and generally been the “go to” person for 900 families and 5 Pastors.
Many friendships have developed over the years due to DANA's friendly warm nature and willingness to assist others whenever the need arises.
CONGRATULATIONS, DANA! We LOVE You!
May "The Lord bless you and keep you; make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; and turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26
The Sanctuary Light this week is lit in memory of DENNIS ACHEN by His Daughters & Granddaughters.
"For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you always..." Ephesians 1:16
Sunday, January 17, 2021
"He said to them, 'Come, and you will see.' In today's gospel, Jesus invites us into His space. Discipleship does not happen from afar. Relationship with Jesus, as with others, often begins from afar, but Jesus acknowledges even anticipates our curiosity and draws us in.
In today's first reading, Samuel, who is unfamiliar with the LORD, hears a voice calling to him in his sleep. Perhaps this is how Jesus reaches out to you with quiet and persistent subtlety.
In the gospel, Jesus looks directly at the disciples and invites them to follow Him. Maybe Jesus has been this blatant in His call to you. Regardless of how He reaches out to you, your life of inner joy begins when you respond to Jesus' invitation to come and see. Your life will not be perfect, but He will be your strength during the good times and the difficult ones.
I wish to take this opportunity to Thank everyone who sent Cards and Gifts during the Christmas Season. Too numerous to thank you individually your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Word Search Puzzle
Every story in the Bible helps us to get to know what God is like, what we are like, and the way God wants us to live.
Reading the Bible each day should not be a chore we dread doing. Nor should it be something we do just to mark it off of our To Do List. The Bible is God's Word. It is alive and active. Since the Bible comes directly from God, it is completely sufficient for all aspects of life in godliness.
The primary purpose of reading the Bible is not to know the Bible but to know God. God has so many things that He wants to tell us, but our Bibles are closed. As believers we should be reading the Bible every day. God speaks most clearly to us through His Word. It might be hard to do at first, but the more you do it, the more you will enjoy reading the stories and learning how much God loves us! We read the Bible so we can hear from Him and so that we can learn to live according to His law.
2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."
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. Prayerfully consider making a gift to the Appeal to help our parish and Diocese meet their goal. It funds 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.
This years campaign ends January 31, 2021.
Thank you for your generosity.
To learn more about the impact of our support to the Appeal, visit the diocesan website.
SPIRITUAL MINDFULNESS SEMINARS
We live in a world of complexity, fragmentation, noise, and haste.
How can we experience God in the midst of the busyness, responsibilities, and activities of our daily lives?
We do this by living more in the present moment and by practicing the presence of God in the present moment.
JOIN THE GOOD NEWS CENTER
As we welcome Father Mark Kaminski for a FREE 4 week series of seminars on a Christian approach to Spiritual Mindfulness.
Purchase of spiritual guide may be recommended & will be discussed at the first session.
Every Tuesday at The Good News Center 2:00 - 3:30pm: January 12 to February 2, 2021
Reservations are required due to capacity limits.
Please call (312) 735-6210, Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Please bring non perishable food items to the RECTORY OFFICE this week- Monday - Thursday from 8:45 - 2:00pm.
As always, we THANK YOU and so do the people served along with the Pastor of Historic Old St. John's Church in downtown Utica!
Some suggestions are: Canned tuna, Mac and Cheese, Peanut butter, Canned Fruit/Vegetables, any dry or powdered food. Canned goods with easy open pull tabs are desirable when available.
Dear Parishioners and Friends, we are redoing our PRAYER LIST.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU and may God Bless you all during this season and next year.
Please pray for:
Marianne Looney, Don Yozzo, Matt Durr, Jim Fallon., Joyce Jennings, Mary Kogut, A & C. Roberts, John Sullivan, Ann Doolen, Peg Stafford, Monica Schmadel, Jane, Joe and Sylvia S.
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.