You are invited to return to Mass every week.

  • Eucharistic Celebrations: Saturday 4:00 pm and Sunday 9:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Weekdays Masses: Monday-Friday 8:00am at Our Lady of the Rosary

During this time of Pandemic we are now able to gather in limited numbers (33% capacity) in our Church buildings. It is necessary for tracking, that all those attending Mass must register online at or

Sign up: Saturday Mass (Sept. 26 - 4:00 PM)
Sign up: Sunday Mass (Sept. 27 - 9:30 AM)
Returning to Mass - What you need to know CLICK HERE


The Office of Safe Environment continues to offer online initial (PGC) and re-certification (EPDR) training opportunities to those who are interested and able to attend training online during this time.

The complete schedule of available training sessions and registration links can now be found on the diocesan Safe Environment page:

New sessions are highlighted in red.

PGC (Initial) Training:

  • Tuesday, September 29th from 6pm - 8pm (Registration closes on Tuesday, September 22nd at Noon)
  • Tuesday, October 6th from 9:00am - 11:00am (Registration closes on Tuesday, September 29th at Noon)

EPDR (Re-certification) Training:

  • Wednesday, September 30th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Registration closes on Wednesday, September 23rd at Noon)

Pre-registration is required for these sessions. Sessions are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. (The training schedule is updated regularly with additional dates and times.) Registration for training sessions will close 5 business days before the date of the training session to ensure that training materials reach participants' homes ahead of their training date and time.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Joelle Zarnowski, Program Coordinator, at (315) 470.1421 or


Sunday, October 4th is Respect Life Sunday.

From the Womb to the Tomb, and at all points in between, life is a gift from God and should be treated with respect and dignity; regardless of race, faith tradition, gender, or sexual orientation. This is how Jesus treated people and He calls us to do the same.



"Do nothing out of selfishness; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves..." (Philippians 2:3)

Pride and ego are hard things to control. We see how others act or dress and think we are superior to them. We idolize our own self-image. But, if we truly believe that everything is a gift from God, we need to recognize all the people that God has put in our lives are gifts! We need to be grateful for how they enrich our lives. Pray every day for the all people in your life family, friend, or foe!



  1. If you had a SANCTUARY LIGHT scheduled during our closing, please call the OLR office to re-schedule.
  2. All MASS INTENTIONS need to be in at least three weeks prior to the requested date. When paying please include the name of the person for whom the Mass is being said and the date
  3. WEEKDAY MASS will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY at 8:00am! All appropriate safety precautions are to be taken.
  4. NOVENA will be held on Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Church.
  5. VOLUNTEERS will be needed to sanitize the Church and help with the other health safety requirements. Please call the OLR office for more information and to sign up to help! WE NEED YOU!


The OLR staff has returned to the office with limited hours. Someone will be available Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. However, please call ahead to be sure that we are available when you arrive. (315) 724-0402

Also, please observe all safety and health regulations. Keep a safe distance from the staff and a FACEMASK is REQUIRED! Thank You!




As we return to Mass we need Lectors and Ministers for Weekend Masses. With Dennis and Cornelius returning to the Seminary the need is more prominent.

If you are able and willing please call the office at (315) 724-3155 and leave a message for Jim so that we can update our records include the time either 4:00pm or 9:30am.

We also need Adult servers for Funerals, all training will be provided.



Grief Survivors

Meeting every other Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:30pm at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica.

Next meeting will be September 29th.

Reservations are required to attend meetings due to social distancing regulations. For those who prefer to do so, the program is also being offered via Zoom. This is a non-denominational support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Meets bi-weekly to help you face the difficulty associated with losing a loved one.

For more information contact The Good News Center at (315) 735-210, or at, Also, we are collecting school supplies until the end of September and ask if you are able, please bring one to drop off in our collection box located at the back of the building just inside the doors.

Thank You!



Next Weekend, October 3rd & 4th, is Hope Appeal Commitment Weekend the 2020 Campaign will End on January 31, 2021.

The HOPE Appeal is the annual giving campaign of the Diocese of Syracuse. Every year the programs and services supported by the HOPE Appeal touch countless lives in every city, town, and rural area in our diocese. When the goal of the HOPE Appeal is achieved, we ensure that these programs will receive the funding that is needed.

The HOPE Appeal serves nearly 230,000 Catholics in 121 parishes across seven counties in Central New York.



Last Chance to Enter Drawing is Sunday, October 4th.

Our Lady of Lourdes & Notre Dame Elementary Raffle Tickets Are on sale now! Use your pink envelope or drop an envelope in the collection box. Cost is $20.00 each.

  • For a Grand Prize of $10,000.00
  • Second prize $1,500.00
  • Third Prize $1,000.00

Tickets are also available at:

  • Chanatry's
  • Bossone Sausage & Meat


Our Lady of Lourdes Men's Club Will be selling Fried Dough And Pellettieri Joe's Meatballs Sunday, October 4, 2020 Following the 9:30am Mass Enter via Barton Ave.



The Sandwich Ministry program at Historic Old St. John's has seen a marked increase in need in the past month. Usually, about 30-40 sandwiches were handed out on a given day. Recently, they have been distributing over 60 a day (sometimes as many as 90).

The following items are needed: Brown Paper Lunch Bags, Plastic Sandwich Bags, Prepackaged Cold Cuts and/or Cheese, Bread, preferably whole wheat, but white is OK. They also need pre-packaged Cookies and Bottled Water.

Due to COVID restrictions, they will make the sandwiches.

Collection is ongoing.

Please drop off any of these items at The Office/Rectory of Our Lady of the Rosary Church on Burrstone Road Monday thru Thursday, 9:00am - noon.

Thank You!



Part Time Positions Available At Notre Dame Elementary School.

  • Cafeteria Monitor - Monday-Friday from 10:00am-1:30pm
  • After Care Monitor - Monday-Friday from 2:00pm-5:30pm
If interested, please call the school office at (315) 732-4374.

Candidates must complete Safe Environment training and submit to a background check to qualify for these positions.



Registration forms have been sent out to all last year's registered families.

If you have not received one, please email:, or call (315) 724-0402.

We are still formulating a plan for this year. As soon as it is ready, we will email it to you. Thank you for your patience!

Puzzles and activities are available online at:


Word Search Puzzle for Children

(Luke 15:1-3; 11-32)

This week's puzzle is about a PARABLE or story called the PRODIGAL SON. The word Prodigal means "to spend a lot of money on things you don't need and also means you are very wasteful with what you have."

The complete story about what a man's son did is in the Bible in Luke's Gospel. Jesus told this PARABLE to teach the people of His day and us how to not be wasteful and to respect everyone and everything we have. However, the main lesson is that GOD loves us the same as the father in the story showed love for his son by forgiving him.

God will forgive us when we do something wrong if we tell Him we are sorry and we don't do it again. It will help you understand the words in the puzzle, if you read or have someone read the PARABLE to you BEFORE finding the words. Then you will know why the son ended up living in a PIGS' Pen and eating their leftovers! YUK!

Click here to download the Puzzle >>



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.

Click here for online donations



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.



Please pray for:

Bill T., Joey T., Ed & Linda Kloster, Sue Kelly, Anne Merry, Ben Bell, Mary Galpin, Jim Keegan, Nick LaBella, Ralph Polito, Anne Bruzzese, Fred Bruzzese, Michel Bruzzese, Jim H., Kathleen Kelly, Joe & Sylvia S., 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, J Jim Fallon, Matt Durr.

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