Daily Mass during March is celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary, at 7:30am.



At Our Lady of the Rosary on Sunday 7:30 & 9:00.

Reconciliation by appointment. Tuesday Miraculous Medal Novena, Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service 7:00pm.



Everyone is welcome to attend the churches of Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of the Rosary no matter where you are in your beliefs, self image, martial status or in the practice of your faith.


Parishioners have you ever thought of asking someone to come with you to Mass?
Research shows most people would come to church if someone they knew just asked them to join them. We have the opportunity to introduce those who are hurting to our SAVIOR and to give them a way to share their greatest fears, see their deepest longings fulfilled, and to live in peace and love under any circumstances.



Beginning of Lent Mass and Communion Schedule - February 26th.

  • 6:30am Ashes & Communion Service Rosary
  • 7:30am MASS Lourdes
  • 12:10noon Ashes & Communion Service Both Churches
  • 5:00pm Mass Rosary


The name 'Day of Ashes' comes from "Dies Cinerum" in the Roman Missal and is found in the earliest existing copies of the Gregorian Sacramentary. The concept originated by the Roman Catholics somewhere in the 6th century. Though the exact origin of the day is not clear, the custom of marking the head with ashes on this Day is said to have originated during the papacy of Gregory the Great (590-604).

In the Old Testament ashes were found to have been used for two purposes: as a sign of humility and mortality, and as a sign of sorrow and repentance for sin. The Christian connotation for ashes in the liturgy of Ash Wednesday has also been taken from this Old Testament biblical custom.

In the Old Testament ashes were found to have been used for two purposes: as a sign of humility and mortality, and as a sign of sorrow and repentance for sin. The Christian connotation for ashes in the liturgy of Ash Wednesday has also been taken from this Old Testament biblical custom.



What is Lent?

Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice, good works and renewal of our faith in preparation of the celebration of Easter. The word Lent is derived from the Angle-Saxon words lencten, meaning Spring, and lenctentid, which means not only Springtide but it also was the word for March, the month in which the majority of Lent falls.

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Classes resume March 1st:

Confirmation Schedule:

  • March 8th: 9:00am Mass Rite of enrollment for Students & Sponsors
  • March 29th: Retreat at the Good News Center
  • April 29th: Confirmation - Rehearsal to be announced

First Eucharist Schedule:

  • March 9th thru April 26th: 9:00am Mass.
  • March 2nd: Parent/Student meeting for 1st Eucharist
  • April 20th: Parent/Student prep for First Eucharist
  • April 26th: First Eucharist

Please Check your email for continuing information.



Dear Parents,
Although we discuss Lent in class, it would be helpful if you would join in the discussion with your children.

In observing the season of Lent, it's best to inspire, not require. Some children may find the practice of giving up a favorite food or TV show meaningful; others may prefer to add something, such as collecting money for the poor or being kind to others. Share with them how you observe Lent and what practices you find meaningful and invite them to decide what they would like to do.

Some Lenten activities for families to practice together are to make a Lenten calendar, do daily devotional, prayers for each week or go online for more suggestions and type: Lent and Easter Ideas for Children Booklet.



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 every day of our lives. One thing we can do at this time of the year is to learn about LENT which is a special time for us to let God know we love Him. We get ready to think about Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection.

In this puzzle are words used during Lent. See if you know what each one means as you find them or if you need help, ask someone to explain them to you.

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Catholic Men's Conference.

Register Early and Save! Saturday, March 28, 2020 at SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY.

  • Steve Ray, Speaker, Author, Media personality and guide to the Holy Land.
  • Chris Greisen, Former NFL quarter-back, Teacher and Corvert.
  • Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., Professor and co-host of The Church Alive on EWTN Radio.

IGNITE Catholic Men's Conference - Sponsored by the Diocese of Syracuse.

The Lourdes Men's Club has a limited number of scholarships available to those who would like to attend Ignite but lack the financial resources to do so. Contact a member of the Men's Club for more details.



In a diocese as large as ours, my Catholic Sun column is One important way I am able to talk to and accompany the faithful entrusted to my care...

I hope, like me, you will be an avid supporter and reader of our diocesan newspaper. - Bishop Lucia

Subscription Envelopes for the Catholic Sun are available in the back of the Church and at all the exits. You may drop the envelopes in the collection basket when completed. Thank you.



Learn more about your Irish Catholic Heritage.

We meet the first Monday of each month at the Seton Center behind Lourdes Church at 6:30 pm for more information call Rose at (315) 790-3225.

Please join us for tea, desserts and Irish Music on Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Seton Center at 7:00pm.



Address: 10475 Cosby Manor Road, Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 735-6210 | Fax: (315) 735-7090

The Good News Foundation was founded to promote evangelization. As a part of that mission, guest speakers are brought in quarterly to discuss topics that will enhance the spiritual growth of participants.

The format usually consists of an hour talk that begins at 11:00am followed by a lunch at 12:00pm.

Past guest speakers have included priests, religious sisters, and other experts in areas of spiritual renewal. There is typically a charge to participate which covers the talk and the lunch.

Our next luncheon will be on Thursday, February 27th.




A Family Event to Benefit the Abraham House: 11th Annual March Meatball. Taste & vote for the best meatballs in the greater Utica aria!

  • Food
  • Music
  • Drawings Raffles
  • Drinks
  • Meatball Contests

Sunday, March 15, 2020 from Noon – 3:00 pm at Tom Clark Gym, Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY.

  • Adults - $15
  • Kids (6-12) - $5
  • Seniors (65+) - $10
  • Military (w/ID) + Kids under 6 – Free

Buy tickets at door or in advance at the Abraham House

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Anyone interested in giving a donation for the ALTAR BREAD or WINE for Our Lady of the Rosary Mass celebrations is invited to call Dana at the OLR Office for more information. (315) 724-0402.



Please pray for:

Bill T., Ann, Ed & Linda Kloster, Anne Merry, Gretchen C., Ben Bell, Mary Galpin, Jim Keegan, Nick LaBella, Ralph Polito, Anne Bruzzese, Fred Bruzzese, Michel Bruzzese, Jim H., Joe & Sylvia S., Randy Glenski, Bill S, D.S., Christine Vetere- Zammiello, Cheryl, A.F., William Murphy, Tony & Gloria Joaquin, William Decrisci, Norma Crosby, Maurice Carr, Kim N., Patricia Temple Circelli, Lila Burkhard, Marie Spinella, Mia Gorczynski, Beverly K., Andrew, Mary Camerata, Bernice M., Melanie A., Marylin Jordan, Anthony George, Timothy Williams, Don Y., Anthony C., Cindy J., Mary Sergott Lee, Barbara B., Frencesca G.

If you would like to add a name or remove a name from the list, please call the Rosary Office at (315)724-0402.


All Mass Intentions need to be in at least three weeks prior to the requested date. When paying for Masses please include the name of the person for whom the Mass is being said, and the date and time of the requested Mass.



The collection for February 9th
Offertory $ 3,872.25
On line $ 455.00
Reno. $ 56.00
Maint./Repair $ 668.06
Total $ 5,051.31

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!