Announcements from our bulletin of June 24, 2018


  • Son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and cousin of Jesus.
  • Called people to repentance claming,
    "The kingdom of Heaven is close at hand."
  • Baptized Christ, recognizing him as the Messiah.
  • Beheaded for criticizing Herod's incestuous marriage.
  • Feast day: June 24th.


Together we can make our Goal, but we need your Support! If you have not contributed to this year’s appeal , please consider doing so soon.

Current totals are:

  • Lourdes…$26,972.75 or 41% of goal.
  • Rosary…$13,513.00 or 33% of goal.

The 2018 goals are:

  • Our Lady of Lourdes….$65,941.37.
  • Our Lady of the Rosary…$41,354.69.

You can always donate on-line or simply drop your Hope Appeal donation in the collection basket. Totals shown are as of June 13th.

Remember that if the goals are not met, they become an assessment to the individual parish.


Direct Preparation for the Class of 2018 is scheduled for:

9:00 am - 12 noon Tuesday, July 17 and Thursday July 19 or 9:00 am - 12 noon Tuesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 16.

The Sacrament of Confirmation unites the Candidates more firmly to Christ while the gifts of the Holy Spirit received at Baptism are increased.


Thank You to Nancy Zumpano for her generous gifts of individual and group photographs of the children in the 2018 First Communion class. The parents were very appreciative of the quality of the pictures and the professionalism of Ms. Zumpano during the ceremony.

For additional prints or comments please contact Nancy at:


Make your life easier with ONLINE GIVING!

Simply follow these easy steps:

Click here and follow directions.

  • Once you are at the Online Giving Page, then...
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create
    a profile and to schedule your
    recurring contributions.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:7 “God loves a cheerful giver.”


Fr. Joe will once again be running the 5k Boilermaker. This year he is wearing a bib to raise funds for the Root Farm a not for profit that is part of United Cerebral Palsy.

If you would like to help sponsor Fr. Joe in raising $500.00, the fee for the bib, please place your contribution in an envelope in the collection basket.


As always, it is important to know the background of today’s passage in Isaiah in order to understand this first reading. God’s people have been defeated, their temple destroyed, they have been taken in chains to Babylon, thus alienated from their land and their God. They are experiencing a crisis of identity and faith. Are they still God’s people? How can they worship in this foreign land? Isaiah, therefore, spoke a word of hope when he wrote that God would send a Servant who will do justice for them. Much of Isaiah addresses the return of the Israelites to their homeland and the promise of a restored temple and nation. But God has something more in mind!

He has a message not for Israel alone, but for the whole world, even “you peoples far away”. The Servant is called while still in the womb, hidden and invisible. This Servant, first “invisible and then despised”, will nevertheless eventually be recognized by the world’s powerful “kings and princes.”

God gathers His people into His Kingdom for one purpose: the salvation of the world. “The Holy One, who has chosen you” calls Israel to inhabit not only its homeland, but to be a blessing for the world. God’s healing work moves outward, always expanding toward end time fulfillment, “that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth”. So, let us be part of the expanding of His Kingdom by being responsible Christians as we approach the future. We, also, are called from the womb to do God’s bidding. We have been chosen. We have been gifted– we need to answer our calling by listening to the Holy Spirit’s prompting as we interact with others and use our gifts to live within God’s commandments while moving from the present to the future!


The collection for June 10th
Offertory $5,234.19
Maintenance/repairs $ 569.00
Renovations $ 88.00
Online Giving $ 157.00
Total $6,048.19

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!


The following days are for dropping off donations for Trinkets and Treasures at Lourdes Rectory Garages from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, July 3rd,10th & August 14.

We cannot accept TV’s, microwaves, computers or clothing.


For teens in Grades 7-12 ~ all are welcome!

For more information or to register for a trip:

Sundays starting July 1:

From 5:00 - 8:00 pm there will be a "Teen Nite Out" at Sacret Heart / St. Mary's at 201 Main Street, New York Mills with open recreation, group activities, food and a DJ.

And on Wednesdays:

We're on road trips filled with adventure and excitement.