Update: August 25, 2021.

Bishop Lucia has stated in his August 21st column:
A reminder that although the leadership of the Catholic Church has voiced its concern over the potential use of cells from aborted fetuses, both Pope Francis and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with other Bishops' Conferences, have maintained that it is, "morally permissible" to be vaccinated due to the severe public health risk and as a means to protect the vulnerable, i.e, children and adults with pre-existing health conditions.

With this in mind, as Diocesan Bishop, I will not give a religious exemption to vaccination. However, I do hold the personal freedom of the individual to determine whether they receive or do not receive the immunization.



September 18-19, 2021

In the Gospel this weekend Jesus is pointing to a child showing that greatness is not about what you accomplish or the like; rather, greatness is found in becoming dependent upon Christ. Additionally, it is found in seeking out those who are in need (as a child is in need of care) and offering the love and care others need. It's a call to compassion and concern for the poor and needy among us. Reflect today upon whether you are ready and willing to reach out to those in need among you.

  • Who are they? What is their need?
  • Do you seek them out and offer love and support?

Doing this is what will make you truly great in the eyes of God.



The ALTAR BREAD for the month of September is donated in Memory of Edwin & Jeanette Loftus by Dennis & Diane Loftus. The WINE for the month of September is donated in memory of Stella Gacek by Dennis & Diane Loftus. .

To make a gift of Bread or Wine, please call Dana at (315) 724-0402 or email at

The Sanctuary Lamp for the week of September 18th is in memory of Peter Falzarine by Wife & Children.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available after 4:00 Mass on Saturdays or by appointment.



St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church, 415 St. Anthony St., Utica NY will be holding their 109th Sts. Cosmas and Damian Celebration this year.

There will be a healing Mass on Friday, September 24th at 6:30pm.

Father Arthur Krawezenko will be the celebrant and Father Mark Kaminski will co-celebrate.

After the 4:00pm Mass on Saturday, September 25th there will be prayers at the Shrine of the Santi Medici and recitation of the Rosary, followed by Benediction in Front of the Church.

Also on Saturday, from 5:00 to 9:00pm we will be having our traditional food menu, Eggplant Parmesan, Sausage & Peppers, Pizza Fritta, Pasta Fagioli, and Pasta Dinners (take out only). Novelties, Candles, and Religious Articles will also be available.

On Sunday, September 26th we will have Pizza Fritta and coffee from 9:00am until 12:00noon.



In Pew Solicitation Is Today! You are the Salt of the Earth.


  • Lourdes $62,109.94
  • Rosary $31,923.05
  • Combined $94,032.99

Please be as Generous as possible. No gift is too small or too big.



The Good News Center Bible Study: Priest-Prophet-King.

How well do you know Jesus?
Jesus is the anointed One-the ultimate Priest, Prophet, and King foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scripture. During this experience you will better understand who Jesus really is and also realize your own priestly, prophetic and kingly mission.

Join The Good News Center and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ starting Wednesday, September 8th and continuing through October 13th.

  • Morning Sessions from 10:00am to 12:00noon
  • Evening Sessions from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost $25.00 per person.

To register please call (315) 735-6210.

Donna Cori Gibson

On Sunday, October 17, 2021 The Good News Center will be sponsoring a concert by Catholic singer Donna Cori.

Donna has been seen numerous times on EWTN where she appeared on "Life on the Rock" and "Backstage."

At the age of thirteen, Donna was chosen to sing in her first opera, Tosca, starring Pavarotti. She tried other forms of music including jazz and punk, but she now devotes her career to Catholic/ Christian music.

To enable a larger audience to hear Donna, the concert will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 1206 Lincoln Ave., Utica at 3:00pm on October 17th.

There is no cost to the event. A reception will be held in the Marian Room church following the concert.




Parents are the most effective catechists for their children. Their witness encourages their children to call upon God as their Father who loves and protects them; to look to Jesus, their Savior, who leads them to the Father; and to acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit, who dwells within their hearts. However, structured Catechetical programs foster their growth in a wider faith community.

Our program is designed to reinforce the primary human and Christian values present in the family and the larger community. We provide opportunities to participate in celebrations and activities that deepen children's sense of wonder and develop trust, freedom, selflessness, experiences of spontaneous and formal prayer, prayerful silence, and simple acts of worship.

Click here to download the Registration form

The fees this year are $40.00 for 2nd and 10 grades and $25.00 for all other grades.

EMAIL this week to register your children in the FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM of Our Lady of the Rosary/Our Lady of Lourdes.


All Mass Intentions need to be in at least two weeks prior to the requested date. When writing a check for your donation, please include the name of the person for whom the Mass is being said with the date and time of request. Thank You.

Call Dana at (315) 724-0402 or email


Word Search Puzzle

This weekend's Gospel is about something called "humility". Jesus' friends wanted Him to tell them which person He liked best! Each one wanted to think He was more important to Jesus than the rest of them. He told them that helping others and not always wanting to be first but listening to and being nice to others is what He wants us to be like. Making other people feel good about themselves is better than acting important being nice is being "humble"!

Humble people always remember that God is bigger, smarter, and more powerful than anyone else who was ever born or whoever will be born! Be humble and trust that God loves you and you are so very important to Him. You do not need to pretend you know everything and are better than anyone else. As you work the puzzle, think about praising God for who you are.

Ask Him to keep you humble as you go through life using the gifts He gave you to make other people feel good about themselves and their gifts!

Click here to download the Puzzle >>



MANY, MANY, THANKS to all the parishioners who have contributed paper bags, baggies and water bottles to the lunch program at HISTORIC OLD ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.

There are hundreds of individuals and families served every month. We could not accommodate them without your help.



Dear Parishioners and Friends,
We have reviewed and revised our PRAYER LIST.

If you would like to add a name , 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:

Please pray for:

Marianne Looney, Don Yozzo, Jim Fallon., Joyce Jennings, Mary Kogut, A & C. Roberts, John Sullivan, Ann Doolen, Peg Stafford, Monica Schmadel, Jane, Joe and Sylvia S., Bob Roberts, Mia Gorezynski, Madison Viggiano , Jennifer Pratico, Amy, John Nogas, Jennie Boulier, Christine Williams., Pam Stafford, Shirley.