Message from Father Salerno
Riley Czeck, Garrett Jansen on making their First Eucharist at OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY in June.
Also, many thanks to those who prepared the entire
Mrs. Kathy Handzel, Mr. Sam Steffen and all the Parents.
May the Lord Bless YOU for your dedication to His little ones!
Psalm 127:3 "See, children are an heritage of the LORD!"
- John Foley, SJ.
The readings for this Sunday reflect the beauties of the earth: its golden harvests, its astonishing Spring, its delicate birds, beasts, mountains, hills and plains. Even in this time of virus, those whose eyes can see will find infinite surprise! Yes, even in this time of virus and troubles, if you spend time with God's glorious images you will come to love our ever-evolving blue planet like someone bathing in the gentle tide of ocean swirl. All of it luxuriant, all of it precious. In the First Reading the Lord uses this ebb and flow of seasons to show the workings of his visceral love for the earth. He says, “Just as the rain and snow come down to earth, and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, … so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth. It comes to the world and does not return until it has moistened and nourished life in every single creature that will receive it.
Then, in the Second Reading, St. Paul speaks of all creation groaning in labor pains. Human beings too groan within themselves like seeds which break open and push their way through tough ground and evolve into full trees that stretch up for Christ's light.
- Can such rich images apply to you and me?
- How is our own soil?
God pours his grace into it always.
- Do you and I groan and yearn for the goodness of God which is already lavished upon us?
- Do we take time each day to let love in?
- Or when we listen to the Word on Sunday, perhaps with some interest, do we then forget everything by Monday?
Jesus lists a number of things we might have to correct in order to accept the gifts he has ready for us (Gospel). We might be shallow ground, he says. Or rocky soil. Weeds might choke us. Let us be humble and join in the revolving refreshment of all earthly things.
Can't we open our leaves, and allow the sun to come in?
Adapted from: liturgy.slu.edu/15OrdA071220/reflections_foley.html
Although the office is technically closed, we check TWICE DAILY for mail, emails, phone messages, and any other notices left in our mailbox.
If you have any questions, comments, or requests, please leave a message. We assure you that your envelopes are safe and your donations are recorded in your OLR account.
We look forward to re-opening but in the meantime, please continue to pray for everyone's health and well being.
THANK YOU, Kathy and Dana.
- WEEKDAY MASSES will be celebrated at Our Lady of The Rosary beginning Monday, July 6th, at 8:00am! All appropriate safety precautions are to be taken. Thank You!
- SUNDAY MASS will continue to be celebrated in the church at Our Lady of Lourdes Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am until further notice.
- NOVENA will be held on Tuesdays at 7:00pm outside by the Statue at the back of the Parking Lot.
- VOLUNTEERS will be needed to sanitize the Church and help institute all the other health safety requirements at various times. Please call the OLR office for more information and to sign up to help! WE NEED YOU! THANK YOU! (315) 724-0402
We ask all parishioners to continue your regular financial support to our church.
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We will be always including you and your families in our prayers.
There are currently no specific plans for Faith Formation classes to begin. Staff is working on possibilities while waiting for directives from the Diocese.
In the meantime, a few suggestions for activities and Bible stories are available at:
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.
Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered; how many hopes have been buried...
Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts and give us the courage to say: "Never again war!".....
Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace. Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words "division", "hatred" and "war" be banished from the heart of every man and woman....
Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother", and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam! Amen.
Word Search Puzzle for Children
Jesus told many stories called "PARABLES" when He was on earth to show how much He loved the people then and how much He loves us now. One of the PARABLES was about planting seeds.( Matthew 13:1-23)
As you work this puzzle about the Sower and the seed , think about how it means that the soils represent people's hearts. When the word of God is planted in a good heart then good things will be produced in the life of that person. The Gospel in today's readings repeats the whole parable as Jesus taught it to His disciples. Ask someone in your family to help you plant a bean seed in a cup with good soil and see how it grows.
Watching that seed will help you understand how God's word grows in you as you read about and pray to JESUS!
For more activities about this Parable, go to: ministryark.com - lesson - parable-of-the-sower-childrens-lesson
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., Barb Paparella, 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., Lorraine Krecidlo, Randy Glenski, Bill S.DS., Christine Vetere-Zammiello Ed Rogowski, Cheryl, A.F., Tony & Gloria Joaquin, Rita Caruso, Willian Decrisci, Norma Crosby, Maurice Carr, Kim N., Patricia Temple Circelli, Lila Burkhard, Marie Spinella, Heather R, Mia Gorzyniski, Beverly K., Theresa Panatori, Andrew, Mary Camerata, Bernice M. Melanie A., Marilyn Jordan, Timothy Williams, Cindy J., Mary Sergott Lee, Anthony C. Frencesca G., Barbara B., Marianne Looney, Don Yozzo, Mike Tiffany.
If you would like to add a name or remove a name from the list,, please call the Rosary Office at (315) 724-0402. You may also email Kathy or Dana with the information. email@example.com