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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Our Lady of the Rosary Parish welcomes the following Baptized infants, children, and adults into our Faith Community.

John Radley Antony Hall Sarah Jones Olivia Carr Linne Walker Elizabeth Kelly Allana Kelly, Andrew Johnson Ilene Mille Francis Mankad Renee Woods Michael Ehlert Louise Zyla Josephine Barry, Marie Santiago, Christopher Everitt.

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Father Tom Honold

Now that I am back home, I bought my Parents house at 22 Cheriton Drive, Whitesboro, across from the former St. Anne’s Church. I enjoy the opportunity to celebrate the 9:00 am Mass with you every Sunday. However, I am no longer able to drive to and from Our Lady of the Rosary. I would really appreciate your assistance getting me to and from Church. I am hoping to set up a monthly schedule for drivers to share. If you can assist any future Sunday, please call Dana at the OLR office so she can set up a schedule and provide more detailed information. (315) 724-0402.

Especially needed are rides for the immediate future on August 26th and September 2nd. Thank you and I look forward to sharing Sunday morning Mass with you all. God Bless!

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Coming Soon! An Exciting New Year !

Registration forms will be sent home to all students who have been previously enrolled in our program. If you have a new student click here to print the form.

On September 16th there will be a combined Orientation Meeting for Students & Parents. Details will follow next week.

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THREE much needed renovations are being planned for the coming year.

We Need Your Help To:

  • Renovate the BATHROOM at
    the back of the Church.
  • REPLACE the disintegrating sign
    in front of the Rectory.
  • REPAIR the parking lot and
    make more handicapped parking spaces available.

More Information will be forthcoming.

Please consider making a donation to bring these projects to fruition. The regular “Church Renovations” envelopes can be used or you may note your contribution on any plain envelope as “Church Renovations”.

Thank you for helping with these much needed improvements.

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The 8 BEATITUDES are a guide describing the values Jesus cares about. Last week, we looked at the 7th one: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” This week let us consider the 8th and final one: “Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

In this beatitude Christ pronounces a blessing on those who are being persecuted, but the persecution that they are suffering is not for a human condition or “sin”. Their persecution is for “doing” righteousness, including Godly conversation and actions which in turn brings upon them the mockery and/or criticism of others.

Living in the United States, you may think the idea of persecution of Christians is not very relevant today. We seldom experience physical or overt persecution in this country, but as you look around, you see many great evil inroads that have been made to destroy anything having to do with Jesus Christ, the Bible, or God. The greatest assaults against Christianity have been the many laws that have been passed recently with the idea of suppressing Christianity in all areas of society. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will move through our country as we pray for the indwelling of the Spirit in our Confirmation Class of 2018!

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In today’s first reading from Proverbs, WISDOM is the personification of a WOMAN who is describing the preparations she has completed for a special banquet. She is calling for naive people who do not know or understand HER to come and eat with HER in order to live. The use of this literary device is the Author’s way of helping us grasp the nature and blessings of the Eucharistic Banquet in which we participate at Mass. The very 1st Proverb tells us that the reverence or “fear of the Lord” is the beginning of WISDOM...but…”fools despise wisdom”. The way to gain wisdom is basically the main theme throughout the Book of Proverbs. Godly advice for all of life’s issues, problems, situations, and interactions are covered in short verses or brief explanations.

Just as the people whom the Author was inviting to the banquet, we also are invited to the Lord’s Table by reading His word, from the beginning to the end. Although these maxims were written so long ago and developed from Solomon’s collection, they are timeless in tone and value. Their original purpose was to impart moral discernment and discretion, and to develop mental clarity and perception (Open Bible 1983). Let us, therefore, not be those who were naïve, but those who understand and live by the Word of the Lord, the BIBLE!

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Current totals are:

  • Lourdes…$43,095.75 or 66% of goal.
  • Rosary…$23,968.00 or 58% 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 at www.syracusedio.org or simply drop your Hope Appeal donation in the collection basket. Totals shown are as of August 5th.

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

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Please be sure to always keep your children safe and in your eyesight. Children should not go to the restroom unaccompanied during Mass.

Church should be a safe and joyous place for everyone.

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Please pray for:

Bill T., Joey T., Ann, Helen Uhl, Barb Paparella, Ed & Linda Kloster, Sue Kelly, Anne Merry, Gretchen C., 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., Hernan B. Marissa Wendt, Christine Vetere-Zammiello, Ed Rogowski, Tim Keegan, Cheryl, Mary Jo Hovey,A.F., William Murphy , Tony & Gloria Joaquin, Rita Caruso, S. Kaminski, Marie Yerman, William Decrisci.

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The Sanctuary Light at Our Lady of the Rosary this week is lit in memory of Catherine McCall by Nikki & Toni.

A lit Sanctuary Lamp signifies the presence of God in the tabernacle that contains the Eucharist. This custom is influenced from directions in the Old Testament when God told Moses that a lamp filled with the pure oil should perpetually burn in the Tabernacle of the Temple. Exodus 27:20-21

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The collection for August 5th
Offertory $ 4,750.23
On-line $ 412.87
Heat Air Conditioning $ 836.00
Renovations $ 209.00
Total $6,018.10

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!