Sunday, April 11, 2021

The remarkable thing about belief is that it always has room for unbelief. Like mystery itself, belief isn't something we have and that's it. There is always room to grow in our belief, just as there is always room for our unbelief. We call Thomas “doubting Thomas” and so he was. Truth be told, so are all of us.

There come times in our lives when we are simply overcome with emptiness and absence perhaps the death of a loved one, the painful illness of a small child, loss of a job. At these times doubt or unbelief are natural. This doesn't mean we have lost our faith. It means that at these times we need to keep our eyes focused on the risen Christ. In due time, we know the Lord is with us inviting us to belief. (Living Liturgy, p.116)



Important notice for Faith Formation

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The CONFIRMATION class will attend the following:

  • April 25th: Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes at 5:00pm
  • May 1st: 9-12 Retreat(Location TBA)
  • May 8th: Rehearsal Candidates and Sponsors at 3:00
  • May 10th: Confirmation in Our Lady of Lourdes Church

ATTENDANCE at these events is part of the preparation for Confirmation and is REQUIRED!

First Reconciliation dates:

  • Our Lady of the Rosary: Monday April 19th at 6:00pm
  • Our Lady of Lourdes: Tuesday April 20th at 6:00pm

First Eucharist dates:

  • Our Lady of the Rosary: Monday April 26th at 6:00pm
  • Our Lady of Lourdes: Wednesday April 28th at 6:00pm
Contact Kathy at | (315) 724-0402.


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Dear Parishioner and Friends,

We are working hard to keep things going smoothly here at Our Lady of the Rosary during the time of pandemic.

We have been busy completing projects in the church, repairing the parking lot, installing new lighting, and we have also found it necessary to budget for a new AC unit to replace the one that is not working. We also had to have some furnace repairs recently. So o help us shape our future we need your valuable input.

Please complete the survey and return it to the office. We need to hear from you.

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You can leave it in the mailbox of the office, drop it in church, email the form to ( or call the office at (315) 724-0402.

Your responses will be anonymous.

Your input is important as we plan of r the future of our parish family here at Our Lady of the Rosary.

Thank you,
Father Joe
Finance Committee



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The Third Option: Building Healthier Marriages.

The Third Option is a group program designed to build marriage skills. Work on your marriage from the comfort of your own home!

February – April 2021 Online Meetings: Sundays from 7:15 – 9:00pm.

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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.



2 hours either 7:00 to 9:00am or 6:30 to 8:30pm for 2 or 3 days a week. (Whitesboro residential area.)

If interested please call (315) 292-3555 .

Thank you & God Bless You!



For Separated and Divorced.

A caring, compassionate and supportive environment for men and women who have experienced divorce or separation.

February - April 2021 Online Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:00pm.

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Word Search Puzzle

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.

Do you know that Flowers are used to illustrate the beauty of Jesus and His Word?
Flowers are used to illustrate the joyful flourishing of Christ's kingdom. There are many verses in the BIBLE that tell us how much God loved flowers. He showed us His Love by using flowers as examples of that LOVE.

Examples of those verses are:

Isaiah 35:1-2 “Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days. The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses. Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy!”

Also, in Luke 12:27-28 “Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow. He will certainly care for you!”

The sweetness of the presence of CHRIST is in the flowers He has given us to enjoy. We feel His peace when we look at them. As you work the puzzle, think about your favorite flowers and thank God, our Father, for loving us and giving us reminders of that love as we honor JESUS, our LORD and SAVIOR!

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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


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Simply put, the cross says: “If you want real love beyond romantic daydreams, if you want to keep any commitment you have ever made in marriage, parenting, friendship, or religious vocation, you can do so only if you are willing to sweat blood and die to yourself at times. There is no other route. Love costs. What you see when you look at the cross of Jesus is what committed love asks of us.”

This is not something our culture is keen to hear. Today we have many strengths but sweating blood and dying to self in order to remain faithful within our commitments is not something at which we are very good. We find it very difficult to make choices and then to do the hard things that need to be done in order to stick with those choices.

Our problem is not ill-will or ill-intention. We want the right things, but every choice is a renunciation, and we would love to have what we have without excluding some other things.

We want to be saints, but we don't want to miss out on any sensation that sinners experience. We want fidelity in our marriages, but we want to flirt with every attractive person who comes round; we want to be good parents, but we don't want to make the sacrifice this demands, especially in terms of our careers; we want deep roots, but we don't want to forego the intoxication that comes with new stimulus; we want stable friendship, but we don't want duties or obligations that tie us down. In short, we want love, but not at the cost of “obedience unto death.”

And yet that is the message of the cross. Love costs, costs everything. To love beyond romantic daydreams means to “sweat blood” and “to be obedient unto death”. The cross invites us to look at the choices we made in love, see how they narrow our options, and, in that pain, say: “Not my will, but yours, be done.”



Dear Parishioners and Friends,
We are reviewing and revising our PRAYER LIST for the new year.

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, Matt Durr, Jim Fallon., Joyce Jennings, Mary Kogut, A & C. Roberts, John Sullivan, Ann Doolen, Peg Stafford, Monica Schmadel, Jane, Joe and Sylvia S., Bob Roberts, Susan Keeler, Mia Gorczynski.



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.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York
Case No, 20-30663

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on June 19, 2020, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York, ("Diocese") filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankmuptey Code")

The Bankruptey Court has established April 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the "Bar Date"),

If you have a claim against the Diocese including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any person connected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date with Stretto, the appointed Claims Agent.

Please visit website or call (855) 329-4244 for more information on how to file your proof of claim