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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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All Parishioners & Friends Thank You for your generous contributions to our OLR'S Food Collection

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and He will reward them for what they have done.”

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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.

Any candidate who did not attend the July session MUST register to attend the two day session in August.

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Please pray for:

Bill T., Joey T., Ann, Helen Uhl, Barb Paparella, Ed & Linda Kloster, Sue Kelly, Anne Merry, Marilyn Jordan, 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.

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The 8 BEATITUDES are a guide listing the values Jesus cares about. Last week, we looked at the 2nd one: “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted”. This week let us consider the 3rd one: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth”. Although the word meek is usually associated with quiet, shy, and easily intimidated people, in this instance it is exactly the opposite.

The word meek used in Matthew 5:5 refers to a strong person who is under control--a God controlled person. He or she is controlled by God in thought, word, will, emotion, and action. The meek man is one who submits not to his own will or to the will of the world, but to the great and gracious will of God. And because of that he/she is the one who proclaims, "Not my will but Thine will be done." How do we know the will of our heavenly Father? We read the Holy Scriptures where God's will is clearly revealed to each one of us!

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During the time the Prophet Amos announced today’s reading to the Israelites, they were experiencing a time of national optimism and booming business. However, greed, injustice, and hypocritical religious practices were surfacing. God called Amos, a shepherd and farmer with knowledge of the Scriptures, to deliver a message of impending punishment. Although all seemed well with the people, they were ignoring the consequences of their idolatry, self-righteousness, and oppression of the poor.

In the midst of fear and intimidation, Amos unflinchingly answered God’s call. He traveled miles to Bethel which was the residence of the King and center of the injustices. His message was not well received as stated by the critic Amaziah, an errant priest: “Off with you, you visionary, flee to the land of Judah… never again prophesy in Bethel”. However, Amos was not discouraged. He continued to pronounce God’s message of repentance and unavoidable judgment to the people.

Even though Amos was a “simple” man, God had him pronounce some of the greatest prophecies of repentance, consolation, and restoration in all of Scripture. The last chapters of this book focus on the return of the Messiah and His saving grace for people of all nations, not just for Israel. Amos shows us that if God can use him, a shepherd and farmer, to leave his comfort zone in Judah and travel to an unknown city to deliver unwelcome news, we surely can accept our mission to “go forth and proclaim the Good News” in our daily lives.

“Your purpose is to announce the virtuous deeds of the one who called you out of darkness into his amazing light.” 1 Peter 2:9

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

Current totals are:

  • Lourdes…$35,256.75 or 54% of goal.
  • Rosary…$18,542.00 or 43% 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 June 30th.

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

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Morning Masses will alternate MONTHLY between Rosary & Lourdes.

Beginning in July, there will be a 7:30 am Daily Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary - Only.

In August, there will be an 8:00 am Mass Daily at Our Lady of Lourdes Only.

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As part of the Mission Cooperative Plan we welcome A representative from the LITTLE SISTERS OF SAINT FRANCIS Sister Nancy will speak at Masses next weekend about their Missions in Africa where the sisters care for the sick, developmentally disadvantaged and the aging.

There will be a second collection taken up to aid the sisters in their mission. Thank you in advance for your generosity. These sisters are truly examples of living the BEATITUDES.

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If you have a Mass scheduled at Our Lady of the Rosary any weekday in August, please call the office to re-schedule. (315) 724-0402

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

For more information or to register for a trip: summerprogram@syrdio.org

Sunday, July 22

  • Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
  • Food by Casa Too Mucha.
  • Bring a bathing suit and towel.

Wednesday, July 25

Darien Lake

  • Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm.
  • Cost: $60.
  • Bring a bathing suit and towel and a bagged lunch or money for lunch.

Sacred Heart/St. Mary's, 201 Main St., New York Mills.

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Raffle Tickets for the Our Lady of Lourdes and Notre Dame Elementary Bazaar are now on sale. Don’t miss your chance to win! Tickets are available at the doors of church after all Masses.

  • 17 drawings with total prizes of $7,500.00.
  • Grand Prize of $5,000.00.

5 early bird drawings. Tickets cost $10.00 and are also available at the Lourdes Office or Notre Dame Elementary School Office.

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The following days are for dropping off donations for Trinkets and Treasures at Lourdes Rectory Garages from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Tuesday, August 14.

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

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The collection for July 1st
Offertory $3,933.20
Peter’s Pence $ 593.00
Renovations $ 7.00
Total $4,533.20

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!