Passion (Palm) Sunday

Announcements from our bulletin of March 25, 2018


Is the One who comes in the Name of the Lord.

- Matthew 21:9


Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses

Palm Sunday, March 25th

  • Distribution of Palms at all Masses Both Churches.

Monday, March 26th

  • St. Paul's Whitesboro
    The Light is on for You from 4:00pm -7:00 pm.
    Eucharistic Adoration from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Holy Thursday, March 29th

  • Our Lady of the Rosary
    Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to participate in the service of foot washing and the Church will remain open until 10:00 pm for Eucharistic Adoration.

Good Friday, March 30th

  • Our Lady of the Rosary
    Service of the Passion and Death of the Lord at 2:00 pm.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
    Tenebrae Service at 8:00 pm.

The Great Vigil of Easter, March 31st

  • Our Lady of Lourdes
    Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 am Front Lawn of the Church if good weather.
    Inclement weather it will be held in Notre Dame Elementary School Auditorium.
    Blessing of the Food 12:00 noon in the Church.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
    Vigil Mass at 8:00 pm.

Easter Sunday, April 1st

  • Our Lady of the Rosary
    Masses at 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
    Masses at 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:15 am and 5:00 pm.
Diocesan Mass for the homebound, Sunday at 6:00 am on WKTV.


The NOVENA schedule on Tuesday nights will be temporarily changed.

The new times and dates are:

  • March 27th & April 3rd at 7:00 pm.
  • April 10th & April 17th at7:30 am.


Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Save the date Monday, March 26th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at St.Paul’s Church in Whitesboro.


During the month of March, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered every Monday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes.


Spy Wednesday

This is a name for the Wednesday of Holy Week that alludes to Judas agreeing with the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus.


The “Great Three Days” are the traditional three part celebration beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, continuing with The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, and concluding with the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.


Today’s Old Testament reading is considered Isaiah’s 3rd “Servant Song” or poem.

It was probably written in the 6th Century BC after the Jewish peoples’ years of exile in Babylon. (Hymen, 2012) Isaiah tells us that God has given him a “well trained tongue” to speak encouraging words to the people who were receiving harsh treatment from their captors.

He also speaks of a trusted “Servant” of God being mistreated, and misunderstood.

He could be speaking of himself as he had to deliver words of condemnation to the people because of their sinful behaviors.

Thus, they were often angry with him. However, he continued to listen to God and gave them the encouraging message that if they remained faithful to Him, they would be forgiven and blessed.

If we consider Isaiah’s “song” in relation to the New Testament, the allusion to the “Servant” being beaten, spat upon, and generally mistreated reminds us of the treatment Jesus received from His captors the Roman soldiers.

Jesus was certainly mistreated but He also listened to and relied on God to help Him through His torment as Luke 22:44 recorded; “And being in agony He prayed more earnestly.”3

Should we then, not also persevere and remain faithful when we are called to listen to God’s word with our ears open as Isaiah did?
If we will “open our ears” to the WORD in our daily lives, we can hear God in the midst of this sometimes unfair, chaotic, and cruel world of today.

We are empowered to live for God by Christ’s work in Gethsemane and on the Cross!


The Rosary is recited every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:10 am before Mass.

All are welcome.


Class Schedule: March 25th

  • Grades K-5:
    Regular Times at Notre Dame.
  • Grade 6-10:
    Regular class at Notre Dame at 5:00 pm.

Thank You Teachers!


As a parish, Our Lady of the Rosary has many of the resources necessary to manifest the love of God in our community.

However, no one person can or should do it all. Each of us as an individual has an important part in parish ministry. Learn more about the possibilities to serve and then decide if you have the time and prompting by the Holy Spirit to participate in any of these

Ministries & Groups

  • Volunteering in our Parish Office
  • Parish Leadership
  • Religious Education
  • Spiritual Life
  • Serving the Community
  • Liturgical Ministry
Call the office at (315) 724-0402.


Volunteers are needed to help fill these Easter food Baskets on Sunday, March 25th at 4:00 pm.

Please Help!


This weekend Our Lady of the Rosary Church after all masses!


Nate spent his Pastoral year of Seminary serving the Parishes of Rosary and Lourdes.

He will enter his Diaconate year being Ordained as a Transitional Deacon on April 21st in Baltimore, Maryland.

Please keep Nate in prayer as he enters his last year before full Ordination to the Priesthood. Anyone interested in attending there will be a bus leaving Divine Mercy Church in Central Square at a cost of $110.00 which includes transportation and hotel.

For information contact Dan at:
(315) 676-2898 or email


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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, Michael Bruzzese., Jim H, Kathleen Kelly, Joe & Sylvia S., Lorraine Krecidlo & Randy Glenski, Sandra C., Bill D., D.S. and Hernan B., Marissa Wendt.


The collection for March 10th - 11th
Regular Collection $6,243.68
Maintenance & Repair $ 970.75
Church Renovations $78.00
Total $7,292.43