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October 16-17, 2021

The Gospel this week reveals a serious temptation into which those who are in a leadership role-parent, boss, teacher, older sibling, elected official, etc. may fall. This is the temptation of an abuse of power and a lack of humble leadership. In other words, the desire for power and to be served by others is common among many people. Though we may not be ina position of great power over others, we will most likely all struggle with the desire for some kind power. This can happen in just about any relationship. Very often when there is the slightest disagreement on something, we want our own way. We want to be in charge instead of humbly submiting to someone else's idea. This is hard to do. It's much easier to want to be the boss and to dictate to others what is to happen in this or that situation.

Jesus makes it clear to His Apostles that when they exercise their "authority" over others, they are not to make it "felt" by others. In other words, Jesus was not calling His Apostles to be leaders by force, intimidation, manipulation or by any other severe exercise of their authority. The authority that Jesus wanted was much different. Christian authority is centered in love and humility. It is a position that is lived in true humility.

Reflect, today, upon how you lead others. Do you lead by humility and love drawing them to Christ through your goodness? Pray: Lord, help me to bea humble leader showing Your heart of love and mercy. Help me to set aside all pride and egotism and to become a servant of ail. Jesus, | trust in You.

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Welcome these newly Baptized Children.

  • Donnie Andrew Gomez
  • Jaxson Alexander Phalen
  • Olivia Marcella Tomaino
  • Caden Kevin Candella
  • Jacob Thomas Flagg
  • Bryce Alan Meher
 

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NEW HARTFORD | OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

The Donations of Bread & Wine at Burrstone Rd. For the month of October are Wine in memory of Edward Chrzan by Wife, Jane. Hosts in memory of Peggy Waterman by Pat Cox.

UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Monthly Memorials for October at 2222 Genesee St.

  • The gift of bread has been given in memory of DiGiorgio & Conte Families by Denise DiGiorgio.
  • The gift of candles has been given in memory of Edward P. Moylan ~Ann. by Family.
  • The gift of wine has been given in memory of Fredricj J. Moylan ~Ann. by Children & Grandchildren.

The Sanctuary Lamp for the week of October 16th at 2222 Genesee St. is in memory of Louis & Ann Trzepacz by Carol & Family

 

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UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Returns to the Seton Center Chapel on Monday thru Thursday 10:00am thru 2:00pm & Friday 10:00am thru 12:00noon.

To sign up for a specific time please call the office at (315) 724-3155.
 

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Welcome to the 2021-22 Faith Formation Program
Please Submit Your Child's Registration Form ASAP.

Click here to download the Registration form

Classes Begin: October 17, 2021 at Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School.

  • Grades K-6 from 9:15-10:15am
  • Grades 7-10 from 4:00-5:30pm

Register your children in the Faith Formation Program at Our Lady of Lourdes/ Our Lady of the Rosary.

Contact Kathy with any questions at (kseiselmyer@olrosarynh.org)
 

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Key Financial & Administrative Position in our parish with responsibilities for all financial activities and a full range of administrative functions, including human resources, facilities & maintenance, stewardship & development, communications & technology and volunteer recruitment. Supervises all professional and support staff positions in areas of responsibilities.

BS in Accounting or Business Administration and 3 years or more experience in accounting and financial management necessary to properly perform position requirements. Requires knowledge and training in a full range of accounting/financial matters, general business management and an understanding of the not-for-profit financial issues. Knowledge of employment regulations and policies.

Person must have a high level of independent thought and initative, skill in advancing strategic initatives, manage multiple tasks, communicate effectively orally and in writing, be able to attract quality lay leadership, excellent computer skills including the use of PDS office Software, Quick Books, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher.

Send resume to acpaolozzi@yahoo.com.
 

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UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Mary, Mother of Our Savior Parish

Answer His Call to Walk with the Poor.

We will be collecting men's, woman's, & children's Shoes, Boots and Sneakers & Socks for the needy on Saturday, October 23rd & Sunday, October 24th at the 2222 Genesee St. location.

Shoes should be in brown bags and labeled with the Gender, Size and Type of Footwear, 1pair per bag please. Socks should be new and bagged in the same fashion. Multiple pairs of socks can be gagged together. This is a great opportunity to clean up your closet!

 

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Word Search Puzzle

The puzzle this weekend is about a man in the Old Testament who was kind to his brothers even though they had not been kind to him. Jesus teaches us that kindness is one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes it is hard to be nice to people we may not like for many reasons. Maybe they have more stuff than we have or they have more friends than we do, but those are not reasons to be mean to them. The story of the man in the puzzle, Joseph, was mistreated by his brothers but he was not mad at them or mean to them. In fact, many years later, he saved their lives because he had forgiven them completely.

We have the Holy Spirit with us every day to help us to be kind to others even though it may be hard. Pray that the Holy Spirit will fill you with His gifts so you can show others kindness. Then the love of Jesus will grow in your heart and maybe even in the hearts of those to whom you are kind. The whole story of Joseph is in Genesis, the first Book of the Bible. It is very interesting and there to show us how to forgive others and be kind to them. As you work the puzzle, think about someone to whom you could do or say something nice today and really every day!

Click here to download the Puzzle >>

 

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Dear Parishioners and Friends,
We have reviewed and revised our PRAYER LIST.

If you would like to add a name , please call the Office at (315)724-3155.

Please pray for:

Marianne Looney, Don Yozzo, Jim Fallon., Joyce Jennings, Mary Kogut, A & C. Roberts, John Sullivan, Ann Doolen, Peg Stafford, Monica Schmadel, Jane, Joe and Sylvia S., Mia Gorczynski, Madison Viggiano , Jennifer Pratico, Amy, John Nogas, Jennie Boulier, Christine Williams., Pam Stafford, Shirley.

 

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As we are returning to some sort of normalcy, many of the ministries in our parish are starting back up again, requiring volunteers. One of these ministries is the ALTAR SOCIETY. It involves one month out of the year, usually one day a week. We work in teams of two, sometimes more.

To find out more details regarding this rewarding ministry, please contact:
JoAnne Hughes (315) 736-5710.
 

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Schedules for October have been sent out via e-mail. If you have not received your assignments, hard copies of the schedule are available in the sacristy.

 

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Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

He is a community-builder, lecturer and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and his weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide.

WALKING ON WATER AND SINKING LIKE A STONE

Faith has its ups and downs: We see this, almost pictorially illustrated, in the incident of Peter walking on the water. Initially his faith feels strong and he confidently steps onto the sea and begins to walk. But, almost immediately upon realizing what he was doing, he starts to sink. Our own faith works exactly like that, at times it lets us walk on water and at other times we sink like a stone. The gospel image of Peter walking on the sea speaks for itself.

Faith also works best when we don't confuse it with our own efforts. Donald Nichol, in his book, Holiness, shares a story of a British missionary working in Africa. At one point, early on in his stay there, the missionary was called upon to mediate a dispute between two tribes. He had no preparation for this, was naive, and totally out of his depth. But he gave himself over to the task in faith and, surprisingly, reconciled the two tribes. Afterwards, buoyed by this success, he began to fancy himself as mediator and began to present himself as an arbiter of disputes. But now, however, his efforts were invariably unhelpful. Here's the irony: when he didn't know what he was doing, but trusted solely in God, he was able to walk on water; as soon as he began to wrap himself in the process, he sank like a stone. Faith works like that: We can walk on water only if we don't think that we are doing it with our own strength.

The Sufi mystic, Rumi, once wrote that we live with a deep secret that sometimes we know, and then not, and then we know it again.

Faith works like that, some days we walk on water, other days we sink like a stone, and then later we walk on water again.

 

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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 parishoffice@olrosarynh.org
 

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Update: August 25, 2021.

Bishop Lucia has stated in his August 21st column:
A reminder that although the leadership of the Catholic Church has voiced its concern over the potential use of cells from aborted fetuses, both Pope Francis and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with other Bishops' Conferences, have maintained that it is, "morally permissible" to be vaccinated due to the severe public health risk and as a means to protect the vulnerable, i.e, children and adults with pre-existing health conditions.

With this in mind, as Diocesan Bishop, I will not give a religious exemption to vaccination. However, I do hold the personal freedom of the individual to determine whether they receive or do not receive the immunization.