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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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There will be one Thanksgiving day Mass that will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary at 9:30 am.

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Sunday November 18th - Grades K-5 regular schedule ( Gr.2 Mass and class downstairs)

November 25th No Class - am or pm

Have a Happy Thanksgiving !!!

“Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” Psalm 107:8

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

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Will you please help!!!!

Again this year OLR will be collecting toys for the children & teens of all ages who reside in The House of the Good Shepherd.

Please bring UNWRAPPED toys to the Church Basement or leave them in the “Brides” room at the right of the front entrance by Sunday, December 2nd.

Your generosity will help brighten the Holidays for some local children.

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We will be making up baskets for the needy of our area. If you can help, please bring food items suitable for a Thanksgiving Dinner to the OLR Church basement or leave donations in the Bride’s room THIS WEEKEND November 17 & 18.

Volunteers are needed to help put the baskets together on: Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 pm.

Can YOU give an hour or two?

Suggestions for donations include: boxed stuffing, instant potatoes, canned gravy, cranberry sauce, yams/sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, boxed cookies or cakes.

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Our Father in Heaven,
We give thanks for the pleasure
Of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food
Prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life,
The freedom to enjoy it all
And all other blessings.
As we partake of this food,
We pray for health and strength
To carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ,
Our Heavenly Father. – Harry Jewell

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Both Parish Offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday November 22 and Friday, November 23. Offices will re-open at the regular time on Monday November 26th.

There is no Eucharistic Adoration when the offices are closed.

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Restore, 494 French Rd., Utica is opening a tool room and looking for donations of: hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, paint, nuts and bolts, drills, tool boxes etc.

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The Mohawk Valley Choral Society and Orchestra conducted by Randy Davis, Artistic Director, will be performing Handel’s Messiah on Sunday December 9 at 2:00 pm at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 2222 Genesee St. Utica. Soloists include; Anita Firman, soprano, Sun-Ly Pierce, Alto, Nathanial McEwen, Tenor and Marc Webster, Bass.

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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. Working puzzles together with family members is one way to share God’s word while enjoying one another’s company.

Paul wrote in Reading 1Timothy 6:18 that we should use our money to do good and that we should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

Not only do we give thanks to God, but we also thank Him that we have the opportunity to do good works as we are commanded.

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Last weeks bulletin reported the Advent/100th year Anniversary kickoff was to take place at 5:30 The correct time is 6:00 pm—8:00pm Friday, December 7th at Our Lady of Lourdes Church please R.S.V.P.

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Please be certain if you have an unpaid pledge for this year that it is paid by November 30th so that the parishes do not have the burden of paying the pledge.

We are still quite short of the goals at both parishes so it will automatically become an assessment on any shortfall from the original goals, There is still time to make your pledges if you haven’t already done so.

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Do you know that online giving is now an option for your weekly/monthly contributions to our Parish?

Getting started is easy!.

Just go to our site there is OnlineGiving and click on "Create Profile" on the Create Your Online Profile tab and follow the directions.

ALSO, when you attend any Mass at either OLR or Lourdes, please be sure to put loose bills or change in an envelope indicating the Parish to which you intend the contribution to be directed. All loose bills and change not placed in an envelope are given to the Parish where they are collected. Therefore, both Parishes are financially impacted, so your consideration is greatly appreciated. Thank You

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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., Joe & Sylvia S., Lorraine Krecidlo, Randy Glenski, Bill S.DS., Hernan B.,Christine Vetere-Zammiello, Ed Rogowski, Tim Keegan, Cheryl, Mary Jo Hovey, A.F., William Murphy, Tony & Gloria Joaquin, Rita Caruso, S. Kamimski, Willian Decrisci, Norma Crosby, Maurice Carr, Kim N., Michelle Gustufson, Patricia Temple Circelli, Lila Burkhard, Marie Spinella, Heather R..

If you would like a name on the List, please call the Rosary Parish Office at 315-724-0402.

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The collection for November 4th
Offertory $ 5,061.00
On-line Giving $ 173.20
Seminary $ 657.00
Renovations $ 435.00
Total $ 6,326.20

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!