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Announcements from our bulletin of May 27, 2018

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Effective May 19th – 20th.

The Schedule is:

  • Saturday, 4:00 pm at Lourdes.
  • Sunday, 7:30 am at Rosary.
  • Sunday, 9:00 am at Rosary.
  • Sunday, 11:15 am at Lourdes.
  • Sunday, 5:00 pm at Lourdes.

Use your envelopes at either Church and they will be forwarded to the Church that you specify. Envelopes will be available for those who give loose cash to insure your contributions go where you direct them. Online giving is another option for your consideration. Your gift will be directed to the parish you choose.

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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, Rob Slivinski, Ed Rogowski, Tim Keegan, Cherly & Mary Jo Hovey.

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Both Parish offices will be closed on Monday May 28th in recognition of Memorial Day.

There is no Eucharistic Adoration at Lourdes when the office is closed.

  • Rosary office will re-open
    Tuesday May 29th at 8:00 am.
  • Lourdes office will re-open
    Tuesday May 29th at 9:00 am.

Have a safe holiday weekend. Remember those who served and continue to serve our country and community.

There will be NO morning Mass at 7:30 am at Rosary or at 8:00 am at Lourdes on Monday, May 28th Memorial Day. Daily Mass will resume on Tuesday, May 29th at the normal times.

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As Family we are called to serve Each other, Our church, Our Community.

Please Support Our Ministries. Give Generously.

Thank you to all who have donated so far. We are a long way from our goals and the response has been slow to date. Knowing that summer is nearing, we are hopeful that you will make your pledge before you go on vacation or get too involved in summer activity.

One pledge that stood out was a donation of .08 cents with a note to the Bishop. Perhaps it was the widows mite, but no donation is too large or too small.

Both Parishes are challenged to an aggressive goal, but we can make it if we all participate. You can place envelopes in the collection basket at either parish. Be sure to indicate to which parish you want your pledge donated.

The 2018 goals are:

  • Our Lady of Lourdes….$65,941.37.
  • Our Lady of the Rosary…$41,354.69.

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

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Make your life easier with ONLINE GIVING!

Simply follow these easy steps:

Click here and follow directions.

  • Once you are at the Online Giving Page, then...
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create
    a profile and to schedule your
    recurring contributions.

You can also choose to donate as a guest or set up an account that allows you to securely and conveniently schedule recurring donations and manage and review your giving history.

We hope you enjoy this new way to contribute to our ministry and thank you for your support.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:7 “Each should give according to what he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

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Although the members of a family usually provide spiritual instruction to children by example, it is ordinarily informal, unstructured, and spontaneous. It is crucial, therefore, to have a structured parish program for the development of a child's faith and to foster his or her growth in a wider faith community. Such a program provides opportunities for participation in celebrations that deepen the child's sense of wonder and spiritual life of faith. He or she can develop a sense of trust, freedom, selflessness, and joy by participation in the group environment . There are greater opportunities for children's intellectual, affective, and behavioral development as well as development of a sense of social responsibility– all offered in light of Scripture.

For example, our program presents the parables of Jesus in a skit format so they are easily understood, and visits to various community agencies are planned. Additionally, they are taught how to read the Bible with understanding and put passages of Scripture to memory along with traditional formal prayers.

Please consider helping us with this important responsibility by volunteering to join our STAFF as a Teacher, Teacher Assistant, Monitor, or as an Office Assistant. For more information, please call Kathy, Director of Faith Formation at 315-724-0402. Thank You!

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Including:

  • Lectors.
  • Eucharistic Ministers.
  • Altar Servers.

With the Mass location changes you may want to change your preferred Mass service time. You are certainly welcome to serve at either Church but you are requested to state your preferences so that we can schedule ministers approximately 6 weeks in advance.

All scheduling will be done via Ministry Scheduler which is a web based program. If you are currently not on Ministry Scheduler Pro and would like to be, please submit your name, address, phone number, e-mail address if you have it along with your preferred Mass time and positions that you serve to either office. You can place a note in the collection basket. Forms are available in both church sacristies.

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Today’s 1st reading reviews God’s awesome acts in choosing and saving the Israelites from suffering and Egyptian slavery. Prior to this section of Chapter 4, Moses had explained the commandments and statutes spoken to him by God that the people were to follow in order to enjoy the “richness” of the Promised Land.

Unfortunately, God also told Moses that although he led the people to that land, he would not “enter in” because of his disobedience in the desert. When God previously told him in the desert to “speak to the rock” to get water, Moses angrily “struck the rock” and took the credit himself for the water flowing from it. So now, when God told him to teach the laws to the people, Moses obeyed.

He did exactly what God had commanded. Thus, in order to impress upon the people that they needed to be obedient to what he was going to tell them, he reminded them of all the miraculous blessings they received during their years in the desert. This was to prove that God is faithful and trustworthy. Also, to impress upon them that if they obeyed God, they would have a covenant that would provide them with “long life on the land which the Lord is giving them forever”. This covenant word from God to the Israelites also guarantees our inheritance of life forever because of Jesus’ death for our sins. If we read the Bible on a regular basis, we begin to understand that God’s love is a covenantal relationship that works to the benefit of all those who follow His Commandments.

“I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth.” Genesis 9:13

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Raffle, Food, Entertainment, Amusement Rides, Games, Pull Tabs & Italian Novelties

Our festival will be held on Friday June 8th thru Sunday June 10th.

Our hours are as follows:

Friday June 8th from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm; A Pasta Dinner will be held in the Mahaney Hall on Friday, June 8th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Entertainment by The Classified Band from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Food, Novelties, Rides Games, and pull tabs.

Saturday June 9th from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Entertainment by the Red Band from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Food, Novelties, Rides, Games, and pull tabs.

Sunday June 10th from 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon. Pizza Fritta, Coffee, Pastries and Raffle tickets will be available in the Pavilion on all three days.

Raffle Cash Prize” 1 ST. Prize $1,500, 2nd Prize $500 and 3rd Prize $250. Drawing for prizes on Sunday.

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The collection for May 13th & 14
Offertory $6,346.61
Altar and Sanctuary $ 952.03
Holy Day $ 820.90
Renovations $ 16.00
Total $8,135.54

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!