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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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What is ALPHA?

Alpha is an evangelistic program which seeks to answer questions about the Catholic/Christian faith through a series of 11 informal talks and discussions.

Do you have any Questions about Faith?

Each session looks at a different question that people may have about our faith. It is designed to create conversation in an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

The focus audience is the parents of Faith Formation students but everyone is welcome ! There are three key components: food, a talk, and good conversation.!!!!!

For more information: Marybeth McCall, mmccall@syrdio.org, (315) 794-5038

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Father Tom Honold

Now that I am back home, I bought my Parents house at 22 Cheriton Drive, Whitesboro, across from the former St. Anne’s Church.

I enjoy the opportunity to celebrate the 9:00 am Mass with you every Sunday.

However, I am no longer able to drive to and from Our Lady of the Rosary. I would really appreciate your assistance getting me to and from Church.

I am hoping to set up a monthly schedule for drivers to share for October and November.

If you can assist any future Sunday, please call Dana at the OLR office so she can set up a schedule and provide more detailed information. (315) 724-0402.

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Today’s Old Testament reading from Isaiah represents the first two parts of a poem that tells us about Jesus as the Servant of the Lord God. Here the Servant is described as persevering in adverse conditions created by those who are against Him. No matter what is being done to Him, He listens to the Father, opens His ear to God’s word, and knowing that God is on His side, He never gives up hope.

Contained in these short verses are four major concepts: the Servant acknowledges that He is a DISCIPLE of the Lord, affirms that He is SUBMISSIVE to the will of the Lord, believes that He will be DEFENDED by the Lord, and lastly, that He will be VINDICATED by the Lord.

Isaiah is, of course, describing what will happen to Jesus on our behalf as written in Matthew’s Gospel 26:67; “They spit in His face, buffeted Him, took the reed and smote Him on the head”. How significant it is that so many years before Jesus was born, His suffering for Israel’s and our salvation was prophesied! We can take such comfort in the salvation story of Our Savior that is woven throughout the chapters of Isaiah.

We learn that as Christians, we are servants of the Lord. As such, we also have our Lord and our God and the Holy Spirit to help us be submissive to the Lord by doing His will. We know that He will affirm, defend, and vindicate us when the enemy comes into our lives. What a privilege it is to be a Christian and a Servant of the Lord! Thank you, Father, for choosing us and inspiring us to respond to your call!

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There will be a seminar on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at HOLY CROSS, 4112 E. Genesee St., Dewitt, NY 13214.

For more information call Fr. Louis Aiello, Diocesan Director, Office of the Permanent Deaconate, (315) 470-1479.

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All Daily Masses in September are at 7:30 am at Our Lady of the Rosary.

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On the weekend of September 29-30, Our Lady of the Rosary & Our Lady of Lourdes Parishes will partner with Feed our Vets by collecting Toiletries for Vets.

Please bring items such as: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, shaving cream, razors, soap (laundry and hand), hand sanitizers, and moisturizers. For ROSARY, please put items in the Church Basement. For LOURDES, pleas put items in the front by Mary’s statue. THANK YOU !

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”. Hebrews `13:16

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Perhaps you know someone who would like to find out more about our Catholic Faith. Both Lourdes and Rosary will be starting classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or R.C.I.A. in the fall.

For more information see Father Joe after Mass or call one of the parish offices to get in touch with Tony and Michele Ricci at (315) 794- 5824.

This program prepares Adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation as needed to become full members of the Catholic Church. We are always happy to welcome new members to our faith communities.

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Enjoy a traditional homemade Polish dinner at Sacred Heart / St. Mary’s in New York Mills from 5:00-7:00 pm on Saturday, September 22nd.

There will be live entertainment along with a basket raffle and 50/50 raffle. Reserve your tickets by calling Hope House at (315) 793-3723 for $25.00 or 2 for $45.00. Because this event sells out there will be no tickets sold at the door.

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Come and enjoy an inspiring gathering with other Catholic women by treating yourself to educational presentations, friendships and catered lunch. Join the Catholic Woman’s Club of Greater Utica.

We meet monthly from September to June on the second Wednesday of the month at 12:30 pm in the Seton Center at Lourdes.

Please contact Alberta Santacroce at (315) 735-4029 or Mary Ann Looney at (315) 797-0942 if you are interested in joining.

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The collection for September 2nd
Offertory $ 4,776.00
On-line Giving $ 187.00
Heat/AC $ 870.00
Renovations $ 406.00
Total $6,239.00

Thank you for your continued generosity & support!