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January 22-23, 2022

In this Gospel, St. Luke writes to his friend Theophilus to explain that he needs to understand Jesus' teaching which gives us the opportunity to look more deeply at the Holy Bible.

  • What is your approach to the Bible?
  • How often do you read it?
  • How thoroughly do you understand it?
  • Is the Bible the foundation of your life of faith and knowledge of God?

Sacred Scripture is a gift beyond our imagination. It's a gift from God through which He reveals His perfect love and His perfect plan for us. We should know the Scriptures well, read them often, pray over the verses and allow all that is revealed within those pages to become the foundation of our lives. The Bible is 100% the work of God through the Holy Spirit and 100% the work of the human author. God, for His part, guaranteed that all that was written came from His heart and inspiration. Therefore, we should love Scripture because it reveals the heart and truth of God as well as the unique gifts of the human authors. Reflect upon the uniqueness of the Bible and the way that we should become a living gift of the Word of God to the world by READING THE BIBLE EVERY DAY. Help me to always be open to Your divine Word and to always be open to becoming a living presence of that Word in our world.

 

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  • Tuesday, January 25th from 6:30 - 8:30pm at St. Paul's Rome
  • Thursday, February 3rd from 6:30 - 8:30pm at St. John the Evangelist New Hartford
  • Wednesday, February 9th from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Holy Trinity Utica
  • Wednesday, March 9th from 6:30 - 8:30pm at St. Agnes/ St. Anthony Utica
 

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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.

The Value of Praying a Doxology

Part of this means that we are either praising someone or demanding we be praised, offering gratitude, or muttering in bitterness, blessing or cursing, turning attention away from ourselves or demanding it be focused on us, expressing admiration or demanding it, praying a doxology or doing violence. We are always doing one or the other and it's only by deflecting attention away from ourselves, which is what we do in essence when we give glory to God, that we save ourselves from egoism, jealousy, bitterness, greed, and violence.

Unless we are consistently praising somebody or something beyond ourselves, we will be consistently speaking wordsof jealousy, bitterness, and anger. That's in fact our daily experience: We sit around talking with each other and, invariably, unless we're praising someone, we're "killing" someone. Gossip, slander, harsh judgement, vicious comment, are often both the tone and substance of our conversations and they're the very antithesis of a doxology, of offering praise to God. Nothing sounds less like a doxology ("Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit") than many of our everyday conversations.

The main reason our faith asks us to constantly render glory to God is that the more we praise the less we slander, gossip, or pass judgement. Offering praise to God, and others, is what saves us from bitterness and violence. That's precisely why daily, hourly, we need to give glory to God, to pray a doxology. Only by focusing ourselves on the real center of the universe can we displace ourselves from that center.

When St. Paul begins his Epistles, he usually does so ina rapture of praise: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ from whose great mercy we all drink!" That isn't a throwaway opening, it's a key part of the main lesson: Only by praising something beyond ourselves do we save ourselves from bitterness.

"Glory be to the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit"

 

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Monthly Memorials for January

NEW HARTFORD | OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

  • The gift of Wine has been given in memory of Bernie Uebelhoer by Wife, Gail.
  • The gift of Bread has been given in memory of Bernie Uebelhoer by Wife, Gail.
  • The Sanctuary Lamp for the week of January 22nd at Rosary Campus is in memory of Deceased members of the Parish by Parish.

UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

  • The gift of Bread has been given in memory of Dcn Bill & Amy Hotaling by Jim Powers.
  • The gift of Wine has been given in memory of Deceased Members of the Powers & Dunn Families by Family.
  • The Sanctuary Lamp for the week of January 22nd at Lourdes Campus is in memory of Deceased members of the Parish by Parish.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available after 4:00 Mass on Saturdays or by appointment.

 

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UTICA | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Eucharistic Adoration

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.

Holy Hour/Benediction

All are welcome to Holy Hour / Benediction every Thursday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 at Our Lady of Lourdes campus.

Spend an hour of Peace, Prayer, and Quiet Time. All are Welcome.

 

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JOY to the WORLD

This week's puzzle is about all the things we received when Jesus was born. His whole life is about His love for all people and His teaching everyone how to live so we can all be with Him forever in His heavenly kingdom. Each word reminds us about something in a Bible story that tells us why He came in person and why the authors were anointed to write everything down for us to read!

Think about reading a Bible story every night and thanking God for loving us so much that He sent Jesus to us as our Savior!

Click here to download the Puzzle >>

 

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

Please pray for:

Don Yozzo, 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, Jennie Boulier, Christine Williams., Pam Stafford, Shirley, John Mason, Ron Van Atta, Elena T., Donna Davies, Bob V.

 

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NEW HARTFORD | OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

Every Tuesday evening at 7:00 in Our Lady of the Rosary Campus.

 

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Attention Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers
Hardcopy of the January schedule for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers are available in the Sacristy at Lourdes campus.


Effective January 1, 2022
Please make all checks payable to: Mary, Mother of Our Savior Parish.
Thank you!


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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Caring... it's not the hard part of caregiving.

Caregiver Support Group

The Good News Center is hosting a Free and open to the public monthly Caregiver Support Group, the third Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00pm, facilitated by Susan Read , MS, RN. The group provides a source of emotional and social support and resources for those caring for a loved one.

Our support group offers self-care strategies and tools to reduce stress and enhance coping.

We welcome adults, spouses, family members or friends in the caregiver role to attend.

For those who prefer to do so, the program is also being offered virtually.

Third Monday every month from 6:00 - 7:30pm.

  • January 24th
  • February 28th
  • March 21st
  • April 18th
  • May 16th
  • June 20th
  • July 18th
  • August 15th
  • September 19th
  • October 17th
  • November 21st
  • December 12th

Please contact The Good News Center at (315) 735-6210. Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm to register or email info@thegoodnewscenter.org.

Location: The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Road, Utica, NY 13502.

Website: thegoodnewscenter.org

  • Support and Networking
  • Stress Reduction Strategies
  • Resources and Programs Available for Caregivers
  • Share and listen to individual experiences