Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 2222 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 January 31 & February 1, 2015 The Mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Parish is to Reveal the Compassionate Face of God. Eucharistic Celebrations Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 pm Sunday Masses: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:15 am & 5:00 pm Daily Mass - Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am Reconciliation: following the Saturday Vigil Mass Parish Office & Rectory: (315) 724-3155 Fax: (315) 732-3770 Intercessory Prayer Ministry: (315) 733-0616 Notre Dame Elementary School Office: (315) 732-4374 e-mail: [email protected] web site: ourladyoflourdesutica.org Faith Formation Social Media: Website - www.lourdesff.com (grades preK-6) and www.lourdesteens.com (grades 6-10) Facebook - Grades 6-10: Our Lady of Lourdes Teens Twitter - Grades 6-10: @LourdesTeens Facebook - Young Adult Ministry: Our Lady of Lourdes Young Adult Ministry page 2 CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES, UTICA, N.Y. Prayer Remembrances for the week of January 31st through February 6th Sunday, February 1, 2015 Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time We pray for all members of the parish living and deceased, but especially Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; let us acclaim the rock of our salvation. Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to Him. Living: Requested by: Abigail Freitag Helen Galime Deceased: Requested by: Michael Schram The Schram Family Anthony DiMambro Wife, Children & Grandchildren Evelyn Hebert ~ 16th Anniversary Mary Alice Hebert Anne D. Keeler Husband, Bill Mary DeTraglia OLOL Parish Franklin Hamlett Wife & Children Velma Maner Laura, Jack & Cole O’Shaughnessy Msg. Daniel Lawler Teresa Bushinger Kathy Hilts Norton Teresa Bushinger Lena Buck Teresa Bushinger Patricia Murphy Peter Wightman Helen Galime Heather Evans Mom, Devin & Damian Joan Kirkpatrick ~2nd Anniversary Family Thomas Cahill ~ Birthday Wife & Children Richard Mitchell The Moylan Family Dennis Padula, Sr. ~ 2nd Anniversary Brother Bob & Phyllis Thomas F. Flaherty Mary Alice Hebert Elvera Roefaro Patricia Durante Wife, Diane Michael Waskiewicz ~ 5th Anniversary The Sanctuary Lamp for the week of January 31st is in memory of Baby Giovanni West by Family The Word of the Lord Readings for Sunday, February 1st Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 Mark 1:21-28 Readings for Sunday, February 8th Job 7:1-4, 6-7 Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 Mark 1:29-39 LOURDES CALENDAR Unless otherwise indicated, events take place in the dePaul Room of the Seton Center. 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm ……………………………………………………… Monthly Memorials February The gift of bread has been given in memory of Steven R. Day by Grandparents, Jim & Patty The gift of candles has been given in memory of Thomas F. Keller by Mike & Judy Seakan The gift of wine has been given in memory of Deceased Members of the Bullock Family By Family ……………………………………………………… PRAYER REMEMBRANCE GUIDELINES Please be sure to submit your Prayer Remembrance requests at least two weeks prior to the date you wish for them to appear in the bulletin. We cannot guarantee that requests submitted after the deadline will appear during the intended week. 7:00 pm 11:30 am 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Monday, February 2 ACOA ~ Lawler Hall A.A. ~ Lawler Hall Wednesday, February 4 Mohawk Valley Breastfeeding Café Eternal Father Rosary Group ~ Seton Chapel Thursday, February 5 Adult Choir Friday, February 6 Comhaltas Saturday, February 7 A.A. Monday, February 9 ACOA ~ Lawler Hall LAOH A.A. ~ Lawler Hall BEREAVEMENT AND MARY STAR OF HOPE On Monday, February 16th there will be a pre-Lenten gathering for members of the Bereavement and Mary Star of Hope groups. There will be a presentation by Sister Lois followed by a Mardi Gras celebration. NATIONAL BOY SCOUT SUNDAY National Boy Scout Sunday is February 8th. Our Lady of Lourdes will be celebrating this occasion at the 9:00 Mass. We would like to welcome Boy Scouts of all ages from our parish community to join us at this mass in celebration. Please wear dress uniform, if able, and designated seating will be available. Thank you for helping make this a special day for our parish Boy Scouts. page 3 CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES, UTICA, N.Y. BLANKET DRIVE The Helping Hands Ministry will be conducting a Blanket Drive for those who use Cleopha’s Closet at Thea Bowman. There is a need for clean, new or gently used blankets and throws, especially at this time of year. The blankets will be collected the weekend of February 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th. Please put the blankets in bags and place them on the side altar of the Blessed Mother. Once again, thank you for your compassion and generous giving! MASS OF REMEMBRANCE If you’ve lost a child through miscarriage, illness, accident, stillbirth or abortion or have struggled with infertility, please join us for a Mass of Remembrance. This special Mass provides an opportunity to honor and remember, to pray and be prayed for, to be comforted through the Sacraments and to receive resources. Mass will be offered at Sacred Heart/St. Mary’s Church in New York Mills on Sunday, February 15th at 11:00am. All are invited to attend in prayerful support. For more information, please contact the Syracuse Diocese Respect Life Office at 470-1418. THE SYNOD ON THE FAMILY ~ SESSION II In the fall of 2015 the Synod of Bishops will meet once again to discuss the vocation and mission of the family. The Synod of Bishops are interested in hearing the opinion of Catholics around the world on this subject through responses to specific questions found at the web address below. If you are interested in finding out more about the upcoming Synod of Bishops general assembly or answering the survey, please visit http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/ documents/rc_synod_doc_20141209_lineamenta-xivassembly_en.html EUCHARISTIC ADORATION The greatest things we can offer ourselves and others is a friendship with God. He is a true friend. He loves us with a true, strong and loyal love. Jesus understands every problem and He will never fail us. It is not enough to know Him but we must enter into a friendship with Him. Let us turn to Jesus in all our sorrows, joys and in all our needs. Join Eucharistic Adoration and start a relationship with our Lord. In friendship with Jesus, we can do anything. Call 735-5761 for more information about Eucharistic Adoration. PALMS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY ASHES We are collecting palms from last year that you would like to have burned and used as ashes for Ash Wednesday. Please leave them in the basket provided by the center doors of the church. A LETTER FROM DEACON ZACHARY MILLER Dear Parishioners, The countdown has begun. As my last semester in the Seminary starts to unfold, I would like to take a moment to thank the parishes in which I have been active over the years. Each parish has taught me a lot about myself and about the Church. The Church isn't stagnant it is truly living and it lives by the people who make it up. Each individual parish has it’s own personality and I enjoyed my time at each place, learning about the personalities and the people who make up the Church. As I complete my last four months in the Seminary, I ask for your prayers. Over the past seven years, I have learned a lot about the power of prayer and how to draw into a deeper relationship with God. By opening ourselves up to God, He can do great things. I also ask for you to pray for Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate, Religious Life and for the people to open themselves up to the ministry within the Church as the faithful. The Church isn't one-sided, it takes many people to make the Word of God live in our hearts. As June 6th approaches and I start preparing for my Priesthood Ordination, be sure of my prayers as you have warmly welcomed me into your parish families. God Bless, Deacon Zach Miller WEEKLY COLLECTION The collection for the week of January 24 & 25 343 Envelopes….………………. $8,386.00 Electronic Giving….………………. $460.00 Plate…………………………… $1,791.05 Total……………………………… $10,637.05 Thank you for your continued support and generosity. page 4 CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES, UTICA, N.Y. FAITH FORMATION & LIFETEEN NEWS The next faith formation classes for grades PreK-8 are Sunday, February 15th & Sunday, March 1st from 10:00am-11:00am. And Life Teen, for grades 9 and 10, will be Sunday, February 15th & Sunday, March 1st at 5:00pm in the Seton Center. For the Families of First Communion Candidates: As we prepare your child for this Sacrament we invite you to attend our 9:00 Mass on Sunday mornings. These Children’s Masses will re-enforce our teachings in preparation for the Eucharist and will help the children realize that they belong to the Christian community. The theme for Sunday, February 15th will be ~ Listening MEATBALL MADNESS Abraham House Annual Meatball Madness on Sunday March 1st at Hotel Utica from noon - 3:00 pm. A fun filled community event. Taste the areas best meatballs from restaurants throughout the Mohawk Valley. Cast your vote along with a meatball eating contest. Adults are $10, children 6-12 are $5, children 5 & under, senior citizens and military personnel are free. DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Invite your spouse, friends, and co-workers for an entertaining evening of dancing, dinner, and raffles. Enjoy the celebrity dancers - including Our Lady of Lourdes very own Father Joe Salerno - as they dance the night away. Don't miss the 9th Annual Dance the Night Away on February 7th, at the Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. Proceeds support the programs offered by The Good News Center. For more information or for tickets, call Michelle at 735-6210 or visit www.thegoodnewscenter.org. MOVING? Please notify the parish office if you have a change of phone number or address. It is important for us to keep our records as up to date as possible. Liturgical Assignments for February 7 & 8, 2014 Altar Servers Chalice Eucharistic Ministers Bread Eucharistic Ministers Lectors 4:00 pm Team A Teresa Bushinger Ryan Fitzgerald Mary Alice Hebert Rob Munson Gayle Cleveland Diane Fiore Michael Fitzgerald Kay Noon JoAnne Roberts Ann Meyer Mariann Munson Tom Coyne JoAnne Roberts 7:30 Team A Tim Bonney Karen Geddes Christine Eichler Joan McGuire & Debra Perna Diane Waskiewicz Mike Duignan Heather Bonney Colleen Schaaf Team A Suzanne Appleton Christine Eddy Austin Eddy Catherine Kozak Tom Connors Thomas Forsythe Cole O'Shaughnessy Laura O'Shaughnessy Pat Taylor Melinda Thomas Alice Connors Marlene Angelini Jim Carroll Team A Lois Bianco Cornelius Deep Lucy Deep Dave Dwyer Donna Kistler Ray Toukatly Tanya Gomez Gloria Joaquin Jim Powers Carol Trzepacz Mary Ellen Van Allen JP Gilroy Sister Lois Paciello Anthony Bianco Team A Dan Verna AnnaRita White Sheila Ambrose Doug Ambrose Kim Conley Chris Potocki Jackie Santoro Bob Cheron Mass 9:00 am 11:15 am 5:00 pm Greeters Rose De Sanctis Peter Deep Mary Ellen Van Allen Elizabeth Witzigman Whitethunder omez Tanya Gomez Office Volunteer Carol Trzepacz Cheri VanEtten page 5 CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES, UTICA, N.Y. BAPTISMS: We joyfully welcome all into our Church family through this sacrament. For couples expecting a child, we encourage preparation to begin during pregnancy. Please contact parish offices to make arrangements as soon as possible. MARRIAGES: Couples seeking to be joined in the Sacrament of matrimony are asked to make arrangements with our Pastor at least six months in advance of the celebration. R.C.I.A.: Our church welcomes new members through a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic or completing their entrance into our church through Confirmation or Holy Eucharist, please call the parish office. NEW PARISHIONERS: A thousand welcomes! We are happy that you are joining our faith community! Please enroll at parish office. HOSPITAL VISITS: When entering a hospital or nursing home, please inform its staff that you are a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church so that we may be properly notified. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Chapel located in Seton Center. Every Monday thru Thursday ~ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Friday ~ 9:00 am - noon (closed on holidays) Mass is a time of prayer and reflection. Out of respect to our clergy & parishioners, please turn your cell phones off during Mass. If it is necessary to leave your phone on due to your profession or a family emergency, please switch your phone to the ‘vibrate’ mode. PASTORAL STAFF Pastor: Rev. Joseph A. Salerno Parochial Vicar: Rev. Lukasz Kozlowski Deacon: Rev. Mr. William Hotaling Parish Minister: Sr. Lois Mary Paciello Outreach Ministries: Larry Hagan Youth Ministry & Faith Formation 6-10: Mark Ranieri ~ phone:765-1030 Faith Formation K-5: Nina Ranieri ~ phone: 534-3830 Music Director: Randy Davis Folk Group: Michael DeSantis Sunday Evening Liturgical Coordinator: Chris Bord Sunday Evening Music: Irena Lingley ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Business Administrator: Marie Morosco Receptionist/Bookkeeper: Paula Loin Administrative Assistant: Jim Powers Communications Specialist: Elyssa Arnone - Earl Summer Fun Program Director: Janis Farley FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE STAFF Facilities Manager: Joe Poupart Maintenance Assistant: Anthony Joaquin Housekeeper: Laurie Pensero We are equipped with a hearing assistance system. Please go to the sacristy before Mass. Father will assist you. Child Church is available for your convenience behind the Sacristy. A restroom and baby changing table are available in the room.
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