Current Week`s Bulletin

Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
2222 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
March 14 & 15, 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:
Faith Formation Social Media:
Website - (grades preK-6) and (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
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Prayer Remembrances for the week of
March 14th through March 20th
We pray for all members of the parish living and deceased, but especially
Laurie Hotaling
Angeline Triveri Fusco
Marilyn Joseph
Janice George
Requested by:
Teresa Bushinger
Cousin, Angela Salerno
OLOL Rosary Group
Requested by:
The Allen Family
Wife, Carol
OLOL Parish
Jim & Michelle Jones
Mulvihill Family
Joseph A. Salerno
Angela Salerno Pardi
Vincent Salerno
Stanley & Stella Jackson
Bob & Debbie Jackson
Carmen Blanco Plasabas 3rd Anniv. Son & Family
Anthony DiMambro
Mulvihill Family
Dorothy Kistner
Betty & Dick Kistner
Harriet F. Capalupo
Margaret & JoAnn
Susan Salerno
Mark & Linda Toukatly
Rosario Dapice Jr.
OLOL Parish
John LaRocco
Joyce W. Robinson
Mary LaRocco
Mary Ellen Van Allen
Celia Lockwood 11th Anniv.
Anthony Pettinato
Bob & Dee Mitzler
Anna Cassidy Anniv.
Mary Alice Hebert
Margaret Triveri Aiello
Cousin, Angela Salerno
Mario DiMarco
Barbara Landers
Betty & Don McCoy
Rose Jamak
Betty & Don McCoy
Mary Sheila Powers 5th Anniv.
Ethel Supersticioso
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The Fourth Sunday of Lent
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might
not perish but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn
the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
The Word of the Lord
Readings for Sunday, March 15th
2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23
Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
Ephesians 2:4-10
John 3:14-21
Readings for Sunday, March 22nd
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15
Hebrews 5:7-9
John 12:20-33
Rexford & Eileen Gilliland
John Fuchs
Matthew Benn
Fred Mazloom
Unless otherwise indicated, events take place in the dePaul Room of the Seton Center.
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
6:30 pm
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
11:30 am
Monday, March 16
ACOA ~ Lawler Hall
A.A. ~ Lawler Hall
Finance Committee
Wednesday, March 18
Catholic Women’s Club ~ card party
Mohawk Valley Breastfeeding Café
Eternal Father Rosary Group ~ Seton Chapel
Thursday, March 19
Pumpkin Carve Meeting
OLOL Men’s Club
Adult Choir
Friday, March 20
Saturday, March 21
Ignite Catholic Men’s Conference
Attention men, the theme for the 7th Annual IGNITE is
You Are Sent. You can be part of it on Saturday March
21st at the SRC Arena and Events Center for an amazing
day that will have a tremendous effect on you . Register
online at or call Larry Hagan at
Monthly Memorials March
The gift of bread has been given in memory of
Deceased Member of the Moylan Family
by Family
The gift of wine has been given in memory of
Rosa & Augusto Cecilia
By Daughter Maria Parisi & Family
Attention All Lay Ministers
Fr. Joe is inviting all lay ministers at OLOL to be present at
the evening Mass on Holy Thursday April 2. These various
ministries from Liturgical to Maintenance, from Faith Formation to Administration to Bereavement, all who serve as
a sign of our “washing feet” all year long. In addition to the
traditional washing of feet, we will renew our commitment
to ministry together.
The Sanctuary Lamp for the week of
March 15th is in memory of
Joseph Vendetti by Family
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We encourage you to
participate in daily Mass
during Lent.
Stations of the Cross
6:45 am ~ St. John’s in New Hartford
7:30 am ~ Our Lady of the Rosary
8:00 am ~ Our Lady of Lourdes
9:00 am ~ St. John’s in New Hartford
Friday, March 27th ~ 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes
Lent is a time to give of ourselves for the sake of
others. You can make a life-changing gift to a
child in need through Unbound. This Catholic
organization, acting on the gospel call, connects
people in need, with people who care. They
serve families in 21 countries and 93.6% of all
money they collect goes to provide food,
medical care, education and, most of all, HOPE
to those they serve.
There will be an Unbound Ambassador here
next weekend with the profiles of children
waiting for sponsors. Please plan on stopping
by the information table before you leave
Lenten & Holy Week
Mass Schedule
Weekend Masses
Saturday - 4:00pm with reconciliation following Mass
Sunday - 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:15am and 5:00pm
Friday, March 20th ~ 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes
Operation Rice Bowl
Hungering for Peace
We journey with CRS Rice Bowl to
Lebanon to be present to a people
who themselves are on a journey.
Here we meet a family
of Syrian refugees, a family
perhaps not so unlike our own. We
are challenged through our almsgiving this week to reach out to those
who are forced to flee their homes,
who are seeking shelter in and of
Lenten Forty Hours Devotion At Holy Trinity
Church1206 Lincoln Ave. Utica
Begins Sunday March 22 and continues with evening services
on Monday and Tuesday March 23 & 24.
March 22nd Rev. Mark Kaminski featured homilist
4pm service.
Monday March 23rd 7pm featured homilist
Rev. Edmund Castronovo
Tuesday March 24th featured homilist
Rev. James P. Serowik
All are Welcome inquires call 724-7238
Palm Sunday March 29 th
Distribution of Palms at all Masses
Holy Thursday, April 2 nd
Lenten Lunches
Good Friday, April 3 rd
Join Christians from other denominations for soup, sandwiches & conversation. Listen to an ecumenical discussion
related to the meaning of Lent.
The next lunch will take place from Noon until 1:00pm on Wednesday,
March 18th
at Westminster Moriah Olivet Presbyterian Church
(714 Washington Street)
Service of the Passion and Death of the Lord - 3:00pm
Tenebrae Service - 8:00pm
Participating Churches: Westminster Moriah Olivet Presbyterian
Church, Our Lady of Lourdes, First Presbyterian,
Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:00pm
All are welcome to participate in the service of foot
washing & the Church will remain open
until 10:00pm for Eucharistic Adoration
The Great Vigil of Easter - April 4 th
Vigil Mass - 8:00pm
Easter Sunday - April 5 th
Masses - 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:15am & 5:00pm
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Bulletin Submissions for Easter
Due to holiday publishing schedules, submissions
of Prayer Remembrances and all other parish
announcements for inclusion in the Easter bulletin,
April 4th & 5th, must be submitted by March 20th.
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The collection for the week of March 7 & 8
331 Envelopes.. ….……………….
Electronic Giving….……………….
Total……………………………… $13,996.94
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
“I get so distracted, my mind wanders so much. How can I focus my
prayer?” Learn how to free yourself from distraction and add depth of
meaning to all prayer. Join an Introduction to Centering Prayer on
April 11th, from 9:00am until 2:00pm, at The Good News Center.
The cost is $15.00 per person which
includes lunch and optional follow-up sessions. For more information
contact Tanya at 315-735-6210 or visit on our website,
Lent is a time to give of ourselves for the sake of others. You
can make a life-changing gift to a child in need through Unbound. This Catholic organization, acting on the gospel call,
connects people in need, with people who care. They serve
families in 21 countries and 93.6% of all money they collect
goes to provide food, medical care, education and, most of all,
HOPE to those they serve.
There will be an Unbound Ambassador here next weekend
with the profiles of children waiting for sponsors. Please plan
on stopping by the information table before you leave church.
Pasta with the Padres
Saturday, March 28th following the 4:00pm Mass in the NDES
$8. 00 for adults and $5. 00 for children
Enjoy delicious pasta - meatballs salad - rolls - dessert & more
with Father Joe & Father Lukasz!
We Share Online Giving
Our parish has been using an Online Giving system that is strengthening
stewardship as well as making it easier for members to support our parish.
There are many benefits for the parish and for parishioners that choose to
give online.
Some of the benefits for the parishioner include: no need to write checks;
you can give even if you are unable to attend services; and your contribution
amount can be easily adjusted.
The benefits for the parish include: no check processing fees; more consistent giving with recurring contributions; online donation summaries for
record keeping; reaches a wider demographic of givers; and accommodates
all special parish collections.
Those who wish to continue to use traditional methods of offering may do
so, however, we ask that you consider Online Giving. If you would like to
sign up, pick up a flyer in church or visit :
Liturgical Assignments for March 21 & 22, 2015
Altar Servers
Chalice Eucharistic
Bread Eucharistic
See Sacristan
Margaret Mary Comesky
Tim Fitzgerald
Mike Fitzgerald
Ryan Fitzgerald
Mary Alice Hebert
Lindsey Jones
Mary Ann LaPorte
Paul O’Hara
Helen O’Hara
Jim Neary
Tom Coyne
Ann Meyer
See Sacristan
Nancy Kneller
Debra Perna
Joe Argen
Karen Geddes
Joan McGuire
See Sacristan
Suzanne Appleton
Tom Connors
Laura O’Shaughnessy
Herman Van Hatten
Thomas Forsythe
Barbara Murdie
Patricia Rosato
Jackie Santoro
Pat Taylor
Pat Lorenz
Rose Butler
Alice Connor
See Sacristan
Cornelius Deep
Lucy Deep
JP Gilroy
Donna Kistler
Lisa Montgomery
David Scharf
Dave Dwyer
Noah Howard
Marilyn Murphy
Jim Powers
Kathy Quigley
Lois Bianco
David Katz III
Jennifer Dunlap
See Sacristan
Dan Verna
AnnaRita White
Sheila Ambrose
Anne Popeo
Roger Potocki
Doug Ambrose
Chris Potocki
Shirley Hilts-Adams
Kathleen Amrhein
Charles Brown
Colleen Schaaf
Jim Carroll
Carol Trzepacz
Elizabeth Witzigman
Rose DeSantis
Bill McLaughlin
James Green
Cheryl Green
Cheri VanEtten
Cheryl Green
Anne Popeo
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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.
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.
Rev. Joseph A. Salerno
Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Lukasz Kozlowski
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
Business Administrator:
Marie Morosco
Paula Loin
Administrative Assistant:
Jim Powers
Communications Specialist:
Elyssa Arnone - Earl
Summer Fun Program Director:
Janis Farley
Facilities Manager:
Joe Poupart
Maintenance Assistant:
Anthony Joaquin
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.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Utica NY DuC 06-0146.
Week #16 sent on March 10, 2015.