Hayley Oliver sometimes likes to escape. She loves acting, reading and writing – activities that allow her to become other people or live life outside of herself. But when she’s back to being Haley, she is a grounded individual with a deep affection for her faith.

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Please register here and become a parish member

During fall, in addition to all of us being encouraged to bring our Catholic friends, relatives and neighbors to practice our faith by attending weekend Mass, we strongly encourage anyone who participates at the parish level and benefits from our programs and beautiful liturgies to register in the parish.

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Final blood drive of year Nov. 20

Our final blood drive of the year is fast approaching and the winter season typically means a critical need for blood. Please consider donating before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaches. The blood drive is from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. Call Julia Elacqua at 797-9773 to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

New handicapped parking spaces available

At our request, the Utica Police Department has furnished us with several new handicapped parking spaces on Jay Street. We ask for everyone’s consideration for those with a true handicap. Also, be advised that there should be no parking in front of the church on Catherine Street where the curb has been painted yellow. That area must be kept open for emergency vehicles.

Poinsettia and wreaths for sale

During November, there will be a poinsettia and Christmas wreath sale to benefit the students who will attend Notre Dame Vision Catholic Youth Conference in July. Prepaid orders will be taken during November with a delivery date of Saturday, Dec. 6.

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Take a look at the refurbished church basement

There will be an open house after all Masses Nov. 8 and 9 to view the newly remodeled church basement. Stop in to see the new room where events such as meetings, book groups, youth events and many other parish happenings can take place.

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Parish Hope Appeal still $15,000 short of goal

Our Hope Appeal Goal is $37,252.50, and so far we have received $22,265 from 215 parishioners/families. We are $14,987.50 from our goal. If you haven’t yet made your pledge or donation, please return your completed pledge cards to the parish in the weekend collection basket or send them to the parish office. Please be generous with your pledge.

Junior-senior high students enjoy Halloween fun


The Junior-Senior High School Faith Formation students enjoyed a Halloween party Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. There was a lot of food, treats, pool, Foosball, dancing and music. Check out some photos from the occasion.



Neighbor to Neighbor focuses on Thanksgiving

Beginning in November, we will be collecting items for Thanksgiving to be brought to Historic Old St. John’s Church for baskets to be made for the less fortunate. We ask you to bring stuffing mix, corn, beans, instant mashed potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin pie filling, non-refrigerated pie crust, gravy, soda, salad dressing, and olives.

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