PARISH NEWS

Time is running out to buy your Buona Fortuna raffle tickets

The last weekend to buy tickets for the Buona Fortuna raffle is Oct. 10 and 11 after all Masses. Tickets can be purchased at the rectory until Oct. 15. All ticket-sellers who return 20 paid tickets by Oct. 15 are entitled to a free ticket Tickets are $20 each. Top prize is $10,000, second prize […]

PARISH NEWS

Separated / Divorced Ministry hosts online session on annulments Oct. 20

Confused or have questions about the annulment process?  The Diocese of Syracuse Separated / Divorced Ministry will be hosting a free online session on annulments from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. Msgr. Timothy Elmer and staff from the Syracuse Diocese Marriage Tribunal will present an informative overview of the annulment process.  Register at […]

PARISH NEWS

Diocese of Syracuse offers 4-part online series tackling difficult issues

Have you ever struggled to discuss difficult issues such abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, poverty or racism? Join us for a diocesan series called “Be Not Afraid” to learn about Catholic beliefs and how to have civil and respectful conversations with loved ones, friends and neighbors. We will teach you through modeling and hands-on practice. The online series […]

PARISH NEWS

Volunteers needed to cut vegetables for Famous Fall Food drive-thru

Vegetable cutters are needed to cut the vegetables for the mushroom stew for our Famous Fall Food Drive-thru weekend Oct. 17 and 18. We will assemble at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Salerno Room. Please bring your masks, aprons and knives. For information, please Mario Scalzo at 315-381-3132.

SAINTS

SEPT. 30: ST. JEROME

(c. 340-420) St. Jerome is considered to be a “Father of the Church.” He is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin, called the Vulgate (or “common language of the people”), historically the most important vernacular edition of the Holy Scriptures. After having been tutored by his father in religion and essential […]

SAINTS

SEPT. 29: ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

One can hardly count the number of churches, shrines, monasteries, chapels — but also mountains, caves, and hills – named for St. Michael the Archangel. The name Michael, which is mentioned five times in the Bible, is derived from a Hebrew expression meaning, “Who is like unto God?” A string of these holy places dedicated […]

SAINTS

SEPT. 28: ST. WENCESLAUS

(907-929) We have all heard the carol of “Good King Wenceslaus,” but who was this man and what is the message of the carol? Wenceslaus stands as an example for Christian values in the midst of the political intrigues which characterized 10th-century Bohemia. Wenceslaus was born near Prague, son of the Duke of Bohemia. His […]

FEATURED

Longing for delicious festival food? Drive-thru event coming Oct. 17 and 18

We all missed not having the Parish Festival this summer. Coming this month, however, you can enjoy one of the favorite parts of the annual event — the food. During the weekend of Oct. 17 and 18, the parish will host a Famous Food Fall Drive-thru in the Scalabrini Center parking lot, where the festival […]

SAINTS

SEPT. 27: ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

(1581-1660) St. Vincent de Paul was born to a poor peasant family in the French village of Pouy. He did so well learning at the hands of Franciscans that he was hired to tutor other children. He used the monies he earned teaching to continue his formal studies at the University of Toulose, where he […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship Today’s Gospel says that being a disciple of Jesus is not merely a matter of words or lip service. It requires a heart full of humility, a recognition of what must be changed and an openness to live in new ways. To the point: In this gospel, the first son’s initial answer […]