These are dark days for the Catholic Church. For too long acts of sexual abuse by those we were taught to trust were committed — not by all priests or staff, but by some. Today we learned that “… After assessing all reasonable possibilities to satisfy the claims (under the New York State Child Victims Act), reorganization (Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy code) is considered the best and fairest course of action for the victims and for the well-being of the Diocese, its parishes, agencies and institutions. We believe this is the only way we can provide just compensation for all who suffered the egregious sin of sexual abuse, while ensuring the continued commitment of the Diocese to the mission of Christ.” — Bishop Salvatore Matano. A special website has been created to give you more information on this topic.
This Sunday, 9/15, is Catechetical Sunday and the theme is “Stay with Us.” It references the disciples response to Jesus, who they had not recognized as they walked to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). It can also be a call to us, that in order to redeem our broken Church, we, the faithful, need to “stay”, not leave. Bishop Robert Barron in his book, Letter to a Suffering Church, devotes the entire last chapter to this topic. If you would like to read this book, contact the Parish Center.
If you are accessing this site from your mobile device, to find Mass and Reconciliation times, you will need to scroll to the bottom of this page. The schedule for special services and Holy Days can be found with the bulletins or on the calendar. For information about Faith Formation, click on the appropriate tab and drop downs.
Please take the time to introduce yourself to me and the other members of the staff. We look forward to getting to know you, hearing your story and answering any questions you have, as we worship and serve God together.
May Christ who nourishes us with His Body and Blood help us to become more like Him.
Fr. Leo, Pastor
If you are new to the area, recently changed parishes, or if you haven’t been to church in a while, we are glad you are here. To make the most of joining us, please make an appointment to meet with myself or Fr. Jorge. If you have questions about Catholicism, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults/Children classes are for you. They begin in September. Contact Fr. Jorge.
We realize that most adults are overwhelmed by the busyness of life and rarely have time to rest or to reflect. In most cases, the last time they had an opportunity to learn about their faith was when they
went to preparation for First Eucharist or Confirmation. Those truths, grasped with the mind of a child, rarely enlighten the complexities of an adult life. Therefore, we have begun a 1x/month opportunity for adults, children and youth to explore the faith. It is called Growing in Faith Together (GIFT). See the
See some of our past accomplishments by reading the 2019 OLOL Annual Parish Report – Rev.2 Final Draft
For future Holiday and Holy Day Mass schedules, please see the events/parish calendar or call 315-536-7459.
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