Holy Week Mass Schedule

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Weekend Masses

  • April 2nd: Palm Sunday
    Distribution of Palms at all Masses
  • April 3rd: The Light is on For You
    4:00pm thru 7:00pm
  • April 26th: Holy Thursday
    Mass of the Lord’s Supper
    7:00pm at the Lourdes Campus
    All are welcome to participate and the Church will remain open until 10:00pm for Eucharistic Adoration
  • April 7th: Good Friday
    Service of the Passion and Death of the Lord
    2:00pm at the Rosary Campus
    Tenebrae Service at 8:00 PM at the Lourdes Campus
  • April 8th: The Great Vigil of Easter
    8:00pm at the Lourdes Campus
  • April 9th: Easter Sunday
    8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm

The Light Is On For You

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Monday, April 3rd from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the 2222 Genesee Street campus of Mary, Mother of Our Savior Parish.

Stations of the Cross

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Good Friday, April 7th: Outdoor Living

We walk to commemorate the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ with the 14 stations or events along the road to Calvary.

We also connect those events to the continual social injustice in our world today.

The walk begins and ends at deSales Center, 309 Genesee St, Utica, with a neighborhood walk of approximately one mile.

There are 7 stops for prayer and reflection along the way.

The event is rain or shine. Parking is available in the deSales parking lot.

Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Pax Christi
All faith traditions are welcome!!

Lent Mass Schedule

Thursday, March 2, 2023

During Lent, St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church will be having 5:30pm Mass from Monday thru Friday.

St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church
702 Columbia St, Utica, NY

Respite Care

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Christ the King Retreat House & Conference Center Managing Compassion Fatigue: Join us for a two hour respite from the demands of your days.

We will pray, talk, laugh and discuss practical ways to create small breaks within the busyness of your daily life.

Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:30pm.

In person and online by Zoom. $25/person.

Catholic Men’s Conference

Friday, February 10, 2023

IGNITE 2023: Catholic Men’s Conference - Saturday, March 25th.

We are so excited to announce that the IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference is back at the SRC Arena and Event Center!

We are going BIG this year with our Keynote Speaker: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York. His Eminence will be joined by Michael McGinn and the return of Gus Lloyd, and of course Bishop Lucia will start the day with Holy Mass celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation. We have a great day planned. Mark your calendar, register and bring a family member and/or friend.

Please go to the event website for the bio’s of the speakers, schedule for the day and to register.

Register online at

Faith Formation

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Faith Formation Program

Grades K-6

  • March 26th at ND from 9:00am - 10:00am

Grades 7-8

  • March 26th at ND from 9:00am - 10:00am

First Communion Date:

  • March 28th: Parent Meeting in Lourdes church at 6:00pm
  • April 19th: Rehearsal in Lourdes church at 6:00pm
  • April 22nd: First Communion at the 4:00pm Mass at Lourdes church
  • April 30th: First Communion at the 10:30am Mass at Lourdes church for the students of NDES

Registered families will receive calendars for the Winter/Spring of 2023 including dates of Sacraments and related Direct Preparation sessions.

Click here to download the Registration form

Questions? Contact Dick Vetere at orr (315) 724-3155, ext. 2226.

A Hole in your Heart - Moving Through Grief

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Christ the King Retreat House & Conference Center: A Hole In Your Heart - Moving Through Greif.

All you who are dealing with loss of any kind are invited to join us for an experience of “Moving Through Grief” with Sally Manahan. Learning about the various aspects of grief, resilience and the experience of others is a way to move through your own loss. The day will include a teaching about grief, some reflection time, optional sharing.

It matters not how long ago your loss was, if it is still felt in the present, join us offering: $30 includes lunch.

Friday March 31st from 10:00am - 3:00pm at 500 Brookford Rd., Syracuse, 13224.

Register at or call (315) 446-2680.

Sanctuary Memorials

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Monthly Memorials for March

  • The gift of Bread has been given in memory of Colin Sparacino by family.
  • The gift of Wine has been given in memory of Suzanne Fletcher Moylan by children & grandchildren.
  • The gift of Candles has been given in memory of Deceased members of the Moylan Family by family.
  • The Sanctuary Lamps for the week of March 19th Frederick Anken by Parish.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Mary, Mother of Our Savior will be Confirming Branndon Inman and Laurie Tanner at our Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 8th.

Please keep them in your prayers during their journey this Lenten Season.

Branndon Inman, 28

Laurie Tanner, 63

Easter Egg Hunt

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Men’s Club is sponsoring and Easter Egg Hunt on
Saturday, April 8th at 11:00am - Outside the Seton Center.

Rain or shine!
The Hunt is open to children 10 and under.
There is no cost for this event!!

Notre Dame School News

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Be a part of something Special!

Enroll Now

Applications are being accepted for the 2023- 2024 school year for all grade levels at Notre Dame Schools.

  • Universal Pre-K----Half or Full Day
  • Montessori Pre-K--Half or Full Day
  • Grades Kdg.-5th
For information, please call Notre Dame Elementary at (315)732-4374.
  • Grades 6th-12th
For information, please call Notre Dame Jr/Sr High at (315) 724-5118.

Financial Assistance Available.

Notre Dame Schools Raffle

Win $100,000
Drawing April 23, 2023

  • First Prize $100.000
  • Second Prize $10,000
  • Third Prize $10,000
  • 5 Individual Winners $1,000
  • 10 Individual Winners $500

Cost of ticket is $100 Cash, Check, Credit Cards are accepted. Must be 18 years old to purchase.

Enter by going to our wesite, or Call Jr/Sr High School at (315)724-5118 Ext. 26.

Join the Altar Society

Thursday, December 8, 2022

What is the Altar Society?

It is a group of parishioners, both men and women, working in teams of two or three in a given month during the year. collect the linens used by the priests during Mass, take them home and launder them.

We also do light dusting in our church. Both of these are usually done once a week to fit your schedule. This ministry has been in existence for many years. We have many members who have been doing this for a long time, but for one reason or another are unable to continue. This is a wonderful way of getting involved in our parish and meeting fellow parishioners.

For more information please call JoAnne Hughes at (315) 736-5710.

From the Blog of Ronald Rolheiser

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

He is a community-builder, lecturer and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and his weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide.

One of Isaiah's Visions

As Henri Nouwen once put it: Every bit of life is touched by a bit of death. In every satisfaction there is limitation; in every embrace, there is distance; in every success, there is the fear of jealousy; behind every smile, there is a tear; and in all forms of light there is knowledge of the surrounding darkness. Joy and pain are born at the same place within us, and we can never find proper words to capture our own feelings.

  • Why is it that every time joy reveals itself something painful also pierces the heart?
  • Why does the Gospel of Christ not bring us what we really want, joy without pain?

These are important questions because how we understand the relationship between joy and pain helps determine how we understand ourselves, happiness, and the Gospel. Too often we have the false idea, very prevalent in our culture, that joy and pain are incompatible, and that Christ came to rescue us from pain. Our culture tends to believe that if you are in pain, you cannot be happy and to be happy, you must avoid pain.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Joy and pain are not incompatible, and Christ does not, as poor preaching sometimes wants us to believe, promise us less pain. Joy and pain both lie at the heart of what it means to be human. In terms of a biblical definition, the human being might well be defined as a being of joy, living in pain.

In the end that is what separates us from the rest of creation. The paradoxical connection between joy and pain, ultimately, points us towards eternity. By revealing to us our limits, it points us towards something greater, God’s kingdom, a higher synthesis of love and communion, within which, as the vision of Isaiah has it, there will be satisfaction without limit, embrace without distance, success without jealousy, smiles without tears, reunions without separation, joys without missing your loved ones, and life without death.

What Christ promises us is not a life on this earth without pain, but an eventual joy that will be clear cut, pure, and which no one or nothing can ever take from us.


Friday, September 23, 2022

Volunteers and Players Wanted for Bingo at the Irish Cultural Center 623 Columbia.

  • St. Utica Doors open at 2pm
  • Games Begin at 4pm

Sponsored by the Hibernians

Devotion Hours +

Friday, February 10, 2023


Miraculous Medal Novena

Every Monday following 8:00am Mass. Our Lady is waiting to hear your prayers.

Eucharistic Adoration

Returns to the Seton Center Chapel on Monday thru Thursday 10:00am thru 2:00pm & Friday 10:00am thru 12:00noon.

To sign up for a specific time please call the office at (315) 724-3155.

Prayer Line

For Prayer Line requests please call Rose Butler at (315)790-3225.

Holy Hour/Benediction

All are welcome to Holy Hour every Thursday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 at the 2222 Genesee St. campus.

Spend an hour of Peace, Prayer, and Quiet Time. All are Welcome.


Miraculous Medal Novena

Every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm - Burrstone Rd. Campus.

Pray For... +

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

If you would like to add a name, please call the Office at (315) 724-3155.

Please pray for:

Arabella Zastrow, Joyce Jennings, A & C. Roberts, Ann Doolen, Monica Schmadel, Jane, Joe and Sylvia S., Mia Gorczynski, Madison Viggiano, Amy, Christine Williams, Bob V., Teresa Bushinger, Mary Ann Looney, Sr. Lois, Leo James Mastin, Larry Schecter, Maryellen, Judy, Dylan G., Connie M., Lila Burkhard, Amy S., Serena C., Gloria A. Stephen B., Joe Pogle, May M., Laurie H., Gary Werner, Judy Williams, Phillip S., Melissa M, Anna N, Joseph E. Albanese, Courtney S., Grady B. , James Hamer, William Latour, James T. Kane, Beverly Kane, Mary D., Nicole S., Josephine Gargash, Genevieve, Russ B.