Wednesday, September 13, 2023

New Celebration Schedules

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

From The Desk of the Pastor

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

I pray you all had a blessed Thanksgiving. I would like to turn our attention to Advent and share with you the many opportunities we will have this holy season to grow deeper in our faith. The first plan of action I would recommend for a good holy Advent is to attend daily Mass more frequently.

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First Friday Masses

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Father Hage is pleased to announce that Father Joe Salerno, our pastor emeritus, has graciously agreed to celebrate First Friday Mass in our parish. Father Hage would like to create regular retreat programming for our parish family and will be instituting this month, “First Fridays with Father Joe!”

Father Joe will celebrate First Friday Mass in the Seton Center Chapel at 8:15am.

Following Mass, the group will move to the DePaul room for a light breakfast where Father Joe will deliver a brief retreat talk for participants. All are welcome!

Vocations Corner

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

First Sunday of Advent: December 3, 2023

“Like a man away on a journey, he assigns each of us a task; be on the alert.” Being chosen to serve as a priest or in consecrated life is an amazing work of the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit and our Blessed Mother to help you recognize and be faithful to your vocation.

Reach out to the Vocation Office via email: and follow us on Instagram @vocationssyracuse.

Vocations Table

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Our beautiful vocations table will be on display for the last time this weekend. Stop by to look if you have not already had the opportunity.

Please continue to keep Jonathan Hoole and Cornelius Deep and all the seminarians in your prayers as they continue on their journeys. Many thanks to Karen Hoole and Lucy Deep for helping set up this inspirational table in recognition of vocations and their sons.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Regional Holy Day Schedule for The Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Vigil Masses on Thursday, December 7th:

  • 4:00pm, St. Patrick/St. Anthony Chadwicks
  • 5:00pm, Holy Trinity
  • 5:30pm, St. Mark North Utica
  • 5:30pm, St. Paul Whitesboro
  • 5:30pm, St. Mary Clinton
  • 5:30pm, St. Joseph-St. Patrick
  • 6:00pm, Sacred Heart-St. Mary NY Mills

Morning Masses on Friday, December 8th:

  • 7:15am, Mary Mother of Our Savior (at Lourdes)
  • 8:00am, Annunciation Clark Mills
  • 8:00am, Holy Trinity
  • 8:30am, Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament
  • 9:15am, Mary Mother of Our Savior (at Rosary)*

Noontime Masses on Friday, December 8th:

  • 12:00pm, Holy Trinity
  • 12:10pm, Historic Old St. John, Downtown Utica
  • 12:10pm, St. Paul’s Whitesboro
  • 12:15pm, Mary Mother of Our Savior (at Lourdes)*
  • 12:15pm, St. Agnes/St. Anthony
  • 12:15pm, Sacred Heart-St. Mary NY Mills

Evening Masses on Friday, December 8th:

  • 5:30pm, St. John New Hartford
  • 5:30pm, St. Joseph-St. Patrick
  • 5:30pm, St. Peter's North Utica
  • 6:00pm, Holy Trinity

*Indicates a School Mass, but all are welcome.

Advent Adult Faith Formation Series

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Father Hage will be leading a co-ed four week series for Adults as well as Seniors every Wednesday during the Advent season.

Following the regularly scheduled Wednesday Parish Holy Hours, Father Hage will host a free chili soup dinner for participants from 6:30pm until 7:00pm in the Seton Center. He will then begin the Adult Faith Formation lessons promptly at 7:00pm in the DePaul room. He will be covering Ronald Rolheiser’s book, “Prayer: Our Deepest Longing.”

All are welcome.

These lessons will be livestreamed on our parish Facebook page.

Star Program

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

As a reminder, the Star Program gifts should be dropped off by December 3rd.

The bags can be dropped off to the Seton Center. The bags are scheduled to be picked up on Saturday, December 10th from 10:00am thru 2:00pm.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

Community Outreach

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Outreach Ministry will be Picking Up the bags for Thea Bowman on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th.

Please leave the bags in the back of OLOL and Rosary campuses.

Mohawk Valley Choral Society

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Singing a rich variety of serious choral music for over 40 years. The Mohawk Valley Choral Society announces its December 2023 Concert.

The Music of Morten Lauridsen:
including Mid-Winter Songs, O Magnum Mysterium & Lux Aeterna under the direction of Mr. David Kolb

The Concert will take place on December 10, 2023 at 3:00pm at The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 2222 Genessee St, Utica, NY

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and are available at Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, Little Falls, Weisser's Jewelers, Herkimer or by calling (315) 826-3092.

December Donut Sunday!!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Our December Donut Sunday will take place on Sunday, December 10th after both the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses.

This is a great time to get together with other parishioners and develop deeper friendships. All are welcome!

If you would like to assist with Donut Sunday, please reach out to Pastoral Council member, Marlene Angelini at (315) 794-4021 or at her email

Christmas Eve Mass Schedule

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

  • 4:00pm, Christmas Eve Mass at Lourdes
  • 6:00pm, Christmas Eve Mass at Rosary
  • 11:00pm, Christmas Mass During the Night at Lourdes
  • 8:30am, Christmas Day Mass at Lourdes
  • 10:30am Christmas Day Mass at Lourdes

New York State Discernment Retreat

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Sponsored by the Vocation Directors of NY.

Gather with other young men from across New York State who are considering the call to the priesthood; Hear dynamic talks on the priesthood delivered by NYS Vocation Directors; Meet seminarians and hear their stories; take your life of discernment to the next level.

Ages 18+

Please register by Thursday, December 28th by emailing

World Marriage Day Mass with Bishop Lucia

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

February 11, 2024, 2:00pm.

Bishop Douglas Lucia invites all married couples and their families to join him at a Mass celebrating World Marriage Day on February 11th, 2:00pm, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Special recognition and certificates will be given to couples celebrating 25, 50 or more years of marriage in 2023. Please contact your parish to let them know you are a couple married 25, 50 or more years who would like to attend this Mass with Bishop Lucia. You will then receive a personal invitation. The Mass is not limited to couples celebrating special anniversaries, but only those couples should contact their parish to receive an invitation.

All married couples and their families are invited to attend, and all married couples will be invited to renew their commitment to Holy Matrimony.

Contact our Parish office at (315) 724-3155 for more information and to sign up for this special event.

Sanctuary Memorials

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Monthly Memorials for December

  • The gift of Bread has been given in memory of Augusto & Rosa Cecelia by Daughter Maria Parisi & Family.
  • The gift of Wine has been given in memory of Ciara Jekel by Grandma & Grampa Parisi.
  • The gift of Candles has been given in memory of Baby Giovanni West by Grandma & Grampa Parisi.

Events and Devotions

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Wednesday, November 29th

  • 5:15pm, Holy Hour w/Solemn Vespers at Lourdes
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm, Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) at Lourdes
  • 6:30pm-7:00pm, Advent Chili Soup Dinner at Seton Ctr.
  • 7:00pm, Advent Adult FF Series at Seton Ctr.

Thursday, November 30th

  • 11:30am Christ Child Society at DePaul Room
  • 7:00pm, Church Choir Practice at Lourdes

Friday, December 1st

  • 8:15am, First Fridays with Fr. Joe at Seton Ctr.

Sunday, December 3rd

  • 9:30am, Child Catechesis (Grades K-6) at NDE
  • 11:45am, RCIA at Seton Ctr
  • 12:30pm, Teen Formation at NDHS
  • 6:00pm, Utica Newman Outreach at Rosary

Monday, December 4th

  • 1:00pm, The Chosen Series at Seton Ctr.
  • 6:30pm until 8pm, Youth Ministry Night at Seton Ctr.

Tuesday, December 5th

  • 6:00pm, NDE Christmas Concert at Lourdes
  • 7:00pm, Pastoral Council Meeitng at Seton Ctr.
  • 7:00pm, Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at Rosary

Wednesday, December 6th

  • 5:15pm, Holy Hour w/Solemn Vespers at Lourdes
  • 5:30pm until <6:>30pm, Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) at Lourdes
  • 6:30pm Adult FF Chili Soup Dinner at Seton Ctr.
  • 7:00pm Advent Adult FF Series at Seton Ctr.

Thursday, December 7th

  • 7:00pm, Church Choir Practice at Lourdes

Friday, December 8th

  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Parish Office Closed

Notre Dame School News

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Be a part of something Special!

Second Graders Care!!

Mrs. Graves and Mrs. Roginski’s second graders and their families were very busy this fall!

Both classes raised awareness and money for Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse. The students created “Chemo Care Kits” to distribute to the young patients and their families.

The kits included blankets, comfy caps, socks and lotions along with fun sticker books and word searches. The students drew pictures and made cards they thought the young patients would enjoy. There were many smiles on the faces of the patients and their families!

Safe Environment Week 2023 +

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

This year, the Diocese of Syracuse celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Safe Environment and Victim Assistance Programs. The programs success in protecting our children, young people, and vulnerable adults is due to the combined strength of child sexual abuse prevention training, the Child and Youth Protection Policy, and the Diocesan Code of Conduct.

Safe Environment Week is a time to acknowledge our clergy, members of religious orders, diocesan employees, volunteers, and so many others in the community who work tirelessly together toward a common goal: to prevent sexual abuse not only in our parishes, schools, or agencies but also in our neighborhoods and communities.

On behalf of Most Rev. Douglas J. Lucia, the Office of Safe Environment staff, and the Diocesan Safe Environment Committee, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who remain steadfast in their commitment and vigilance in protecting our children, young people, and vulnerable adults from harm.

For more information about the Safe Environment efforts on the prevention of child sexual abuse, visit

Young Adult Ministry! +

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Youth Ministry Nights

  • Helping Teens Encounter Christ
  • Open to all Teens
  • Grades 7-12

An opportunity for teens to deepen their faith, grow as disciples, and create authentic relationships with teens from the Greater Utica Area through small groups, service, and prayer.

  • The Seton Center
    Church of our Lady of Lourdes, 2222 Genesee St. Utica, NY
  • Monday from 6:30 – 8:00pm
    December: 4th
    January: 22nd, 29th
    February: 5th, 12th
    March: 4th, 11th, 18th
Visit or contact Brittany Wilcox at

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults +

Thursday, June 29, 2023

RCIA or the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process offered for those who would like to learn more about the Catholic Faith and those who are interested in becoming Catholic.

If this is you, please call the parish office at (315)724-3155 or email the office at

Pray For... +

Wednesday, November 29, 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, 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, Melissa M, Anna N, Joseph E. Albanese, Courtney S., Grady B. , James Hamer, William Latour, James T. Kane, Beverly Kane, Mary D., Nicole S., Genevieve, Russ B., Krista M., Bertha Nogas, Andre’ Kallay, Patricia Spost, Gayle Heitz, Annette Woroszylo, Josephine Gargash, Joanne G., Beverly Telc, James Carroll, Kevin Bedford, Peg Mullin, Lorraine T., John Baker, Greg Tietje, Mary Alice Hebert.