Word from the Pastor

During this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and in preparation for the National Eucharistic Congress and Revival at Indianapolis from July 17th – 21st, Bishop Lucia will be leading five regional “Eucharistic Days” from Monday, June 24th thru Friday, June 28th, as an invitation to re-kindle our diocesan family’s devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist as the “source and summit of the Christian life.”

As Catholics, we believe that “the presence of Christ in the Eucharist is real, true, and substantial.” As St. John Paul II reminds us, “Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love.”

On each of these days, Holy Mass will be celebrated followed by an afternoon for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during which the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) will be available. The day will end with a special Holy Hour to which all clergy, religious, and lay faithful are invited to join in.

Here is the schedule for the Eucharistic Day in the Greater Utica Area:

Tuesday, June 25th
Location: Historic Old St. John

  • 12:10pm - Mass
  • 12:45pm - 6:00pm - Adoration
  • 3:00 - 5:00pm - Confessions
  • 5:00pm - Holy Hour

Please consider joining Bishop Lucia this Tuesday for this special afternoon of prayer before our Eucharistic Lord. All are welcome to participate.

Your Servant in Christ,
Fr. Jason C. Hage

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Mary, Mother of Our Savior, pray for us!