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Pastor's Note

This weekend is Respect Life Sunday. It is a time for us to renew our respect for all human life from the moment of conception to the moment of death. It is a time for us to reflect upon the great gift of life  which is from God. We live in a world that devalues the lives of the unborn, poor, elderly, undocumented immigrants and those who some view as useless. We are called to boldly proclaim that all human life is sacred, and work to enact laws that respect all human life. We are especially called to defend the life of the most vulnerable in society, the unborn. We need to elect candidates that will protect the lives of the unborn. Let us renew our efforts this day to change our personal attitudes and those of society. May we see all life as sacred and that ALL LIFE MATTERS!

This Monday I will be leaving for my annual retreat at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, NJ. Fr. Zandy will say the daily mass in my absence. Please keep Deacon Bill and I in prayer as we spend this time with the Lord.

Speaking of time with the Lord, the Following Christ portion of the Christ Life series is underway. This is a powerful program and wonderful things are happening on Tuesday evenings. Please keep the participants of this program and our parish in your prayers during this time. We will be starting a new session of Discovering Christ in January. Make your plans now to be a part of this wonderful program. 

Fr. Jim




Sunday, October 16, 2016 / 7 am –7 pm

Auriesville and Fonda, New York

PRICE CHANGE FOR PILGRIMAGE! Generous donation to pay for transportation on pilgrimage makes the trip only $5 per person!

The youth ministers of the Southern Region invite all parishioners to join us on a wonderful pilgrimage of faith on Sunday, October 16th, 7 am – 7 pm. We will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, NY. We will walk the grounds, including the ravine where St. Isaac Jogues buried St. Rene Goupil. We will see the museum and attend Holy Mass. We will also visit the National Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, NY. There we will see where St. Kateri spent most of her life. We will visit the museum and draw water from the Kateri Spring. Cost is only $5 per person. Please bring a bag lunch. We will make a stop for dinner on the way home. This is a great opportunity to learn about these beautiful saints that lived so close to our home, to ask for their intercession, and to have a prayerful day with our Lord. For more information or to reserve your seat please contact AnneMarie Skojec at (607) 754-4333 or askojec@syrdio.org


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