• From the Pastor's Desk
      Dear Parishioners:
       
      Tomorrow (Monday, September 15) is the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows, a feast that should have, of course, special significance for us! Let us turn to Our Lady as we celebrate our patronal feast to thank her for her patronage, her intercession, and protection. Let us implore her continued maternal care for our parish—its members, living and deceased, and for its every endeavor to make the Gospel known. In addition to our usual morning Masses, a solemn mass will be offered at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will follow in the church hall.

      In closing this weekly message, I want to express my heartfelt thanks for three great gifts that so many of you have offered most recently. The first gift is that of your time and talent, which was offered to make such a successful picnic! I am so grateful for so many volunteers who helped in so many and varied ways—preparing and cooking food, setting up tables and chairs, organizing activities, or being part of the cleanup crew! It was an enjoyable and beautiful day—in terms of weather but also in its visible expression of community. Thanks to Cheryl and David Uhaze, Phil Carlini, Joe and Ruth Woodcock, Nanine Ponella & her daughter Theresa, Karen & Drew Craven, Jack Michaels, Gina Capone, Sr. Ruth "Popsicle" Durfee, Jan Hartman, Roscoe Kelly, the Boy Scouts, the Youth Group, and so many others who helped to realize a great day!

      My second reason to offer thanks is for the gift of your prayer last week as the priests of our diocese gathered for a couple days of prayer, education, and fraternity at the annual convocation in Avalon. How generous were our good deacons who presided at Communion Services while we were away. The priests remembered at Mass and prayer each day all our parishioners.

      Finally, I am grateful for the gift of treasure that you share so that we can keep our parish financially secure and maintain our two large campuses. Your weekly giving is so important and your recent gift to the "Summer Project" is most appreciated. Work will begin soon on the sacristy at Our Lady of Sorrows. Many have been so complimentary about the new side doors already installed at St. Anthony.

      May Our Lady of Sorrows intercede for your needs and show you always her love and care!
       
      Happy Feast Day!
      Msgr. Gervasio
       
    • Calendar
      • Sep 20, 2014
        9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
        Attendance at this meeting is required for all parents and candidates for Confirmation in the 8th grade Religious Education program. Click the event title for details.
      • Sep 20-21, 2014
        Clean out your closets! Clear out your clutter! Get an early start on your Fall cleaning. The Social Justice Committee of OLS-SA is holding a clothing and housewares drive on the weekends of September 20-21 and 27-28. Click the event title for details
      • Sep 21, 2014
        11:00 AM
        For Catechetical Sunday, September 21, the Blessing of Catechists will be held at the 11:00 AM Mass, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
      • Sep 21, 2014
        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        Join us for faith, fellowship and lots of fun!
      • Sep 23, 2014
        2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Sep 24, 2014
        7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Sep 27, 2014
        9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
        Attendance is required at this meeting for all parents and candidates for Confirmation in the 7th grade religious education program. Click the event title for details.
      • Sep 27-21, 2014
        Clean out your closets! Clear out your clutter! Get an early start on your Fall cleaning. The Social Justice Committee of OLS-SA is holding a clothing and housewares drive on the weekends of September 20-21 and 27-28. Click the event title for details
      • Sep 28, 2014
        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        Join us for faith, fellowship and lots of fun!
      • Sep 30, 2014
        2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
        Join us for a service project and social justice learning. Don't forget to bring any paperwork you may need signed for service hours credit!
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    • News
      • September 14, 2014
        Local churches and pro-life groups join in prayer outside of Planned Parenthood in the Golden Crest Corporate Plaza in Hamilton Square on Wednesdays, from 9 to 10 AM and from 5 to 6 PM.
      • September 14, 2014
        Fr. Thomas Vallappallil, M.S., executive director of the North American La Salette Mission Center, thanks the OLS-SA parishioners for their generous $5,709 donation.
      • September 14, 2014
        You are invited to join the Spirit of St. Francis Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order as they gather in St. Anthony Church at 9:15 AM on September 28 for the recitation of the Crown Rosary.
      • September 14, 2014
        The OLS-SA Intramural Basketball program is looking for volunteers for the upcoming season. Click the article title for details.
      • September 14, 2014
        Click the article title to see the intentions for this week.
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      • September 7, 2014
        The OLS-SA Monday Night Bible Study Group will resume meeting at 7:30 PM in the Library at Our Lady of Sorrows effective September 22. For further information, contact Len Commini at 931-9370.
      • September 7, 2014 | by Fr. Gene
        Click the article title to see the latest from Fr. Gene in India.
      • September 7, 2014
        During August, 39 volunteers provided 232.3 hours of service to 37 persons. If you would like more information on joining this ministry as either a caregiver or a care receiver, click the article title for more information.
      • September 1, 2014
        Kudos go to our CYO Scholar Athletes, and to the 2013-2014 CYO Volunteer Coach of the Year. For names and other details, click the article title!