• From the Pastor's Desk
      Dear Parishioners:
      Happy Easter! I join with Fr. Gene, Fr. Carter, and Fr. Alabré, our deacons and staff in extending to every member of our parish sincerest wishes for a joyous and blessed Eastertide!  Blessed John XXIII, who will be canonized a saint along with John Paul II next week, reminds us that the resurrection of the Lord is “the mystery of death challenged and defeated.” It is the basis of our faith in the resurrection of our own bodies. Jesus showed his disciples that his risen body was a new spiritual body, no longer subject to the laws of nature. We might well say that Jesus came to dress our mortal bodies with immortality. Thus, it is important for us to nurture constantly the life of Christ within us. Baptism gave us this life, the Eucharist sustains it, and our many spiritual practices help to deepen and solidify it.  Disciples are those who are ready to let go of their mortal bodies and receive the mantel of immortality.  This changes the way we face death. It is not an enemy but the friend who takes us by the hand and leads us into the Kingdom of eternal joy and love.  This is the great hope that Easter brings.  It forms the basis of our Christian joy!
      Christus Vincit! Christ Conquers!
      Christus Regnat! Christ Reigns!
      Christus Imperat! Christ Rules!
      With affection,
      Msgr. Gervasio
    • Calendar
      • Apr 27, 2014
        8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        Give praise. Give thanks. Give blood! For details, click the article title.
      • Apr 27, 2014
        9:15 AM
        The Spirit of St. Francis Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order will gather in St. Anthony Church at 9:15 AM on Sunday, April 27, for the recitation of the Crown Rosary. They will attend the 10:00 AM Mass, then hold their meeting in the church hall directly after Mass.
      • Apr 28, 2014
        6:30 PM
        Our parish is proud to welcome union members of the building trades to a Liturgy to commend to the Lord deceased members and to pray for the Lord's blessings on their endeavors. All parishioners are welcome to participate.
      • May 4, 2014
        12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        Join us on Sunday, May 4 from noon to 2:00 at an open house, to see for yourself the wonderful, caring, and fun environment of our pre-school. For details, click the title.
      • May 9, 2014
        6:00 PM
        OLS PTA will be hosting the Spring Fling Bag Bingo to benefit Our Lady of Sorrows School. Click here for details.
      • May 10, 2014
        5:45 PM
        Mark your calendars! Our parish has the honor of welcoming His Eminence Chibly Cardinal Langlois for the celebration of Holy Mass, Saturday, May 10, at 5:45 PM, at St. Anthony Church.
      • May 18, 2014
        11:00 AM
        Please join us on Sunday, May 18, at our parish's annual May Crowning. Following the 11:00 AM Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, we will process to our Blessed Mother Shrine in front of our school. All First Communicants are invited to participate in their First Communion attire. Please let your teacher know if you plan to join us. We look forward to seeing all First Communicants, their families, and all parishioners.
      • Jul 7-11, 2014
        Back by popular demand, our Children's Summer Bible Camp will be held July 7-11, from 8:30 AM to noon, in the Church Hall at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Our aim is to make this week a faith-filled, enjoyable experience for children ages 4 to 11. Click the article title for details.
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      • April 20, 2014
        Bring your energy, creativity, and enthusiasm, and volunteer at the Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of Sorrows - St. Anthony. Click the article title for details.
      • April 20, 2014
        Our parish will honor the sacrament of marriage by a renewal of wedding vows for couples who are celebrating anniversaries of 1 year, a multiple of 5 years, or more than 50 years. Following will be a Wine and Cheese reception for the married couples. Details will follow in upcoming bulletins!
      • April 20, 2014
        Whether you donated food, made Easter Baskets, or worked to organize these activities, the Mount Carmel Guild is grateful for your generosity in helping make the lives of the people in our community a little better. You are truly a sign of hope! Happy Easter!
      • Plans are being made for a parish/school community bus trip to see Jersey Boys on Thursday, June 12, the Thursday before Father' Day. This would be a great Father's Day gift and activity! Watch future bulletins for details.
      • Please notify our parish office when your organization or ministry changes leadership. It is important for us to know the correct person to contact regarding facility scheduling during the year 2014-2015. Click the article title for contact information.
      • April 20, 2014
        Thanks to all who returned their 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal pledge cards, our parish is now 58% of the way to its goal! If you are one of the 328 who made a pledge or a one-time donation, thank you! If, however, you wanted a little time to prayerfully consider pledging, but mislaid your pledge card or haven't yet returned it, please take this opportunity to do so. Your Act of Faith will facilitate Works of Love. And when we exceed our goal, money returns to our parish! Click the article title for instructions on making your gift.
      • April 20, 2014
        The last Children's Liturgy for this school year will be on May 4. Many thanks to all the wonderful children who came to pray and hear God's Word this year, and to our Children's Liturgy team: Joan Bellis, Josephine Crivelli, Joe DiLiberto, Bill Franko, Anne Kantor, Lorraine Kostinas, Marianne Peluso, Magali Santos, and Carolyn Schindewolf.
      • April 20, 2014
        One of the lamps that burn in St. Anthony Church this week is offered in loving memory of Catherine Persico at the request of her daughters. The other lamp at St. Anthony Church burns in loving member of Edward Capasso at the request of his wife Clara Capasso.
      • We express our gratitude to all those who helped to prepare and carry out the beautiful funeral rites for our dear Deacon, Tim Moore. Thanks, too, to Ruth Woodcock, her many helpers, and the ladies of our Rosary Altar Society for setting up and serving the luncheon that followed the Mass in our school cafeteria. We are beholden to our school community for accommodating Deacon Tim's family and friends during the school day.
      • Our Saturday evening Bingo helps support our parish school. We need callers as well as kitchen and floor help. To volunteer or obtain more information, please call the school office at 587-4140 or email dcostantino@olsschool.us. Please know any help is welcome. You do not have to have a child in OLS School to volunteer. We would love to see some new faces--especially yours!