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Statement of a Return to Sunday Mass

A Statement on a Return to Sunday Mass by the  Roman Catholic Bishops of the Upstate New York Dioceses of Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Rochester and Syracuse Praise be to Almighty God, who has been by our side throughout this long and devastating pandemic.  He has...

The Year of St. Joseph: 33 Day Consecration

Year of Saint Joseph 12.08.2020 – 12.08.2021 * To increase our love for this great saint *To encourage us to implore his intercession *To imitate his virtues and his zeal   #Pope Francis Patris Corde Spiritual Readings * Matthew 1-2 *Luke 1-2 * Leo XIII...

“For God so loved the World”

Why do we observe this season of forty days that we call Lent?  The answer lies in the words we find in today’s gospel.  “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.”  Lent is given...

Those who serve in times of plague and pandemic.

In the January issue of ‘MAGNIFICAT” the editors set aside several pages to give a brief account of several saints who have served the sick and suffering during times of plague, pandemic, and other kinds of catastrophes.  I found these pages to be not only...

A Little Side Trip

Each year the church presents the gospel of the transfiguration on the Second Sunday of Lent.  When it actually took place had nothing to do with the Second Sunday of Lent it was simply one of those days when Jesus called aside Peter, James and John and invited...

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Statement of a Return to Sunday Mass

A Statement on a Return to Sunday Mass by the  Roman Catholic Bishops of the Upstate New York Dioceses of Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Rochester and Syracuse Praise be to Almighty God, who has been by our side throughout this long and devastating pandemic.  He has...

The Year of St. Joseph: 33 Day Consecration

Year of Saint Joseph 12.08.2020 – 12.08.2021 * To increase our love for this great saint *To encourage us to implore his intercession *To imitate his virtues and his zeal   #Pope Francis Patris Corde Spiritual Readings * Matthew 1-2 *Luke 1-2 * Leo XIII...

Financial Report: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Most Holy Name of Jesus 2020/2021 BudgetOperating RevenueCollections were budgeted lower for 2019-2020.  Collections were behind budget before the Covid crisis and the decline accelerated  resulting in the significant shortfall. For 2020-2021 the collections...

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“For God so loved the World”

Why do we observe this season of forty days that we call Lent?  The answer lies in the words we find in today’s gospel.  “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.”  Lent is given...

A Little Side Trip

Each year the church presents the gospel of the transfiguration on the Second Sunday of Lent.  When it actually took place had nothing to do with the Second Sunday of Lent it was simply one of those days when Jesus called aside Peter, James and John and invited...