Holy Family Parish 763 E. Main Street, Little Falls, NY 13365
St. Joseph Church 36 N. Helmer Ave., Dolgeville NY 13329
Holy Family Parish – Mass Schedule : Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM – Sunday: 10:30 AM.
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:10 PM unless there is a funeral
Sacrament of Reconciliation-Saturdays – 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Joseph – Mass Schedule : Sunday: 9:00 AM –
Monday & Wednesday – 9:00 AM unless there is a funeral
Holy Family Parish, Little Falls and St. Joseph, Dolgeville will gather this weekend –
January 26/27, 2019 to celebrate the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. All are welcome to join us.
HOLY FAMILY PARISH
3rd SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME
In our first reading today, from the Book of the Prophet Nehemiah, we see Ezra the priest gather all the Hebrew people together – men, women, and children old enough to understand – and read the Torah aloud to them. The Torah is the Hebrew law, the Law of Moses. Ezra did this to remind the people of who they were – children of God. Jesus, in our gospel, comes in the image of God, “in the power of the Spirit.” Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law that Ezra read to the people. In the Gospel, Jesus stands up in the synagogue and recites from the Prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…to bring glad tidings to the poor…liberty to captives…sight to the blind…and proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophets. All that they prophesied is embodied in Jesus Christ. The gospel goes on to say that when Jesus finished “all the eyes in the synagogue were on him.” Ezra read to the people to remind them who they are. What about us? Who are we? Who am I?
PRESENTATION of the LORD
The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is celebrated each year on February 2, which this year falls on Saturday. In faithful observance of the Law of Moses, Mary and Joseph present the infant Jesus in the Temple to consecrate him to the Lord. When the presentation is over, they return to their hometown and created a home and family. This feast day is also called Candlemas. According to Luke’s account of the gospel, Simeon recognized Jesus as the Messiah and declared him a “light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” This led to candle processions in churches and in the streets, which became known as Candlemas.
BLESSING of THROATS
February 3rd is the traditional feast day of St. Blaise, patron saint of diseases of the throat. Because February 3rd falls on a Sunday this year, there will be no Mass in honor of St. Blaise. However, there will be blessing of throats following all Masses next weekend.
There will be a coffee hour, weather permitting, following the 10:30 am mass this Sunday in the parish office building. Come enjoy some refreshments and conversation.
Faith Formation classes – GRADES 6-10 – Sunday, January 27 from 9:10 -10:10 AM
GRADES 1-5 – Monday, January 28 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM
This weeks collection items for the food pantry are; tuna, canned stews and chili.
Monetary donations are always appreciated.
The Knights of Columbus meet the first Thursday of every month in the Church Basement.
Interested in joining, please contact Joe Jablonski. You may call the parish office at 315-429-8338.