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
Website: parishes.rcda.org/Holy_Family_Parish

St. Joseph – Mass Schedule : Sunday: 9:00 AM
Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 AM unless there is a funeral
Website: parishes.rcda.org/stjosephsdolgeville

Holy Family Parish, Little Falls and St. Joseph, Dolgeville will gather this weekend
May 11/12, 2019 to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter. All are welcome to join us.
There will be NO 12:10 p.m. mass on Tuesday, May 14
The 4th Sunday of Easter is traditionally referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday. Hearing the Shepherd’s voice, followers recognize and know it is their God. Safe in the knowledge that they cannot be taken from the hand of the Shepherd, those who hear his voice follow as faithful believers willing to go where God calls and sends them. When all the glamour of false voices and seductive distractions threaten to overwhelm, we have only to listen carefully to be led to do the work of the Father.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. This is a day to especially remember our mothers, both living and dead, who did and do so much for us, their children. This is also a day to remember those women who may not be biologically our mothers but bring a mother’s love to all to whom they minister. Mother’s Day always falls in the month of May, the month of Mary in the church calendar. Mary, the Blessed Mother of us all, is the role model for all women, the model of love and sacrifice. Good and Gentle God, may all who bring a mother’s love be granted a special blessing, and may all of the work of her hands not be forgotten in your sight.
This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday, a day also observed as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The purpose of this day is to publically fulfill the Lord’s instructions to “Pray the Lord of the harvest will send laborers into his vineyard.” Please pray generously for all discerning a call to the priesthood, the diaconate, and religious life.
This weeks collection items for the food pantry are; soup, condiments, coffee
Monetary donations are always appreciated.

Next Sunday, May 19, the Sacrament of First Eucharist will be celebrated at St. Joseph. This is the second of the three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism and Confirmation being the other two). Please keep our children in your prayers. Also, a special thank you to the religious education teachers who prepare our children for this sacrament.