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
Website: parishes.rcda.org/stjosephsdolgeville

Holy Family Parish, Little Falls and St. Joseph, Dolgeville will gather this weekend
July 18/, 2020 to celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. All are welcome to join us.

Masks are to be worn and social distancing will be maintained.
Hand Sanitizer is at all entrances to the church.

“The kingdom of heaven is like…” Whatever parable Jesus uses to teach about the kingdom of heaven, the issues are always growth, abundance, and increase. While the enemy may try to thwart the kingdom, in the end, God will prevail, and “the righteous will shine like the sun.” So, “the kingdom of heaven is like” those who hear and live the Good News Jesus teaches. We ourselves are the seeds God plants in people’s hearts. We are those tiny seeds that become large bushes, and we are the yeast that makes the bread rise.

Wednesday, July 22, is the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, who is mentioned in the gospels more than most of the apostles and more than any other woman except Jesus’ mother. According to the gospels, she witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion, was present at his burial, and was the first witness to the empty tomb, hurrying to tell the apostles that Jesus was no longer in the tomb. For this reason, and for her closeness and devotion to Jesus, she is sometimes referred to as the apostle to the apostles.

The apostle St. James, whose feast day is Saturday, July 25, is referred to as the Greater to distinguish him from the other apostle James, and a third James of importance in the early church, James the cousin of Jesus, who was the head of the Church in Jerusalem and the author of the New Testament letter that bears his name. St, James the Greater witnessed Jesus’ Transfiguration and was with him in the Garden of Gethsemani on the night he was arrested. James was the brother of John, the son of Zebedee, and among the first to answer Jesus’ call. According to tradition, St. James was beheaded by King Herod.


The annual Peter’s Pence collection, normally taken up on Good Friday, will this year be taken up at all parishes throughout diocese next weekend, July 25-26. Peter’s Pence supports the charitable work of Pope Francis. Catholics throughout the world support this collection to help the Holy Father reach out to suffering people around the globe, especially those suffering the effects of war and violence, natural disasters, and religious persecution. Please place your contributions to this collection in the basket marked “Peter’s Pence” as you enter or exit the church next weekend.