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
October 26/27, 2019 to celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. All are welcome to join us.
Holy Day of Obligation; Friday, November 1, All Saints Day Mass Schedule
Holy Family Parish – 12:10 p.m.
St. Joseph, Dolgeville – 5:00 p.m.
30th SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME
Today we have a textbook explanation of the difference between righteousness and self-righteousness, and a lesson in the great virtue of humility. Two people go up to the temple area to pray. The first, a religious leader, stands and “prays to himself”, telling himself how wonderful he is and how terrible the other person is. The other, a tax collector, prays to God “O God, be merciful on me, a sinner.” Jesus tells us that it is the tax collector, the acknowledged sinner, who goes home justified. “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
This weekend we celebrate Priesthood Sunday. We honor today the men who have heard God’s call to priestly life, a life of sacrifice and service to others. We give thanks for Fr. Healy who continues his ministry and allows us at Holy Family and St. Joseph to continue to have Mass, who answers the calls to go to the hospital and nursing homes and administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, and who continues to carry out those roles that only a priest can. We pray for his continuing good health and enjoyment of being a priest.
Friday, November 1, is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation. Saints stand out as models who give us courage and strength to be faithful to the demands of living our lives according to the Beatitudes. We know many saints by name – those who have been canonized. But there are countless others, including those within our own families and circles of friends that we know lead a saintly life of service to others. Masses on this Holy Day of Obligation will be at 12:10 at Holy Family and 5:00 pm at St. Joseph.
All Souls Day is November 2nd, the day following All Saints Day. By tradition Holy Family and St. Joseph celebrates All Souls on the Sunday closest to November 2nd, this year November 3rd, so that our entire communities of faith can join with those who have lost loved ones over the past year, remember those who have died and help console those who are left. A candle will be lit for all those buried through the church, and a flower will be given to the deceased’s family.
Faith Formation Classes:
Grades 6-10, Sunday, October 27 – 9:10 -10:10 AM
Grades 1-5, Monday, October 28 – 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Volunteer Appreciation Mass & Luncheon
To recognize all who give of their time and talent to our parish community. Sunday, November 10 – 10:30 a.m. Mass followed by a luncheon in the church hall. ALL parishioners are invited!
This week’s items for the food pantry are; cereal, oatmeal, juices. Monetary donations are always appreciated.
Helping Hands Program needs your gently used clothing items. There is a tote in the back of the Church for these items. Distribution hours are from 2-4 pm on Thursdays if you are in need of items. You can contact the parish office 315-729-8338 if you have questions on this program.