WELCOME! Christ welcomed all who were searching for truth, peace and joy! We, the Roman Catholic faith community of Our Lady of Sorrows welcomes all people to come and find truth and peace within our walls. A joy filled community based on Sacred Scripture, Tradition, and the Sacraments seeks to provide an inviting and spiritually fulfilling faith journey for all who seek a deeper, truth filled relationship with the risen Christ. We sincerely hope to offer hospitality and friendship to everyone in the name of Christ our Savior. Please come join us!
May God’s peace be with you,
The parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows
The dispensation from Sunday Mass continues and we are allowed 50% capacity in church. Due to our limited capacity and Health Department guidelines, we are asking everyone to register for weekend Masses here:
Please note: while registration links may remain on the website up all weekend, due to logistics, Mass lists will be printed at 12pm on Saturdays for all the weekend Masses. So if you register for any weekend Mass after that time, your name may not appear on the printed lists. If this happens, just register with a Hospitality Leader when you arrive.
Registration for weekday Masses is not required, but please sign in when you arrive.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - Mass Times are:
6:00 (live-streamed on https://www.youtube.com/c/OLSVestalNY)
Registration is requried - please click on the Mass time you would like to attend below to sign-up.
Right now as many people are getting vaccinated and people are coming back to Mass as they feel comfortable, we are contemplating when things will return to “normal” and are looking to the future and what that “normal” will be. Do we continue to practice digital discipleship and utilize on-line opportunities or return to in-person ministry and the way things were prior to Covid? The answer is both. We are excited to be participating with others in the Diocese in a 6 week course in conjunction with Barna, a leading research organization, to help us see a vision of how we navigate this new world. And here’s where you come in. We are asking for you to complete a short survey about what your experiences have been during Covid and what you would like to see going forward. This assessment takes approximately 4-7 minutes to complete. We encourage everyone to participate – this truly is an exciting time and a great opportunity for our Parish Community to grow and become stronger than ever – and this tool will help us address the needs and wants of everyone and enable us to continue to be Missionary Disciples!
Videos for Virtual Learning (click on the link below to watch the video and follow along with the materials provided. Any questions, comments or concerns please Email me here. If you are missing a week, go the the Faith Formation page - they have all been archived there.
FIRST SACRAMENTS RETREATS
Promise Video's For Grade 1
Good News Video's For Grade 2-3
Venture Video's For Grades 4-6
Please view the google doc to find the bible Verses - Click here for Bible Verses
Since we cannot attend Mass physically in our churches, our collections aren’t there to still pay expenses. While we are financially stable, this will have an impact on our parish budget. We pray and hope to maintain the upkeep of our parish, just as our parishioners do with their homes, at this trying time. We hope you will celebrate Sunday Mass from your homes by watching it on television or on our Facebook Page. We ask that if it’s in your budget to please continue contributing to Our Lady of Sorrows by mailing your donations to our parish office: PO Box 326, Vestal NY 13851 or taking advantage of on-line giving!
Our Food Pantry plans to remain open during this Coronavirus pandemic at the regularly scheduled hours of:
Tuesdays from Noon to 2:00 pm
Thursdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Saturdays from 9:00 am to Noon
We are now accepting donations of non-perishable items for the pantry. They may be dropped off in the Gathering Space during office hours.
During this time the we will be taking the following precautionary measures:
Call the Food Pantry at (607) 785-3214 and leave your name, phone number and the number of people in your household. Please tells us which day you are planning to come to the pantry and we will call you back and go through your selections.
When you arrive at the pantry, please park in a line along the curb and remain in your car. We will be doing curbside distribution of food so someone from the pantry will meet you at your car and give you further instructions. Please do not get out of your car until your food is delivered to you.
Please follow all health recommendations to ensure not only your safety but the safety of others. May God bless you and your families with good health.
Be sure to get the new OLS App to keep up to date on everything going on at our Parish!
FORMED! - THE BEST CATHOLIC CONTENT ALL IN ONE PLACE!
Please enjoy this free subscription to Formed.org, where you can stream hundreds of hours of inspiring movies and video series, read bestselling Catholic eBooks, and listen to audio presentations from the Church’s most compelling speakers! All available from virtually any device...anytime, anywhere.
It's easy to register: