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:
Registration for weekday Masses is not required, but please sign in when you arrive.
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!
Please note, our clothing shed has been temporarily closed down. St. Pauly Textile who handles the donations to the sheds is currently unable to ship clothes and does not have storage capacity to hold any more. Please do not leave anything outside of the shed as we also do not have storage space and anything left outside of the shed will be disposed of. Thank you for your generosity and cooperation.
Be sure to get the new OLS App to keep up to date on everything going on at our Parish!
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.
As so many things in 2020 are being done differently, we are being realistic about the Annual Mission Appeal. Due to not taking collections and our attendance being limited, we did not feel it fair to bring a speaker in for an Appeal that is required of us.
The mission assigned to us in 2020 is Nazareth Farm. Many are familiar with Nazareth Farm as it started as an extra-curricular activity at Catholic Central-Seton Catholic Central in the 1970’s. For 41 years now it has operated in Center Point, West Virginia, as a home mission and youth ministry outreach. High School and College students spend a week at a time, working in homes in the surrounding community. The work relies on the four cornerstones of Simplicity, Service, Community and Prayer. Students often have come to the realization that the Gospel is not simply words, but action that has breath and life.
You can make your contribution by clicking HERE or by dropping a check in the weekend collection or mailing directly to the office. Please, all checks should be made to Our Lady of Sorrows, as one check will be forwarded to the diocesan mission office. Thank you for your generosity!
Daily Televised Mass will be streamed through Syracuse Catholic Television at noon! You can access it HERE.
We thought this would be a good way to review as we move closer to First Communion. We are excited to share this experience with our young people and this is a good place to review topics, vocabulary and ask questions.
Watch the video and work on the puzzle below for vocabulary building. You can even set up your own home altar to practice. Send me a picture of your altar at the email below.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me here.
You may need to do this on a separate sheet of paper but unscramble these very important words to help review.
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