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
Bishop Lucia has announced the closing of our parishes and Given the precautions and preventative measures that being open entails, our buildings are closed for the time being and EVERYTHING is canceled. This includes Masses and devotions, until further notice including the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter.
As my own health puts me at high risk at this time, confessions will be available at St. Anthony’s Church 9-9:30 am, daily, St. Vincent DePaul – Blessed Sacrament Saturday’s at 3 pm, St. Patricks, 11:30 am Saturdays, St. Thomas at 3:00 pm Saturdays, SS John & Andrew 3:45-3:45 Saturdays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm (in the sanctuary of the church).
Our offices are also closed with employees working remotely, but we will be monitoring calls, so please do leave a message if we are not available to answer. You may also email us at [email protected]
Our Food Pantry is currently remaining open - please call them at 785-3214 for further information.
As of March 13, Bishop Lucia has dispensed everyone from the obligation of Sunday Mass until further notice. Please read the entire letter from Bishop Lucia regarding the Church's response to the Coronavirus HERE!
Palm Sunday Mass will be live-streamed on our Facebook Page at 4:00 pm, Saturday, April 4 2020, and will be available to view anytime after that.
Due to COVID-19 and concerns for everyone's well-being, we are unable to distribute Palms at this time. We will make them available when public gatherings resume.
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
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 or if you need to inquire about alternate methods of getting your food. We will call you back if needed.
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.
As the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, we may need to make alternate arrangements so please continue to monitor the website or call the pantry for more information over the next few weeks.
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.
Faith Formation Google Classrooms will be available to allow your children to stay connected to their faith. Since this is new for all of us, if you can’t get logged in please email me below and I have alternate ways to send links. We will push out materials and you can click on them as you would like. Please don’t feel overwhelmed with this, you may complete as much or as little as you would like. I want to give you something every day. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me here.
Please check back as we are working on the links to get to the Google Classroom easily.
Be sure to get the new OLS App to keep up to date on everything going on at our Parish!
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!
Donate Blood Tuesday April 7th from 9-2 - You are helping save lives in a big way during this unprecedented time! Schedule your appointment HERE!
While we can not physically be together this Lent, it is more important than ever to join in prayer. Please join our staff in praying the Stations of the Cross throughout the Lenten season! You can view the stations HERE!
Daily Televised Mass will be streamed through Syracuse Catholic Television at noon! You can access it HERE.
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