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

 

Weekend Mass Registration

An Important Announcement from Bishop Lucia

Bishop Lucia has authorized the filing of reorganization under Chapter 11 for the Diocese of Syracuse.  Please read Bishop Lucia's letter as well as Frequently Asked Questions here.

Covid-19 Update

Father Donovan sent out a letter to all parishioners on June 9th outlining the newest updates regarding the reopening of our parish (you can read the letter HERE!) - which includes the following:

  • We are allowed 25% capacity into the building
  • The dispensation from Mass Obligation remains
  • Our regular Weekend Mass schedule has resumed (Saturday, 5:15 pm, Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 am).
  • Registration for weekend Masses will be required
  • Regular Daily Mass schedule has resumed (M-W, 7:30 am, Saturday 9:00 am).  Registration is not required, but please sign in when you arrive
  • Confession has resumed (Saturday, 4:00 - 4:45 pm)
  • No other events may be scheduled for in the buildings until further notice
  • Questions may be directed to Father Donovan, [email protected]

PEACE Camp 2020

 

PEACE Camp 2020 - July 20-23    5:30-8:00   Campers K-6 Counselors Grade 7 and Up  

Join us for our Socially Distanced peace filled week of fun.

Register HERE!

Donate Here

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!  

There's an App for That!

Be sure to get the new OLS App to keep up to date on everything going on at our Parish!

Let us Pray!

Food Pantry Information

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.

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Mass Times

Weekend Masses:
Saturday 5:15 pm
Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 am

Daily Mass:
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 7:30 am
Saturday 9:00 am

Confession:
Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Office Hours

Monday & Wednesday, 8:00 am too 4:00 pm.
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Please use the main entrance and ring the bell.

Daily Televised Mass

Daily Televised Mass will be streamed through Syracuse Catholic Television at noon!   You can access it HERE.

Faith Formation On Line Learning Topics

First Eucharist Video for Retreat

We thought this would be a good way to review as we move closer to First Communion.  We have many options for our upcoming First Eucharistic Celebration, and we are just waiting to see when we are allowed to gather together again, so until then, this is a good spot to review topics, vocabulary and ask questions.

Watch the video and work on the puzzle below for vocabulary building and we'll see if everyone likes this.  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.    

Mrs. Adams

 

First Eucharist Word Scramble

You may need to do this on a separate sheet of paper but unscramble these very important words to help review.

Mary's Meal

*** Due to Covid-19 Mary's Meal is suspended until further notice ***
 

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Alpha Runs Here

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