During the Month of October, the Rosary Recited every Tuesday in Church at 5:00 pm with Special Intention for Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary and smooth recovery for our dear Rev. Richard Dellos, Pastor of St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church Utica, NY
SJSP Church Rosary Recited
every Sunday at 9:55 am
Come join us for an intention and/or devotion
to our dear Blessed Mother.
Traveling Vocation Crucifix Program
On Saturdays @ 4pm Mass, a blessed San Damiano Crucifix is presented to families or individuals for vocation prayers for the week in their homes.
Contact: Roseann Witkowski (315) 507-4752
I have been coordinating the Vocation Crucifix Program for almost 7 years and now feel it is time for to retire. If anyone is willing to coordinate this program please contact me and will help with the transfer of the program. The end date for me to coordinate The Vocation Crucifix Program will be May 24, 2018.
~ Roseann Witkowski (315) 507-4752
Healing Mass at SJSP!
First Tuesday of every month Healing Mass for the Unity of Family
5:30 pm Mass in SJSP Church followed by music, prayer with Mary the Mother of God as our intercessory for family healing led by Rev. Anthony LaFache.
First Saturday Devotions to the Blessed Mother
9:00 am Mass in Church.
Our Blessed Mother promises, “to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the First Saturday of five successive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades
of the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.”
Prayers for Priests
Every Saturday following 9:00 am Mass in Church.
Please come be part of prayer partners praying for our priests in the Syracuse and Albany Dioceses. We are praying for their salvation, vocation/ministry.
To pray privately at home contact Karen Slocum @ 360-4829 for prayer packet.
Divine Mercy Cenacle
Fourth Wednesday of every month @ 6:00 pm
St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church Rectory
Mission: Practice the works of Mercy, pray for the sick & dying, read & study the
Diary of St. Faustina, and pray The Divine Mercy Chaplet.
All are welcome in Mercy & Love!
Contact: Sandra Maher (315) 717-5005 or Doris Horton (315) 733-0700
Secular Franciscan Order: We are a Holy Order under our Pope. Our Mission is to serve our priests, our church, and the poor. We follow Christ and the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.
For more information and/or joining, please contact:
Katie Koscinski, Formation Director @ (315) 797-1985
Morning Prayer & Vespers (Evening Prayer) are both said in church in the apse (the area behind the altar). Open to the public; this is the public prayer of the church - an extension of the Mass)
All are welcome. Questions: Andrew Siuta 796-1466
Legion of Mary - This association of Catholic laity was founded in Dublin, Ireland for the purpose of sanctifying its members, intensifying Catholic life, reclaiming fallen away Catholic and seeking converts. It is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country in the world. It has been active in the United States since 1931, has been approved by the last 6 Popes, and was endorsed by the second Vatican Council. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members. Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Works include door to door evangelization, parishioner visitation, prison ministry, visitation of the sick or aged, crowd contact, religious education, visiting the newly baptized, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a Spiritual Director named by the Pastor. The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the Pastor. The Legion of Mary at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church specialized in going door to door evangelizing. From 9/13/13 to 9/20/14, 1558 visits were made, of these visits 729 were contacted. Recognizing our Blessed Mother as a model and example for the Church, the legion strives to accomplish its works under her sponsorship. Now a world-organization, it constitutes one answer to Pope Pius XI's appeal for Catholic action. The unit of the legion of Mary is called the Praesidium. All are welcome to attend!
Meetings are held on Thursdays @ 6:15 pm in the rectory at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church. Contact: Spiritual Director, Father O'Neill @ (315) 724-1072 or Richard @ (315) 794-7648
Mission of The Oblates of St. Benedict
Oblates of St. Benedict are Christian individuals or families who have associated themselves with a Benedictine community in order to enrich their Christian way of life. Oblates shape their lives by living the wisdom of Christ as interpreted by St. Benedict.
If you are interested in exploring this way of living, you are invited to attend.
All are welcome.
Meetings are held on the Third Monday of every month
6:30 pm St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church Rectory
For more information please contact George Gallien: (315) 339-1419 or 240-0120
A lay branch of the Discalced Carmelite Order, members follow the teachings of St. Theresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross. Their charism is to pray for the Church and spend time with Jesus through contemplation and meditation.
They meet 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the 2nd Saturday of the month in the Parish Center.
Contact: Doug Holzhauer: (315) 725-2319
St. Mary’s Auxiliary Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary
of the Knights of St. John:
Our Mission is to support the Knights of St. John and help support services such as the Thea bowman House, John Bosco House, and special needs of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church.
For more information and/or joining, please contact: Joyce Schmidt @ (315) 735-1503.
ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY
We meet in the Parish Center monthly on the Second Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pm
The First Sunday of each month is for the intention of our living
& deceased members. What are we all about?
We are “Caretakers of the Altar” primarily.
We have added other financial obligations as needs dictated.
PROJECTS: Our largest project to date, has been the restoration
of the Society’s window showing the Last Supper. Other projects funded by the Society include; present marble railing was installed from Society’s generosity, purchase of a Satin Brass Paschal
Candle Pedestal PLUS new Paschal Candle each year, new albs & cinctures for our altar servers & re-plating of the brass candle holders. WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Contact: Marilyn Ryznar @ 732-8910
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.
The basic process applies to adults and older children.
For more information, please contact: Fr. Dellos (315) 735-4429 x2
St. Marianne Prayer Group
Every Wednesday 10am to 11:15am SJSP Parish Center
Mission: Recites prayers that cover it all! Divine Mercy Chaplet, The Holy Rosary, Prayer to St. Marianne Cope, Prayer to St. Michael, Prayer to Mary Undoer of Knots,
Prayer to St. Francis, Morning Offering of the Divine Will.
(No commitment necessary)
Contact: Betty (315) 732-1755
Padre Pio Prayer Group
Spiritual Lessons on the life of St. Padre Pio given by Fr. LaFache.
Meets the third Thursday of every month @ 7:00 pm
St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church Parish Center
Contact: Anna Marie Piacentino (315) 735-8375
Love of God Charismatic Prayer Group
In the spirit of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, the Love of God Prayer Group seeks to experience the power and the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit, granted to the disciples at Pentecost, yet available even now. We pray for these gifts and employ them to bring ourselves, and those with whom we come into contact, into a deeply personal relationship with Our Lord so as to discern God's individual plan for us and to align our wills to His. Meetings generally consist of song, praise, praying in tongues, prophetic words, directed Scriptural readings, and laying on of hands. We praise Jesus, we thank Him, and we worship Him, as He moves within us. Come to hear God knocking and let Him in. All are welcome.
Contact: Conrad Sigonia @ (315) 845-1581
The Rosary & The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Second Friday of Every Month @ 6:30pm
@ the Sullivan Home
1465 South Park Drive Utica, NY 13501
Prayer followed by Fellowship
(Everyone brings a dish to pass)
Contact: Deborah Sullivan (315) 368-8056
You don't need a date for Movie Night!
3rd Tuesday of every month 6:30 pm
Inspirational films featured.
Refreshments. Cost: FREE
Thank you Rosemary Pezzulo and Maria Salamida.