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Below is a statement issued from Bishop Lucia in response to the racial shootings in Buffalo. 
This weekend, Bishop Lucia asks that we not only pray for an end to racism but to remind ourselves and our loved ones that "Racism is evil because it attacks the inherent dignity of the human person, created in the image and likeness of God. The persistence of racism demands our attention now. Racism emerges in the actions and inactions of individuals; and it is embedded in our institutions and public policies. Our faith calls us both to personal conversion and to transformation of our society.”
 

Statement of Bishop Douglas J. Lucia

Re:  Buffalo shootings

May 20, 2022 

         Last Saturday, racist and horrifying violence took the lives of ten people in Buffalo who were just trying to make a living for their families or to get some shopping errands done.  It injured three other persons as well, along with traumatizing many more.  The trauma extends to the Diocese of Syracuse where this Saturday a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Assumption Church for one of our own parishioners and a victim of the shooting, Ms. Roberta A. Drury.  Our hearts and deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Roberta’s family and friends, as well as, to all the victims’ families and loved ones.          We hold close in prayer also all those who were injured and all those who witnessed and are affected                 by such unconscionable violence.

            As a local church, we are deeply disturbed also that the alleged perpetrator of this heinous crime is an 18-year-old from the Southern Tier of our diocese.  Where from or wherein is such hatred and violence being brought forth as to export such unconceivable crimes against the sacredness of the human person no matter gender, color, or creed?

            I wish to remind all Catholics of the grave sin that racism is and the ever present need to eradicate from both our society and nation.  In 2020, the US Catholic Bishops issued the document, “Open Wide Our Hearts:  The Enduring Call to Love – A Pastoral Letter Against Racism.”  In it the bishops reiterated the Church’s teaching on racism: “Racism is evil because it attacks the inherent dignity of the human person, created in the image and likeness of God. The persistence of racism demands our attention now. Racism emerges in the actions and inactions of individuals; and it is embedded in our institutions and public policies. Our faith calls us both to personal conversion and to transformation of our society.”

            The events of last Saturday in Buffalo which could have been easily exported to other places according to news reports, highlights the great urgency and need that can no longer wait in addressing both structural racism and prejudices to be found not only in American society, but even more sadly in Church communities.  This past Sunday in many Christian churches, the gospel reading was John 13:31-35 in which Jesus’ gives to his disciples a new commandment: “love one another” (Jn 13:34).  It concludes with Jesus saying: “This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (Jn 13:35).

            As I asked at the end of my homily on Sunday: “Where in your life…where in my life…is God asking us to love with more intention?”  I ask those who read these words to take this question to heart; so that together we can eradicate any racism, prejudice, and racial discrimination from our church communities, but even more from the nation that claims to be “one nation under God.”

            Let us not forget that in God “all find their home” (Ps 87) and that everyone belongs!

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ASCENSION OF THE LORD

HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE

VIGIL—Wednesday, May 25th

OUR LADY OF LOURDES (with Bishop Lucia)—6 PM

Thursday, May 26th

ST. JOSEPH’S, DEPOSIT—9 am

ST. MARY’S—12:10 pm

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               SYNOD LISTENING SESSION &

VIGIL OF THE ASCENSION MASS WITH THE BISHOP

                                           WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022                    

                              VIGIL MASS WITH BISHOP LUCIA at 6:00 pm                                                              followed by the listening session 

                                            OUR LADY OF LOURDES 

                                                       All are welcome!

Please join us at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 25th at Our Lady of Lourdes, Windsor, for a Vigil Mass of the Ascension with Bishop Lucia, followed by the scheduled SYNOD listening session. Bishop Lucia will be present at the meeting to listen to your hopes about how the Church can best share the Good News. Visit our website, broomecatholics.org or call the parish office at 607-775-0086 with any questions.

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FIRST COMMUNION

This weekend, Sunday, May 22nd, we will celebrate First Communion

during Mass at St. Mary's and St. Joseph's, Deposit.

 

We ask that you please continue to pray for the candidates and their families.

Gannon Broad

Emma Colsten

Matteo Grigoli

Domenic Karlson

Kendyl Riley

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Sacrament of Confirmation

 

On Sunday, May 8th, twelve young adults confirmed their faith.

It was a beautiful celebration and wonderful event for our parishes.

Please continue to pray for:

The Catholic Communities of Eastern Broome

Sophia Veronica Bianchi

Anna Katherine Finn

Isabella Cecilia Indelicato

Mason Peter McCombs

Grace Brigid Pavelski

Brendan John Pike

Christian Maximilian Varelikas

Camille Theresa Volpe

 

St. Mary of the Assumption

Giovanna Gianna Baretta Molla Crissell

Xavier Pio Lake

Briahna Teresa of Avila Raymond

Leah Mary Magdalene Riquier

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CURRENT INFORMATION 

 
In response to the Coronavirus, please note that ALL events except those listed are currently canceled until further notice.  
We pray that all stay safe and healthy during this unsettling time.
We have provided links for the most current updates, messages and other resources.
 
Blessings,
Barbara Kane
Parish Life Director
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ST. JOSEPH’S DEPOSIT 

HOLY HOUR

1st Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm.

Holy Hour for Vocations and the needs of our parishes and Pastoral Care Area. Everyone is invited!

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OLOL SUNDAY  COFFEE HOUR

AFTER MASS

Join us Sunday's after mass for Coffee hour. 

ALL are welcome! We hope to see you there!

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BIBLE STUDY

Sr. Bridget’s Bible Study is available online via zoom on Friday evenings at 7 pm.

Meeting ID—890 6889 4                                                   Passcode: 876015  

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