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    March 29, 2020—The Fifth Sunday of Lent

    READINGS FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT FIRST READING You shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and have you rise from them, O my people! [Ez 37:13] PSALM With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. [Ps 130] SECOND READING But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is alive because of righteousness. [Rom 8:10] GOSPEL Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live.” [Jn 11:25] Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.


    Sunday: 5th Sun of Lent March 29th

    Wednesday: April Fool’s Day April 1st

    Thursday: St. Francis of Paola, Hermit April 2nd

    Saturday: St. Isadore, Bishop and Doctor of the Church April 4th

    Next Sunday: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord April 5th

  • Our Sanctuary Lamp burns

    this week for an end to the spread of the Covid-19

    Sacrament of Reconciliation

    • @COL Wed. 5:30-6:30 pm

    • @SAMOM Thurs 4:00-5:00 pm

    • @SAMOM Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm

    • @COL Sat. 5:30-6:30 pm

    Bishops Lucia & Cunningham, Fr. Schultz, Fr. Matthew Schultz, Fr.

    John, Fr. Benjamin O’Loughlin, Fr. Patrick O’Loughlin, Dc. Dan,

    Dc .Terry, Sr. Ignatia, Sr. Mary Emmanuel , and for future vocations.

    Spiritual Spotlight

    How Did Jesus Teach?

    Catechism: Jesus taught about the kingdom through

    parables (cf. no. 546)

    You’ve probably heard of Aesop’s fables. Aesop was a Greek who told stories about animals to teach lessons. Jesus taught by His example, by answering questions, and by preaching. And He also taught through stories. The stories Jesus told are called parables (PAIR-uh-buhls)! These are stories about people and everyday things that represent something else. Jesus used them to reveal truths about God, God’s kingdom, and members of the kingdom. One parable is about a man who sows seed on rocky ground, among thorns, and on rich soil. Only the seed on rich soil yields a large harvest. The seed is like God’s word. We, too, can be good soil for the seed of God’s Word by carefully listening to it. (cf. Mt 13:3 -9,18-24.

    Scripture Link: The Bronze Serpent

    During the Exodus, the Israelites had little food and water in the desert. They spoke against God and Moses. So poisonous snakes came and bit the Israelites, who then died. The people admitted to Moses that they had sinned by complaining. They asked him to pray for them. When Moses did, God told him to make a model of a serpent and set it on a pole. Moses made a bronze serpent and put it on a pole. Anyone bitten could look at it and live. As Christians we look to Jesus raised on the cross as the Lord of Life who rescued us from death. Have you ever noticed the symbol on many ambulances is a serpent twisted around a pole, just like in the story of the bronze serpent (cf. Num 21:1-9)? It is the symbol of the healing profession


    Fr. James A. Schultz Administrator

    Christ Our Light 68 Park Street; Pulaski NY 13142

    (315) 298-5350 Parish Office

    23 Niagara Street Pulaski, NY 13142

    315 298-5350

    St. Anne, Mother of Mary and Parish Office

    3352 Main St..; Mexico NY 13114 315 963-7182


    In the meantime, you may call: 315 963-7255 or 315 402-9241


    Did you know that the Rosary was given to us by the Blessed Mother herself. According to popular tradition, Mary appeared to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche and personally gave them this powerful prayer. Ever since, the Rosary has been one of the most beloved prayers of the saints.

    In the Words of the Saints… St. Josemaria Escriva: “The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you will be amazed at the results.” St. Padre Pio: “The Rosary is the prayer of those who triumph over everything and everyone. It was Our Lady who taught us this prayer, just as it was Jesus Who taught us the Our Father.” St. Louis de Montfort: “Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”

    To complete preliminary paper- work please call 315 963-7255 or 315 402-9241 prior to sched- uling a baptism. Classes By ap- pointment at SAMOM or COL.



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    The True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist as Defined by the

    Council of Trent

    “the Body and Blood, together with the Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore the whole Christ, is truly, really and substantially contained in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.”

  • Dear Parishioners, Thank you for all of your Support and Generosity.

    Anyone wishing to—may send their donations to the parish office. We are working on updating our ’Online Giving Program’ so that it

    will be accessible from our new website: We will let you know when that takes place. For more information about this

    ‘Online Giving Program, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing or by calling: (315) 963-7255 or (315) 402-9241.

    May the Good Lord bless you and keep you!

    As Lent 2020 reaches it’s final few weeks here are some final

    suggestions: • At dinner time today, have everyone in

    the family mention one person or thing for which they are thankful.

    • We have the gift of faith because of the

    faithful people who have gone before us. Think about an older relative or friend, living or dead, who has inspired you/your family. If they’re alive, call or write and thank them.

    • Say only nice things to others today.

    “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?”

    Lord, You are calling to us, calling us to faith. Which is not so much believing that You exist, but coming to You and trusting in You. This Lent your call reverberates urgently: “Be converted!.” “Return to me with all your heart” (Joel 2:12). You are calling on us to seize this time of trial as a time of choosing.

    It is not the time of your judgement, but of our judgement: a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not. It is a time to get our lives back on track with regard to you, Lord, and to others. We can look to so many exemplary companions for the journey, who, even though fearful, have reacted by giving their lives. This is the force of the Spirit poured out and fashioned in courageous and generous self-denial.