Today's Message

We are committed to fostering spiritual growth and to responding to the human needs of both our faith community and the larger community by sharing our gifts and resources.

Announcements


Marcellus Ecumenical Food Pantry

The Marcellus Ecumenical Food Pantry is offering Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets.  All eligible people are welcome to sign up.

General Information about the Food Pantry:

Location:  First Presbyterian Church, corner of E Main and North St. The door is on the North St. side.

Hours: Every Tuesday 10:30-noon, and the LAST Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm.

Guidelines: Resident of Marcellus school district, financial eligibility or needs food!  If a person needs food and is unable to get here, a friend may be authorized for pickup.

If you have any questions, contact Sue March or Maureen Germain through the First Presbyterian Church by leaving a message at (315) 673-2201.

Attending Mass at St. Francis Xavier – October 2021 Update

The safety and well-being of our parishioners is our top priority during our liturgies so that people may be fed the Bread of Life. Our first consideration must continue to be for the spiritual and physical health of our parishioners. We continue to follow the guidance from the Syracuse Diocese for our safety protocols and our church is cleaned regularly. Please remember that Bishop Lucia is encouraging everyone to wear a mask.
For your information: There was a parishioner who attended Mass last weekend (October 23 & 24) that tested positive for the virus.
To view the latest protocols, please visit our website: www.sfxmarcellus.com under announcements

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Reflections


A Note from Fr. Dan

The Seven Sacraments
Among the gifts our God has given to us are the Seven Sacraments. A Sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace, an experience of the Risen Lord, Jesus. A Sacrament is a participation in the life of God in our lives. We usually categorize the Sacraments into three groups: those of Initiation; those of Healing; and those of Mission/Commission. The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Those of Healing are Eucharist, Penance and Anointing. Those of Mission/Commission are Eucharist, Matrimony and Holy Orders. Over the next few weeks, I will place in the bulletin an understanding of each of the Seven and why they are important to the life of a Catholic.
God Bless you, Fr. Dan

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