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Ecumenical Vacation Bible School at Orenda Springs

3 – 18

Date: August 16th
Time:  9AM – 1PM
Location: Orenda Springs: 4939 Lawless Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Fee: $45/person: First 40 registrants have a reduced price of $15 per child. Adult Chaperones are free.This is a one day, ecumenical VBS and Summer Retreat for all ages!Participants young and old will get together for a day to explore teamwork and solving problems with each other while learning there is always somewhere to go and someone to talk to!

Participants will share their gifts from God, relying on their strengths to help others and valuing their friends’ gifts as they accomplish goals through dividing responsibilities, taking turns brainstorming, listening, and providing compassion and care while we realize we are all God’s children!

Questions? Contact Melody Wade at

Please note that VBS operates independently of the Diocese of Syracuse and is therefore not subject to its Diocesan Child and Youth Protection Policy or Code of Conduct.

Carlo Acutis International Exhibition June 8/9

Carlo Acutis International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World
“The digital world can expose you to the risk of self-absorption and isolation. But there are young people even there who show creativity and even genius. Like Carlo” -Pope Francis
Part of Carlo’s Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition will be here at St. Francis Xavier on the weekend of June 8/9 following the Masses. Come and See!!

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A Note From Fr. Dan

Christian Love

Dear Parish Family,
The three Theological virtues are Faith, Hope and Love; according to St. Paul, Love is the greatest and the foundation upon which the Christian Life is based. In Corinthians, Paul writes: “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous, it is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13: 1-13)
This virtue is the very essence of God, as God is described as Love. This is not the love of the world: it is something very different. The love of God is freeing and sets free; it is forgiving and creative. However, it is not the same as liking. Liking is an emotion, based on attraction, or similar interests and goals. The Love of God is a decision based on ‘grace’; to look beyond any external, or changing reality, or deed that a person has done to find a unique child of God, created in the Divine Image and redeemed by the Blood of Christ. This Love reminds us that we are to love as we have been loved by God: freely, honestly, without any condition or reservation. God Bless, Fr. Dan

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