NOTICES 2016-04-03

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April 3, 2016

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TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM  For the Priestly Ministry of Fr. Michael Copenhagen (req. by the Anderson Family)
11:15 AM For the Intentions of the Belokur Family (req. by Jim Holden)

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS   (4/10/16):
9:00 AM  For Lydia Garrity + (req. by Fran & Tom Deneen)
11:15 AM For Sam Muratore +  (req. by Jim Holden)

REQUEST AND SCHEDULE MASS INTENTIONS

To request and schedule intentions for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to KBeauchamp@dor.org. to reserve a date before paying for a Mass. The stipend check of $10 per Mass should be made payable to SAINT KATERI Parish (not SKT-LMC). Please use the Mass Intention envelopes located on the bulletin table at all entrances to the Church. Drop your envelope in the collection basket or mail it our Parish Center address. (not to St. Kateri Parish) at SKT-LMC @St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4536 St. Paul Blvd. Rochester, NY  14617

VOTIVE SANCTUARY CANDLES

SANCTUARY CANDLES burn in the Lady Chapel  (in the Church), and the Adoration Chapel (in the Parish Center).  Would you like to have a dedicated candle burn in memory of a loved one OR for a special intention?  To schedule a dedicated candle intention call (585) 388-7734. Donations for 7 day Church Tabernacle and Adoration Chapel lamps are $10.00 Donations for the 3 day hanging lamps in the Lady Chapel are $5.00. Envelopes for candle donations are available at all church entrances. Checks should be made payable to SKT-LMC.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION/RECORD OF GIVING

EASTER SUNDAY  
March 27, 2016
   
9:00 AM    Attendance: 351      Offerings: $2,784.46
9:00 AM    (Visitor envelopes)             $3,271.47
11:15 AM   Attendance: 217      Offerings: $2,096.03
11:15 AM   (Visitor envelopes)             $1,450.00
TOTAL                  568                 $9,601.96
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT.......................$4,500.00

THANKS to all our members, friends, and benefactors for this outstanding Easter Sunday collection!  The Lord is blessing us with financial support through your generosity.  May He continue to bless us with many Easter graces.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC. If you receive your envelopes by mail, please use them. If not, contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets.  You also have the option of ON-LINE GIVING.   Access to On-Line giving is available through our website  skt-lmc.org or through a smartphone or tablet app. Instructions for giving are located on our website or in pamphlets available at all church entrances.

You may also sign up for automatic withdrawals with or without covering the small fee for transaction processing.

ENVELOPE MAILINGS FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS

If you have not received your envelopes for March/April by now, please contact Eileen Burke at 266-7287 or email to Eburke@dor.org.  Enrollment deadline for the May/June envelopes has now closed.  Next enrollment deadline for July/August envelopes is 5/15/16.

FAITH FORMATION

It is possible that we will be shifting responsibilities of our current staff for next school year. If you would feel more comfortable teaching students that are a bit younger, generally in grades 5 through 7, please email Andy at AFollaco@dor.org.

A reminder that it is never too late for you to have your child join our faith formation program! Email Andy to get started.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

First Holy Communion will be held on Sunday, May 1st. Classes continue TODAY, and will also be held on 4/10, and 4/17. There will be a MANDATORY rehearsal after each Mass on 4/24.

SPECIAL NOTICE

ON SUNDAY, April 17, at the 9AM on , David Coyle will be welcomed into the Catholic Church and into our SKT-LMC Family through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion.  Let us keep him in our prayers this week as he and we prepare for this great moment in his life.

WEBSITE

Please check out our website at www.skt-lmc.org.  to see this and all previous notices as well as upcoming events.

HELPING OUR LOCAL

COMMUNITY 

Each Sunday throughout the year, SKT-LMC collects donations for local food cupboards, for the purpose of alleviating hunger caused by poverty in our area.  Donations may be placed in the green baskets in each of the church vestibules.

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM SR. JULIA

Dear Parishioners
May you experience many blessings this Easter – the greatest day.  Christ alive and with us!  Thank you for all the food you have sent to Sr. Regis Food Cupboard.  Through your generosity and that of others we were able to provide for many families for Easter.
May God bless you and your parish.

Gratefully, Sr. Julia
(Sr. M Regis Food Cupboard)

VOLUNTEERS  NEEDED!

WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS to help maintain our facilities, especially in the area of church and parish center cleaning.  We need YOU!  Please email dflanigen@yahoo.com or call 467-8747. Enough volunteers will enable us to have rotating teams.

PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND INFIRM

Happily, Judy Burns has  volunteered to coordinate the SKT-LMC bulletin listing of sick and infirm members, relatives, and friends.  The list will be there so that we might pray for them.  Please note that NO health information will be printed in this bulletin.  Judy will coordinate the names:  long-term?  short-term?  when to take off list? etc.  To put names on the list, contact Judy Burns at (cell) 585-738-5156 OR (e-mail) burnsie320 @yahoo.com.             

PRAYER LIST
Angela DeLuca, Rita Cimino, Mary Sanders Florian, Veronica Czerniak
Sharon Mooney, Nancy Trudgen, Jean Lloyd, Jeanne Bleier
Gregory W. Griswold, Bill Schlueter, Thomas Hubbell, Jim Holden

May the Divine Physician of our souls and bodies help and heal them, through His Divine Mercy.

DIOCESAN NOTICES

APRIL YEAR OF MERCY CELEBRATIONS AT THE CATHEDRAL

DIOCESAN WEDDING JUBILEE MASS

The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano will preside at a Wedding Jubilee Mass to honor couples who have been married 25 years or more at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester on Sunday May 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM. A reception to honor the attendees will follow the Mass . You do not need to register in order to attend.

If you would like your name and anniversary (25, 50 and above) to be included in the Marriage Anniversaries section of the Catholic Courier’s June print edition, please send an email or a letter with the following information:

Names, Church and Town where you were married, wedding date/year
Email: newsroom@CatholicCourier.com
Mail: Wedding Anniversaries
Catholic Courier
P.O. Box 24379
Rochester NY 14624-0379

SUMMER COURSE OFFERING!

FROM THE LORD’S SUPPER TO THE HOLY MASS

Instructed by:

Rev. George Heyman, Ph.D. – President of St. Bernard’s

The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano – Bishop of Rochester

From their earliest recorded moments Christians have celebrated their faith in the risen Lord Jesus with a meal which was both physical and spiritual. This course examines the development of this uniquely Christian ritual meal tracing its roots from the earliest biblical record through its late antique, medieval and modern forms. We will also explore the varied Eucharistic theologies and liturgical expressions evident in contemporary Christian communions today, but special attention will be paid to the theological and historical dimensions connected with Eucharistic practice as evidenced in the Roman Catholic Mass.

Location: St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

May 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28 & July 5

1.5 Credits/Option to upgrade to full credit available!
Auditors/Continuing Education Students welcome!
Register online: http://bit.ly/1Bqf60M


WHEN YOU COME TO CHURCH, please turn OFF all cell phones, hand-held electronic devices, pagers, watch alarms, etc. ALSO, remember to dress appropriately (neatly and modestly).  Unfortunately, in many churches today, people tend to “dress down” for Mass.  How can this be??? RESPECT and REVERENCE toward God and neighbor (i.e. charity) should determine how we present ourselves in the House of God.  Thank you, in advance, for your courtesy and cooperation.

THERE ARE (AT LEAST) THREE REASONS to maintain a prayerful, quiet atmosphere in the church proper before and after services:  (1) RESPECT for the House of God, (2) REVERENCE for the Blessed Sacrament, and (3) REGARD for those who want to pray in peace.  The guiding principle should be devotion NOT commotion. Please carry on your friendly conversations in the church vestibules  (with inside doors closed), outside, or at the coffee hours.  Reverence and friendliness can and should co-exist—in their proper settings!!

THANK YOU to all those hard-working people who enabled us to have a glorious Easter this year: our organist/choir director and singers, our church cleaners, our flower decorators, our money counters, our servers and ushers, our faithful Community members and…OUR MANY VISITORS!  Our SKT-LMC is showing more and more encouraging signs of RESURGENT LIFE IN THE RISEN CHRIST.

COFFEE HOURS

TODAY on Divine Mercy Sunday (Low Sunday), i.e. April 3rd, there will be a coffee hour after each Mass. Please join us to share the JOY and WARMTH of Easter and Mercy celebration.   On the second Sunday of April, neither Mass will have a coffee hour.