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Lent 2019

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Thanksgiving Day Masses

Just a reminder, SKT-LMC will have two Masses on Thanksgiving:

  • 9:00 a.m. Latin
  • 10:30 a.m. English

St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4536 St. Paul Blvd.


SKT-LMC Picnic

Just a reminder, the SKT-LMC picnic is August 27, at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Paul Firemen’s Exempts at 690 Thomas Avenue.

There will be games for kids, a bounce house, and a dunk booth.  Anyone wishing to be a dunkee should bring a change of clothes.  There will also be a sweet surprise!

The picnic will be catered by Sticky Lips BBQ.  If you are able, please bring a dish to pass.  Soda will be provided and there will be a cash bar.  Free will offerings are gratefully accepted.

If you haven’t RSVPed, don’t worry.  There will be plenty of food.

For those who are not familiar with the Exempts, it is just 1.3 miles from St. Thomas the Apostle:

  1. From the church, head south on St. Paul Blvd.
  2. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Thomas Avenue.
  3. Drive about 1 mile. The Exempts will be on the right.

Bishop Matano Announces Year of the Eucharist 2017-2018

In a “A Pastoral Letter From The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester”, His Excellency announces:

Therefore, with gratitude to God and in conjunction with our 150th anniversary, I am declaring the observance of a Year of the Eucharist to commence on Sunday, June 18, 2017, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, and to conclude on Sunday, June 3, 2018, on this same Solemnity.

You can read all about it by downloading his letter here.

First Mass and Reception for soon-to-be Fr. Amato

Deacon Anthony Amato will be ordained a priest on Saturday, June 3, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 10 AM. His first Solemn High Latin Mass will take place at St. Thomas the Apostle on the following day, Sunday, June 4, at 11:15 AM. We pray for him as he prepares for these great days in his (and our) life. According to the current norms of the Church regarding indulgences, a plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly participate in the FIRST MASS of a newly-ordained priest. The requirements for gaining this indulgence are the performance of the indulgence work and fulfillment of three conditions:

  1. Sacramental Confession (several days preceding or following the Mass)
  2. Holy Communion (most fitting on the day of the Mass)
  3. Prayer for the Pope’s intentions (most fitting on the day of the Mass: usually the Our Father and the Hail Mary).

The gaining of a plenary indulgence presumes the person is in the state of grace and is not inwardly attached to any sin.
All are invited to a reception for Father Amato to be held on the south lawn of St. Thomas the Apostle immediately following his first Mass on June 4. Donations of baked goods or finger foods will be gratefully accepted and can be dropped off before or after the 11:15 a.m. Mass at the tables which will be set up outside the church. Please send an email to if you are planning on bringing something (you don’t have to say what) for the reception.