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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.

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.

Notices 2015-06-14

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June 14, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00AM For Michael Hennessy + (req. by Terry and Bob Gray)
11:15 AM For Gregory Basile and Christina Pecora + (req. by Basile Family)

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (6/21/15):
9:00 AM For Dick and Roseanne Lawrence’s Wedding Anniversary
11:15 AM For Leonard Butera, Father + (req. by children)

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to lmcommunity3@gmail.com. Leave a message which includes; name of person(s) for whom Mass will be offered; is person living or deceased?; preferred date and time of Mass (9 or 11:15 AM?); and phone number to reach you. The stipend check should be made payable to SAINT KATERI PARISH.

CORPUS CHRISTI (on SUNDAY, June 7, 2015)
           9:00 AM       Attendance: 177      Offerings: $ 1,993.75
11:15 AM         Attendance: 164      Offerings: $ 1,512.00
          TOTAL                       341                         $ 3,505.75

THANK YOU for your generous offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in faith, hope, and charity. God bless you!

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Thank you for participating. Checks should be addressed to ST. KATERI PARISH.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our Community here at St. Thomas’ is not a legal entity, we need to have our finances run through the books of St. Kateri Parish. Therefore, checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC”. Contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets. Contributions deposited in envelopes from neighboring parishes will be returned to those home parishes and will not be credited to SKT-LMC. SKT-LMC envelopes deposited in neighboring parish collections will be returned and credited to us.

IF YOU HAVE FOUND A SPIRITUAL HOME in our Latin Mass Community here at St. Thomas’, please consider registering with us. Use the census forms found at the entrance door tables. On the top write in clear letters “LMC”. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!

WE DO NEED 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.

OUR MOST REVEREND BISHOP, SALVATORE MATANO, will be visiting us here on Sunday July 19. As a way of welcoming him ahead of time, why not drop him a line expressing your pleasure that he will be visiting? Sincere and brief notes can be addressed to him at: 1150 Buffalo Road Rochester, NY 14624.

THE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL, adjacent to the Parish Center must continue to be a very important powerhouse of prayer for us and for people in our area. Hours of adoration are on Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 10 PM (11 PM on Tuesday and Friday). WE NEED MORE ADORERS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY HOUR IS COVERED. Please consider signing up for an hour or being on the substitute list. Contact Marie O’Leary at 467-1982.

FAITH FORMATION for our young people (a.k.a. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, C.C.D. or CATECHETICS) is a pressing need in our Community life. But first we have to determine the number and ages of the children to be involved AND the number of volunteer teachers willing to be of help. A FAITH FORMATION program, even a small one, should be an important PRIORITY for us, beginning in September. Of special import is preparation for FIRST PENANCE, FIRST COMMUNION, and CONFIRMATION.
DO YOU HAVE A YOUNG PERSON (GRADE SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL) TO ENROLL? ARE YOU AVAILABLE AND REASONABLY QUALIFIED TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR? If so, AFTER MASS TODAY, come to the South entrance (vestibule) of the church to sign up. Someone will be there to take your information. This will give us a good idea of numbers, how to proceed, and what we can offer realistically. SIGN UP TODAY. (Second notice)

PRE-PRINTED DONATION ENVELOPES – If you have filled out a census form and have registered with our Community, we have arranged for you to receive your pre-printed donation envelopes in the mail. The envelopes will show your envelope number as well, and a 2 month supply will be mailed to you periodically. Please look for your envelopes this month which will cover the months of July and August. If you do not receive your envelopes, please call 484-1810 or email lmcommunity3@gmail.com.

MEDICAL PERSONNEL ALERT! In the rare event of a medical emergency happening during church services, what should we do? We need to have a plan in place that includes medically-trained persons responding immediately to a person-in distress, while we call 9-1-1 and wait for the ambulance to arrive. To discuss such a plan, we propose to bring together medical personnel (DOCTORS, RN’s, LPN’s, EMT’s, etc.) among us who are willing to be “on call” during Mass. To get prepared, all we need is to arrange a short meeting on a Sunday morning (between Masses?). In this regard, a little communication will go a long way! Are you qualified and willing to be on alert? Jim Holden is coordinating this. Call him at 585-598-2695.

COFFEE HOUR TODAY? You bet! See you there?

(WORDS of PROCESSIONAL HYMN for both Masses:)

ALL YE WHO SEEK A COMFORT SURE
               (Melody: St. Anne)

All ye who seek a comfort sure
In trouble and distress,
Whatever sorrows vex the mind,
Or guilt the soul oppress.

Jesus Who gave Himself for you
Upon the Cross to die,
Opens to you His Sacred Heart;
Oh, to that Heart draw nigh.

Ye hear how kindly He invites;
Ye hear His words so blest;
“All ye that labor, come to Me,
And I will give you rest.”

What meeker than the Savior’s Heart?
As on the Cross He lay;
It did His murderers forgive,
And for their pardon pray.

O Heart, Thou joy of Saints on high,
Thou hope of sinners here!
Attracted by those loving words,
To Thee we lift our prayer.

All laud to God the Father be,
All laud to God the Son,
All laud to God the Holy Ghost,
While endless ages run!

Notices 2015-06-07

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June 7, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00AM For JoAnn Yount + (req. by Bob)
11:15 AM In thanksgiving for 65 years of marriage (req. by Florian and Veronica
Czerniak)

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (6/14/15):
9:00 AM For Michael Hennessy + (req. by Terry and Bob Gray)
11:15 AM Gregory Basile and Christina Pecora + (req. by Basile Family)

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to lmcommunity3@gmail.com. Leave a message which includes; name of person(s) for whom Mass will be offered; is person living or deceased?; preferred date and time of Mass (9 or 11:15 AM?); and phone number to reach you. The stipend check should be made payable to SAINT KATERI PARISH.

TRINITY SUNDAY (May 31, 2015)
           9:00 AM       Attendance: 151      Offerings: $ 1,620.00
11:15 AM         Attendance: 159      Offerings: $ 2,762.00
          TOTAL                       310                         $ 4,382.00

THANK YOU for your generous offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in faith, hope, and charity. God bless you!

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our Community here at St. Thomas’ is not a legal entity, we need to have our finances run through the books of St. Kateri Parish. Therefore, checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC”. Contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets. Contributions deposited in envelopes from neighboring parishes will be returned to those home parishes and will not be credited to SKT-LMC. SKT-LMC envelopes deposited in neighboring parish collections will be returned and credited to us.

IF YOU HAVE FOUND A SPIRITUAL HOME in our Latin Mass Community here at St. Thomas’, please consider registering with us. Use the census forms found at the entrance door tables. On the top write in clear letters “LMC”. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!

WE DO NEED 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.

OUR MOST REVEREND BISHOP, SALVATORE MATANO, will be visiting us here on Sunday July 19. As a way of welcoming him ahead of time, why not drop him a line expressing your pleasure that he will be visiting? Sincere and brief notes can be addressed to him at: 1150 Buffalo Road Rochester, NY 14624.
IN CELEBRATION of the FEAST of the MOST SACRED HEART of JESUS, a Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine Rite) will be offered on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Patrick’s Church), 44 Lake Street, Leroy, NY.

THE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL, adjacent to the Parish Center must continue to be a very important powerhouse of prayer for us and for people in our area. Hours of adoration are on Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 10 PM (11 PM on Tuesday and Friday). WE NEED MORE ADORERS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY HOUR IS COVERED. Please consider signing up for an hour or being on the substitute list. Contact Marie O’Leary at 467-1982.

FAITH FORMATION for our young people (a.k.a. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, C.C.D. or CATECHETICS) is a pressing need in our Community life. But first we have to determine the number and ages of the children to be involved AND the number of volunteer teachers willing to be of help. A FAITH FORMATION program, even a small one, should be an important PRIORITY for us, beginning in September. Of special import is preparation for FIRST PENANCE, FIRST COMMUNION, and CONFIRMATION.
DO YOU HAVE A YOUNG PERSON (GRADE SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL) TO ENROLL? ARE YOU AVAILABLE AND REASONABLY QUALIFIED TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR? If so, AFTER MASS TODAY, come to the South entrance (vestibule) of the church to sign up. Someone will be there to take your information. This will give us a good idea of numbers, how to proceed, and what we can offer realistically. SIGN UP TODAY.

PRE-PRINTED DONATION ENVELOPES – If you have out filled out a census form and have registered with our Community, we have arranged for you to receive your pre-printed donation envelopes in the mail. The envelopes will show your envelope number as well, and a 2 month supply will be mailed to you periodically. Please look for your envelopes this month which will cover the months of July and August. If you do not receive your envelopes, please call 484-1810 or email lmcommunity3@gmail.com

COFFEE HOUR TODAY in the Parish Center, after both Masses. Please come over, even for a little while, to meet each other!

Notices 2015-05-31

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May 31, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00AM For the intentions of Father Ryan Hecktor (req. by Anton Siegl)
11:15 AM For Benedict & Mary Podgorski + (req. by David Podorski)

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (6/7/15):
9:00 AM For JoAnn Yount + (req. by Bob)
11:15 AM In thanksgiving for 65 years of marriage (req. by Florian and Veronica
Czerniak)

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to lmcommunity3@gmail.com. Leave a message which includes; name of person(s) for whom Mass will be offered; is person living or deceased?; preferred date and time of Mass (9 or 11:15 AM?); and phone number to reach you. The stipend check should be made payable to SAINT KATERI PARISH.

PENTECOST SUNDAY (May 24 2015)
           9:00 AM       Attendance: 176      Offerings: $ 2,481.00
11:15 AM         Attendance: 148      Offerings: $ 1,064.25
          TOTAL                       324                         $ 3,545.25

THANK YOU for your generous offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in faith, hope, and charity. God bless you!

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our Community here at St. Thomas’ is not a legal entity, we need to have our finances run through the books of St. Kateri Parish. Therefore, checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC”. Contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets. Contributions deposited in envelopes from neighboring parishes will be returned to those home parishes and will not be credited to SKT-LMC. SKT-LMC envelopes deposited in neighboring parish collections will be returned and credited to us.

IF YOU HAVE FOUND A SPIRITUAL HOME in our Latin Mass Community here at St. Thomas’, please consider registering with us. Use the census forms found at the entrance door tables. On the top write in clear letters “LMC”. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!

WE DO NEED 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.

HAVE YOU DECIDED TO WRITE A LETTER OF GRATITUDE to Bishop Salvatore Matano for re-activating St. Thomas the Apostle as the home of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Latin Mass Community? Let your letter be sincere and brief. His address is: 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.

THE SOLEMNITY of Corpus Christi will be observed NEXT SUNDAY, June 7. Following the 11:15 HIGH MASS, there will be a procession in honor of the Blessed Sacrament, concluded with the rite of Benediction.

IN CELEBRATION of the FEAST of the MOST SACRED HEART of JESUS, a Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine Rite will be offered on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Patrick’s Church), 44 Lake Street, Leroy, NY.

COFFEE HOUR TODAY in the Parish Center, after both Masses. Will you join us?

+ + + MAY CROWNING TODAY + + +

On this last day of the month of the Blessed Mother, we shall have a brief ceremony of crowning Our Lady’s statue at the beginning of BOTH MASSES. In so doing, we are acknowledging Our Lady’s ROYAL SOVEREIGNTY over us as QUEEN of our hearts, our lives, our families, and our Community.
At the 9 o’clock Mass Our Lady’s courtiers will be:
Ruby Flanigen (May Queen)
Ana Hayes (Attendant)
Kateri Maurer (Attendant)
Ian Herrmann (Crown Bearer, First Communicant)
At the 11:15 o’clock Mass, her courtiers will be
Helena Podgorski (May Queen, First Communicant)
Abigail Goetting (Attendant, First Communicant)
David Armitage (Crown Bearer, First Communicant)

As part of the ceremony, the Priest-Celebrant will lead us in a LITANY praising the Blessed TRINITY and the Blessed MOTHER. Composed by St. Joseph Calasanctius, this LITANY is called “The Crown of Twelve Stars”. During it, three times the congregation will be asked to participate by reciting together the Glory Be and the Hail Mary. After the crowning, ALL will pray together the Hail, Holy Queen.

Notices 2015-05-24

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May 24, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00AM For the Priests of St. Jerome’s Church (req. by the Anderson Family)
11:15 AM Mary Jane Basile and William Basile Sr + (req. by the Basile Family)

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (5/31/15):
9:00 AM For Father Ryan Hecktor (req. by Anton Siegl)
11:15 AM Benedict & Mary Podgorski + (req. by David Podorski)

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to lmcommunity3@gmail.com. Leave a message which includes; name of person(s) for whom Mass will be offered; is person living or deceased?; preferred date and time of Mass (9 or 11:15 AM?); and phone number to reach you. The stipend check should be made payable to SAINT KATERI PARISH.

ASCENSION THURSDAY (HOLYDAY, MAY 14, 2015)

       12 NOON           Attendance: 63         Offerings: $386.50
5:30 PM            Attendance: 75         Offerings: $330.12
       TOTAL                                   138                                      $716.62   

VII SUNDAY of EASTER (OF) / SUNDAY after ASCENSION (EF)

(May 17, 2015)

9:00 AM       Attendance: 182      Offerings: $ 2,385.12
11:15 AM         Attendance: 147      Offerings: $ 1,392.76
          TOTAL                       329                         $ 3,777.88

THANK YOU for your generous offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in faith, hope, and charity. God bless you!

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our Community here at St. Thomas’ is not a legal entity, we need to have our finances run through the books of St. Kateri Parish. Therefore, checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC”. Contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets. Contributions deposited in envelopes from neighboring parishes will be returned to those home parishes and will not be credited to SKT-LMC. SKT-LMC envelopes deposited in neighboring parish collections will be returned and credited to us.

IF YOU HAVE FOUND A SPIRITUAL HOME in our Latin Mass Community here at St. Thomas’, please consider registering with us. Use the census forms found at the entrance door tables. On the top write in clear letters “LMC”. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!

WOMEN’S CARE CENTER FUNDRAISER!
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Women’s Care Center, a crisis pregnancy center located in Charlotte, is excited to host Bishop Salvatore Matano at a fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 28, at the Harro East Ballroom (155 North Chestnut Street).  The evening begins with a social hour (cash bar) at 6 p.m. followed by complimentary dinner at 7 p.m.  There will be an opportunity to make a donation to the Center.  Please make your reservation by contacting 585-544-7604.  Join us for a special Mass offered for the Center at Our Lady of Victory, 210 Pleasant Street, at 5 p.m.

WE DO NEED 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.

ARE YOU THINKING of WRITING A LETTER OF GRATITUDE to Bishop Salvatore Matano for re-activating St. Thomas the Apostle as the home of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Latin Mass Community? His address is: 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Let your letter be sincere and brief!

WE ARE PLANNING to have a MAY CROWNING CEREMONY in honor of Our Blessed Lady next SUNDAY at the beginning of both Masses. It will involve the procession to her sanctuary shrine, a brief prayer, and the crowning of the statue. A simple but meaningful ceremony, acknowledging Our Lady’s QUEENSHIP over us, over our lives, and over our Community.

COFFEE HOUR TODAY in the Parish Center, after both Masses. Will you join us?

Notices 2015-05-17

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May 17, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00AM For Robert Burns, Father + (req. by Family)
11:15 AM For Ciprian Dernier + (req. by Lissette Dernier)

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (5/24/15):
9:00 AM For the Priests of St. Jerome’s Church (req. by the Anderson Family)
11:15 AM Mary Jane Basile and William Basile Sr + (req. by the Basile Family)

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to lmcommunity3@gmail.com. Leave a message which includes; name of person(s) for whom Mass will be offered; is person living or deceased?; preferred date and time of Mass (9 or 11:15 AM?); and phone number to reach you. The stipend check should be made payable to SAINT KATERI PARISH.

VI SUNDAY of EASTER (OF) / V SUNDAY after EASTER (EF)

(May 10, 2015)

9:00 AM       Attendance: 222      Offerings: $ 1,690.76
11:15 AM         Attendance: 188      Offerings: $ 1,463.00
          TOTAL                       410                         $ 3,153.76

THANK YOU for your generous offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in faith, hope, and charity. God bless you!

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our Community here at St. Thomas’ is not a legal entity, we need to have our finances run through the books of St. Kateri Parish. Therefore, checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC”. Contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets. Contributions deposited in envelopes from neighboring parishes will be returned to those home parishes and will not be credited to SKT-LMC. SKT-LMC envelopes deposited in neighboring parish collections will be returned and credited to us.

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY for the Diocesan Missions Collection ( Propagation of the Faith).

IF YOU HAVE FOUND A SPIRITUAL HOME in our Latin Mass Community here at St. Thomas’, please consider registering with us. Use the census forms found at the entrance door tables. On the top write in clear letters “LMC”. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!

WOMEN’S CARE CENTER FUNDRAISER!
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Women’s Care Center, a crisis pregnancy center located in Charlotte, is excited to host Bishop Salvatore Matano at a fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 28, at the Harro East Ballroom (155 North Chestnut Street).  The evening begins with a social hour (cash bar) at 6 p.m. followed by complimentary dinner at 7 p.m.  There will be an opportunity to make a donation to the Center.  Please make your reservation by contacting 585-544-7604.  Join us for a special Mass offered for the Center at Our Lady of Victory, 210 Pleasant Street, at 5 p.m.

WE DO NEED 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.

CONGRATULATIONS to Beatriz and Gabriel Barraclough-Tan who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this past week from Bishop Salvatore Matano. May they always be faithful and joyful in their profession of the Catholic Faith.

MATTHEW WALTER, our long-time LMC friend, has “come home” to us. After seven years as a member of the Institute of Christ the King, he has decided to continue his journey to the Priesthood by a different path. We pray for him in this time of transition in his life and we commend him to the prayers and protection of Saint Joseph, to whom Matthew is especially devoted.

NEXT SUNDAY, on the glorious Solemnity / Feast of Pentecost, the 9 AM will be an English Choir Mass and the 11:15 AM will be a Latin High Mass. We are so grateful to John Morabito and all our singers who work hard to make our Masses so musically splendid and uplifting!

THINKING of WRITING A LETTER OF GRATITUDE to Bishop Salvatore Matano for re-activating St. Thomas the Apostle as the home of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Latin Mass Community? His address is: 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Let your letter be sincere and brief!

COFFEE HOUR TODAY in the Parish Center, after the Community Meeting and after the 11:15 Mass. Will you join us?

Notices 2015-05-10

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May 10, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For Faculty, Staff and Priests of St. John Bosco Schools (req. by the Anderson Family)
11:15 AM For Wilma Puleo Butera (req. by children).

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (5/17/15):
9:00 AM For Robert Burns, Father + (req. by Family)
11:15 AM For Ciprian Dernier + (req. by Lissette Dernier)

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to lmcommunity3@gmail.com. Leave a message which includes; name of person(s) for whom Mass will be offered; is person living or deceased?; preferred date and time of Mass (9 or 11:15 AM?); and phone number to reach you. The stipend check should be made payable to SAINT KATERI PARISH.

(OF) V SUNDAY of EASTER / (EF) IV SUNDAY after EASTER

(May 3, 2015)

9:00 AM       Attendance: 187      Offerings: $ 1,655.00
11:15 AM         Attendance: 209      Offerings: $ 1,662.25
          TOTAL                       396                         $ 3,317.25

THANK YOU for your generous offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in faith, hope, and charity. God bless you!

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our Community here at St. Thomas’ is not a legal entity, we need to have our finances run through the books of St. Kateri Parish. Therefore, checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC”. Contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets. Contributions deposited in envelopes from neighboring parishes will be returned to those home parishes and will not be credited to SKT-LMC. SKT-LMC envelopes deposited in neighboring parish collections will be returned and credited to us.

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY
Today, at Bishop Matano’s request, we are taking up a SECOND COLLECTION to help aid the victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. All proceeds collected will be sent to Catholic Relief Services, which is helping to provide emergency services and long-term recovery efforts. Please participate. If you choose to write a check, make it out to St. Kateri Parish with “NEPAL” in the memo field. Those wishing to contribute directly to CRS, may do so at www.crs.org.

IF YOU HAVE FOUND A SPIRITUAL HOME in our Latin Mass Community here at St. Thomas’, please consider registering with us. Use the census forms found at the entrance door tables. On the top write in clear letters “LMC”. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!

THANK YOU to those VOLUNTEERS who came out to work at our outdoor SPRING CLEAN-UP day last Saturday. The weather was favorable and the church grounds look very neat. Good job!

TODAY WE WELCOME FATHER PETER MOTTOLA as celebrant of the 11:15 Mass. He has helped us in the past, but now he is leaving for a while to take up full-time studies in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He anticipates finishing the degree in the summer of 2016 and subsequently returning to our Diocese (when, hopefully, he will be of further assistance to us here!). We will keep him in our prayers.

ORGAN CONCERT tomorrow evening, May 11, by our expert organist, John Morabito. To be performed on the brand-new Allen organ at Monroe Community Hospital AUDITORIUM, at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend.

HOLYDAY of OBLIGATION THIS WEEK on Ascension Thursday, May 14. LATIN MASS at 12 NOON, and ENGLISH MASS at 5:30 P.M. Conscientious Catholics do not lightly excuse themselves from participation in Mass on days of OBLIGATION.

OUR LONG-TIME LMC FRIEND, STEVEN LEWIS, cordially invites you to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with the Most Reverend Salvatore Matano presiding, on the occasion of the 2015 Becket Hall Convocation coinciding with the Fiftieth Anniversary of Becket Hall. To be held this Friday, May 15, at 7 PM at St. Thomas More Church, 2617 East Avenue. A light reception will follow. Please RSVP by contacting (585) 328-3228, ext. 1270 OR housel@dor.org. We are rightly proud of the progress Steve Lewis is making on his way to priestly ordination!

COMMUNITY MEETING to be held in the church next Sunday morning, May 17, between Masses: 10 AM to 10:45 AM. Are you wondering how the SKT-LMC is doing? Do you have any other questions or comments? Let’s try getting together for the purpose of identifying our mission as a Church family and to build up the Body of Christ among us. A brief financial report will be given.

THE NEXT SUNG MASSES will be held on May 24, on the glorious Sunday of Pentecost.

ENGLISH CHOIR MASS at 9 AM
LATIN HIGH MASS at 11:15 AM

COFFEE HOUR TODAY after both Masses in the Parish Center. Any MOTHER attending should be lavished with praise, gratitude and affection!

 

Notices 2015-05-03

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May 3, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For a special intention
11:15 AM In honor of Jesus & Mary, all the Angels & Saints. Thank you

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (5/10/15):
9:00 AM For Faculty Staff and Priests of St. John Bosco Schools (req. by  Anderson Family)
11:15 AM For Wilma Puleo Butera (req. by children).

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to lmcommunity3@gmail.com. Leave a message which includes; name of person(s) for whom Mass will be offered; is person living or deceased?; preferred date and time of Mass (9 or 11:15 AM?); and phone number to reach you. The stipend check should be made payable to SAINT KATERI PARISH.

IV SUNDAY of EASTER SUNDAY / III SUNDAY after EASTER

(April 26, 2015)

9:00 AM       Attendance: 184      Offerings: $ 2,631.75
11:15 AM         Attendance: 158      Offerings: $ 1,879.28
          TOTAL                       342                         $4,511.03

THANK YOU for your generous offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in faith hope, and charity. God bless you!

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY taken up for relief aid after the Nepal Earthquake Disaster. Requested by Bishop Matano. Please make checks payable to St. Kateri Parish.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our Community here at St. Thomas’ is not be a legal entity, we need to have our finances run through the books of St. Kateri Parish. Therefore, checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC”. Contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets. Contributions deposited in envelopes from neighboring parishes will be returned to those home parishes and will not be credited to SKT-LMC. SKT-LMC envelopes deposited in neighboring parish collections will be returned and credited to us.
TO REGISTER with our Community, use the census forms found at the entrance door tables. Fill out the form and on the top write in clear letters: “LMC”. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS TODAY This morning, along with the Court of Heaven, we have the PURE JOY of witnessing the First Communion of these children of God: (at the 9 o’clock Mass) Ian Joseph Herrmann, Anthony Joseph Tramonto;
(at the 11:15 o’clock Mass) David Charles Armitage III, Abigail Goetting, and Helena Anna Podgorski.
     Our Blessed Lord first gave us the Most Blessed Sacrament out of the extravagant love of His Sacred Heart. May He now and always impart to these new communicants that special grace to believe firmly in the Eucharistic mystery, to adore the Lord truly present therein to love Him Whom they welcome into their souls and bodies today, and to serve Him faithfully all the days of their lives. And may Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament obtain for ALL OF US the same grace to believe, adore, love and serve “the Bridegroom of our soul” in the “sweet Sacrament” of “divinest love.”

DONATION MADE On behalf of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Latin Mass Community, a monetary donation has been made to the St Vincent de Paul Society in memory of Rosemary Donovan English+ (the recently deceased mother of Father Paul English, C.S.B, pastor of St.Kateri Parish).

COMMUNITY MEETING to be held in the church on Sunday morning, May 17, between Masses: 10 AM to 10:45 AM. Are you wondering how the SKT-LMC is doing? Do you have any other questions or comments? Let’s try getting together for the purpose of identifying our mission as a Church family and to build up the Body of Christ among us. A brief financial report will be given.

SUNG MASSES COMING UP
CHOIR MASS, 9 AM, May 10 (Mother’s Day)
MISSA CANTATA, 11:15 AM, May 10
CHOIR MASS, 9 AM, May 24 (Pentecost Sunday)
HIGH MASS 11:15 AM, MAY 24.

COFFEE HOUR TODAY after both Masses in the Parish Center. Will you join us?