Notices 2016-04-10

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April 10, 2016


TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM      For Lydia Garrity + (req. by Fran & Tom Deneen)
11:15 AM    For Sam Muratore +  (req. by Jim Holden)                          

9:00 AM      For Veronica Casaceli + (req. by the Anderson Family)
11:15 AM    For Michael Andrew Love +  (req. by Sara M. Love)                      



To request and schedule intentions for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to [email protected]. 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


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.





 9:00 AM  Attendance: 159  Offerings:  $2,102.00
11:15 AM  Attendance: 151  Offerings:  $1,312.00
TOTAL                 310              $3,414.00
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT                   $4,500.00

March Online Giving:  $581.11


THANK YOU for your ongoing support.  We are all being blessed through your generosity.  May all of our prayers bring us growth and advancement  as a Community of FAITH and FRIENDSHIP in Christ.



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 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.




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


We are still in need of one more teacher to work with our Faith Formation Team. Most students will be in the 5th and 6th grade. Please email Andy at [email protected] as soon as you can.

We have had incredibly qualified men step forward to teach our High School Apologetics Course! If you are of high school age or college age and have been confirmed, we invite you to sign up for this opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Faith, and be able to defend Church Doctrine. Classes will take place on Sundays from 10:10 to 11:05, starting in the fall. We’d like to have a solid number signed up by May 1st.



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



NEXT SUNDAY, April 17, at the 9AM Mass, David Coyle will be received and welcomed into the Catholic Church  through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Eucharist.  Let us keep him in our prayers this week as he prepares for this great moment in his life. Our Community is being blessed in him, our first adult convert!

ON SUNDAY, April 17, the School Sisters of Notre are hosting a ham dinner to benefit the Notre Dame Learning Center.  The dinner will take place at St. Jude the Apostle’s Parish Hall at 4100 Lyell Avenue. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under.

ON MONDAY, April 18th, our Latin Mass community friend, Jacob Kasak will give his organ jury recital at Christ Church on East Avenue at 4 p.m. There is no charge.
Jacob is in his third year of organ study at Eastman. He sings in both choir and schola at St. Thomas the Apostle.



Please check out our website at to see this and all previous notices as well as upcoming events.


Each Sunday throughout the year, SKT-LMC collects donations of non-perishable food items for local food cupboards, for the purpose of alleviating hunger caused by poverty in our area.  The need is very real, even though we may not “see” it close-up.  Donations may be placed in the green baskets in each of the church vestibules.



 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 [email protected] or call 467-8747. Enough volunteers will enable us to have rotating teams.


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!!


LAST SUNDAY’S DIVINE MERCY CELEBRATION at the 11:15 Mass was a fitting way to observe the “Sunday of Mercy” within the over-arching grace of the  “Year of Mercy”the latter proclaimed by Pope Francis as an Extraordinary Jubilee for the universal Church.  After High Mass, the Blessed Sacrament was exposed for adoration, the Mercy Chaplet was chanted, and Benediction was given.  Of Divine Mercy Sunday, Saint John Paul II said that “in a special way, it is the Sunday of Thanksgiving for all the goodness that God has shown us in the whole Easter mystery” (4/23/95).



 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



Angela DeLuca          Fran Foss
Jim Holden             Florian & Veronica Czerniak
Sharon Mooney          Nancy Trudgen
Jean Lloyd             Jeanne  Bleier
Gregory W. Griswold    Bill Schlueter
Thomas Hubbell

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



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: [email protected]
Mail: Wedding Anniversaries
Catholic Courier
P.O. Box 24379
Rochester NY 14624-0379


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:


A boat without a rudder usually ends up in the weeds.  That’s not where God wants you!  God has a purpose for your life…to bring Christ to the world with your hands and your voice. It’s your VOCATION.

Next Sunday, we celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations and pray for all Christian vocations – married, single, ordained, and consecrated religious.

May Mary, Mother and Guide of Jesus, intercede for our faith Community, so that, made fruitful by the Holy Spirit, it may be a source of true vocations for the service of the holy People of God.  Amen.

(from Message of His Holiness Pope Francis on the Occasion of  the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations, April 17, 2016)


Happy 104th birthday, Msgr. Burns!

Msgr. Richard K. Burns, second pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, was born on April 7, 1912.  In 1947, he was named vice-rector of the North American College in Rome where he trained seminarians while overseeing the college’s reconstruction after World War II.  Returning to the United States in 1954, he came to St. Thomas the Apostle.  During his 28 year tenure, the present church was erected.  Msgr. Burns’ love for our Lord and for the Catholic Church was evident to all who met him.  He loved St. Thomas the Apostle so much that he was granted permission to be buried on its grounds.  After his death in 1989, he was laid to rest on the west lawn between the church and the baptistery.



NO COFFEE HOURS  will be hosted today, but they will be NEXT SUNDAY after BOTH MASSES.  The 9o’clock Mass Coffee Hour will be a “welcoming” celebration for David Coyle on the day of his reception into the Church and into our Community.


St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Latin Mass Community

at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

4536 Saint Paul Boulevard

Rochester, NY 14617




Father Dennis Bonsignore


Director of Music

John Morabito

jm[email protected]


Faith Formation

Andrew Follaco

a[email protected],org



Ken Roush

kr[email protected]



Christian Goetting

[email protected]


Evangelization Committee

Gene Michael

[email protected]


Mass Intentions

Kathy Beauchamp

k[email protected]


Votive Candles

Mary Ellen Gilkinson



David Armitage

[email protected]


Volunteers / Lectors

Denise Flanigen

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Church Flowers

Ginny Maurer