Notices 2015-06-12

Home / Bulletins / Notices 2015-06-12

June 12, 2016

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For Donald Edwards + (req. by Family)
11:15 AM For Nicholas Eckstein, brother + (req. by Joe Eckstein)

9:00 AM For Francis Dooley + (req. by Family)
11:15 AM For William and Mary Basile + (req. by Basile Family)


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.

Tabernacle Lamp (Church)
47th Wedding Anniversary of Pat and Bernie Dick (req. Pat and Bernie)
Hanging Lamps (Church)
11th Wedding Anniversary of Sonia and Peter Pospichal (req. Pat and Bernie Dick)

Adoration Chapel Lamp
47th Wedding Anniversary of Mary Ellen and Bob Gilkinson (req. Bob and Mary Ellen)


(June 5, 2016)
9:00 AM        Attendance: 184     Offerings: $1,963.51
11:15 AM       Attendance: 138     Offerings: $1,510.00
TOTAL                      322                $3,473.51
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT..........................$4,500.00

THANK YOU for your financial support of the SKT-LMC here at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. The spiritual support of your prayers for our Community is the most valuable contribution of all!


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 ONLINE 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.


To register with SKT-LMC, simply complete a registration form located in the back of the church or at the Parish Center. If you have any questions regarding registration or envelopes, please contact Eileen Burke at 266-7287 or email to Ebur[email protected] The next deadline for the July/August has now passed.
SECOND COLLECTION, taken up today, for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Checks should be addressed to St. Kateri Parish (which processes the donated funds on route to the Diocese). Thank you for participating.


Sign-up sheets are next to the bulletins as you enter church for those who would like to be added to our Faith Formation program for the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to fill them out in one of the vestibules as you leave church. We are offering classes for:
1. K-7th grade. Students will be grouped based off of a combination of knowledge and age.
2. First Penance and First Communion: For students in the 2nd grade who do not attend our weekly classes.
3. Confirmation Year 1: ALL students entering their 8th grade year that wish to receive the Sacrament during their 9th grade year MUST be enrolled in this course. While there was an exception to the rule this past year, it has been made clear that all students from this point forward need to be prepared through our Community.
4. Confirmation Year 2: This class is closed to new entrants, as Confirmation Year 1 is a prerequisite course.
5. Apologetics: A course for students that have been confirmed (up to age 21) to know our Faith more deeply and to be able to defend our Faith to others.

Parents of students that are currently in our program do NOT need to fill out a new form. It is assumed that you will be continuing with us unless you notify Andy to the contrary.

Our final Faith Formation Class is today! Congratulations to all of our students and teachers on an incredibly successful first year. Rest assured that your teachers, who are meeting to begin planning next year’s improvements after the 11:15 Mass today, will be working diligently to make next year even stronger than this year. Enjoy the summer with your families!

The KICKBALL team is up to 10 members! We would love to have a few more. We play games around the county on six Wednesdays starting July 6th. Please consider having your son or daughter in the 7th-12th grade join us! If anyone is willing to coach (supervise) it would be a great help to me. Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested in helping out or if you would like your child to play.

SEA BREEZE DAY INSTRUCTIONS are as follows: We will be going on Saturday, June 25th. Tickets should be $19.75 per person. (If you were to pay at the door it would be $31.99). Money needs to be collected ahead of time. You are asked to make out checks to “SKT-LMC” with “Sea breeze tickets” in the memo line. Drop it in the collection basket, loose (no envelopes please) either this week, or next Sunday, June 19th. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


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.

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


WHEN YOU COME TO CHURCH, please turn OFF all cell phones, hand-held electronic devices, pagers, watch alarms, etc., and anything else that can disrupt our sacred time with God. It is possible for messaging and texting to wait until later!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…when this bulletin will print “frequent and friendly reminders” to dress appropriately (respectfully, neatly, modestly) when coming here to Mass. Thus do we show outwardly the reverence for God and neighbor that we should have inwardly. NOT APPROPRIATE in the House of God are: short pants or short skirts; tank tops or halter tops; strapless, tight-fitting and revealing outfits; in short, that which is worn for golf, tennis, or the beach. In a perfect world, such reminders would not be necessary. This is not a perfect world. 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!!

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
Peter Calviera
Jim Holden Florian
Veronica Czerniak
Sharon Mooney
Mary Sanders
Jeanne Bleier
Bill Schlueter
Jeanette Clark
Rocco Deluca
Gregory Griswald
Mary Emmel
Rose Marie Veltre
Jim Burke
Kathy Murphy
Jamie Slade
Mary Echaniz McMahon
Evelyn Wolter

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


You are invited to attend a special Year of Mercy Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester:
June 22, 2016: 6:30 pm: The Feast of Saint John Fisher, the patron saint of the Diocese of Rochester, with Mass seeking his continued intercession for our Diocese. Bishop Matano will preside.

Pope Francis has declared that passing through the Holy Door of Mercy, located in our Diocese at the inside center entrance of the Cathedral, will offer the possibility of obtaining a Plenary Indulgence, a remission of the temporal punishment due to sins, by participating in the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Eucharist, praying for the Holy Father’s personal intentions, and praying the Profession of Faith (the Creed).
For more information and a complete schedule of the special Masses at the Cathedral, visit

Our annual Community picnic will be on Sunday, July 10. The picnic will be on-site in a large capacity tent. Bishop Salvatore Matano will be with our Community for both Masses that day and we anticipate his presence at the picnic as well. The picnic will begin directly after the 11:15 Mass at approximately 12:30. Details are still being worked out so be sure to check the weekly bulletin for updates. Any questions regarding the picnic should be directed to Gene Michael at 690-9145.


Each entrance to the church now has a number of religious pamphlets and booklets in the book racks. These items are being supplied by the Evangelization Committee thanks to a generous donation by one of our members. Please feel free to take any material that is of interest. Please note that nothing should be placed on the book racks without first obtaining permission from Father Bonsignore.

WE HAVE HAD A REMARKABLE 2016 THUS FAR: Epiphany, Ash Wednesday and Lent, Day of Penance and Mercy, Palm Sunday Procession, Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday Devotions, David Coyle and Rory Zimmer entering the Catholic Church, First Holy Communion, Pentecost and Confirmation, May Crowning, Corpus Christi Procession—nothing less than remarkable! Many of these noteworthy events were accompanied by our Cantors and Schola and Choir, under the direction of John Morabito. We thank them for all their good and hard work—and now they will be “warming up” again for the Masses with the Bishop on July 10! Looking back on all these great liturgical moments in our Community life, all we can say is: DEO GRATIAS! THANKS BE TO GOD! (Keep us going and growing, Lord!)

NO HOURS will be hosted on this Sunday and the next (Father’s Day).

St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Latin Mass Community
at St. Thomas the Apostle Church
4536 Saint Paul Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14617