Notices 2015-10-11

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October 11, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For For Joan Burns, Mother + (requested by Family)
11:15 AM For William and Mary Jane Basile + (req by Basile Family)
9:00 AM For Joseph DeLuca + (requested by DeLuca & Buchholz Families)
11:15 AM For the Holy Souls +

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to [email protected]. 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 for the exact amount of the Mass stipend. The stipend is $10 per Mass.
Mass Intentions for 2016 are now open. Please e-mail or call to reserve a date.

                (October 4, 2015)
9:00 AM          Attendance: 141      Offerings: $ 1,958.00
11:15 AM         Attendance: 156      Offerings: $ 1,734.00
TOTAL                        297                 $ 3,692.00
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT.............................$ 4,000.00


THANK YOU for your generosity. Your support, both financial and spiritual, is needed. God bless you!

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC. If you have pre-printed envelopes, please use them. If not, 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. Please be aware that, even though the SKT-LMC operates financially under ST. KATERI PARISH, the SKT-LMC does not subsidize ST. KATERI PARISH, and ST.KATERI PARISH does not subsidize the SKT-LMC. We must rely on our own monetary income to support our activities and facilities.

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. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!
In order for you to receive the next packet of envelopes for Jan/Feb, your enrollment form must be submitted by Sunday November 15th. If you do not receive your envelopes by December 26th, please contact Kathy Beauchamp at 484-1810 or email to

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT SUNDAY, on “Mission Sunday”, for the Propagation of the Faith. Checks for this should be written to “St. Kateri Parish.”

DAILY ROSARY Did you know the rosary is prayed in the church Monday through Friday at 8:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 8:45 a.m.?  Come join us anytime, especially in October, the month of the holy rosary.

WE DO NEED 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.

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR WEBSITE? Check it out at  Special thanks to Ben Anderson, Jason Herforth, and Jonathan Lane.  Email address: [email protected]. If you have any suggestions to add, contact [email protected].
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.

CASE TRAINING The Diocese of Rochester requires volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults to participate in Creating a Safe Environment (CASE) training.  If you plan to volunteer for a ministry that involves working with children, youth or vulnerable adults, you will need to take the class on-line from your home computer or attend a training session. Please call or email Kathy Beauchamp at 484-1810 or email [email protected] for further instructions.

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.

FAITH FORMATION CCD classes have begun! We continue to welcome new students to our program. There is no doubt that Bishop Matano will use the success of our CCD classes as a factor when determining our future, so please consider enrolling your children with us. We are using the Faith and Life Series in conjunction with the Baltimore Catechism to form our lessons. Our students will master their prayers, learn how to conduct themselves properly in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel, and will be going to confession regularly as part of our classes.  One of our main goals is for our children to head off to college living their faith and being able to defend it. Please allow us to support your work at home by enrolling your children. Come to the parish center today at 10:10 or email Andy Follaco with questions at [email protected].

OUR EVANGELIZATION COMMITTEE has met, with expected enthusiasm. More on this later. Committee Head is Gene Michael.

NEXT ENGLISH CHOIR MASS and NEXT LATIN HIGH MASS on Sunday, October 25. Why not invite someone to come along with you?

OUR DEAR CARMELITE NUNS , who always have our Community in their prayers, are hosting a TERESIAN TRIDUUM of prayer for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Rochester, The Triduum is in honor of the 5th Centenary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila and will consist of a Conference on St. Teresa and a Eucharistic Holy Hour concluded with Benediction (7:00 to 8:30 PM) on October 12, 13, and 14. Presider and Homilist will be Fr. Jack Healy, O. Carm. The Carmelite Monastery is at 1931 West Jefferson Road, across from Locust Hill Country Club.

FALL CLEANUP DAY Weather permitting we are targeting Saturday, October 24 for outdoor cleanup.  If you have some time, please bring your rakes and join us.  We will start at 9 a.m.

QUESTION OR CONCERN? If you have any questions, concerns, or comments to share regarding SKT-LMC at St. Thomas the Apostle: (1) please drop a note in the collection basket; (2) send an email to [email protected]; or (3) attend a general COMMUNITY MEETING held in the church on Sunday morning, October 18, between the Masses from 10 AM to 10:45AM. Our last general meeting was well-attended (on May 17). Let’s do it again.

JUDE FEAST DAY TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS A Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated in honor of Saint Jude on October 28 at 7:00pm at Our Lady of Mercy Parish.  Our Lady of Mercy is located on 44 Lake Street in LeRoy, New York.  For more information, please contact the parish office at (585)768-6543.

WHAT ABOUT COFFEE HOURS? We have the first SUNDAY of the month covered, after both Masses. We have the third SUNDAY of the month, after the 11:15 Mass covered but we need volunteers on that Sunday after the 9:00 MASS. More often is fine too (especially for the Faith Formation parents who are waiting), provided we have the workers. Are there any of you who would like to volunteer for this important “ministry” of hospitality? Call Fr. Bonsignore at 244-8692. (leave a message). Thanks to all!