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Notices | April 19, 2015

—————-NOTICES————-
April 19, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For Jeanette Bossert
11:15 AM For Gail Janusonis (req. by Sigita Tomkus)

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (4/26/15):
9:00 AM For Deceased Members of the Legion of Mary + (req. by Our Lady, The Immaculate Conception Praesidium)
11:15 AM For Earl Higgs + (req. by Leonard & Bonnie De Fazio)

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.

DIVINE MERCY / LOW SUNDAY
April 12, 2015

 9:00 Attendance: 195 Offerings: $ 2,249.00
11:15 Attendance: 198 Offerings: $ 1,992.00
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TOTAL             393            $ 4,241.00

THANK YOU for your generous Mercy Sunday offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in grace and mercy.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our new 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” ORfor 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!

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
If anyone is interested in volunteering, please email dflanigen@yahoo.com or call 467-8747.  Some of the opportunities include church cleaning, parish center cleaning, outdoor spring clean up (when the weather breaks), and program/bulletin stapling and folding.  If we get enough volunteers for church cleaning, we hope to rotate teams.

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.  As our community grows, our volunteers will need this training.  If you need to be trained or have any questions, call SKT-LMC at 484-1810 or emaillmcommunity3@gmail.com .  For more information, visit the diocesan website at www.DOR.org and click on Safe Environment.

OFFICE FURNITURE – We are currently setting up some office space at the Parish Center and are in need of donated furniture. Our most immediate need is for office desks and office chairs. Other accoutrements would be appreciated as well. (rugs, lamps, etc). Call 484-1810 or email lmcommunity3@gmail.com.

WEBSITE DESIGN – We are looking for someone to volunteer their time and expertise to help our community create an informative and inspiring website. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email Ben Anderson atbenanderson@benanderson.us.

REGARDING SATURDAY EVENING CONFESSIONS: Please note that Father Peter Helfrich is no longer available. He will, however, continue to be available on Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM and after the 11:15 Mass. We are grateful for his assistance.

ROCHESTER CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE—You are invited! Saturday, May 16, St. John Fisher College, from 8 AM to 5 PM. $50 per person. Registration available online or by mail. For registration form and details: www.exultrochester.org.

WE HAVE HAD A SERIES of splendid Masses recently: Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Mercy Sunday, thanks to the efforts of ourschola, choir and servers. But not all our celebrations of the sacred mysteries need be so elaborate or so long! Now we will have some “simple” celebrations; “Cantor Masses” at 9 and “Low Masses” at 11:15. The next “Choir Mass” at 9 will be on May 10 (Mother’s Day),the same day as the next “Missa Cantata” at 11:15. After that, a Choir Mass will be sung at 9 on May 24 (Pentecost Sunday) and at 11:15 a High Mass. Cantor or Choir, Low or High, THE MASS is at the heart of our Catholic Faith. As the old saying goes, “It is the Mass that matters.”

NEXT SUNDAY, April 26, after both our Masses, rehearsals for First Communion Sunday (May 3) will take place in the church. Four children of God will be receiving First Holy Communion at the 9 o’clock Mass, and four at the 11:15 o’clock Mass two weeks from today, on the first Sunday of the beautiful month of May (Our Lady’s month).

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

Notices | April 12, 2015

—————-NOTICES————-
April 12, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For Rosemary Donovan English + (mother of Father Paul English)
11:15 AM For Michael Andrew Love + (req. by Sara M. Love)

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (4/19/15):
9:00 AM For Jeanette Bossert
11:15 AM For Gail Janusonis (req. by Sigita Tomkus)

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email tolmcommunity3@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.

EASTER SUNDAY
April 5, 2015

 9:00 Attendance: 389 Offerings: $ 4,133.00
11:15 Attendance: 206 Offerings: $ 2,794.50
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TOTAL             595            $ 6,927.50

THANK YOU for your generous Easter Sunday offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in grace and mercy.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our new Community here at St. Thomas’ will not be a legal entity, we will 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” ORfor 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!

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
If anyone is interested in volunteering, please email dflanigen@yahoo.com or call 467-8747.  Some of the opportunities include church cleaning, parish center cleaning, outdoor spring clean up (when the weather breaks), and program/bulletin stapling and folding.  If we get enough volunteers for church cleaning, we hope to rotate teams.

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.  As our community grows, our volunteers will need this training.  If you need to be trained or have any questions, call SKT-LMC at 484-1810 or emaillmcommunity3@gmail.com .  For more information, visit the diocesan website at www.DOR.org and click on Safe Environment.

OFFICE FURNITURE – We are currently setting up some office space at the Parish Center and are in need of donated furniture. Our most immediate need is for office desks and office chairs. Other accoutrements would be appreciated as well. (rugs, lamps, etc). Call 484-1810 or email lmcommunity3@gmail.com.

WEBSITE DESIGN – We are looking for someone to volunteer their time and expertise to help our community create an informative and inspiring website. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email Ben Anderson atbenanderson@benanderson.us.

REGARDING SATURDAY EVENING CONFESSIONS: Please note that Father Peter Helfrich will no longer be available. He will, however, continue to be available on Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM and after the 11:15 Mass. We are grateful for his assistance.

ROCHESTER CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE—You are invited! Saturday, May 16, St. John Fisher College, from 8 AM to 5 PM. $50 per person. Registration available online or by mail. For registration form and details: www.exultrochester.org.

MERCY SUNDAY DONATIONS TO WORKS OF MERCY. In past celebrations of Divine Mercy Sunday at St.Stanislaus, the proceeds from the collection taken up at Mass were distributed to various funds/agencies/institutions which carry on the SPIRITUAL and CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY. This will NOT be done this year. Nevertheless, you are urged to take it upon yourselves to donate to those who carry on charitable work in the name of Christ. Among the recipients of our past Mercy Sunday collections were:

  • Women’s Care Center, 3252 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612
  • Carmel House (new address), 288 Frisee Hill Road, Hilton, NY 14468
  • Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, c/o Fraternity of St. Peter, 119 Griffin Road, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444

Please consider donating to these or to other charities of your choice.
THE WORKS of MERCY are customarily listed as:

(Spiritual)

  1. To admonish the sinner.
  2. To instruct the ignorant.
  3. To counsel the doubtful.
  4. To comfort the sorrowful.
  5. To bear wrongs patiently.
  6. To forgive all injuries.
  7. To pray for the living and the dead.

(Corporal)

  1. To feed the hungry.
  2. To give drink to the thirsty.
  3. To clothe the naked.
  4. To shelter the homeless.
  5. To visit the imprisoned.
  6. To visit the sick.
  7. To bury the dead.

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

Notices | April 5, 2015

—————-NOTICES————-
April 5, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For the people of the SKT-LM Community (pro populo)
11:15 AM For the people of the SKT-LM Community (pro populo)

NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (4/12/15):
9:00 AM For Rosemary Donovan English + (mother of Father Paul English)
11:15 AM For Michael Love + (req. by Sara M. Love)

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email tolmcommunity3@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.

PALM SUNDAY
March 29, 2015

 9:00 Attendance: 242 Offerings: $ 2,844.12
11:15 Attendance: 211 Offerings: $ 1,628.31
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TOTAL             453            $ 4,472.43

THANK YOU for your generosity to our Community. Remember to pray for it also. More important than attendance and monetary collections is the growth of the Kingdom of God’s grace in the souls who worship here. This is the measure of true success!

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our new Community here at St. Thomas’ will not be a legal entity, we will 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” ORfor 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!

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY DEVOTIONS will be held here next week, April 12, following upon the Latin Mass: Adoration, Chaplet (sung in English), and Benediction (in Latin). If you have received the Sacrament of Penance already in Lent, that will suffice to receive the indulgence of Mercy Sunday.

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
If anyone is interested in volunteering, please email dflanigen@yahoo.com or call 467-8747.  Some of the opportunities include church cleaning, parish center cleaning, outdoor spring clean up (when the weather breaks), and program/bulletin stapling and folding.  If we get enough volunteers for church cleaning, we hope to rotate teams.

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.  As our community grows, our volunteers will need this training.  If you need to be trained or have any questions, call SKT-LMC at 484-1810 or emaillmcommunity3@gmail.com .  For more information, visit the diocesan website at www.DOR.org and click on Safe Environment.

OFFICE FURNITURE – We are currently setting up some office space at the Parish Center and are in need of donated furniture. Our most immediate need is for office desks and office chairs. Other accoutrements would be appreciated as well. (rugs, lamps, etc). Call 484-1810 or email lmcommunity3@gmail.com.

WEBSITE DESIGN – We are looking for someone to volunteer their time and expertise to help our community create an informative and inspiring website. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email Ben Anderson atbenanderson@benanderson.us.

THE STATUE OF THE RISEN CHRIST, once again enshrined in the sanctuary here—(as was the long-standing tradition)—has been lovingly restored by Liza Barzac. It will need more work, but she is ready and willing to bring the restoration project to completion in time. Thank you Liza, for your customary hard work and generosity!

NO COFFEE HOURS TODAY at the Parish Center. They will resume next week.

HAPPY 103rd BIRTHDAY, MSGR. BURNS!
Msgr. Richard K. Burns, second pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, was born on April 7, 1912, 103 years ago. 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 then opened on Palm Sunday 50 years ago in 1965.  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. May he rest in peace, but may he also keep very busy praying for the progress of our community here in the place he revered so much