Notices 2015-03-15

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March 15, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM Harold Schoenheit + (req. by Wife, Veronica)
11:15 AM Paul S and Rita Guzzetta + (req. by Sister, Jean Lloyd)

9:00 AM Mario Campomizzi + (req. by Giovanna & Bill May)
11:15 AM Antonia, George and Jose Rivera + (req. by Vargas Family)

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.

THIRD SUNDAY of LENT   March 8, 2015

9:00 AM   Attendance: 155  Offerings: $ 1,421.26
11:15 AM  Attendance: 156  Offerings: $ 1,333.25
TOTAL                 311             $ 2,754.51

THANK YOU for the generosity of your donations and of your prayers for our Community. Attendance and monetary issues are important, of course; but most important is the operation of God’s life and grace in the souls of those who worship here! That is real success!

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY for Catholic Relief Services.

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” 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.

DO YOU WANT TO REGISTER with our Community? Census forms are found at the entrance door tables. Fill out the form and on the top write in clear letters: “LMC”. Place it in the collection basket, please. We’d love to have you!

The diocesan CMA is still in progress and has the campaign name “Attitude of Gratitude.” This campaign year, at St. Thomas the Apostle, there will NOT be a CMA quota assigned to us for the St. Kateri Parish goal. Instead, both English and Latin Mass attendants are encouraged to support the CMA through St.Stanislaus Parish, where the Latin Mass Community originated and came from. The CMA supports the ministries and programs of the Diocese of Rochester and Bishop Matano encourages our participation. Why not make a donation now as a Lenten ALMS? Please consider making a pledge or a gift, using the envelopes found on the tables at the entrance doors. When filling out the personal information, write on the “parish” line: D 053 St. Stanislaus. This is important because diocesan officials have determined that the monies donated by the SKT-LMC (destined for diocesan use) will be applied to the St. Stanislaus parish quota. So, find the envelopes on the entrance door tables, fill in the necessary information, and PLEASE PLACE YOUR CMA ENVELOPES IN THE COLLECTION BASKET HERE. DO NOT MAIL. Many thanks!

THE STATIONS of the CROSS will be prayed NEXT SUNDAY, March 22, after the Latin Mass, beginning at 12:30 PM. We will use the English version of the traditional prayers composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori. The devotion lasts approximately 45 minutes, during which Father Helfrich will be on hand to hear Confessions in preparation for Easter and Mercy Sunday.

SPEAKING OF CONFESSIONS… Be reminded that Father Helfrich is now available for the Sacrament of Penance every Saturday evening from 7 to 8 PM, barring unforeseen illness or serious inconvenience. Father Bonsigore cannot be of help because of hospital on-call duty. ALSO…be reminded that on Tuesday, March 24, the Diocese of Rochester will observe a Day of Penance and Mercy, when our parishes will be “open for forgiveness” from 12:30 PM to 7:30 PM with priests available to hear Confessions. On that day, Father Bonsignore will be assisting St. Anne Parish (1600 Mt. Hope Avenue) from 12:30 to 2:30 PM; and Father Helfrich will join Father Roman Caly at St. Stanislaus Parish from 12:30 to 7:30 PM (except for Mass at 5:30 PM and during times of alternate breaks).

ON PALM SUNDAY, we are planning the traditional Blessing of Palms and Procession before both Masses, and the Reading of the Passion Gospel during the Masses. After the 11:15 Mass, Confessions will be heard, hopefully by both priests.

HOLY WEEK 2015 (Per: Diocesan decision)
There will not be services here on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday. You are encouraged to participate elsewhere.

If anyone is interested in volunteering, please email [email protected] 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.