Notices 2015-05-22

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MAY 22, 2015



On this Trinity Sunday in the month of the Blessed Mother, we shall have a brief ceremony of crowning Our Lady’s statue at the beginning of both Masses. In so doing, we are acknowledging Our Lady’s ROYAL SOVEREIGNTY over us as QUEEN of our hearts, our families, and our Community.

As part of the simple ceremony, the Priest-Celebrant will lead us in a LITANY in praise of the BLESSED TRINITY and the BLESSED MOTHER.  Composed by St. Joseph Calasanctius (+1648), this litany is called “The Crown of Twelve Stars.”  During it, three times the congregation will be encouraged to participate by reciting together the Glory be and the Hail Mary.  After the crowning, ALL will pray together the Hail, Holy Queen.

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM  For John and Vivian Dooley + (req. by Family)
11:15 AM In Memory of Holden Gilkinson + (req. by Bob and Mary Ellen Gilkinson)


9:00 AM  For Lydia Garrity + (req. by Daniel and Natalie O’Connor)
11:15 AM For Benedict and Mary Podgorski (req. by David Podgorski)


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.


PENTECOST SUNDAY  (May 15, 2016)

9:00 AM       Attendance: 189    Offerings: $2,906.00
11:15 AM      Attendance: 209    Offerings: $1,788.00
TOTAL                     398               $4,694.00
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT........................$4,500.00

THANK YOU for your support, in the matter of monetary donations and in the matter of prayers for our Community life in Christ.  As you can see above, last Sunday we exceeded our target amount.


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 not received your May/June envelopes, or if you have any questions regarding registration or envelopes, please contact Eileen Burke at 266-7287 or email to [email protected]  The next deadline for the July/August has now passed.


Our classes will resume this week, and will continue until our last class on JUNE 19. All First Communion students should return to their regular classes.

We are forming a KICKBALL TEAM for students grades 7-12. It is a league with parishes around the county that play scheduled games starting on WEDNESDAY JULY 6, and will run for the next five Wednesdays. If you think you can make some of the games we would love to have you! While it is always fun to win, the emphasis is on having fun, and everyone having the opportunity to participate. If your child would like to play, or you have questions, email Andy at [email protected]. If you are interested in coaching, which will require no more than showing up to games and rotating kids in and out, please email Andy by May 22.

We are looking into having a SEABREEZE DAY for our community! We are aiming for the last week in June. Price of a ticket should be under $20 for a Ride and Slide Pass. More information will be in the bulletin in the coming weeks!


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!!


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) [email protected].

Angela DeLuca 
Peter Calviera
Jim Holden
Florian  & Veronica Czerniak
Sharon Mooney
Mary Sanders
Jeanne  Bleier
Bill Schlueter
Jeanette Clark
Rocco Deluca 
Gregory Griswald
Jim Burke
May the Divine Physician of our souls and bodies help and heal them, through His Divine Mercy.

WE ARE IN THE AFTER-GLOW of Pentecost Sunday, still thanking God for the gifts of His Holy Spirit poured out, through Confirmation, upon Rory Zimmer, Joseph Basile, Alexandria and Jacob LaPietra, Cora Maria and Rosa Mystica Long, and Amata Valentini.  THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the day so special, so glorious, especially:  our candidates’ parents and teachers, our organist and singers, and John Maurer, who did the photographic work at both Masses.  Bishop Matano will be receiving a sampling of the photos, not only of our Confirmation Day, but also of our First Holy Communion Day.  The pictures (“saying more than a thousand words”)  will bring joy to his pastoral heart!


You are invited to attend two special Year of Mercy Masses in June 2016 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester.

June 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm: First Friday Mass/Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (patronal feast of the Cathedral, with a special intention for the men who will be ordained priests the following morning), followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and individual Confessions until 8 p.m. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will preside.

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


John Follaco and Rachel DeWitt (Second notice) Their Wedding Day will be on June 4.  Father Ralph Fraats will witness their matrimonial vows.

OUR COMMUNITY FRIEND, Anthony (Tony) Amato, will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacon this Saturday, May 28, 10 AM, at Sacred Heart Cathedral.  His summer assignment will be at St. Jerome’s Church in East Rochester. May Tony visit us often!

REMEMBERING OUR FAITHFUL DEPARTED in prayer, we include, Phyllis Hahn, long-time parishioner of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church.  Her Funeral Mass took place here this past week. Also, let us keep in loving prayer Virginia McWhinney and Daniel Aureli.


There will be a coffee hour after each Mass today, May 22, 2016.  A special celebration will be held after the 11:15AM Mass, joyfully marking the 35th Anniversary of Father

Bonsignore’s priestly ordination.  Please come and give your congratulations and best wishes to our Chaplain.  Next Sunday, May 29th, is Memorial Day Weekend and there will be no coffee hours.