Notices 2015-05-29

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MAY 29, 2015



TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
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)        

9:00 AM      For Rachel Perrotta +
(req. by Children)
11:15 AM    In Thanksgiving for 66 years of  Marriage
(req. by Florian & Veronica Czerniak)



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)

For Healing of Mary Armenia
(req. by Buchholz Family)




TRINITY SUNDAY  (May 22, 2016)

 9:00 AM  Attendance: 181  Offerings:  $1,951.47
11:15 AM  Attendance: 133  Offerings:  $1,252.00
TOTAL                 314              $3,203.47
    WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT               $4,500.00

THANK YOU for your ongoing support.  Through gifts of prayer and monetary donations, our Community life in Christ can continue and move forward into the future.  IN GOD WE TRUST!



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 continue until our last class on JUNE 19. All First Communion students should return to their regular classes.

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 if you are interested in helping out or if you would like your child to play.

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.  We have a few new photo albums (here and here) and videos (here).  If you have photos or videos you’d like to share with the community please send them to us via [email protected] or facebook.



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. 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) burnsie320


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
Rose Marie Veltre
Mary Emmel

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



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 (Third notice) Their Wedding Day is June 4.  Father Ralph Fraats will witness their matrimonial vows.


PRIESTHOOD ORDINATIONS will be taking place this Saturday, June 4, at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 10:30 AM.  The ordinandi are:  Justin Miller, Jorge Velasquez, and Jainer Romero.  We keep them in our prayer as they approach this blessed day in their lives and in the life of our Diocesan Church.


SAVE THE DATE and PLAN ON COMING:  Bishop Salvatore Matano will be visiting us here on Sunday, July 10.  He will be at both Masses and, as our Community Picnic plans take shape, we will welcome him to our annual gathering once again.



NO COFFEE HOURS are being hosted on this Memorial Day weekend.