Notices 2015-05-31

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May 31, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00AM For the intentions of Father Ryan Hecktor (req. by Anton Siegl)
11:15 AM For Benedict & Mary Podgorski + (req. by David Podorski)

9:00 AM For JoAnn Yount + (req. by Bob)
11:15 AM In thanksgiving for 65 years of marriage (req. by Florian and Veronica

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.

           9:00 AM       Attendance: 176      Offerings: $ 2,481.00
11:15 AM         Attendance: 148      Offerings: $ 1,064.25
          TOTAL                       324                         $ 3,545.25

THANK YOU for your generous offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in faith, hope, and charity. God bless you!

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our 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” 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.

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. On the top write in clear letters “LMC”. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!

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 DECIDED TO WRITE A LETTER OF GRATITUDE to Bishop Salvatore Matano for re-activating St. Thomas the Apostle as the home of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Latin Mass Community? Let your letter be sincere and brief. His address is: 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.

THE SOLEMNITY of Corpus Christi will be observed NEXT SUNDAY, June 7. Following the 11:15 HIGH MASS, there will be a procession in honor of the Blessed Sacrament, concluded with the rite of Benediction.

IN CELEBRATION of the FEAST of the MOST SACRED HEART of JESUS, a Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine Rite will be offered on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Patrick’s Church), 44 Lake Street, Leroy, NY.

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


On this last day of 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 lives, our families, and our Community.
At the 9 o’clock Mass Our Lady’s courtiers will be:
Ruby Flanigen (May Queen)
Ana Hayes (Attendant)
Kateri Maurer (Attendant)
Ian Herrmann (Crown Bearer, First Communicant)
At the 11:15 o’clock Mass, her courtiers will be
Helena Podgorski (May Queen, First Communicant)
Abigail Goetting (Attendant, First Communicant)
David Armitage (Crown Bearer, First Communicant)

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