Notices 2015-06-19

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June 19, 2016



TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM     For Francis Dooley +
(req. by Family)
11:15 AM    For William and Mary Basile +
(req. by Basile Family)

9:00 AM      For Thea Mishia +
(req. by Family)
11:15 AM    For Chester & Helen 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.



(June 12, 2016)

 9:00 AM   Attendance: 167  Offerings:  $1,817.00
11:15 AM   Attendance: 143  Offerings:  $1,246.00
TOTAL                  310              $3,063.00
                   WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT $4,500.00

THANK YOU for your financial support of the SKT-LMC here at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  The spiritual support of your prayers for our Community is the most valuable contribution of all!



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 found at all church entrances and at the Parish Center.  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.



PLEASE DON’T DELAY. Sign-up sheets are next to the bulletins as you enter church for those who would like to be added to our Faith Formation program for the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to fill them out in one of the vestibules as you leave church. We are offering classes for:

  • K-7th grade. Students will be grouped based off of a combination of knowledge and age.
  • First Penance and First Communion: For students in the 2nd grade who do not attend our weekly classes.
  • Confirmation Year 1: ALL students entering their 8th grade year that wish to receive the Sacrament during        their 9th grade year MUST be enrolled in this course.  While there was an exception to the rule this past year, it has been made clear that all students from this point forward need to be prepared through our Community.
  • Confirmation Year 2: This class is closed to new entrants, as Confirmation Year 1 is a prerequisite course.
  • Apologetics: A course for students that have been confirmed (up to age 21) to know our Faith more deeply and to be able to defend our Faith to others.

    Parents of students that are currently in our program do NOT need to fill out a new form.  It is assumed that you will be continuing with us unless you notify Andy to the contrary.

The KICKBALL team is formed! It isn’t too late to let Andy know that your child would like to play, however. Just email [email protected]! Schedule should be coming out soon.
SEA BREEZE DAY INSTRUCTIONS are as follows: We will be going on Saturday, June 25th. Tickets should be $19.75 per person. (If you were to pay at the door it would be $31.99). Money needs to be collected ahead of time. You are asked to make out checks to “SKT-LMC” with “Sea breeze tickets” in the memo line. Drop it in the collection basket, loose (no envelopes please) either this week, or next Sunday, June 19th. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


CONGRATULATIONS AND MANY THANKS to our Faith Formation director, Andrew Follaco, for a job well done this past academic year.  Our religious education program was carred on with admirable organization, hard work, and zeal for the “Faith of Our Fathers” (and Mothers, of course!).  Our sincere gratitude also goes out to the program’s teachers: Linda Bleier, Marcy Gabello, Christine Vargas, James and Elizabeth Johnston and Marielle Follaco,  who have shown great devotion to our young people. God reward them!



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.


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., and anything else that can disrupt our sacred time with God.  It is possible for messaging and texting to wait until later!


IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…when this bulletin will print “frequent and friendly reminders” to dress appropriately (respectfully, neatly, modestly) when coming here to Mass.  Thus do we show outwardly the reverence for God and neighbor that we should have inwardly.  NOT APPROPRIATE in the House of God are:  short pants or short skirts; tank tops or halter tops; strapless, tight-fitting and revealing outfits; in short, that which is worn for golf, tennis, or the beach.  In a perfect world, such reminders would not be necessary.  This is not a perfect world.  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
Patricia Bleier
Mary Emmel
Rose Marie Veltre
Jim Burke
Kathy Murphy
Jamie Slade
Mary Echaniz McMahon
Evelyn Wolter
Jacob J. Hubbel, Sr.

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



You are invited to attend a special Year of Mercy Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester:

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



Archbishop Joseph Kurz, president of the USCCB, and the Catholic Bishops of the United States issued the following statement regarding the tragedy in Orlando, FL. this past weekend: “Waking up to the unspeakable violence in Orlando reminds us of how precious human life is. Our prayers are with the victims, their families and all those affected by this terrible act. The merciful love of Christ calls us to solidarity with the suffering and to ever greater resolve in protecting the life and dignity of every person.”



Our annual community picnic will be on Sunday, July 10. The picnic will be on-site in a large capacity tent.  Bishop Matano will be with our community for both Masses that day and we anticipate his presence at the picnic as well.  The picnic will begin directly after the 11:15 Mass at approximately 12:30PM. Although the main course will be provided we request that everyone bring a dish to pass.  There are sign-up sheets for the picnic at each entrance to the church. It is important that we get a proper count so that we can be sure to order enough food and drink.  Any questions regarding the picnic should be directed to Gene Michael a  690-9145 or [email protected].



To help us defray the cost of the of our faith community picnic we will be having a bake sale at the picnic.  Dust off your cake tins, butter up those muffin pans and break out the pie plates.

Donate your culinary masterpieces and mouthwatering munchies to support our event. If you would like, please include your recipe (s) to make your treat all that more special.  Make sure your donation is on a non-returnable dish and has a suggested price includedAny questions, contact Marcy Gabello,  756-6375(home)  739-3832 (cell), or [email protected]



You might have noticed that over the last few months improvements are being made to the church facility. These improvements are the result of volunteers that have come forward with their time and talent along with their generous offerings. We are so grateful to all of those individuals. If you also would like to donate your time, talent, or generosity for a specific project, please contact Denise Flanigen at 467-8747, who is coordinating our volunteers. Not sure what needs to be done? Here are a few items from the Community’s  new “Wish List”. Can you or would you like to help?

  1. The Holy Water bowls over the last 40 years have suffered and there are only a few that remain. The original company that made the bowls has been contacted and they will produce new bowls, in the             design of the old ones, at a cost of $300 for 14 bowls.  Donations are welcome.
  2. Did you notice the basketball hoop in the parking lot is broken?  After years of fun, the hoop is no longer available. If you have a backstop, hoop, or can assist in the repairs, or would like to donate to this project, thank you.
  3. Folding chairs and tables are needed. We have recently realized that the Faith Formation classrooms are lacking adult seating.  Our teens are asking for adult size chairs.   Chairs, tables, or funds are welcome.
  4. To assist our elderly and disabled Community members,bathroom railings are being installed, and a comfort toilet has been ordered.
  1. Prayers. Please pray for the continued success of this Community, the mercy of God, and the protective grace of His Blessed Mother.

Each entrance to the church now has a number of religious pamphlets and booklets in the book racks. These items are being supplied by the Evangelization Committee, thanks to a generous donation by one of our members. Please feel free to take any material that is of interest.  Please note that nothing should be placed on the book racks without first obtaining permission from Father Bonsignore.

On Sunday, June 26th, after the Latin Mass, there will be a Scripture Study for all who are interested, on one or more of the June Gospels:

Sacred Heart of Jesus – Piercing by Longinus

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost — Finding a Lost Sheep

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost — Brotherly Reconciliation

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost — Multiplication of Loaves & Fish



There are no coffee hours today, June 19th, due to Fathers’ Day, in order that families can spend more time together However, there will be a coffee hour after each Mass next week, June 26th.  Looking ahead, so you can make plans, there are no coffee hours planned for the first week of July due to the 4th of July Holiday Weekend.  However, on July 10th Bishop Matano is expected to be at St. Thomas the Apostle for both Masses, and we hope he will join us at the Church Picnic after the Latin Mass.