Notices 2015-06-28

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June 28, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00AM For Rosemary Fedin Scott + (req. by Nancy, Rich, Karri & Family)
11:15 AM For Chester & Helen Podgorski +  (req. by David Podgorski)

9:00 AM  For Edith and Don Arganbright + (req. by Family)
11:15 AM For Mother Mary Baptist of the Virgin of Carmel O.C.D., on her Silver
Jubilee of Religious Life
(req. by 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 for the exact amount of the Mass stipend. The stipend is $10 per Mass.

 (June 21, 2015)
 9:00 AM        Attendance:  184      Offerings:  $ 2,042.25
11:15 AM        Attendance:  167      Offerings:  $ 1,336.00
 TOTAL                       351                  $ 3,378.25
                     WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT……………….  $ 4,000.00

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.

SECOND COLLECTION TODAYfor the special needs of the HOLY FATHER (Peter’s Pence).  Checks should be made out to ST. KATERI PARISH.

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.

OUR MOST REVEREND BISHOP, SALVATORE MATANO, will be visiting us here on Sunday July 19, at both Masses.  We look forward to welcoming him to our Community and to his joining us at a COMMUNITY PICNIC on the south lawn.

FAITH FORMATION for our young people (a.k.a. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, C.C.D. or CATECHETICS) is a pressing need in our Community life.  But first we have to determine the number and ages of the children to be involved AND the number of volunteer teachers willing to be of help.  A FAITH FORMATION program, even a small one, should be an important PRIORITY for us, beginning in September.  Of special import is preparation for FIRST PENANCE, FIRST COMMUNION, and CONFIRMATION.

MEDICAL PERSONNEL ALERT!  In the rare event of a medical emergency happening during church services, what should we do?  We need to have a plan in place that includes medically-trained persons responding immediately to a person-in distress, while we call 9-1-1 and wait for the ambulance to arrive.  To discuss such a plan, we propose to bring together medical personnel (DOCTORS, RN’s, LPN’s, EMT’s, etc.) among us who are willing to be “on call” during Mass. To get prepared, all we need is to arrange a short meeting on a Sunday morning (between Masses?). In this regard, a little communication will go a long way!  Are you qualified and willing to be on alert? Jim Holden is coordinating this.  Call him at 585-598-2695.

SUMMER HAS ARRIVED, and with it comes the “temptation” to dress down or dress scantily for the sake of comfort.  But…for church???  Please be advised to dress for Mass appropriately, neatly, and modestly.  No short pants or skirts, please.  Shoulders should be covered.  We are in the House of God, not at a picnic, tennis match, or beach party.  REVERENCE and RESPECT for God and neighbor should determine what we wear to church Think this through!  Thank you for your courtesy and cooperation.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sean Christipher Delano and Anne Marie Sweeney-Jones upon the occasion of their being wedded in Christ at their Nuptial Mass yesterday, June 27.  Theirs is the first wedding to be celebrated in the context of our SKT-LMC here at St. Thomas.  We wish them every grace and blessing as husband and wife, as they mirror and represent and live out the great love that exists between Christ and His Church.

ANOTHER GREETING OF CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Mother Mary Baptist of the Virgin of Carmel, O.C.D., upon the occasion of her Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession as a Discalced Carmelite Nun.  Her Jubilee Mass and Celebration took place this past week on June 24 at the Carmel of the Holy Face of Jesus in Hague; North Dakota.  Mother’s baptismal name was Sharon Lloyd, as she is the daughter of John and Jean Lloyd, long-time participants in the LMC.  Her monastery has a web-site:

IN YOUR PRAYERS for the FAITHFUL DEPARTED, please remember Christine Shea (1945-2015), who died suddenly or March 25 in Greenville, NC.  A Memorial Mass for her soul was offered here, yesterday on June 27.  Requiescat in pace.

IS THERE A COFFEE HOUR TODAY?  YES,……but it won’t be complete unless YOU come!