Notices 2015-07-19

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July 19, 2015

WELCOME, BISHOP MATANO! Today we have the joy of welcoming to our Community the Apostle of our Diocese, the Most Reverend Salvatore Matano. We are grateful for his presence at our Masses this morning, and we look forward to greeting him warmly at the COMMUNITY PICNIC (beginning at 12:30 PM).

HISTORICAL  NOTE –  Sixty years ago, on Palm Sunday 1965, the FIRST MASS was offered in the newly-constructed St. Thomas the Apostle Church. And today we are still making history!   Thanks be to God!

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM     For John Hanss + (req. by the Hanss Family)
11:15 AM   In thanksgiving to the Holy Trinity, Blessed Mother, St Anne, & all the Angels and Saints for favors received (req. by Grace Culiano)

9:00 AM     For The Special Intentions of John & Dorothy Hayes
11:15 AM   For Doris Grummons, mother of choir member, Nerina Bellinger (req. by the Latin Mass Choir)

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.

(July 12, 2015)
 9:00 AM  Attendance: 155  Offerings: $ 2,056.00
11:15 AM  Attendance: 158  Offerings: $ 2,134.55
 TOTAL                313             $ 4,190.55
 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 Checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC”. If you do not have pre-printed envelopes, 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.

PRE-PRINTED DONATION ENVELOPES.  If you enrolled with SKT-LMC before May 22nd and have not received your pre-printed Mass donation envelopes, please contact us at 484-1810 or email to [email protected] before July 22nd.

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 SEEN OUR WEBSITE?  Check it out  at  Special thanks to Ben Anderson, Jason Herforth, and Jonathan Lane.  Email address: [email protected]. If you have any suggestions to add, contact [email protected].

THE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL, adjacent to the Parish Center must continue to be a very important powerhouse of prayer for us and for people in our area.  Hours of adoration are on Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 10 PM (11 PM on Tuesday and Friday).  WE NEED MORE ADORERS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY HOUR IS COVERED. Please consider signing up for an hour or being on the substitute list.  Contact Marie O’Leary at 467-1982.

CASE TRAINING The Diocese of Rochester requires volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults to participate in Creating a Safe Environment (CASE) training.  If you plan to volunteer for a ministry that involves working with children, youth or vulnerable adults, you will need to take the class on-line from your home computer or attend a training session. If you prefer in-person training, the current class schedule at St. Kateri Parish is as follows: Saturday 7/25 11:30 AM.  Please call or email Kathy Beauchamp at 484-1810 or email [email protected] for further instructions.

FURNITURE DONATION THROUGH WEGMANS. We would like to express our deep gratitude to Wegmans from whom we received a generous grant of furniture for the parish center to help outfit offices, meeting rooms, and religious education classrooms.  Did you know Robert Wegman grew up on St. Paul Boulevard and was a student at St. Thomas the Apostle school? Our LMC member Chris Vargas volunteered her knowledge and help with applying for this donation.  Please stop over to see the wonderful changes.  A big thanks to Chris and to Wegmans!

AS SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER CONTINUES, please be reminded that proper attire is required for attendance at Mass, even on warm or torrid days.  Short pants, halter tops, gym shorts, beach wear, etc. are not appropriate in church.  We should not “dress down” for Mass.  We should dress neatly and modestly out of respect for the House of God and the sacred mysteries celebrated here.  Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining an atmosphere of prayerfulness and reverence in the presence of God.

CHURCH FLOWERS. Interested in helping once a month with flowers for the church?  Please contact Ginny Maurer at 368-8869.

IS THERE A COFFEE HOUR TODAY?  No. Please come to the picnic.