Notices 2015-11-15

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November 15, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:

9:00 AM For Jeanne Marie Liebegott-Bello + (req. by Charles Barranco)
11:15 AM For The Czerniak and Wroblewski Families (req. by Family)


9:00 AM For Richard Scharet + (req. by Therese Galipeau)
11:15 AM For Jeanne Marie Liebegott-Bello + (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]. 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. **Note: Envelopes are now available for Mass Intentions. Please look for them at all church entrances.
**Also: Mass Intentions for 2016 are open. Please e-mail or call to reserve a date.

                      November 8, 2015

9:00 AM                Attendance: 192       Offerings: $2,078.77

11:15 AM               Attendance: 146       Offerings: $4,069.70

TOTAL                              338                  $6,148.47

WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT.................................. $ 4,500.00

THANK YOU for the amazing generosity shown in last Sunday’s collection, one of the largest on record for us! As you have noticed, our Weekly Target Amount has been raised to better reflect our budget needs.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC”. If you have pre-printed envelopes, please use them. If not, 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. Please be aware that, even though the SKT-LMC operates financially under ST. KATERI PARISH, the SKT-LMC does not subsidize ST. KATERI PARISH, and ST.KATERI PARISH does not subsidize the SKT-LMC. We must rely on our own monetary income to support our activities and facilities.

ENVELOPE MAILINGS FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS: In order for you to receive the next packet of envelopes for Jan/Feb, your enrollment form must be submitted today, Sunday November 15th. If you do not receive your envelopes by December 26th, please contact Kathy Beauchamp at 484-1810 or email to

ON-LINE GIVING. SKT-LMC is happy to offer online giving for weekly or monthly donations. You can give either through our website or through a smartphone or tablet app. Instructions for giving are located on our website and in pamphlets available at all church entrances.

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. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!
DAILY ROSARY Did you know the Rosary is prayed in the church Monday through Friday at 8:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 8:45 a.m.? Come join us anytime.
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. See the posters at the church entrances. Contact Marie O’Leary at 467-1982.
“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.” —Blessed Mother Teresa

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. Please call or email Kathy Beauchamp at 484-1810 or email [email protected] for further instructions.

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.

FAITH FORMATION classes are ongoing. We continue to welcome new students to our program. There is no doubt that Bishop Matano will use the success of our Faith Formation classes as a factor when determining our future, so please consider enrolling your children with us. We are using the Faith and Life Series in conjunction with other supplemental materials to form our lessons. Our students will master their prayers, learn how to conduct themselves properly in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel, and will be going to confession regularly as part of our classes. One of our main goals is for our children to head off to college living their faith and being able to defend it. Please allow us to support your work at home by enrolling your children. Come to the parish center today at 10:10 or email Andy Follaco with questions at [email protected].

DEADLINE FOR SACRAMENTS: There seems to be confusion over the requirements of children looking to receive sacraments this school year. I’m asking that by NOVEMBER 22nd, EVERY parent(including those who do not attend our CCD classes) who intends for their children to receive a sacrament through our community within the NEXT TWO YEARS to email Andy at [email protected] to be sure that there are no surprises and all requirements put out by the diocese have been(or will be) satisfied. Please include your child’s name, current grade level, school attending, and sacraments received at this point.

FIRST PENANCE CLASSES: Those looking to have their children receive this sacrament must be in Grade 2 or higher, and needs to be signed up with Andy by emailing him at [email protected] by NOVEMBER 22nd. Even if your child is enrolled in our program I need an additional email confirming that they will be receiving the sacrament. There will be four mandatory classes for your child and a mandatory parent meeting in order for your child to be eligible in our community. Be sure to look in the bulletin weekly for announcements regarding the start of the four week preparation process.

VOTIVE 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)
In memory of Edward and Josephine Modzel
(req. by Pat Dick, daughter)
Adoration Chapel Lamp
In memory of Jo Ann Yount
(req. by Bob)

BISHOP SALVATORE MATANO WILL SPEAK AT THE MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST FOR MEN AND WOMEN – Men and women are invited to a full-course breakfast on Saturday, December 12, 2015 Seating is at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon at the Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd, Henrietta NY. Come and be inspired by our Bishop, sharing his journey of faith! Confessions will be heard at 8 a.m. and again at the end of the program. Early reservations are $18.00; after December 7, $20.00; Students $10.00; Clergy and Religious complimentary. Registration required for all; no tickets sold at the door. To register, mail check to: Magnificat Rochester, PO Box 24787, Rochester NY, 14624; include your name, address, phone number and email address. For more information: call Kathy Murty at 436-1284. Register through Paypal by visiting our website:

LADIES SAVE THE DATE! The Rochester Catholic Women’s Conference is coming back on March 12, 2016. This year’s theme is “Love One Another” and speakers include Sr. Clare Matthiass of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal and Marcus Grodi of the Coming Home Network International. Registration is open at

HELP CATHOLIC FAMILY CENTER ROC THE DAY WITH A DOUBLE-DONATION! A very generous local family is making it possible for Catholic Family Center to double its ROC the Day donations via a $20,000 match challenge. If CFC receives $20,000 in ROC the Day donations on December 1st, these donations will be matched for a total of $40,000! CFC provides hope to more than 32,000 of our least-fortunate neighbors in Monroe County each year. Please consider designating a ROC the Day donation to Catholic Family Center to make a wonderful difference in our community:
LEAVES – We made progress with the leaves last weekend, but as you probably noticed, have a bit more to gather! We hope to wrap up the project on Saturday, November 21, starting at 9 a.m. If you are available, even if just for a while, we would love to have you. Please bring a rake or a leaf blower.

COFFEE HOUR: CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY? The fact that we are in urgent need of volunteers to host the coffee hours after both Masses on the First-Sunday-of-the-Month AND to host the coffee hours after the 9 o’clock Mass on the Third-Sunday-of-the-Month may seem like a CRISIS. But perhaps we should re-phrase it as an OPPORTUNITY! A golden OPPORTUNITY to show CHARITY and HOSPITALITY to others in our Community and to bring us together as a SPIRITUAL FAMILY! Please consider this a “spirit-building” labor of love. To volunteer, contact Father Bonsignore at 244-8692.

COFFEE HOUR TODAY after the 11:15 Mass only.