Notices 2015-25-10

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October 25, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For Helen Wazelle Bleich + on the 33rd anniversary of her passing & for other living and deceased members of the Bleich, Wazelle & Wilson families (req. by Ardi Wazelle)
11:15 AM For Theresa and Americo Calastri + (req. by Beauchamp Family)

9:00 AM  Pro Populo
11:15 AM For Brandon N. Polito + on the 7th Anniversary of his passing (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. **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.

             October 18, 2015
9:00 AM       Attendance: 177    Offerings: $2,152.00
11:15 AM      Attendance: 173    Offerings: $2,555.00
TOTAL                     350         Online: $172.00        
                                     TOTAL $ 4,879.00
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT.......................$ 4,500.00

THANK YOU for your wonderful generosity. As you can see, we exceeded the weekly target amount.  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 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.

ON-LINE GIVING. SKT-LMC is happy to announce that we now are able to accept your weekly or monthly donations online.  You can give either 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.

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!                           

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

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, especially in October, the month of the holy rosary.

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. 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 CCD classes have begun! We continue to welcome new students to our program. There is no doubt that Bishop Matano will use the success of our CCD 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].

REQUIREMENTS FOR FAITH FORMATION: There seems to be confusion over the requirements of children looking to receive sacraments this school year. I’m asking that 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.   

ST. JUDE FEAST DAY TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS A Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated in honor of Saint Jude on October 28 at 7:00pm at Our Lady of Mercy Parish.  Our Lady of Mercy is located on 44 Lake Street in LeRoy, New York.  For more information, please contact the parish office at (585)768-6543.

REGARDING THE “CMA”:  We will soon be communicating to all of you more information on the annual Diocesan “Catholic Ministries Appeal.”  Our Community has a financial goal to meet over the next few months.  Please stay tuned. .Our SKT-LMC code number is 400.  When you contribute, you should address the pledge or check to “Catholic Ministries Appeal” and identify yourself as belonging to the “St. Kateri Latin Mass Community,” with code number 400.

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 and in today’s bulletin.  Checks should be made payable to SKT-LMC.

IN YOUR PRAYERS for the faithful departed, please remember the soul of Doctor Edward Diamond who passed into eternal life on October 19.  Our sympathy goes out to his widow, M. Eleanor Maguire Diamond.  Requiescat in pace.

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

ALL SOULS MASS NOV 2, IN MEMORY OF DECEASED KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, will preside at the Memorial Mass for the Deceased Knights of Columbus, Finger Lakes Chapter, on the commemoration of All Souls Day, November 2, 2015.  The Memorial Mass will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 296 Flower City Park Rochester, between Lake and Dewey Avenues.  Knights and their families especially are invited to attend, and all members of the Catholic faithful are welcome.

SECOND FALL CLEANUP DAY –   Help us get at the rest of leaves and any other tasks we missed.  Join us on Saturday, November 7th, at 9 a.m.  Any time you could spare would be greatly appreciated!