Notices 2016-01-10

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January 10, 2016

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM         For Mary Conte +
(req. by Conte Family)
11:15 AM        For the special intentions of Jonah Grubaugh
(req. by Belokur Family)

9:00 AM         For Jim Crisafulli +
(req. by Sam, Pauline, Christopher Giordano)
11:15 AM        For the special intention of Jim Holden
(req. by Belokur 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: Please look for Mass intention envelopes at all church entrances. Please drop your envelope in the collection basket or mail to us (not to St. Kateri Parish) at SKT-LMC @St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4536 St. Paul Blvd. Rochester, NY 14617.


SOLEMNITY OF MARY VIGIL (December 31, 2015) 5:00 PM
    Attendance: 149   Offerings:  $1,811.25

FEAST OF CIRCUMCISION (January 1, 2016) 10:00 AM
    Attendance: 113   Offerings:  $1,132.00
    TOTAL       262               $2,943.25


(January 3,2016)

 9:00 AM   Attendance: 173  Offerings:  $1,831.00
11:15 AM   Attendance: 184  Offerings:  $2,107.71
TOTAL                  357              $3,938.71
          WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT          $4,500.00



THANK YOU VERY MUCH for these donations to the SKT-LMC. Don’t forget to pray for the stability and growth of our Church family. May God continue to bless us!

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: If you have not received your Jan/Feb packet of envelopes, please contact Kathy Beauchamp at 484-1810 or email to In order for you to receive start receiving envelopes for March/April, please fill out an enrollment form today January 10, and drop it in the collection basket.

ONLINE GIVING. SKT-LMC is now 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!

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.



A LITTLE BEHIND? Do you have a son or daughter that is behind in receiving their sacraments? Contact Andy Follaco at [email protected] to be assigned a tutor to get caught up!   If you are receiving emails or letters from Saint Kateri’s Faith Formation Office and would no longer like to be on their contact list, please call 585-338-1146 to be removed.

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.


FOOD CUPBOARD DONATION   – Just a reminder that every Sunday throughout the year, we collect donations for the St. Andrew’s and Sister Regis food cupboards. Donations may be placed in the green baskets at each of the entrances.



Tabernacle Lamp (Church)
The DeLuca Family (req. by Buchholz Family)

Lady Chapel Hanging Lamps (Church)
Maurer and Ziarko Family (req. by Virginia Maurer)

PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND INFIRM. Happily, someone has come forward and offered to develop a method for listing sick and infirm loved ones in our SKT-LMC bulletin on a weekly basis, so that we may pray for them. At this point, we remember, these persons in need of intercession: Angela De Luca, Susan Lewis and Bill Schleuter and Sharon Mooney.



Beginning on January 24 (4th Sunday of this month), and subsequently on every 4th Sunday (schedule permitting), adult learning and sharing sessions will take place, for the purpose of exploring the Gospels which are read at the Latin Mass during the month. Sessions will be held in the Parish Center (upstairs conference room), beginning about 15-20 minutes after the 11:15 Mass ends, and continuing for about 30-45 minutes. Come when you want. Leave when you choose. All are welcome!


WHEN PRAYING FOR OUR FAITHFUL DEPARTED, please remember the soul of Robert Fanelli who entered eternity on December 31. Mr. Fanelli was occasionally at Mass and Coffee Hours in recent months, accompanied by Liza Barzac. Requiescat in pace.


AS THE CHRISTMAS SEASON comes to a liturgical conclusion, we think back to how beautiful—and how busy—these festive days have been. We had a blessed season here at SKT-LMC, made possible by many dedicated members and volunteers: those who cleaned the church and center, those who decorated the church, those who provided music (organist, schola and choir singers), those who served and ushered and lectored and participated in any way, those who donated to the SKT-LMC and to the food cupboard, those who kept prayerful watch in the Adoration Chapel, those who hosted coffee hours…..Have I forgotten anyone? If so, it’s not intentional. In short, we had a wonderful Christmas, thanks be to God and to all of you.
(Father Bonsignore)

COFFEE HOURS, after BOTH Masses, will be hosted NEXT SUNDAY, on January 17.