Notices 2016-01-24

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January 24, 2016

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM    For Margaret Considine +
(req. by Margaret McDonald & Ken and Eileen Roush)

11:15 AM   For Dr. Edward Diamond +
(req. by Father Fred Helfrich)

9:00 AM    For Lydia Garrity +
(req by the Drake Family)

11:15 AM   For Paul E. Griggs +
(req. by Bob and Mary Ellen Gilkinson)

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.


 9:00 AM  Attendance: 182  Offerings: $1,734.00
11:15 AM  Attendance: 138  Offerings: $1,613.00
TOTAL                 320             $3,347.00
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT...............  $ 4,500.00

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your continued generosity to the SKT-LMC. We must also continue to pray and work for the stability and growth of our unique Community with a unique apostolate on behalf of souls.

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


ON-LINE 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.



All candidates expecting to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this school year OR next school year is invited to attend a MANDATORY retreat at our Parish Center on Friday, February 19th (during Feb Break) from 9AM until approx 4PM (Please have your child bring a bagged lunch). The theme is Prayer. Our candidates will gain a deeper understanding of prayer and learn to defend our various forms of prayer to others. Why is it encouraged for Catholics to pray to The Blessed Mother? To the saints? We will explore more deeply the mysteries of the Rosary in the Adoration Chapel, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions will be heard, and Father Matt Jones will be presenting a talk on suffering. Please email Andy Follaco at [email protected] to confirm your child will be attending.

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.


PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND INFIRM. Happily, Judy Burns has come forward and volunteered to coordinate the SKT-LMC bulletin listing of sick and infirm members, relatives, and friends. The list will be there so that we might pray for them. Please note that NO health information will be printed in this bulletin. Judy will coordinate the names: long-term? short-term? when to take off list? etc. To put names on the list, contact Judy Burns at (cell) 585-738-5156 OR (e-mail) burnsie320 Presently, our prayer list includes:


Angela DeLuca     Bill Schlueter
Susan Lewis         Sharon Mooney

Jean Lloyd           James Hauser


May the Divine Physician of our souls and bodies help and heal them, through His Divine Mercy.



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!

THE LAY DOMINICANS –Are you interested in becoming a Lay Dominican? Did you know St. Catherine of Siena and St. Rose of Lima were Lay Dominicans? Members of the Fraternities of St. Dominic are lay men and women who are fully incorporated members of the Order of Preachers and live out their Dominican vocation in the world. Through the Four Pillars of prayer, study, community, and apostolate, we work to preach the Gospel and grow in personal holiness.
A local group has been meeting monthly, praying the Rosary, the Hours, and studying Magisterial documents. We are looking for other people who are interested in joining us. Our meetings are held monthly on the second Sunday of the month from 3-5 at St. Thomas More Church on East Avenue. For more information please see or contact Mary Anderson: [email protected] or 377-2672.


SAINT SALOME CHURCH, effective today, is relegated “from sacred to profane, but not sordid use”, as announced by Bishop Salvatore Matano on January 13, 2016. His official DECREE was read last Sunday from all the pulpits in St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish (including our own). If you wish to read the actual DECREE, copies have been posted on the bulletin boards in all three of our church vestibules.


IN YOUR PRAYERS for the departed, please include the soul of Donald Piermont, of Fairlawn, New Jersey, who died on January 19. He was the maternal grandfather of John Gillenson, one of our altar servers. Requiescat in pace.

NEXT SUNDAY January 31, the 9 AM will be a CHOIR MASS and the 11:15 AM will be a HIGH MASS. Immediately after BOTH MASSES, the St. Blaise Blessing of Throats will be given individually at the altar rail. His feast is February 3.


TODAY: COFFEE HOUR after the 9 AM Mass only.