Notices 2016-01-31

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January 31, 2016

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
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)

9:00 AM   For Luke and Stormy Gabello on their 11th Wedding Anniversary
(req by Matthew Gabello)

11:15 AM   For The Deceased Members of the Lachnicht Family +
(req. by Marie Davias)


TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to [email protected] to reserve a date. The stipend check of $10 per Mass should be made payable to SAINT KATERI Parish (not SKT-LMC). Please use the Mass Intention envelopes located on the bulletin table at all entrances to the Church. Drop your envelope in the collection basket or mail it our Parish Center address. (not to St. Kateri Parish) at SKT-LMC @St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4536 St. Paul Blvd. Rochester, NY 14617


 January 24, 2016
 9:00 AM  Attendance: 203  Offerings:   $2,010.68
11:15 AM  Attendance: 163  Offerings:   $1,152.60
TOTAL                 366               $3,163.28
              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.


HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC. If you receive your envelopes by mail, please use them. If not, contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets. You also have the option of ON-LINE GIVING. 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.


ENVELOPE MAILINGS FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS: If you do not receive your March/April packet of envelopes by February 20, please contact Kathy Beauchamp at 484-1810 or email to


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.


PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE 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].


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 are 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. Please email Andy to confirm your child’s attendance.

FIRST PENANCE classes are in session. They will continue in the parish center 1/31, 2/7, and 2/28. First Penance will take place on Saturday March 5th. We ask the community for their prayers as our 10 children continue their preparation.

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

Douglas Conklin



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

CONFERENCE ON STOPPING ASSISTED SUICIDE IN NEW YORK STATE New York is now the state targeted to legalize assisted suicide. Join in a full-day conference to educate yourself about the dehumanization and danger posed by this threatening practice. Date: February 20, 2016 Time: 9 AM –3:30 PM   Place: St John Fisher College, Basil Auditorium E-mail: [email protected]. Cost: $25/person. Contact the email address to see the list of speakers and sponsors.


DIOCESAN DAY OF PENANCE THIS YEAR is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, from 12:30 to 7:30 PM. Many churches will be OPEN with priest-confessors available to hear confessions during those hours. Future notices will give details about how this will be implemented here at St. Thomas. Do you have QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (CONFESSION)? Go to and click on “Commonly Asked Questions” to get the answers!


  1. BLAISE BLESSING OF THROATS will be given individually at the altar rail TODAY after both Masses. During this devotional time, please keep an atmosphere of quiet prayer in the church proper. Let DEVOTION flourish in the HOUSE of GOD, NOT COMMOTION!