February 14, 2016
TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For Rocco and Angela DeLuca on their 69th Wedding Anniversary
(req. by Janet & David Buchholz & Family)
11:15 AM For Olga Gertrude Bulavinetz +
(req. Sharon and Bill Mooney)
NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (2/21/16):
9:00 AM For Joseph Ziarko +
(req. by loving Wife)
11:15 AM For Joanne Casabella +
(req. by Bob and Mary Ellen Gilkinson)
REQUEST AND SCHEDULE MASS INTENTIONS
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
VOTIVE SANCTUARY CANDLES
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.
V SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME / QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY
February 7, 2016
9:00 AM Attendance: 179 Offerings: $2,694.34 11:15 AM Attendance: 160 Offerings: $2,785.35 ------------------------------------------------- TOTAL 339 $5,479.69 WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT.... $4,500.00
January 2016…….. $350.00
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT As you can see, last Sunday our offerings exceeded our target amount. May God continue blessing us through your generosity, and, may He build us into a spiritual edifice strong in faith, hope, and charity.
SECOND COLLECTION TODAY, taken up for the Black Native American & Hispanic Missions. Checks payable to St. Kateri Parish, because the parish handles second collection funds.
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. Access to On-Line giving is available through our website skt-lmc.org or through a smartphone or tablet app. Instructions for giving are located on our website or in pamphlets available at all church entrances.
UPDATE. You may also sign up for automatic withdrawals with or without covering the small fee for transaction processing.
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 lmcommunity3gmail.com.
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.
SIGN UP DEADLINE IS TODAY! 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 9A 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 Benediction and confessions will be heard. We also welcome Fr. Matt Jones as our guest speaker. Please email Andy to confirm your child’s attendance. He needs an accurate count by TODAY, February 14th.
First Penance classes are in session. Our last class will take place on 2/28, and we will begin class in Church, but will end at the usual time in the Parish Center. First Penance will take place on Saturday March 5th at 10AM. We ask the community for their prayers as our 10 children continue their preparation. A reminder that there will be no classes on 2/14 and 2/21 due to February Recess.
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 @yahoo.com.
Angela DeLuca Bill Schlueter Florian Czerniak Jean Lloyd Rita Cimino Steve & Patty Inburgia Susan Lewis Sharon Mooney Jim Holden Kathy Murphy Thomas Hubbel
May the Divine Physician of our souls and bodies help and heal them, through His Divine Mercy.
Please check out our website at www.skt-lmc.org. 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 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 http://forgiven.dor.org and click on “Commonly Asked Questions” to get the answers!
FIRST FRIDAY ON MARCH 4
You are invited to attend a Year of Mercy First Friday Mass celebrated by The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano on March 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester. Meditation as the homily:“Wherever the Church is present, the mercy of the Father is present.”This First Friday Mass, which will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and individual Confessions until 8:00 p.m., is the third of a series of special Masses to be held every month during the Year of Mercy (Dec. 8, 2015-Nov. 20, 2016). Pope Francis has declared that passing through the Holy Door of Mercy, located in our Diocese at the inside center entrance of the Cathedral, will offer the possibility of obtaining a Plenary Indulgence, a remission of the temporal punishment due to sins, by participating in the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Eucharist, praying for the Holy Father’s personal intentions, and praying the Profession of Faith (the Creed).
For more information and a complete schedule of the special Masses at the Cathedral, visit www.dor.org
ROCHESTER CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
The Rochester Catholic Women’s Conference is coming up! The Conference is returning this year to the Aquinas Institute on March 12, 2016. This year’s theme is “Love One Another”. Registration is now open. Please visit Rochestercwc.org for Conference details and to register online. UPDATE: Early-bird registration for the Rochester Catholic Women’s Conference has been extended until February 19. Register now before we sell out! www.rochestercwc.org
Tune into WHEC Channel 10 on Thursday, February 11 at noon for an interview with conference organizers and Rebecca Leclair. RCWC is featured in the February issue of the Catholic Courier. Read the article here: http://www.catholiccourier.com/news/local-news/womene28099s-event-focuses-on-mercy/
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.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed this year on the Fridays of Lent at 7:30PM in the Church. (Good Friday plan is yet to be determined.)
- Abstinence from meat: Those who have completed their 14th birthday are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on ALL the Fridays of Lent.
- Fasting: Those between the ages of 18 and 59 (inclusive) are also obliged
to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In fasting, one is permitted to eat a single full meal and two other small meals which, when added together, do not equal a full meal and no eating between meals.
- Other acts of penance are encouraged according to one’s health and generosity with God. The classic Lenten penitential formula is PRAYER, FASTING, and ALMSGIVING (i.e. works of charity and mercy).
HELPING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Each Sunday throughout the year, SKT-LMC collects donations for local food cupboards. During Lent, let’s make an extra effort and use our Lenten sacrifice to alleviate hunger caused by poverty and improve the lives of individuals and families in our community. Donations may be placed in the green baskets at each of the entrances.
COFFEE HOURS will be hosted NEXT SUNDAY after BOTH MASSES. Thanks to the courtesy and effort of our volunteers!
COMING UP: Pot Luck Supper & Movie Night on February 27. Details next week.