Notices 2016-04-24

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April 24, 2016


TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For Francis Hurley + (req. by Msgr.Richard K. Burns Council #11749, Knights of Columbus)
11:15 AM For Christina Pecora & Gregory Basile + (req. by Basile Family)
9:00 AM For the Intentions of our First Communicants
11:15 AM For the Intentions of our First Communicants


To request and schedule intentions for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to [email protected]. to reserve a date before paying for a Mass. 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


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.



9:00     AM Attendance: 191     Offerings: $2,041.75
11:15    AM Attendance: 160     Offerings: $1,385.20
TOTAL                   351                $3,426.95
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT.......................$4,500.00

THANK YOU for your ongoing support. We are all being blessed through your generosity. May all of our prayers bring us growth and advancement as a Community of FAITH and FRIENDSHIP in Christ.
SECOND COLLECTION today, April 24, will be taken up for Catholic Home Missions. Please participate. Checks should be written to St. Kateri Parish.

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 ONLINE GIVING. Access to On-Line giving is available 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. You may also sign up for automatic withdrawals with or without covering the small fee for transaction processing.


Ever forget your envelope? Hate writing checks week after week? Are you going on vacation and don’t want to think about how to get your envelopes to church? These reasons along with the growing simplicity of the internet make the online giving program at SKT-LMC a great advantage and blessing.

How does online giving work? It is private and secure. You can give any amount you choose on a date you specify using a debit or credit card. It is safe and easy. Joining our online giving program virtually eliminates all of that hassle with the envelope! If for any reason you need to suspend a donation, that’s easy, too.

Since SKT-LMC started this program, more and more people have chosen this way to contribute to the community. From an administrative perspective, the benefits have been great. Having a more consistent source of income allows us to make more accurate projections for future endeavors. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, friendly volunteers will be available in the south vestibule after each Mass. It will only take a minute!


If you have not received your envelopes for March/April by now, please contact Eileen Burke at 266-7287 or email to [email protected]. Enrollment deadline for the May/June envelopes has now closed. Next enrollment deadline for July/August envelopes is 5/15/16.


We are still in need of one more teacher to work with our Faith Formation Team. Most students will be in the 5th and 6th grade. Please email Andy at [email protected] by May 1st.

High School and College aged men and women are encouraged to sign up for our Apologetics Course! We are looking for an accurate count as soon as possible. So don’t wait! The deadline is May 1st! We can’t have these classes without the support of our parish families. Please consider talking to your sons and daughters about the importance of having the ability to defend their Faith in an increasingly adversarial climate.


There will be a MANDATORY rehearsal for First Communion after each Mass TODAY. Please meet Andy in the South Vestibule.
First Communion will take place Sunday, May 1st, at BOTH Masses! Please continue to prayer for our children as they make their final preparations. Our first Communicants this year are:

Josiah Belokur
Amelia Caruso
Steven Clinkscales
Thomas Flanigen
John Hayes
Khadeeja Reed
Augustine Valentini
Henry Welling
John-Paul Wren

Please check out our website at to see this and all previous notices as well as upcoming events.


Each Sunday throughout the year, SKT-LMC collects donations of non-perishable food items for local food cupboards, for the purpose of alleviating hunger caused by poverty in our area. The need is very real, even though we may not “see” it close-up. Donations may be placed in the green baskets in each of the church vestibules.


WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF 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.
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.

THERE ARE (AT LEAST) THREE REASONS to maintain a prayerful, quiet atmosphere in the church proper before and after services: (1) RESPECT for the House of God, (2) REVERENCE for the Blessed Sacrament, and (3) REGARD for those who want to pray in peace. The guiding principle should be devotion NOT commotion. Please carry on your friendly conversations in the church vestibules (with inside doors closed), outside, or at the coffee hours. Reverence and friendliness can and should co-exist—in their proper settings!!

Judy Burns has 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


Angela DeLuca, Fran Foss, Jim Holden, Florian & Veronica Czerniak, Sharon Mooney, Mary Sanders, Jeanne Bleier, Bill Schlueter

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


The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano will preside at a Wedding Jubilee Mass to honor couples who have been married 25 years or more at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester on Sunday May 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM. A reception to honor the attendees will follow the Mass. You do not need to register in order to attend.

If you would like your name and anniversary (25, 50 and above) to be included in the Marriage Anniversaries section of the Catholic Courier’s June print edition, please send an email or a letter with the following information:

Names, Church and Town where you were married, wedding date/year
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Wedding Anniversaries
Catholic Courier
P.O. Box 24379
Rochester NY 14624-0379
On the fourth Sunday of April, April 24th, there will be a Scripture Study of one or more of the Gospels read at the Latin Mass during April.
Fourth Sunday after Easter (April 24th)
Jesus promises to send the Advocate. (John 16: 5-14).
Everyone is welcome!
Which of these Gospels would you most like to discuss?


There is a coffee hour after the 9AM Mass today, but not after the Latin Mass. However, there is a scripture study session today, after the Latin Mass, to discuss informally one or more of the Gospels read in the extraordinary form liturgy during the month of April.

Next Sunday, May 1st, will be a celebratory day. After each Mass there will be recognition of the First Communicants and their families with special cake and treats. Please come and wish our First Communicants congratulations and blessings.

Also next Sunday, May 1st, we will have another celebration after the Latin Mass, a special recognition of Father Peter Helfrich on the 40th Anniversary of his ordination. Please come and offer your congratulations and best wishes to Father Helfrich on such an important occasion, and take the opportunity to thank him for his incredible service to the Latin Mass Community and to each individual soul over many, many years! May God continue to bless us with Father Helfrich’s presence, and to bless him with good health and stamina for the work of the Lord for many years to come.