Notices 2016-06-26

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June 26, 2016

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM     For Thea Mishia + (req. by Family)
11:15 AM    For Chester & Helen Podgorski + (req. by David Podgorski)
9:00 AM     For Theresa Shaheen +  (req. by Connie DelVecchio)
11:15 AM    For Christopher Bradner, cousin(req. by Joe Eckstein)


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.

Tabernacle Lamp (Church)

In memory of John Hanss (req.) by Hanss Family

Adoration Chapel

Buchholz/Clark Congratulations on new adventure (req.) The Buchholz Family



 (June 19, 2016)
9:00 AM     Attendance: 167    Offerings:    $2,153.00
11:15 AM    Attendance: 151    Offerings:    $2,247.60
TOTAL                   318                  $4,380.60
 WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT........................$4,500.00

THANK YOU for your financial support of the SKT-LMC here at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  The spiritual support of your prayers for our Community is the most valuable contribution of all!


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.

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY:  for the needs and charities of the Holy Father.  This collection is called “Peter’s Pence.”  Checks should be addressed to St. Kateri Parish.  Thank you for your participation.


To register with SKT-LMC, simply complete a registration form found at all church entrances and at the Parish Center.  If you have any questions regarding registration or envelopes, please contact Eileen Burke at 266-7287 or email to [email protected]   The next deadline for the July/August has now passed.


PLEASE DON’T DELAY.  Sign-up sheets are next to the bulletins as you enter church for those who would like to be added to our Faith Formation program for the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to fill them out in one of the vestibules as you leave church. We are offering classes for:

  1. K-7th Students will be grouped based off of a combination of knowledge and age.
  2. First Penance and First Communion: For students in the 2nd grade who do not attend our weekly classes.
  3. Confirmation Year 1: ALL students entering their 8th grade year that wish to receive the Sacrament during their 9th grade year MUST be enrolled in this course. While there was an exception to the rule this past year, it has been made clear that all students from this point forward need to be prepared through our Community.
  4. Confirmation Year 2: This class is closed to new entrants, as Confirmation Year 1 is a prerequisite course.
  5. Apologetics: A course for students that have been confirmed (up to age 21) to know our Faith more deeply and to be able to defend our Faith to others.

Parents of students that are currently in our program do NOT need to fill out a new form. It is assumed that you will be continuing with us unless you notify Andy to the contrary.

The KICKBALL team is formed! It isn’t too late to let Andy know that your child would like to play, however. Just email [email protected]! Schedule should be coming out soon.


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.


THE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL, adjacent to the Parish Center, must continue to be a very important powerhouse of prayer and place of spiritual refuge for us and for people in our area.  Hours of adoration are on Mondays through Fridays from 9AM to 10PM (11PM on Tuesdays and Fridays).  WE URGENTLY NEED TO ENGAGE MORE ADORERS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY HOUR IS COVERED.  Young people need to participate in this apostolate of adoration also!  Please consider signing up for an hour or being on the substitute list.  Contact Marie O’Leary at 467-1982.


WHEN YOU COME TO CHURCH, please turn OFF all cell phones, hand-held electronic devices, pagers, watch alarms, etc., and anything else that can disrupt our sacred time with God.  It is possible for messaging and texting to wait until later!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…when this bulletin will print “frequent and friendly reminders” to dress appropriately (respectfully, neatly, modestly) when coming here to Mass.  Thus do we show outwardly the reverence for God and neighbor that we should have inwardly.  NOT APPROPRIATE in the House of God are:  short pants or short skirts; tank tops or halter tops; strapless, tight-fitting and revealing outfits; in short, that which is worn for golf, tennis, or the beach.  In a perfect world, such reminders would not be necessary.  This is not a perfect world.  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             Peter Calviera
Jim Holden                Florian  & Veronica Czerniak
Sharon Mooney             Mary Sanders             
Jeanne  Bleier            Bill Schlueter
Jeanette Clark            Rocco Deluca              
Patrick Bleier            Mary Emmel
Rose Marie Veltre         Jim Burke
Kathy Murphy              Jamie Slade
Mary Echaniz McMahon      Evelyn Wolter
Jacob J. Hubbel, Sr.

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



Our annual community picnic will be on Sunday, July 10. The picnic will be on-site in a large capacity tent.  Bishop Matano will be with our Community for both Masses that day and we anticipate his presence at the picnic as well.  The picnic will begin directly after the 11:15 Mass at approximately 12:30PM. Although the main course will be provided we request that everyone bring a dish to pass.  There are sign-up sheets for the picnic at each entrance to the church. It is important that we get a proper count so that we can be sure to order enough food and drink.  Any questions regarding the picnic should be directed to Gene Michael a  690-9145 or [email protected].



To help us defray the cost of the of our faith community picnic we will be having a bake sale at the picnic.  Dust off your cake tins, butter up those muffin pans and break out the pie plates.

Donate your culinary masterpieces and mouthwatering munchies to support our event. If you would like, please include your recipe (s) to make your treat all that more special.  Make sure your donation is on a non-returnable dish and has a suggested price includedAny questions, contact Marcy Gabello,  756-6375(home)  739-3832 (cell), or [email protected]

WISH LIST        

ou might have noticed that over the last few months improvements are being made to the church facility. These improvements are the result of volunteers that have come forward with their time and talent along with their generous offerings. We are so grateful to all of those individuals. If you also would like to donate your time, talent, or generosity for a specific project, please contact Denise Flanigen at 467-8747, who is coordinating our volunteers. Not sure what needs to be done? Here are a few items from the Community’s  new “Wish List”. Can you or would you like to help?

  1. The Holy Water bowls over the last 40 years have suffered and there are only a few that remain. The             original company that made the bowls has been contacted and they will produce new bowls, in the             design of the old ones, at a cost of $300 for 14 bowls. Donations are welcome.
  2. Did you notice the basketball hoop in the parking lot is broken?  After years of fun, the hoop is no longer available. If you have a backstop, hoop, or can assist in the repairs, or would like to donate to this project, thank   you.
  3. Folding chairs and tables are needed. We have recently realized that the Faith Formation classrooms are lacking adult seating.  Our teens are asking for adult size chairs. Chairs, tables, or funds are welcome.
  4. To assist our elderly and disabled Community members, bathroom grab bars are being installed, and a    comfort toilet has been ordered.
  5. Prayers. Please pray for the continued success of this Community, the mercy of God, and the protective grace of His Blessed Mother.

Each entrance to the church now has a number of religious pamphlets and booklets in the book racks. These items are being supplied by the Evangelization Committee, thanks to a generous donation by one of our members. Please feel free to take any material that is of interest.  Please note that nothing should be placed on the book racks without first obtaining permission from Father Bonsignore.

Today, June 26th, after the Latin Mass, there will be a Scripture Study for all who are interested, on one or more of the June Gospels:

Sacred Heart of Jesus – Piercing by Longinus

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost — Finding a Lost Sheep

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost — Brotherly Reconciliation

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost — Multiplication of Loaves & Fish


BAPTISM THIS AFTERNOON:  Lucia Debra Follaco will receive the sanctifying grace of the Sacrament of Baptism and will become a precious and beloved child of God and daughter of Mother Church.  Her proud parents are Andrew and Marielle (Maurer) Follaco.  Godparents will be Michael and Elizabeth Follaco.

“MAKING THE CASE FOR LIFE”: Special DVD presentation by Trent Horn will be shown this Wednesday evening, June 29, at our Parish Center.  Time: 7PM to 8:30PM.  DVD topic best suited for ages 12 and up.

LATIN MASS FOR SS PETER & PAUL. Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for the Solemnity of SS Peter & Paul will be said by Fr. Mottola at St. Louis Church, 64 S. Main St., Pittsford, NY on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM.  A schola will sing Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli.


There will be a coffee hour after both Masses today.