Notices 2016-07-09

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July 10, 2016




Today we have the joy of welcoming to our Community the Apostle of our Diocese, the Most Reverend Salvatore Matano.  We are grateful for his presence at our Masses this morning, and we look forward to  greeting him warmly at the second annual COMMUNITY PICNIC (beginning at 12:30 PM).


TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions
9:00 AM               Jo Ann Yount +
(req. by Bob)

11:15 AM             For Doris Grummons +
(req. by Judy Klein)

July 17, 2016

9:00 AM               Debra A. Follaco  +
(req. by Mike and Liz Follaco)

11:15 AM             For Pamela J. deFazio-LaPrairie +
(req. by Sue & Tom Tortora)


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 in the literature racks 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.


Church Tabernacle Lamp

Week of July 10

In memory of Anthony DelVecchio

(req. by Connie DelVecchio)



July 3, 2016

 9:00 AM  Attendance: 168  Offerings: $2,003.54
11:15 AM  Attendance: 132  Offerings: $1,507.10
                  June Online Giving: $1,240.59
TOTAL                 300             $4,751.23
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT                  $4,500.00

THANK YOU for your support, spiritual and financial of the SKT-LMC here at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. God bless you for your generosity.



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, taken up for Emerging Churches (Diocesan-mandated).  Checks should be addressed to St. Kateri Parish.



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. [email protected].

            Kick ball schedule is as follows

(our home games are at St Margaret Mary):

  • July 13 – At Home vs Holy Cross
  • July 20 – At Home vs St Paul
  • July 27 – At St Leo the Great – 167 Lake Ave, Hilton, NY 14468
  • August 3 – At Home vs St Theodore
  • August 10 – At Home vs St Charles (Team A)



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                   Jean Lloyd
Kathy Murphy                        Jamie Slade
Mary Echaniz McMahon        Evelyn Wolter
Jacob J. Hubbel, Sr.                 Joe LoGiudice
May the Divine Physician of our souls and bodies help and heal them, through His Divine Mercy.




Bishop Matano has asked that prayers continue to be offered for an end to the violence now plaguing our country and our world. While renewing our prayers for the victims of the horrific violent tragedy in Orlando and united in prayer with the families of all who mourn their loss, we also pray for the victims and families of the terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Bangladesh and Baghdad, and throughout the world where the family of God is being torn apart because we do not acknowledge that all life is sacred and we are all God’s children.



You 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. Basketball hoop. We are still in need of a basketball hoop & repairs.
  2. Folding chairs and tables. We are still looking for financial support to provide adult seating.  Faith Formation is in need of 6 folding tables ($54/each) and 20 folding chairs ($25/each).  If you would like to help, it would be greatly appreciated.  Even a small donation is welcome.
  3. Communion Rail:  A number of parishioners have asked that the padding on the communion rail be repaired and updated.  We are currently in the process of getting prices.  Donations are appreciated.
  4. 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.



The time has come to train new servers. Needed are boys in the fourth grade and up who have a real interest in serving for Sunday Masses and other Services.  Please call Father Bonsignore at 585-244-8692 and leave a message OR give him the names and phone numbers in person.  Vocations to the Priesthood are often engendered when boys serve at the altar of God with attentiveness and reverence.