Notices 2016-07-17

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July 17, 2016


are offered for these intentions:

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)

July 24, 2016
9:00 AM   Robert E. Lewis + (req. by Mike and Liz Follaco
11:15 AM  For the intentions of Tristan Laufer (birthday) (req. by Family)



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.




July 10, 2016
9:00 AM    Attendance:233  Offerings:$2,214.65
11:15 AM   Attendance:196  Offerings:$2,529.50
TOTAL                 429            $4,744.15
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT.................$4,500.00

THANK YOU for your impressive generosity last week, on the occasion of our Bishop’s visit and our second annual Community Picnic.  For the third week in a row, we have exceeded the Weekly Target Amount.  Remember to accompany your donations with prayers for our Community’s stability and growth.



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.



To register with SKT-LMC, simply complete a census form found at all church entrances and at the Parish Center. Registration for the Sept/Oct envelopes closes on July 25th.   If you have any questions regarding registration or envelopes, please contact Eileen Burke at 266-7287 or email to [email protected]    



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.



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:
•           K-7th grade. Students will be grouped based off of a combination of knowledge and age.
•           First Penance and First Communion: For students in the 2nd grade who do not attend our weekly classes.
•           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.
•           Confirmation Year 2: This class is closed to new entrants, as Confirmation Year 1 is a prerequisite course.
•           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.


Our kickball team had a resounding victory against St. Christopher’s last week! Our team was led by the Basile boys and Jack Lockemeyer. We came out to an early lead and never looked back.  Congratulations!

Kick ball schedule is as follows(our home games are at St Margaret Mary)
•           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)


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!

when the “temptation” to dress scantily for the sake of comfort becomes stronger.  But we do know that it is possible to dress for Mass appropriately, comfortably, and modestly at the same time, not to mention that we enjoy an air-conditioned church!  No short pants or skirts, please.  Shoulders should be covered.  No flip-flops!
Put simply:  swim-wear, park-wear, picnic-wear, tennis-wear, jogging-wear, or golf-wear is NOT church-wear.  Thank you for making wise decisions in this matter of how you present yourself in the Home of God for worship.

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            Jean Lloyd
Rose Marie Veltre         Evelyn Wolter
Jamie Slader              Joe LoGiudice
Mary Echaniz McMahon        
Jacob J. Hubbel, Sr.

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


You are invited to attend a Year of Mercy First Friday Mass on August 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester. This First Friday Mass, which will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and individual Confessions until 8:00 p.m., is one in 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


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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. Prayers. Please pray for the continued success of this Community, the mercy of God, and the protective grace of His Blessed Mother.


Each entrance-way 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 or on the bulletin boards 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 inspired when boys serve at the altar of God with attentiveness and reverence.


REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAD, our love and prayers go out to two wonderful and faithful women known to members of our Community:  Mary Frances Englert and Dorothy Macaluso.  Both of their Funeral Masses took place yesterday.  Mary Frances’s here at St. Thomas’ and Dorothy’s at St. Jerome’s.  Requiescant in pace.



OUR SECOND ANNUAL PICNIC last Sunday was a great success, thanks to those dedicated volunteers who worked so hard to make it so.  We are grateful to them who went about all the preparations quietly and diligently.  God certainly smiled upon us with the weather!  In fact, it was noted that, after a cloudy Sunday morning, as soon as the Legion of Mary’s statue of Our Lady was brought out, the skies cleared and the sun began to shine brightly and steadily!

Father Bonsignore received a hand-written thank-you note (remember those?) from a participant who commented on the JOY of the occasion:

Congratulations on a very successful PICNIC! I think everyone had a good time, and there was plenty to eat.  The Bishop stayed around chatting for quite a time.  He seemed to be enjoying himself.  Congratulations on a beautiful, holy, wonderful Mass!  Everything was done so beautifully.  I always enjoy seeing the Altar Boys and how beautifully they serve Mass.  I wonder if everyone noticed all the beautiful flowers both inside and outside the Church.  It was evident how much many cared to have everything just right.

Congratulations and God bless!

So, thanks again to everyone-especially our organist and singers- who contributed to the success and happiness of our celebration of our church’s patron, St. Thomas the Apostle! (Father Bonsignore)


We have items that were left behind at our picnic on Sunday.  A large wooded cutting board and various serving spoons that are clear, black and red are now sitting on the counter near the back door of the kitchen in the Parish Center.  Please stop by to claim them on Sunday.


During the summer there will be no Scripture Study after the Latin Mass.


There will be a coffee hour after each Mass today.  Next week, July 24th, there will only be a coffee hour after the 9AM Mass.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Latin Mass Community

at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

4536 Saint Paul Boulevard

Rochester, NY 14617