March 13, 2016
TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions: 9:00 AM For Rosemary Fedin Smith + Margaret Fedin + (req. by Nancy Karre) 11:15 AM For Paul S & Rita Guzzetta + (req. by sister, Jean Lloyd)
NEXT SUNDAY’S HOLY MASS INTENTIONS (3/20/16): 9:00 AM For the living and deceased members of the Burns Family 11:15 AM For Debra Follaco + (req. by Family)
CANDLE INTENTIONS FOR WEEK OF 3/13
Tabernacle Lamp in Church
(req. by daughter)
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.
RECORD OF GIVING
IV SUNDAY OF LENT (Laetare) March 6, 2016 9:00 AM Attendance: 167 Offerings: $1,770.00 11:15 AM Attendance: 161 Offerings: $1,676.80 328 $3,446.80 February Online Giving 367.14 TOTAL $3,813.94 WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT...................................$4,500.00 THANK YOU for your support. Thank you, in advance, for the generosity of your prayers for the SKT-LMC. May God bless our Community with true growth in the Holy Spirit and in Catholic fellowship.
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.
You may also sign up for automatic withdrawals with or without covering the small fee for transaction processing.
SECOND COLLECTION FOR EASTER FLOWERS
SECOND COLLECTION TODAY for Easter flowers and decorations, that the House of God may be splendidly adorned. Registered members should have received a designated envelope in their packets, or you may use the specially printed envelopes found in the bulletins. Checks should be written to SKT-LMC.
ENVELOPE MAILINGS FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS
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 UPDATE. In order to receive your May/June envelopes, you must submit your enrollment form no later than 3/15/16
Our Faith Formation team is looking for volunteers in a variety of ways. Please email Andy at [email protected] if you are interested:
-Confirmation Prep: Teach our Confirmandi during our regular Sunday schedule to prepare for the Sacrament. Some curriculum development will take place over the summer.
-Long Term Sub in our K-2 class: Linda Blaier will be out for an undetermined amount of time in the coming weeks. This appointment is time sensitive, so if you could consider sharing your Sundays with us, please respond ASAP. Both Andy and Linda will be able to direct you in terms of content to cover.
-Apologetic Course: We would like to gauge the Community on the desire for a high school course to begin next year. We would like it to focus on apologetics (explaining and defending the Faith in a rational and reasonable manner). If you think your high schooler could benefit from such instruction, OR if you would be interested in teaching this class, please email Andy this week to express your interest. If there is enough interest from the Community Andy will officially set it up. Look to the bulletin for future announcements regarding our progress.
-Volunteers: If any Confirmandi (or other High School age students) are willing to volunteer (Andy can sign off for Service Hours for your school!) at the Pot Luck next Sunday, please email Andy this week. They will be assigned to help babysit in the toddler room or help Mrs. Gabello in the craft room.
First Communion will be held on Sunday, May 1st. Classes begin on TODAY in between masses. They will resume after Holy Week on 4/3, 4/10, and 4/17. There will be a MANDATORY rehearsal after each Mass on 4/24.
Please check out our website at www.skt-lmc.org. to see this and all previous notices as well as upcoming events.
HOLY WEEK 2016
Holy Week services on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday will not be possible here at St. Thomas. You are encouraged to participate with other Catholic communities.
ON PALM SUNDAY, next week, March 20, we will have the traditional Blessing of Palms and Procession before both Masses, and the Reading of the Passion Gospel during the Masses.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed on the Fridays of Lent at 7:30PM in the Church, followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. (Note: Stations will NOT be held on Good Friday evening.)
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
MERCY SUNDAY DEVOTIONS will be held here on the Sunday after Easter, April 3, following upon the Latin Mass: Adoration, the sung Chaplet and Benediction. In connection with the Mercy devotion of that day, the Sacrament of Penance may be received during Lent, before April 3.
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.
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.
PALM SUNDAY POT LUCK
LUNCHEON/DINNER: On Sunday, March 20, after the 11:15 Mass (about 12:45 PM), at the Parish Center. Please bring a dish-to-pass. After the meal, we will watch a short devotional video presentation on the “Miracles of the Eucharist” (about 2:00 PM). Please contact Lou or Marcy Gabello at 756-6375 or 739-3832 or [email protected]. Call ahead of time so we can be prepared. During the film, crafts for children and babysitting for toddlers will be provided.
SCRIPTURE STUDY REMINDER
This month’s study of the Latin Mass Gospel Readings will be held today, March 13, in the Parish Center, after the 11:15AM Mass. It is moved from the usual 4th Sunday, which is Easter.
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 Rita Cimino
Susan Lewis Florian & Veronica Czerniak
Sharon Mooney Steve and Patty Imburgia
Jean Lloyd Jeanne Bleier
Kathy Murphy Bill Schlueter
Thomas Hubbell Maryann Egan
Ron & Grace Culiano
May the Divine Physician of our souls and bodies help and heal them, through His Divine Mercy.
- 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).
APRIL YEAR OF MERCY CELEBRATIONS AT THE CATHEDRAL
You are invited to attend a Year of Mercy First Friday Mass on April 1, 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 the fourth of a series of special Masses to be held every month during the Year of Mercy (Dec. 8, 2015-Nov. 20, 2016).
In addition, all are invited to attend the Sunday, April 3, 2016, Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and opportunities for individual Confessions.
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).
DIOCESAN WEDDING JUBILEE MASS
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
P.O. Box 24379
Rochester NY 14624-0379
You also are welcome to submit an anniversary of 25 or more years to be listed on the Courier’s website in June. However, due to space limitations, only anniversaries of 25, 50 or more years will be listed in the Courier’s print edition.
Bishop Matano’s 2016 Holy Week/Triduum Schedule
Palm Sunday: March 20, Saint Leo the Great, Hilton, at 9:30 a.m.
Chrism Mass: March 22, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rochester, at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Thursday: March 24, Saint James Church, Blessed Trinity Parish, Waverly, at 5:30 p.m.
Good Friday: March 25, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rochester, at 3:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday: March 26, Blessing of the Easter Baskets, Saint Stanislaus, Rochester, at 1:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil: March 26, Saint Agnes Church, Avon, at 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: March 27, Holy Angels Church, Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish, Nunda, at 8:15 a.m.
COFFEE HOURS Today, March 13, is Passion Sunday (5th Sunday of Lent) and there is a coffee hour after each Mass, with the emphasis on St. Patrick’s Day, which we celebrate this coming week. There will be no separate coffee hours after the Masses on Palm Sunday, March 20, because the whole Latin Mass Community will be having a pot-luck luncheon for BOTH Mass groups together, to be held beginning at 12:45PM, after the Latin Mass. Although we won’t have an ‘official’ St. Joseph’s Table, we will still be praising his protection and intercession for us. Thank you, St. Joseph!
EASTER EGG HUNT The Knights of Columbus: Monsignor Burns Council #11749 will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on the church grounds on Holy Saturday, March 26, 2016. All families are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments available. Please support this event with other families from our Community. Call Christian Goetting at 585-880-0521 with any questions.
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.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Latin Mass Community
at St. Thomas the Apostle Church
4536 Saint Paul Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14617
Father Dennis Bonsignore
|Director of Music
Mary Ellen Gilkinson
|Volunteers / Lectors