Notices | April 12, 2015

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April 12, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For Rosemary Donovan English + (mother of Father Paul English)
11:15 AM For Michael Andrew Love + (req. by Sara M. Love)

9:00 AM For Jeanette Bossert
11:15 AM For Gail Janusonis (req. by Sigita Tomkus)

TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to[email protected]. Leave a message which includes; name of person(s) for whom Mass will be offered; is person living or deceased?; preferred date and time of Mass (9 or 11:15 AM?); and phone number to reach you. The stipend check should be made payable to SAINT KATERI PARISH.

April 5, 2015

 9:00 Attendance: 389 Offerings: $ 4,133.00
11:15 Attendance: 206 Offerings: $ 2,794.50
TOTAL             595            $ 6,927.50

THANK YOU for your generous Easter Sunday offerings. We must join our monetary sacrifices to the sacrifices of our prayers for our Community to flourish in grace and mercy.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Since our new Community here at St. Thomas’ will not be a legal entity, we will need to have our finances run through the books of St. Kateri Parish. Therefore, checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” ORfor short, “SKT-LMC”. Contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets. Contributions deposited in envelopes from neighboring parishes will be returned to those home parishes and will not be credited to SKT-LMC. SKT-LMC envelopes deposited in neighboring parish collections will be returned and credited to us.

TO REGISTER with our Community, use the census forms found at the entrance door tables. Fill out the form and on the top write in clear letters: “LMC”. Place form in the collection basket. Welcome!

If anyone is interested in volunteering, please email [email protected] or call 467-8747.  Some of the opportunities include church cleaning, parish center cleaning, outdoor spring clean up (when the weather breaks), and program/bulletin stapling and folding.  If we get enough volunteers for church cleaning, we hope to rotate teams.

CASE TRAINING The Diocese of Rochester requires volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults to participate in Creating a Safe Environment (CASE) training.  As our community grows, our volunteers will need this training.  If you need to be trained or have any questions, call SKT-LMC at 484-1810 or email[email protected] .  For more information, visit the diocesan website at and click on Safe Environment.

OFFICE FURNITURE – We are currently setting up some office space at the Parish Center and are in need of donated furniture. Our most immediate need is for office desks and office chairs. Other accoutrements would be appreciated as well. (rugs, lamps, etc). Call 484-1810 or email [email protected].

WEBSITE DESIGN – We are looking for someone to volunteer their time and expertise to help our community create an informative and inspiring website. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email Ben Anderson at[email protected].

REGARDING SATURDAY EVENING CONFESSIONS: Please note that Father Peter Helfrich will no longer be available. He will, however, continue to be available on Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM and after the 11:15 Mass. We are grateful for his assistance.

ROCHESTER CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE—You are invited! Saturday, May 16, St. John Fisher College, from 8 AM to 5 PM. $50 per person. Registration available online or by mail. For registration form and details:

MERCY SUNDAY DONATIONS TO WORKS OF MERCY. In past celebrations of Divine Mercy Sunday at St.Stanislaus, the proceeds from the collection taken up at Mass were distributed to various funds/agencies/institutions which carry on the SPIRITUAL and CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY. This will NOT be done this year. Nevertheless, you are urged to take it upon yourselves to donate to those who carry on charitable work in the name of Christ. Among the recipients of our past Mercy Sunday collections were:

  • Women’s Care Center, 3252 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612
  • Carmel House (new address), 288 Frisee Hill Road, Hilton, NY 14468
  • Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, c/o Fraternity of St. Peter, 119 Griffin Road, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444

Please consider donating to these or to other charities of your choice.
THE WORKS of MERCY are customarily listed as:


  1. To admonish the sinner.
  2. To instruct the ignorant.
  3. To counsel the doubtful.
  4. To comfort the sorrowful.
  5. To bear wrongs patiently.
  6. To forgive all injuries.
  7. To pray for the living and the dead.


  1. To feed the hungry.
  2. To give drink to the thirsty.
  3. To clothe the naked.
  4. To shelter the homeless.
  5. To visit the imprisoned.
  6. To visit the sick.
  7. To bury the dead.

COFFEE HOUR TODAY after Mass in the Parish Center. Will you join us?