Notices 2016-03-06

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March 6, 2016


TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:

9:00 AM For Arlene and Eugene Buchholz + (req. by Janet & David Buchholz & Family)

11:15 AM For Marilyn Mount + (req. by daughter, Jennifer Brannin)


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)



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 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 in Church – In memory of Jeanne Marie Liebegott-Bello (req. by Janet and David Buchholz)

Adoration Chapel Lamp – Divina and John Mee (req. by David, Janet and Buchholz )


III SUNDAY OF LENT February 28, 2016

9:00 AM     Attendance: 196    Offerings: $2,668.75
11:15 AM    Attendance: 175    Offerings: $1,945.25
TOTAL                   371               $4,614.00
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT......................$4,500.00

CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to all of US! We surpassed our Weekly Target Amount last Sunday. May we be blessed with new members and new ways to channel our enthusiasm and zeal!


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 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.

for Catholic Relief Services, a reputable charitable organization endorsed by the U.S. Bishops. Checks should be made payable to St. Kateri Parish, because the parish handles second collection funds for us. Funds are forwarded to the Diocese which, in turn, forwards the donations to the CRS. This collection is a golden opportunity to fulfill one of the classic practices of Lent: ALMSGIVING.


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


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.


Congratulations to our students who received for the first time yesterday the sacrament of penance! Please continue to pray for them as they begin their preparation for their First Holy Communion on May 1st. Their names are:
John Hayes
Augustine Valentini
Amelia Caruso
John-Paul Wren
Josiah Belokur
Steven Clinkscales
Jaelyn Clinkscales
Thomas Flanigen
Khadeeja Reed
Henry Welling

Our Faith Formation program is growing! We are looking for another volunteer to join our team for the 2016-2017 school year. As of now, we are looking for someone to teach our 8th graders, for this will be their first year in a two year course preparing them for Confirmation.

FIRST COMMUNION will be held on Sunday, May 1st. Classes begin on 3/13. 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.


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) [email protected].


Angela DeLuca       Rita Cimino
Susan Lewis         Florian & Veronica Czerniak
Sharon Mooney       Steve and Patty Imburgia
Jean Lloyd          Jeanne Bleier
Kathy Murphy        Eugene Montagne
Thomas Hubbell      Bill Schlueter
Jim Holden          Maryann Egan
Ron & Grace Culiano

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

Please check out our website at Special thanks to Ben Anderson, Jason Herforth, and Jonathan Lane. Email address: [email protected]. If you have any suggestions to add, contact [email protected].


DIOCESAN DAY OF PENANCE is this Wednesday, March 9. From 12:30 to 7:30PM, many of our churches will be OPEN with priest-confessors available to hear private confessions during those hours. Here at St. Thomas Church, Father Bonsignore and Father Helfrich will be manning their confessional posts from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. (Earlier in the afternoon, Fr. Bonsignore will be hearing confessions at St. Anne Church from 12:30 to 2:30 PM, and Father Helfrich will be hearing at St. Stanislaus Church from 12:30 to 3:30 PM.)

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.




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.


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.)


1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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).


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.

THANK YOU TO ALL who organized and worked on the February 27 Pot Luck and Movie Night. It was so successful that we are now planning another one. Read on….
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.



Due to the 4th Sunday of March being Easter, the study of the March Gospels will be held on Sunday March 13th after the Latin Mass. The Gospels are those read at the Latin Mass during March. We will choose which one or two to discuss. The March Gospels are:

March 6: Fourth Sunday in Lent: Miracle of Loaves and Fishes, John Chapter 6.

March 13: Passion Sunday in Lent: The Identity of Jesus, John Chapter 8.

March 20: Palm Sunday: Jesus enters Jerusalem, Matthew Chapters 26-27.

March 27: Easter Sunday: The Empty Tomb, Mark Chapter 16.

Everyone is welcome!



COFFEE HOURS TODAY after BOTH MASSES. Please join us. We are friendly! Next Sunday, March 13th, there also will be a coffee hour after each Mass, and a special celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.




EASTER FLOWERS There will be a second collection next Sunday, March13, for Easter flowers.
Special envelopes are available on the tables near each entrance.

ADORATION CHAPEL MASS In honor of 24 years of Eucharistic Adoration in the St. Thomas the Apostle Chapel and in remembrance of those adorers who have died this past year, there will be a special Mass on Saturday, March 12, at 10 AM in the chapel.