Reaching Up to Worship – Reaching Out to Serve

Parish Vision – “Together we will build an atmosphere of faith in which the fruit of the Spirit will abound and draw others to Christ.”

Mass Schedule:

  • St. James
  • (A)Wednesday:
    8:30 AM
    (A)Friday:
    8:30 AM
    Saturday
    5:00 PM
    Sunday
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 AM
    Wednesday:
    9:00 AM
    Sunday
    11:15 AM
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • Tuesday:
    7:00 AM
    Thursday:
    7:00 AM
    Sunday
    10:45 AM
  • St. Patrick
  • Tuesday:
    12:00 PM (noon)
    Thursday:
    12:00 PM (noon)
    (B) Friday:
    9:00 AM
    Saturday
    5:00 PM
    Sunday
    9:00 AM

(A) St. James – 3rd Wednesday – Mass at 8:30 am at St. James and 10:15 am at Elderwood Nursing Home.

     St. James – During Lent Mass will be at 5pm followed by Stations of the Cross and soup supper

(B) St. Patrick- 3rd Friday – Mass 10:00 am at Riverview / 1st Friday – Mass 10:30 am at St. Patrick

Reconciliation (Confession) Times:

  • St. James
  • Tuesday 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m
  • St. John
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • St. Patrick
  • Wednesday 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
HELP

If you are able and willing to help with children in our parish, the following sites are in need of help:
• St. Margaret Mary – full time Catechist: grades pre-k – 7 faith formation
• St. James – Youth Ministry assistant
• St. Patrick – Catechist assistant: grades 6 – 7 faith formation
• All sites – sub Catechist: grades pre-k – 7 faith formation
Please contact Annette Larrabee at Annette.Larrabee@dor.org or 607-687-1068

Upcoming Community Events:

For information on all annual Community Events, please refer to the Community page.

What’s happening:

Religious Education Registration - Grades PreK through 12

It’s time to register your children and teens for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry for the 2019-20 school year. Forms can be found online and at all church entrances. The registration deadline is August 20th.

Registration Form

Please contact Annette Larrabee at the main office (687-1068)for more information.

Confirmation Registration

If your son or daughter will be entering 8th grade (or above) and has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation, he/she is eligible to begin preparing for the sacrament. This is a 2-year preparation program which will begin this September. Forms are available on the parish website and at all church entrances.

Registration Form

More information will be given when registration is complete. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the main office (687-1068) with questions.

Creating A Safe Environment

All volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults are required to participate in Creating A Safe Environment training, read the Diocese of Rochester Volunteer Code of Conduct and sign its Acknowledgement of Receipt and Acceptance form. Additionally, adult volunteers (18 and over) are required to complete the Criminal Record Check process. Active volunteers must complete this process every three years. Volunteers are invited to attend one of the following training sessions:

  • Wednesday, September 4, 11 am in the Parish Center
  • Tuesday, September 10, 6 pm in the Parish Center

Additional daytime classes and Online training is also available. Please call the office for more information (607) 687-1068

St. James Rummage Sale

St. James Hall

  • Friday, November 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a bag sale @ noon

Clean, sellable items can be dropped off in St. James Hall. Please use the Clark Street entrance. Drop Off times:

  • November 4, November 5, November 7 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • November 6 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m

Faith & Reason - A program for high school teens

Sundays 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the Parish Center

This new class for teens provides a deeper understanding for living of the Catholic Sacred Deposit of Faith through instruction, prayer, and practice in this ever-changing world. To register, call the Faith Formation office at 687-1068. The first class will be held October 6, 2019.

non-renewal to Formed.org

NOTE: For your information, we will not be renewing our subscription to “FORMED” due to the high cost. While, this is a valuable tool, our financial position doesn’t allow for such an expense at this time.

Welcome Fr. Jeffrey Galens

Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick Parishes would like to invite parishioners for dinner after Mass to welcome our new pastor, Fr. Galens.

  • Sunday, October 6 at 12:15 pm St. John’s Hall
  • Sunday, October 13 at 11:45 am St. Margaret Mary Hall

Parish Life Survey update (7/24)

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the Parish Life Committee and Parish staff participated in a meeting to review an initial draft of the Parish Life survey summary report. The analysis and draft report were created by Shannon Kilbridge — Associate Director in the Dept. of Pastoral Services, Diocese of Rochester. In her role as an independent and neutral professional, Shannon explained her approach to creating the draft report, reviewed the report section by section, and answered questions by the Committee. Shannon will now make final updates and send the final report — along with all the completed survey sheets — to our new Pastor, Fr. Jeff Galens, for his dispositioning and communication to parishioners. We appreciate our parishioners continued patience with this process. Please continue to pray for Fr. Jeff Galens as he settles into our new parish communities.

Church History Study Registration at St. John

Registration is open during July and August for the fall study: Epic – A Journey Through Church History. We will meet at St. John. Meeting date/time to be determined later. Will run for 20 sessions starting in September. Sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board in the front of St. John or contact Patti Blazey at Patti Blazey at ptrcblz@aol.com or 607-642-8689

Fall Bible Study at St James

Topic:

  • Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom A 20 session in depth study of the Acts of the Apostles

Sign up:

  • Beginning the Weekend of 8/3 – 8/4 after the Masses and will continue through the end of August

Study Begins the week of 9/22 with 2 convenient times available-Sundays @ 10:30 am and Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm Contact Tom Ambury tbambury1@gmail.com or 607-302-0917 with questions.

Women’s Retreat

September 13—September 15

Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, NY

“Our Spiritual Journey”

Share in the Journey this year at Notre Dame Retreat House. Hear the stories from scripture which offer words of encouragement along our personal journeys. Walk… Pray… and Talk with Jesus as you journey through the retreat weekend. For more information, please contact:

Exult Rochester Annual Men’s Conference

Topic:

  • Rebuild the Family at Home, Through Church, and in Sports

Car Pooling:

Conference Details

  • When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Where: St. Jude the Apostle Parish 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, NY 14624
  • Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Doors open at 7:30 am with Holy Mass with Bishop Matano at 8:30 am. Early Bird Registration is $45 (thru August 19th) Student-Age Registration is $15 www.ExultRochester.org

Fall Festival Update

  • The youth groups of blessed trinity and St Patrick’s will be running the games at the festival this year as a fundraiser. We are planning to place boxes at each site for donations of new or clean, gently used items suitable for prizes.
  • Other fundraising opportunities include: Raffle Baskets, Silent or Live Auction, Craft/Vendor Market If interested in organizing one of these areas for your parish site, please contact Ellen Pasto lpasto7@gmail.com or 607-687-4247 for more information.
  • The food committee needs to replace at least one refrigerator and would like to add a small freezer for use during the festival. If you are updating your kitchen and would be willing to donate your used appliance, please contact the office.
  • As always, we will be asking parishioners to volunteer their time and energy to help us make this year’s festival a success. Our previous volunteer coordinator is unable to continue in that role this year so we anticipate some changes to the process of signing up. Please be patient with us.
  • You may drop off items for the Rummage Sale on June 22, July 13 and August 10 from 11am—2 pm at the McAuley Center.

Game Prizes Needed

Help the Youth Groups’ fundraising activity at the Fall Festival by donating new or “like new” toys and other items that they can use for game prizes. (Please be sure any items that aren’t new are cleaned before donating, especially soft toys.) If you aren’t sure what to donate, here is a list of suggestions to help you decide:

  • Small vehicles of all kinds (hot wheels and matchbox size)
  • Stuffed animals – new or nearly new
  • Small sports balls and bouncy balls
  • Card games (old maid, crazy eights, go fish, etc.)
  • Action Figures
  • Farm and Zoo Animals
  • Unopened Kids’ Meal Toys
  • $1 Store Items and “party favors” – silly putty, jump ropes, bubbles, hacky sacks, puzzles, craft kits
  • School and Art supplies – folders, markers, colored/ scented pens and pencils, crayons, etc.

Please place donations in the bin at your worship site. Thank you for your continuing support of the Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick’s Youth Groups!

Daily Prayer of the Month (September)

Eternal Father,

We pray for the environment on the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”. As we mark Labor Day we pray employers are benevolent and employees are conscientious. This Patriot Day may we remember we have more in common than not and be as unified as we were immediately after that fateful day. We pray for our children, teens and their teachers as they return to school. This Catechetical Sunday we also pray for our catechists who will teach the Faith. We honor Grandparents this Grandparents’ Day and ask that they guide their Grandchildren in the Faith. We appeal for our Jewish brethren as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Finally, we thank You for the colorful grandeur of Your Fall Season. We plead all this in the Most Holy Name of Mary and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Your Son, Jesus,

Amen.

Please pray this prayer along with our Prayer Partners today and throughout this month. If you have a suggestion for prayer intentions please let us know at hawaii2343@yahoo.com.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Jim Behrman
Jerry Beurket
Ernie Blaasch
Florence Brooks
Mel Dinga
Deacon Joe Federowicz
Jerry Flynn
George Howell
Jana Howell
Rosie Kessler
Isla Landon
Ann Leonti
Lydia Ling
Cheryl McDonald
Cornelia Mead
Bob Modlo
Matthew Phelps
Violet Ray
Ann Rogers
Jim Schmeh
Bob Shady
Ruth Stoughton
Alicia Tinney
Eli Titus
Nate Titus
Bea Wahl
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
Jack Williams
Ed Zogg

Pray for our Troops:

“Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.”

Please Pray for:

Craig Basel
Emilly Botts
Shane Bradley
Matthew Cascarino
Kamren Curtis
Kerilyn Curtis
Jennifer Leary Dean
Casey Ford
Jonathan Gavazzi
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Andrew Malia
Joshua Malia
Patricia Mallins
Colton Miller
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Blaise Rogers
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine
New Surveys

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