In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, there will be a Blessing of Pets on Saturday, October 4 at 11:30 AM in the Prayer Garden. Special St. Francis medals will be distributed for the pets.
SPECIAL SYNOD ON THE FAMILY
On October 5th through 19th, Pope Francis will be meeting with bishops from around the world for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. After the recent survey conducted around the world regarding the issues surrounding family life, the synod is a very momentous occasion for the Church to pastoral address many pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.
Sunday, September 28th, is a Universal Day of Prayer for the bishops and the work of the synod. Please take a moment today to pray the prayer on the cover of the bulletin union with Pope Francis, the bishops of the synod, and Catholics around the world. Please keep the prayer and continue to pray it during the synod over the next few weeks too. More information on the extraordinary synod can be found on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops website: www.USCCB.org.
Prayer to the Holy Family
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.
Day of Faith For Busy People
Sunday, October 5th
Noon Mass, Followed by Lunch in the Community Room
Preview of ‘Parish People At Home’
Food and Fellowship
Plan to Attend! No RSVP required!
PARISH PEOPLE AT HOME
You are invited to participate in the first season of the "Parish People at Home" discussion group program. These first 4 sessions will take place between the weeks of October 19th and November 30th. Sessions will last approximately 90 minutes, and will be hosted by a fellow parishioner in their home.
Please indicate your first and second choice for days and times. you will be contacted by phone to assign you to a group.
SAINT JOHN PAUL II PARISH ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT
Music Teacher SCS Position Available
Southtowns Catholic School is searching for a part-time ( 3 days/week) Music/Instrumental Teacher grades 4-8. Please inquire and send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Music Certification preferred.
PASTOR: Rev. Peter J. Karalus
Deacons Dennis P. Conroy,
Mark J. Hooper & Neal Linnan
FAITH FORMATION DIRECTOR:
Mrs. Barbara Manley
SOUTHTOWNS CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:
Mrs. Judith MacDonald
2052 Lakeview Road
PO Box 115
Lake View, New York 14085
Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Office closed for lunch 12 - 1 pm.)
HOLY LAND 2015
Due to this summer’s hostilities in the Israel, Fr. Peter’s Holy Land trip is postponed until February 3-12, 2015. Space is available.
September 17-28, 2015
An Unforgettable Journey in the Steps of St. Paul
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 12 Noon
Sunday 6:00 pm Masses:
September 14, 28; October 5, 19, 26;
November 2, 16, 23; December 7, 14, 21;
January 4, 11, 25; February 8, 22
March 1, 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 17
Coffee & Donuts - Every Sunday following the 9:30 Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:45-4:15 pm
Other times by appointment
Holy Days: See Bulletin
8:30 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 am Wednesday (Communion Service)
9:00 am Friday
8:30 am Saturday - 1st Saturday Mass;
other Saturdays - Communion Service
Anointing of the Sick Mass
If you or a loved one is in need of the Anointing of the Sick, especially before surgery, please call the Parish Office.
Fr. Peter will celebrate an Anointing of the Sick Mass at 6:30 p.m. in the Church. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated within the Mass for anyone who is undergoing tests, treatments, or in need of spiritual, emotional, or physical healing.
Anointing of the Sick Masses will be at 6:30 pm:
9/29, 10/27, 11/24, 12/29, 1/26, 2/23, 3/30, 4/27 and 6/1
Please note - Mass will not be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. that day.
COMPLETE FIREWORK SHOW