KATHLEEN MARY HOUSE COLLECTION
The weekend of May 3rd is the special collection for Kathleen Mary House. In addition to this monetary collection, this year we are collecting items that are on their WISH LIST in order to further assist their needs. All the items listed below are needed, however, the items in bold were specifically mentioned as being very low in their supply. All donations may be put into the crib located in the gathering space. Thank you in advance for your support in this endeavor!
Home and Maintenance Supplies
Paper Products Garbage and Trash bags
Paper Towels Toilet Paper
Batteries (AA & AAA) Light bulbs—40W, 60W & 75W
Postage Stamps Show Passes
Gift Cards - Target, Wegmans, Tops, Lowes, Home Depot
PLEASE KEEP PARISHIONER, BETH ANNE VANHORN AND FAMILY IN PRAYER
Beth Anne was in a car accident on the evening of April 8th. She was hit on the drivers side and from what we know now, has sustained injuries to her left leg, hip and arm that will require extensive and multiple surgeries. She is a devoted wife and mother of 7 beautiful children with severe food allergies that make it difficult for us to support them with food donations. Let's support them with monetary donations so they can use it how they best see fit. At this point, we do not know the extent of her hospital stay, rehab, medical expenses, etc., and how long Gregg will be out of work to take care of her and the kids.
Gregg and Beth Anne and their family appreciate your prayers most of all, but anything you can give will be graciously received.
Many would like to donate meals but because of the food allergies, they cannot accept food. Perhaps think of how much it would cost for a meal - maybe $50.
VanHorn Helpers - Cleaning/Projects
People are planning to come together to clean the VanHorns house and work on any projects (ie - handicap ramp, etc.) that Gregg would like help with while Beth is in the hospital and beyond.Many hands make light work. Thank you on behalf of the VanHorns.
There may be additional one day bigger project days coming up too as we look to build a ramp and get the house accessible for Beth Anne.
Vacation Bible School
July 6th through 10th
9:00am - 12:00pm
$25 for the entire week
Registration forms are available on-line and at the Faith Formation Office. All children ages 3-11 (Prek-Grade 5) are invited to attend.
Helpers Needed-Adults and young people (Grade 6 and up) are needed to help staff our VBS. Volunteers may apply by contacting Lori Stoklosa @ 627-9397 (Ext 2)
The Little Church will be open during weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the schedule for services in the Little Church is:
This Friday’s “Consider this…Beyond the Minimum”, Bishop Richard J. Malone, expresses his appreciation to those who make our parishes work.
MISSED THE HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE??
Consider going to Greece to Journey in the Steps of St. Paul
September 17-28, 2015
An Unforgettable Journey in the Steps of St. Paul
Christmas and Easter are a wonderful opportunity for us to welcome guests and visitors to our parish, help them to feel at home and invite them to be a part of our community of faith. It’s an occasion for each of us “regular” parishioners to take up his or her role as evangelist and to extend hospitality.
How might this look in practice?
Consider personally inviting your friends or family to attend Mass during the Advent season. Sometimes the best social media is the old-school version!
Visit CatholicsComeHome.org and share this invitation with those you know. Discuss these messages when they air on TV or through social media. How appropriate that at Christmas, we have a chance to share the greatest gift of all, our faith.
Reasons to Come Home to the Catholic Church
1. Because you hunger for the Eucharist.
2. Because you want to help other people.
3. Because you want to be part of a faith community.
4. Because you want your children to have a faith foundation
5. Because the Catholic Church has the fullness of truth and grace.
6. Because you want to be healed
7. Because you need to forgive others.
8. Because you made mistakes
9. Because childhood memories surface.
10. Because you want meaning in life.
Do you or someone you know need help paying your heating bills?
Please click the link below to view the attached flyer for information regarding the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) including income eligibility guidelines and how to apply. Be sure to submit applications early as funds are limited.
Click Here - HELP FOR THE HEATING SEASON
HERE ARE 10 GREAT REASONS TO JOIN THE ADULT ENSEMBLE:
10. Learn beautiful and inspiring music from many periods in church history.
9. People who are involved in music live longer and are healthier.
8. No auditions or solos required.
7. Rehearsal on Thursday night means one night away from the stresses of busy life.
6. The sense of accomplishment you get when you sing something in church that you’ve worked hard to learn.
5. Intellectual stimulation- when you make music, you are using both sides of your brain simultaneously.
4. It’s like getting professional singing lessons for free!
3. The camaraderie that develops when you make a united effort with a dedicated group of people.
2. Contribute in a meaningful way to our parish liturgies
1. When you sing, you pray twice.
For more information, contact Amy Muñoz, Director of Music at 716-627-2910 ext. 43 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAYER FOR FALLEN AWAY CATHOLICS
We all have someone that we pray for to return to the Catholic Church. While they have their own reasons for leaving the Church, we pray that they will find their way back. That person, who has been away, may attend our church and be sitting next to you. Your kindness and welcoming spirit may be what will help them return. Wouldn’t you want your loved one to be welcomed at whatever church they decide to attend? Please be welcoming to everyone who comes to our church.
Eternal and merciful Father, I give you thanks for the gift of Your Divine Son who suffered, died and rose from the dead for all people. I thank You also for my Catholic Faith and ask Your help that I may grow in fidelity by prayer, by works of charity, and by Penance and the Holy Eucharist.
LOOKING FOR A SPECIAL GIFT FOR SOMEONE?
Sr. Dominica Hooper's religious order, Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, released another very special CD this past year. Please consider ordering yours today from one of the following:
Sisters of Mary website
St. John Paul II Statues
Our parish has a limited numbers of St. John Paul II Statues that decorated the tables at the reception following the Canonization Mass. The statues are available for purchase for $30.00 and are available at the parish office. They are available at a first-come first-served basis. They are a great way to remember the special events of our parish as we celebrated John Paul II’s canonization.
PASTOR: Rev. Peter J. Karalus
Deacon Dennis P. Conroy,
Deacon Mark J. Hooper
Deacon 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
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Office closed for lunch 12 - 1 pm.)
PARISH REACH ITS GOAL! As of April 24th, a total of $185,112.00in contributions from our parish community has been so generously donated or pledged to the Catholic Charities Appeal. As of today, our Diocese has raised approx. 91%of their $10.9 Appeal goal.
Our Parish is approx. $14,000 away from reaching this year's goal! If you have not given yet, please consider making a contribution to the 2015 Catholic Charities Appeal. Donations/Pledges can still be mailed directly into our pastoral office or placed into the collection basket on weekends.
When Southtowns Catholic School is closed because of snow do not attempt to get to daily Mass.
Please watch the local TV stations - 2, 4 & 7 for closing information.
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 12 Noon
Sunday 6:00 pm Masses:
**NO 6 PM Mass on Palm Sunday, March 29th
April 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.
Once a month, Fr. Peter celebrates 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:
4/27 and 6/1
Please note - Mass will not be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. that day.
If you are unable to come to Mass and would like to be anointed, especially before tests or hospitalization, please contact the Parish Office.