PARISH VEGETABLE GARDEN
The parish vegetable garden is in full bloom! Each week volunteers have delivered freshly picked, organic produce to Operation Good Neighbor to be distributed to our neighbors in need. This week bushels of squash were delivered within minutes of being picked. If you know of someone in need, please contact the parish office so that we can provide them with fresh, organic produce. If you would like to get involved in the parish vegetable garden project, call Greg Jones at 947-5853.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!!!
Thursday, June 19th, we celebrated the graduation Mass of our 8th graders from Southtowns Catholic School. They now go forth from our midst into the world equipped with faith, knowledge, and encouragement. From the values of faith, academics, service and personal development, they are equipped to made a very positive impact on our community. We continue to hold them in our prayers and wish them well in all their future endeavors!
Congratulations to the Southtowns Catholic Class of 2014!
Listed are the graduates and where there will attend this fall.
There is an exciting new opportunity this summer for those who love to sing. I’m looking for volunteers to become parish cantors as part of our new cantor program in the Music Ministry.
What is a cantor? A cantor is a singer and a leader of congregational song. Through the exercise of their ministry they play a vital role in inviting active participation. The combination of sacred text, vocal experience, and the willingness of the faithful to add their voices in celebration helps to unite and enable the assembled Body of Christ to sing its praise to God.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a cantor, please contact the Director of Music Ministry, Amy Muñoz, at 716-627-2910 ext. 243 or email email@example.com.
See our Facebook Page for all the photos of the events. Special thanks to Mary Hulbert for the beautiful photos.
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.
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 Marcy, Mother of the Eucharist, released a very special CD this past year. Please consider ordering yours today from one of the following:
Sisters of Mary website
PASTOR: Rev. Peter J. Karalus
Deacons 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.)
September 17-28, 2015
An Unforgettable Journey in the Steps of St. Paul
$50.00 Early Bird Reservation Discount
Available until August 29, 2014
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 9:30 am & *11:15 am
Sunday 6:00 pm Masses:
Concluded for summer. Check back for fall schedule.
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
Will Resume in September. If you or a loved one is in need of the Anointing of the Sick, especially before surgery, please call the Parish Office.
Generally the last Monday of the Month (off for summer), 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.
Please note - Mass will not be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. that day.
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