Parish Mission: Re-Evangelization

Strength in Community Through Christ

As we embark on our mission this year of re-evangelization, we remind ourselves again of the gospel message we received when we first believed, and to rekindle the fire, our passion, for the Word of God, remaining open to the Holy Spirit who alone can renew us in strength and zeal to carry on. One of our goals is to reachout to our brothers and sisters who no longer participate actively in community worship and Parish Life. The following story written by an anonymous explains why this re-invitation to renewal is important.

“A certain pastor in a country parish heard that one of his parishioners was going about announcing that he would no longer attend church services. Read More

Christmas and the New Evangelization | A Statement by Bishop Matano

Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and most recently Pope Francis have written and spoken about the New Evangelization, which “calls each of us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel, for all to renew their relationship with Jesus Christ” (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops). It is especially important for the Church, which Pope Francis has likened to a “field hospital,” to reach out to those who, for some reason, have experienced a crisis of faith and have stopped attending Mass or attend infrequently. Read More

What your pastor won’t tell you about parish giving

 The average share of our income that we U.S. Catholics give to our Church (including not just weekly parish giving, but special collections and other Church-related charities) is a mere 1% – the same as it’s been as long as anyone’s been counting. That’s the lowest percentage of giving of any major religious denomination in the United States. The truth is that fewer than 1 in 3 Americans who identify themselves as Catholic attend Mass on a “regular” basis (defined as at least once a month). And of those regular attendees, only 30% give to the support of their parish. Of those, many are likely to toss the same 2 or 3 crumpled dollar bills into the collection basket as their parents did before them. And this in a time when just keeping the lights on, the boiler heated up, the organ in tune, and the parking lot free of potholes costs more than ever. Read more

 

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4 Avon Road, Geneseo, NY 14454

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175 Main Street, Leicester, NY 14481

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St. Patrick Church

46 Stanley Street, Mt. Morris, NY 14510

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2770 Retsof Avenue, Retsof, NY 14539

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Holy Angels Church

45 N Church Street, Nunda, NY 14517

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO OUR PARISHIONERS

To our lovely Parishioners and visitors we say Merry Christmas to you, and a Happy, blessed New Year to come! As we gather to celebrate Christmas, we look back on the events of this year, the many people who have touched us and those we have touched. We recall how much God has blessed us this year. These thoughts dispose us to celebrate Christmas surrounded byour loved ones, even as we remember those we lost, knowing that they are celebrating the glorious Christmas in heaven. Let us celebrate the gift of one another. Whatever is holy, whatever is true, whatever is loving, dwell on these things, setting your minds on what is uplifting and not what puts down. In our Parish Community we are thankful for those added to our family, children who have been born, adults who have joined, and those we pray will return to us. We celebrate the love that volunteers and Parishioners have exhibited. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to grow our Parish as we continue to strive to make it a place for everyone. It's getting warmer here despite the cold! We look forward to good things ahead and a promising New Year. The Pope has pronounced this the Year of Grace, and we ask all of you to join as we pray for the consecration of the New Year. We pray that all of us will have the grace to live happily, lovingly and peacefully in the coming year. Once again, Merry Christmas!

Fr. Bernard Dan

Parochial Administrator

Weekend Masses

St. Mary Church:

Sundays 8am, 10:15am, 5:30pm* (when college is in session)

St. Patrick Church:

Sundays 10am

St. Lucy Church:

Saturday Vigil 4pm

Holy Angels Church:

Sundays 8:15am

Weekday Masses

St. Thomas Aquinas:

Wednesdays 8am
Fridays 8am

St. Patrick Church:

Tuesdays 8am

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Click here or on the title above to view Holy Days of Obligation for this year. Mass Schedules can be found in the Bulletin.

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St. Lucy Church:

Saturdays 3:30-4pm

St. Mary Church:

Sundays 5-5:30pm

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Please call the parish office to schedule your child's Baptistm.

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Arrange at least six months in advance at the Parish Office.

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