News from Bishop Matano
Please read the latest letter from Bishop Savatore Matano advising on the Diocese of Rochester's current status on the bankruptcy under Chapter 11.
PUBLIC Weekend & Daily Masses (limited to 33% of the capacity of our capacity) will be resumed as scheduled below beginning on Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14. Church doors will be opened only 30 minutes prior to Mass times.
You must wear a mask to enter and should bring your own hand sanitizer. Thank you!
- Saturday evening Mass at 5:00 PM
- Sunday at 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM (Live streamed)
- Daily Masses (Monday - Friday) at 8:00 AM
PLEASE READ NEW PROCEDURES FOR MASS BEFORE ATTENDING - CLICK HERE
Sacrament of Penance
Sacrament of Penance will be from 3:30 to 4:30 PM on Saturdays. Please wait in the Church Hall - Confessions will be heard in the old Church Area
Due to the uncertainty of the timing of opening our office, we are not scheduling Religious Education or other events at this time. Please send us an email indicating your interest in registration to [email protected] with your contact information. As soon as we are able to schedule these events, we will contact you! God bless and protect you. Please know you are in our prayers during this time!
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MARCO WANTS TO REMIND YOU TO WEAR YOUR MASK AT CHURCH!
REQUESTS FOR MASS CARDS & PRAYERS
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UPCOMING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Volunteer help is needed to remove pews on Monday, September 28 or Tuesday, September 29. Based on the number of volunteers, we could do this after work hours (5 PM to 10 PM), estimating 4-6 hours. Dinner, Pizza and Soda will be provided.
Looking for 6 to 8 volunteers that can lift approximately 50 to 100 lbs without difficulty. Ideally, there would be two or three person teams. The work involved will primarily lifting pew ends off floor/steel wedge anchors up 5"-6" and sliding a 4 wheel dolly under each end. Pews would then be rolled a short distance into the Gym/Hall area.
About a week prior to the removial of the pews, there will be a short 20 to 30 minute meeting at the church, to review the process. Date and time to be determined.
If you can help with this project, please call Richard Cadille at 716-830-5151 or email [email protected] You may also stop and talk with him after Sunday, 8:30 AM Mass.
DO YOU HAVE A DOLLIE WE CAN BORROW?
Four wheel dollies are needed to assist us in the pew removal project. If anyone has dollies, like the ones shown below, please consider loaning them to St. Mark's for use on September 28/29.
The wooden type dollies need to be a minimum of 18" x 24". Please be sure to write your name and cell number under each dolly so we can make sure they are returned to you.
If you can loan us a dollie(s) please call Richard Cadille at 716-830-5151 or email [email protected]m. You may also stop and talk with him after Sunday, 8:30 AM Mass.
ST. MARK'S THAT MAN IS YOU PROGRAM
Men, join us early in the morning before work, weekly onTuesdays, starting September 15th for our THAT MAN IS YOU PROGRAM. The program will include videos, discussion and fellowship. This TMIY session is entitled, The Vision of Man Fully Alive.
The Vision of Man Fully Alive enables men to experience authentic freedom as sons of God. To sustain them on their spiritual journey, the men will be led directly to the three spiritual foods that Christ himself proclaims: The Eucharist, The Word of God, and The Will of God.
Please contact Jeff Rice to register, sign up and for more details on this program 585-315-1766.
SEPTEMBER DEVOTED TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS
September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, whose memorial the Church celebrates on September 15.
- The prophecy of Simeon. (St. Luke 2:34, 35)
- The flight into Egypt. (St. Matthew 2:13, 14)
- The loss of the Child Jesus in the temple. (St. Luke 2: 43-45)
- The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross.
- The Crucifixion.
- The taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross.
- The burial of Jesus.
The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by
saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and dolors (sorrows).
The devotion was passed on by St. Bridget.
THE SEVEN GRACES:
- I will grant peace to their families.
- They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.
- I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.
- I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.
- I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.
- I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.
- I have obtained from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.
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