Children’s Liturgy of the Word is back on the second and fourth Sundays at the 9:30 Mass at St. Michael’s. It’s for pre-school children -2nd graders. They will have their own special time to break open God’s Word. As more volunteers step up, we will offer it on all Sundays. “Let the little children come to me.” –Jesus
- The Stewardship committee needs to fill 3 year around vacancies (2 from St. Michael’s and 1 from St. Januarius’) and 2 seasonal (snowbird) (from St. Januarius’) vacancies. Representatives from all worship sites help invigorate OUR parish. Contact Cathy Matulewicz at 315 536-7155 or email@example.com or see Father Leo.
The Worker Justice Center of NY, serving our region, will host a Regional Immigration Education Forum on 8/22 from 6-9 PM. Copy this link into your browser for details. “The Two Feet of Love in Action” are acts of charity (Corporal Works of Mercy) and justice (Spiritual Works of Mercy). Balance requires using both feet.
Confused about the Church and Immigration? Let Fr. Mike Schmitz explain it to you. Also read what Fr. Richard Rohr also wrote about this recently. If you want to become more involved in this issue on the local scene, contact Patty at the parish center. Need some ideas? Go here.
During August, the PY Council of Churches (of which we are a member) will be collecting pet food and supplies in conjunction with Pet Partner Connections. Please begin bringing in your donations and place in the marked box near the church doors. Collection ends on 8/26. Thank you for your generosity.
If you are a Yates County resident, the Public Health Nursing Service in conjunction with Finger Lakes Health, wants to know what we think are the most pressing health issues for the next three years. A 20 minute survey is online, in English & Spanish. All those completing the survey with their contact info will be entered into a drawing for a $500 grocery or gas gift card. The opportunity to participate closes on 9/3.
WE HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT!!!! Our twitter account name is – @ololflxparish If you don’t have Twitter already setup, it is easy to do. Just download to your phone. Pick a user name that you want and quickly set it up on Twitter. Once inside Twitter, you can search for “people” or “accounts” to follow. Every Twitter account has a user name / handle….and every one that is created, begins with the @ symbol. Once again, ours is @OLOLFLXPARISH Let’s get us all signed up, follow OLOL and begin tweeting!!
- The Finger Lakes and Wayne County Catholic Charities Board of Directors is looking for a representative to its Social Justice subcommittee. The subcommittee meets five times a year, for an hour and a half. Subcommittee members advise the assigned Board member of any issues/concerns. If interested, contact Deacon Greg Kiley at Gregory.Kiley@dor.org or by calling 315-789-2686 x124.
Do people with mental illnesses feel welcomed by our parish? “The stigma attached to mental illness forces many to hide the severity of their symptoms or those of a loved one. Many stop coming to church due to the stigma,” informs the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. We can fight stigma by learning the signs of mental illness and reaching out to those living with the illness. A free, downloadable resource is available. Be part of the solution.
Tax deductible donations are still being accepted by the family of our Christian brother and friend, Gilberto Reyes Herrera. Checks should be made out to WARE and sent to Nancy Ghertner 6055 Robinson Rd, Sodus, NY 14551. Carol Hall’s Letter to the Editor in the 5/1 issue of The Chronicle-Express gives an update on the poverty Gilberto is experiencing in impoverished Mexico. The Progressive: A Voice of Peace, Justice and the Common Good magazine recently published an editorial about Gilberto. Read it by clicking here.
Family Promise is a new homeless shelter program opened in the Naples area. They are in desperate need of volunteers. If you can help, call the Trinity Federated Church at 585-374-5017. Spreading the word and praying for the people involved in this ministry also helps.
Salt & Light, a monthly newsletter focusing on environmental issues
Migrant Ministry Newsletter_Christmas 2017 (002)
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Do you have a smart phone? Our Calendar is available through the teamup app found in both the Apple App Store and Google Play! Simply download the app and type in the following link without the parentheses: (https://teamup.com/ks3g27sxdrur48nr4r) this link will give you access to all of the events happening in the OLOL community!