A Roman Catholic Parish Serving:

Penn Yan, Dundee, Naples, Prattsburgh,

Rushville, and Stanley

Saint Michael's Church
Penn Yan, NY
Parish Founded: 1850
Current Church: 1902

Saint Michael's Catholic School
Penn Yan, NY
School Founded: 1882
Grades: PreK-5

Saint Patrick's Church
Prattsburg, NY
Parish Founded: 1860
Current Church: 1868

Saint Theresa's Church
Stanley, NY
Parish Founded: 1876
Current Church: 1876

Saint Januarius' Church
Naples, NY
Parish Founded: 1876
Current Church: 1964

Cobblestone Springs
Dundee, NY
Year Built: 1840
Staffed By: Sisters of St. Joseph

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News and Events

  • The Parish Plan has been updated!  Go to the Committee reports page to read it.

Our business manager suffered a severe accident recently.  Please keep him in your prayers for a full recovery.  Remember, any prayer requests can be submitted to Melissa to be passed on to the local prayer team.  Or contact Judy Beauchemin at judyjoe@empacc.net to be included in the World-wide Prayer Network.

Items from St. Mary’s, Rushville, for sale!  We finally have a buyer for this property.  If you are interested in owning a piece of history, see the pictures posted on our Facebook page, then contact Melissa or Patsy.

October is Respect Life month.  Respect Life Sunday is 10/7.  On that day all of our worship sites will have speakers from CareNet facilities sharing the difference we make by our contributions of prayer, money and talent.  (Penn Yan folks can learn more by attending the partnership event on 10/5 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Amity Coffee, Main St.  Members of our Social Ministry committee invite us to participate in the Formula for Life baby bottle collection.  Highlights for other stages of life will be unveiled throughout the month.  This year’s theme is “Every Life:  Cherished, Chosen, Sent.”  It is appropriate that Red Ribbon week (10/22-26) will be celebrated during this month.

The Catholic Ministries Appeal also begins in October.  View this short video about how our donations make an impact.

Children’s Homilies will be offered at Masses on the third Sunday in Penn Yan and St. Theresa’s and at St. Jan’s & St. Pat’s on the 4th Sundays.

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

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!!

Love Catholic Education?  St Michael’s School depends on the generosity of parishioners and tuition payments of attending children’s families.  We are invited to help by participating in the annual Turkey Trot.  The first 300 registrants will get a short sleeve drift shirt.   Fees:  $20 by 9/15;  $25 through 10/15 and $30 thereafter.


    • 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 amatule@peoplepc.com or see Father Leo.
    • Per our Parish Plan, a committee devoted to offering educational and evangelical opportunities is supposed to exist.  Patty is the convener.  Please help her.
    • 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.

Be renewed!  Catholic Mens Conference 10.13.2018   The parish will reimburse half the fee for any man who is registered.  Register at https://www.exultrochester.org/ and let Deacon Tim know you will be attending.

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.

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 Mickey Schultz at edandmickey@gmail.com  Need some ideas?  Go 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.


Justice, Peace & Life
JPL Oct 2018
JP&L Sept 2018
JP&L Aug 2018

Creating A Safe Environment

Migrant Ministry
Migrant Ministry Newsletter_Christmas 2017 (002)

Ontario County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Yates Substance Abuse Coalition News
Question Box Introduction
Question Box Answer 6.12.18

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