October is Respect Life month. Our mission this month is to support the men and women of the area who turn to the local CareNet Pregnancy Centers because of unplanned pregnancies. The encouragement, education and physical assistance they receive results in fewer abortions and stronger families. Parishioners are also asked to fill baby bottles, available at each worship site, with their offerings and return them on 10/21-22.
So much is happening on October 22! The Sisters of St. Joseph invite us to celebrate with them the 20th anniversary of their retreat center located at 4306 Lakemont-Himrod Rd., Dundee, today from 2-4 PM.
10/22 also happens to be World Mission Sunday. “During the holy sacrifice of the Mass, Catholics around the world will recommit themselves to their baptismal vocation to be missionaries,” wrote Bishop Matano. It is an occasion to offer prayer and personal sacrifice for the ordained and laity who serve “the least of these” throughout the world. Pope Francis wants to connect with us regarding missions, in English and Spanish! Go to ChatWithThePope.org for directions to have that conversation on your computer or smart phone.
Also on 10/22 a Mass in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Cursillo in the Diocese will be held at 2:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will preside. A light reception will follow in the parish hall. De colores!
A special collection was taken on 10/7-8 for hurricane/natural disaster relief. Missed it? You can still bring in your donation to the Parish Center.
On Sunday, October 15 at St. Michael’s, Our Lady of the Lakes welcomed his His Excellency, The Most Reverend Bishop Salvatore Matano, to help us celebrate the Year of the Eucharist and sesquicentennial anniversary of the Diocese of Rochester. The bishop was the homilist for Benediction. He then entertained questions from parishioners. Refreshments were offered thanks to the Catholic Daughters and the Knights of Columbus. Look for a breakdown of his answers in upcoming bulletins.
The Year of the Eucharist was opened on 6/18/17 by the Most Reverend, Salvatore R. Matano, 9th Bishop of Rochester. Within it, the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Rochester will be on 3/3/2018. Diocesan-wide parishes will emphasize the centrality of the Eucharist in the lives of Catholics. The year will close on the Feast of the Body and Blood (Corpus Christi), 6/3/2018. A website helping us to grow closer to Jesus in the Eucharist has been developed. Access it here: http://eucharist.ec.dor.org/
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