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 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

Julius Jones is scheduled to be put to death on November 18.   Jones was convicted for murder, a crime he didn’t commit.  His defense lawyers were inexperienced and unprepared for trial, resulting in receiving the death sentence.  That was 20 years ago, when he was just 19.  Since then, the actual murderer has confessed.  The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board voted 3-1 to recommend commutation, that is, lowering Julius’ sentence to life with the possibility of parole.  It is now up to Oklahoma Gov. Stitt to make the decision on whether Julius’ is executed or not.  During this Respect Life month, please speak out to save Julius’ life.  You can sign a petition and also email Gov. Stitt through this web site:  https://www.justiceforjuliusjones.com/  Also view the docu-series which explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of Julius Jones. 

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SAVE THE DATES:    the virtual participation package to the 11/18-20, 2021 National Catholic Youth Conference.  The package ($150/pp) includes a member pricing ticket for all 3 days, kick-off gathering admission, and diocesan NCYC gear.  Diocesan kick-off:  Nov. 14th at 2 PM, Holy Family Parish, Gates, NY, concluding with 5 PM Mass.   This is for teens in grades 9-12 and Young Adult Assistants (18-20 years) and adult chaperones (21 yrs. + up).  A streaming only option is also available for $125, while supplies last.   Be Ablaze!  Contact Patty by 9/30 to register.

October 23, for the 2021 Diocesan Men’s ConferenceIn-person and streamed.  Click on the link for more details.

November 13, for the Diocesan Stewardship conference.  Details forthcoming.

Weekend Mass times!

Saturday:  3:30 PM @ St. Patrick’s, Prattsburgh; 5:30 PM @ St. Michael’s, Penn Yan

Sunday: 8:30 AM @ St. St. Januarius, Naples; 10:30 AM @ St. Michael’s

Daily Mass St. Michael’s St. Januarius’
Monday, 8:00 AM Mass Communion Service
Tuesday, 8:00 AM Communion Service Mass
Wednesday Noon Mass 8:00 AM Communion Service
Thursday, 8:00 AM Communion Service Mass
Friday, 8:00 AM Communion Service Communion Service


    • God wants all of us to worship Him at Sunday Mass.  Come with your burdens and joys.  Be transformed!
    • If you need a gluten-free host:  Please arrive 10 minutes early; find the priest, introduce yourself and explain your need.  Tell the priest where you will be sitting.  The priest will put the GF host in a pix on the Altar for consecration.  If the priest doesn’t remember you need gluten-free when you approach for Holy Communion, simply say, “Gluten-free, please.”
    • If you are not feeling well, please remain at home.  Contact a priest for the Anointing of the Sick or to receive Holy Eucharist, if seriously ill, scheduled for surgery or homebound.


  • Sing as you are able.
  • Holy water & the precious Blood remain unavailable.  If you desire to defray the cost of hard cover missalettes, use the clip out in the bulletin or call the parish office to make arrangements.
  • The priest, deacon or lector will proclaim the readings.
  • Baskets will not be passed during the offertory. Containers are available as you enter/exit the church.  Please consider online giving.  Contact the office for further details.  Thank you for your support.
  • The exchange of the sign of peace, a reflection of being at peace with our neighbors, is encouraged without shaking hands or holding hands.  Consider a nod or wave.
  • Holy Communion will take place at the normal time.  Come forward in the main aisle and return to your seat via the side aisles.
  • Those who choose to receive on the tongue will be able to do so, but must wait until the end of the line.  Hand sanitizer will be used after each person receives on the tongue.


  • After the closing prayer, the cantor will announce the recessional hymn.  Join in, as you are able.  Exit joyfully, knowing Christ is in you.  Share that joy with everyone you meet, by your actions and words.

PRO-LIFE:  Pray daily A Litany for Life.”  Support local pregnancy care centers and the national CareNet.  Learn more about Catholic Social Teaching.  Write to our elected officials and advocate for life.  Every 4th Saturday, from 9 -10:30AM outside of the Regional Headquarters of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (114 University Ave., Downtown Rochester)  a peaceful, prayerful event, Stand Out for Life, affirms the dignity of all human persons, with a special emphasis on children in the womb, pregnant moms in need – being exploited for profit, abortion workers, etc.  Masks and social distancing required.

Year of St. Joseph:  Celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph as the declared patron of the universal Church.  Find resources at the USCCB Year of St. Joseph website, or the Our Sunday Visitor website.  Read Patris Corde, With a Father’s Heart.  Pray the St. Joseph RosaryWhy consecrate oneself to St. Joseph?   Have children?  This prayer has been approved by Bishop Matano.  Here is what Matthew Kelly of Dynamic Catholic offers about St. Joseph.  Our diocese has also created a page devoted entirely to help us celebrate St. Joseph.

Year of the Family (March 19, 2021, to June 26, 2022)  View this video to get started.  Read Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).  (Available online or from your favorite book seller.)  Resources at Loyola Press and through the Vatican. Consider taking the 5 week “Marriage In Christ” Seminar.  It offers streaming videos, downloadable activity packets and easy instructions, focusing on two things: putting Christ at the center of married life, and deliberately working to maintain and to grow the personal friendship and love between husband and wife. 

Year of St. Ignatius:  On 5/20, the Society of Jesus and all who follow the ways of Ignatian spirituality began a Year dedicated to St. Ignatius to end on his feast day, 7/31/2022.  Many resources can be found at https://loyolapress.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=b7bb35b9c6ca2aee2df08cf09d7016c2.679&s=6945748c3f642dc444014c28667ae44f  

For state-wide Catholic action, visit the New York State Catholic Conference’s Catholic Action Network at www.nyscatholic.org/action-center. There you can see all the active alerts and register for updates. You can also sign up for text alerts by texting CAN to 50457.   Share via email.  If copying and sharing via social media, use the hashtags:  #Catholic   #CatholicActionNetwork

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Did you know that New York is the 38th hungriest state in the Union?  Click here to learn more.  Want more opportunities to put your faith into action?  Join the Catholic Action Network!  By providing your email address, you will get be advised of important ways we can impact laws in our State.  Remember, Christ is counting on us!


The Catholic Courier Journal, weekly, online

Justice, Peace & Life, monthly

The Family Zone  (Bi-weekly)

“Just Us” (weekly from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester)

Creating A Safe Environment  (quarterly)

Helping People Help Themselves  (quarterly)

Open Wide our Hearts (weekly), Salt & Light (weekly) and Justice, Peace & Life (monthly)

Yates Prevention Coalition News
With the legalization of recreational marijuana, the Coalition has created a short presentation to help people know the cost to society of another potentially addictive substance.  We are relying on people to contact their elected town and village representatives to express concern, and to indicate where dispensaries/head shops could be located that would make it less accessible to youth, vulnerable adults and the elderly.

The Coalition meets monthly, via Zoom, on the 4th Wednesday at 3 PM.  All are welcome.  Stay up to date by visiting its Facebook page or visit its website.






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